Acne 101 – Best Ways to Treat Blemishes
What is Acne?
Acne is a skin condition caused when excess oil and dead skin cells clog pores and hair follicles. It’s not the prettiest image. The causes can range from hormonal changes, excess sebum (oil) production, environmental pollutants, diet, and stress. The most common types of acne are whiteheads, black heads, and cystic acne.
Not all acne solutions will work overnight. It depends on the type of pimple and how far along in its development journey. The most standout ingredients for fighting breakouts include:
- Salicylic Acid
- Witch Hazel
- Tea Tree
To be really effective, you may need multiple products with different ingredients in your regimen. Good thing our Yes To Tomatoes collection has you covered with a full line up to build a custom routine.
Yes To Tomatoes Acne Products
Our Yes To Tomatoes product line is specially formulated for blemish-prone skin. The Daily Blemish Toner is packed with a powerful combo of blemish fighters like Charcoal, Witch Hazel, AHAs + BHAs, and Tea Tree Oil, which is naturally antimicrobial. Dermatologist Dr. Christine Choi Kim explains, “The Tomato Extract provides antioxidants to protect and brighten the skin, which is helpful when you are waiting for an old pimple to fade.”
We like to apply this toner with a cotton swab to help gently exfoliate the dead skin cells on the surface of your face and neck – just once or twice a week to start. With its potent 10% fruit acid formulation, it’s like giving yourself a mini-peel in the comfort of your home.
The Charcoal Detoxifying Overnight Moisturizer is also great for combination to oily skin types that are prone to breakouts, but still need hydration. It balances the pore-clarifying properties of Salicylic Acid and Charcoal with soothing ingredients like Coconut Oil and Aloe.
Dr. Kim points out, “The Tomato Extract provides natural antioxidants like Vitamin C and Lycopenes to combat free radicals.” We say, bonus points for the hygienic airless pump bottle that helps you to use a consistent amount at each application.
You may be the cleanser, moisturizer and go type, but if you’re looking for additional treatments that can help banish existing breakouts then spot treatments like our Zit Zapping Dots, which can be worn up to 10 hours overnight and have a medicated dose of Salicylic Acid in them to reduce the appearance of blemishes, might be right for you. If you want to pamper and purge pores, pick up our Charcoal Mud Mask. Your skin and your mood will thank you for the detox.
Kiss your next breakout goodbye before it even starts, thanks to your new Yes To Tomatoes skincare routine.