Combat Blemishes With These Derm-Approved Beauty Buys

Byeeee spots 👋🏾


This post is sponsored by Eau Thermale Avène |

Raise your hand if you’re a grown adult still dealing with full-blown breakouts on the reg. Yeah, we know the struggle.

Acne can be an entire force of nature on its own sometimes, and literally anything from hormonal fluctuations, genetics, stress, makeup, pollution, sun exposure and even your food choices can be to blame. It all just makes us feel like staying home, in a box, eating kale forever, right?! What a buzz-kill! That’s why we’ve partnered with Eau Thermale Avène (just Avène for short) — the experts in caring for sensitive skins — to bring you the best tips to keep nasty breakouts at bay.

1/ Consult an expert

If the blemishes are severe, it is important to get to the root of the problem. Seek the advice of a dermatologist or medical professional to assess the nature and degree of your spots — this is the first step in finding a solution that will work for you.

2/ Manage your stress

Trying to balance a hectic schedule at work and a super busy social life can be stressful. Well, try not to panic, say the experts. We know its easier said than done, but finding ways to unwind is not only beneficial to your overall health, it’s also good for the skin.

3/ Watch what you eat

If you are prone to blemishes, try to avoid high-glycaemic foods such as sweets, chocolate, refined grains and cereals, and fried or junk food.

4/ Cleanse and soothe

Blemishes thrive in a dirty environment. Cleansing your face in the morning and evening with a cleanser suited to your skin type, is important when fighting blemishes. Acne-prone skin can be constantly irritated, so soothe your skin and help restore its natural balance with a product like Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray.

Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray

Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray

5/ Use specialised skin care products

There are so many products on the market, so finding the right one can be frustrating. The easiest way to approach it is to make sure you use a credible product that addresses your skin needs.

Eau Thermale Avène’s TriAcnéal Expert offers a specialised solution for women who experience stubborn blemishes and residual marks. Its key active ingredients include the following:

  • Diolényl, which helps limit bacterial growth, soothes redness and reduces blemishes
  • X-Pressin gently exfoliates and smoothes the skin’s texture
  • Retinaldehyde rejuvenates the skin and reduces the appearance of residual marks (it also has added anti-ageing benefits as a bonus)
  • It is also rich in the naturally soothing Avène Thermal Spring Water

Eau Thermale Avène TriAcnéal Expert

TriAcnéal Expert

6/ Protect your skin from the sun

UV rays can make blemishes worse and cause major irritation… it can also leave you with dark spots. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily to protect your skin. But before you slap on the SPF, make sure the sunscreen is perfect for your skin type. If you have dry skin, opt for richer “cream” textures and if you struggle with combination or oily skin, go for mattifying “fluid” options.

Win a specialised Avène skin care hamper valued worth R2,500!

Want to win a specialised skin care hamper valued at R2,500? Leading dermo-cosmetic brand, Eau Thermale Avène offers a range of solutions for all skin types, including specialised products for acne-prone skin. To stand a chance to win a hamper, simply complete the entry form below.


Eau Thermale Avène products are available at Clicks, Dis-Chem and Dermastore. For more information visit the Eau Thermale Avène website.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: *This competition is hosted by Eau Thermale Avène. Entries close on 31 October 2019. Winners will be chosen by means of a random-number generator and prizes are limited to one winner only. Only one entry per person. The winner will be contacted directly by the sponsor, and prize delivery arrangements will be made. Prize is non-transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. Should the sponsor not be able to get hold of the winner within 30 days, the prize will be forfeited. By entering the competition, you agree to sign up to Eau Thermale Avène’s newsletter.
Competition reference: PFZA/201909008

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