Expert Advice: Skincare Products For Acne-Prone Skin, Spots & Blackheads

The best way to take care of your skin if you are dealing with spots, blackheads or have acne prone skin is to use specifically formulated skincare products. With expert advice, we've created a collection of highly recommended spot, blackhead and acne prone skin products.

Keep your skin fresh and feel confident with our range of products that keep oil under control and spots and blackheads at bay. If you are prone to acne, spots and blackheads, your skin can feel irritated and sore, while looking red and inflamed.

Soothe and calm your skin with our gentle range of cleansers, cleansing waters and exfoliating washes that won't upset your skin's natural PH.

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  1. CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum with Ceramides & Niacinamide 30ml
    CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum 30ml
    Special Price £14.25 Regular Price £19.00
  2. CeraVe Blemish Control Moisturising Gel with 2% Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide 40ml
    CeraVe Blemish Control Gel 40ml
    Special Price £9.38 Regular Price £12.50
  3. CeraVe Blemish Control Cleanser with 2% Salicylic Acid & Niacinamide for Blemish-Prone Skin
    CeraVe Blemish Control Cleanser 236ml
    Special Price £7.88 Regular Price £10.50
  4. La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Soothing Cleansing Cream 390ml
    La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Soothing Cleansing Cream 390ml
    Special Price £15.75 Regular Price £21.00
  5. Vichy Normaderm Probio-BHA Serum 30ml
    Vichy Normaderm Probio-BHA Serum 30ml
    Special Price £24.00 Regular Price £32.00
  6. Avene Cleanance Comedomed Localised Drying Emulsion 15ml
    Avene Cleanance Comedomed Localised Drying Emulsion 15ml
    Special Price £9.00 Regular Price £12.00
  7. Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel 400ml
    Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel 400ml
    Special Price £13.76 Regular Price £18.35
  8. Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Scrub 100ml
    Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Scrub 100ml
    Special Price £7.60 Regular Price £9.50
  9. Eucerin DermoPurifyer Skin Renewal Treatment 40ml
    Eucerin DermoPurifyer Skin Renewal Treatment 40ml
    Special Price £11.20 Regular Price £14.00
  10. Eucerin DermoPurifyer Adjunctive Soothing Cream 50ml
    Eucerin DermoPurifyer Adjunctive Soothing Cream 50ml
    Special Price £7.60 Regular Price £9.50
  11. Bioderma Sebium Mat Control 30ml
    Bioderma Sebium Mat Control 30ml
    Special Price £10.50 Regular Price £14.00
  12. CeraVe Foaming Cleanser 473ml
    CeraVe Foaming Cleanser 473ml
    Special Price £11.63 Regular Price £15.50
  13. CeraVe Foaming Cleanser 236ml
    CeraVe Foaming Cleanser 236ml
    Special Price £7.50 Regular Price £10.00
  14. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser 236ml
    CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser 236ml
    Special Price £7.50 Regular Price £10.00
  15. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser 473ml
    CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser 473ml
    Special Price £11.63 Regular Price £15.50
  16. La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Cleansing Cream 200ml
    La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Soothing Cleansing Cream 200ml
    Special Price £10.88 Regular Price £14.50
  17. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Clay Mask 100ml
    La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Clay Mask 100ml
    Special Price £12.00 Regular Price £16.00
  18. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel 400ml
    La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel 400ml
    Special Price £15.00 Regular Price £20.00
  19. Avene Cleanance MAT Mattifying Emulsion 40ml
    Avene Cleanance MAT Mattifying Emulsion 40ml
    Special Price £10.88 Regular Price £14.50
  20. Vichy Normaderm 3 in 1 Cleanser 125ml
    Vichy Normaderm 3 in 1 Cleanser 125ml
    Special Price £9.38 Regular Price £12.50
  21. La Roche Posay SeroZinc Spray 150ml
    La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray 150ml
    Special Price £7.88 Regular Price £10.50
  22. Vichy Normaderm Micellar Solution 200ml
    Vichy Normaderm 3 in 1 Micellar Solution 200ml
    Special Price £10.50 Regular Price £14.00
  23. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ 40ml
    La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ 40ml
    Special Price £13.88 Regular Price £18.50
  24. BioDerma Sensibio DS+ Soothing Purifying Cream 40ml
    BioDerma Sensibio DS+ Soothing Purifying Cream 40ml
    Special Price £11.25 Regular Price £15.00
  25. BioDerma Sensibio DS+ Soothing Purifying Cleansing Gel 200ml
    BioDerma Sensibio DS+ Soothing Purifying Cleansing Gel 200ml
    Special Price £11.63 Regular Price £15.50
  26. Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner Corrective Concentrate 30ml
    Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner Corrective Concentrate 30ml
    Special Price £12.00 Regular Price £16.00
  27. Bioderma Sebium H2O 250ml
    Bioderma Sebium H2O 250ml
    Special Price £8.25 Regular Price £11.00
  28. Bioderma Sebium H2O 100ml
    Bioderma Sebium H2O 100ml
    Special Price £3.98 Regular Price £5.30
  29. Bioderma Sebium Global 30ml
    Bioderma Sebium Global 30ml
    Special Price £12.00 Regular Price £16.00
  30. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Astringent Micro-Exfoliant Lotion 200ml
    La Roche-Posay Effaclar Astringent Micro-Exfoliant Lotion 200ml
    Special Price £9.75 Regular Price £13.00
  31. La Roche-Posay Effaclar K+ Renovating Care For Oily Skin 30ml
    La Roche-Posay Effaclar K+ Renovating Care For Oily Skin 30ml
    Special Price £13.88 Regular Price £18.50
  32. La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Iso-Biome Ultra Soothing Hydrating Care 40ml
    La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Ultra Soothing Hydrating Care 40ml
    Special Price £13.88 Regular Price £18.50

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Spots, Blackheads & Acne-Prone Skincare FAQs

What Is Acne And How Do You Stop It?

Understanding the causes of acne can be helpful in finding the right solution to acne – since there are many causes, from puberty to epilepsy medications. We wrote a guide to understanding and treating acne and acne-prone skin which you may find helpful, and which includes key steps like cleansing your skin and always applying moisturiser after washing.

Why Is Using A Cleanser So Important For Acne Prone Skin?

Cleansing is essential to acne-prone skin because it is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, and can help to remove dirt and bacteria that can cause your skin to break out excessively. 

Shop for a gel formula where you can, as this will help to maintain your skin's natural balance. Anything too rich, and you could clog your pores even more. An enzyme cleanser should also be effective at removing dead skin cells, while speeding up the healing process when it comes to your blemishes.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF OVER-CLEANSING MY SKIN?

People with acne are more prone to over-washing their face to try and get rid of blocked pores and excess sebum. You shouldn't cleanse more than 2-3 times per day. If your skin feels very tight after cleansing, then you are cleansing too much. Other signs you may be over-cleansing include red skin, dry patches and more breakouts.

How Do I Get Rid Of Blackheads

Blackheads are one of the most common forms of acne. Regularly cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser that contains salicylic acid, before exfoliating with a product containing BHAs and AHAs. If you are finding redness an issue alongside blackheads, try a cleanser that combats redness

You can also use a toner that will help to control shine, without drying the skin (use one without alcohol), and ensure that you use a face mask or nose strips at least once a week to control enlarged pores and fight bacteria that can lead to spots. Face masks containing charcoal are particularly effective at removing oils from the skin.

WHAT IS CAUSING ME TO HAVE SPOTS?

Everyone gets spots from time to time. If you frequently get breakouts, this could be due to a variety of reasons. Dirty make-up brushes could be spreading bacteria around, or you might not be taking your make-up off every night, which is one of the worst offenders. Other causes of spots include not changing bed linen regularly, not getting enough sleep, not drinking enough water and hormone fluctuations – from puberty or pregnancy, for example.

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