Beauty

The £16 Serum That Prevents Skin From Breaking Out

Unfortunately, breakouts, acne and annoying spots and blemishes don’t magically stop appearing on our faces once we’ve left our teens. And while we try our best to eat well, reduce stress, cleanse, tone and moisturise, sometimes spots just pop up. Why? There are lots of different factors that have an effect, from diet, to hormones, to pollution, to using the wrong skincare – but this cult product can help.

Balance Me Serum is a soothing gel, which works to kill blemishes and calm inflammation. Its ingredients form a team of spot-avengers to save your face from the invasion – spruce knot jumps in to purify the skin, and to help balance oil production, kanuka oil works as a powerful antimicrobial and antibacterial ingredient to decongest, and eucalyptus will calm any redness and inflammation without causing dryness or irritation. Other ingredients include chamomile, lavender and aloe vera, which all make the serum suitable for sensitive skin, as they won’t irritate it.

For oily and acne-prone skin, we suggest using the blemish-buster daily after cleansing. So first, wash your face with a mattifying facial cleanser, then apply the serum – it will balance your complexion, soothe irritation and clear congestion, but it won’t dry out your skin. For on the spot treatment, apply a small amount to the target area as soon as you notice your pimple poking through and it will soon disappear without causing irritation.

So whether you have oily, dry or combination skin, or just get a few spots every now and then, this is a great little buy to have on hand.