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Summer Skincare Essentials: Tips for Keeping Acne at Bay

With the summer season just around the corner, the weather is warm, and the days are long – filled with outdoor activities, festivals, weddings, and more! But the heat and humidity during this season can bring on sweating and increase oil production, causing the skin to be more prone to clogged pores and breakouts. But with the right skincare routine and ingredients, you can keep your skin looking its best for any occasion.

Dr Katie Beleznay, Vancouver-based dermatologist and skin care expert, says “Using the right ingredients can help manage your breakouts Exfoliating ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids can help with clogged pores and are worth considering in either a cleanser or leave on product. To help target dark spots that may appear after a breakout, niacinamide can be a beneficial ingredient and is generally gentle enough to use every day.”

Neutrogena® has a range of new, acne-fighting products that can be incorporated into your summer skincare routine, highlighted below:

NEUTROGENA® Stubborn Acne™ Ultra-Thin Blemish Patches
Removes impurities to help pimples look smaller after just one use. Ideal for acne-prone skin, this hydrocolloid pimple patch creates an optimal healing environment for small facial blemishes.

NEUTROGENA® Stubborn Texture™ Liquid Exfoliating Treatment
Get a smoother-looking complexion with this liquid exfoliant, packed with a 7% AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) blend of glycolic and citric acids as well as Pro-Vitamin B5 to help nourish skin. This exfoliator gently removes dead skin and excess oil that can lead to blemishes without any scrubbing.

NEUTROGENA® Ultra Gentle Face Gel Hydrator
Formulated with Pro-Vitamin B5, an ingredient known to help maintain skin’s moisture barrier, and 4% niacinamide, to help even and smooth skin tone for a healthy-looking complexion.

NEUTROGENA® Stubborn Texture™ Niacinamide Serum
Contains 10% niacinamide to help even skin tone and complexion, and 4% neo glucosamine to help smooth skin while targeting dark marks. This resurfacing serum is designed for acne-prone skin and is formulated to make your skin look brighter for a healthy-looking complexion.

NEUTROGENA® Stubborn Acne™ Drying Lotion
Packed with 10% sulfur to penetrate pores to help eliminate acne and 4% niacinamide known to target dark spots. This treatment can be applied overnight to help dry and clear up acne spots. Designed for acne-prone skin, this treatment works to penetrate pores and help eliminate acne while helping target dark spots and post-acne marks.

Always read and follow the label and discuss any questions you may have with your dermatologist

“Using a combination of acne products can dry out your skin, so keeping it moisturized is important. Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) can help restore and maintain the skin’s moisture barrier for healthy-looking skin. Most importantly, daily sun protection is essential to prevent UV-related damage, especially when using acne treating products that can increase skin sensitivity.” Dr. Beleznay

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