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Acne and Blemish-prone Skin

Blemishes are created when dead skin cells mixed with excess sebum create a plug and block hair follicles. Sebum is an oily substance produced from the sebaceous glands that are attached to these hair follicles. The production of excess sebum also creates a favorable environment for Cutibacterium acne - a type of bacteria commonly found under the skin-, to grow and cause inflammation.

What are the common causes of blemished skin?

  • Stress, pollution, overwork, in addition to an unbalanced diet rich in unhealthy fats and refined sugar can alter hormonal secretions and increase inflammation.
  • A hormonal imbalance, most often during adolescence, per-menopause or menopausal can cause acne breakouts or an increase in the number of lesions. This disruption is due to the increase in androgen hormones which stimulate the sebaceous glands and therefore increases sebum production.
  • Lack of sleep and stress are also factors that promote acne. In fact, stress causes the secretion of hormones (cortisol) which can worsen acne.
  • Anything that can cause skin irritation such as cosmetic products containing alcohol and silicone can also result in clogging of the pores.
  • Make-up that is not based on natural products.
  • Skin exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Inadequate skin cleaning: certain drugs called corticosteroids can cause an acne-like skin disorder.

What are the solutions we offer for clear skin

Our suggestions:

  • Eat healthy, cut down on sugars, fried foods and alcohol.
  • Drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day.
  • Get enough sleep to boost cell renewal and decrease stress that stimulates the sebaceous glands.
  • Get moving: Sports, outdoor activities and yoga are key to a well-balanced skin.
  • Beware of the sun. Exposing your imperfections to UV rays may cause stubborn pigment spots and cause bumpy skin.
  • Take antioxidants: Free radicals and oxidants can promote inflammation present at all stages of acne development. Antioxidants such as Zinc, vitamins A, E and C are proven effective in combating the negative effects of oxidants.
  • Follow helwé’s "layering" method, using natural products that include powerful and targeted active ingredients:
    1. Twofold Cleansing with helwé oil and mist.
    2. Exfoliation with helwé lotions.
    3. Treatment with targeted Helwé serums and creams.

Products used for Acne and Blemish-prone skin routine

Acne and Blemish-prone skin routine

Twofold cleansing

Night

Prodige Démaquillant Hydratant

In the evening, remove your makeup with the oil-based makeup remover to easily dissolve all the day’s impurities. The Prodige Démaquillant Hydratant (Hydrating Make-up Remover ) contains five high quality, non-comedogenic vegetable oils that help regulate the production of sebum for a clear and mattified skin.

Apply the make-up removing oil to your face, neck and bust, massage well so that the oil can be well-absorbed.

Wait a few minutes and then soak a cotton pad in water and wipe the three areas four times to remove all makeup, re-soaking the cotton pad each time.

And
Brume Perfection

Spray the mist all over the cleansed areas of your neck, face and bust.

Brume Perfection (Mist of Perfection) is a combination of Aloe Vera juice and English lavender, green myrtle and cestus ladanifer floral waters. It is purifying, astringent, soothing, invigorating and most importantly it prepares the skin to better absorb the "helwé" treatment.

Morning

Prodige Démaquillant Hydratant

In the morning, use the Prodige Démaquillant Hydratant (Hydrating Make-up Remover) to hydrate and regenerate your skin. This product contains 5 high quality, non-comedogenic vegetable oils which help regulate the production of sebum for a clear and mattified skin. Apply the Hydrating Makeup Remover all over the face, neck and bust area, and then massage until well-absorbed. Thanks to the five vegetable oils used in this product, Makeup Remover Prodigy has a moisturizing and soothing effect on the skin.

This is why we advise you to keep it on your skin as long as possible before removing it with the disc.

And
Brume Perfection

Then spray the mist on your face after applying the make-up removing oil. Brume Perfection (Mist of Perfection) is a combination of Aloe Vera juice and English lavender, green myrtle and cestus ladanifer floral waters. It is purifying, astringent, soothing and invigorating.

Gentle Exfoliation

Night

Lotion Exfoliante Parfaite

Apply the Lotion Exfoliante Parfaite (Perfect Skin Exfoliating) with a cotton pad. This lotion makes helps regulate the sebum, cleanses the skin and stimulates cell renewal through its gentle exfoliation.

Masque Clarté

Masque Clarté (Fair Skin Mask) can be used 2 to 3 times a week instead of the exfoliation lotion.

Morning

Lotion Exfoliante Peau Nette

Apply the Lotion Exfoliante Peau Nette (Clear Skin Exfoliating Lotion) made of 2% Salicylic acid and Azelaic acid, the combination of which helps eliminate dead cells and prevent blackheads and imperfections. It regulates sebum and reduces pores.

This product can be used 2 to 3 times a week or every day according to your skin’s needs. Be careful with sun exposure, and always use sunscreen after your treatments.

Care

Night

Sérum Perfection and Sérum Hydration Intense

Sérum Perfection (Anti-blemish Serum)
This serum is made from a combination of Retinol and Bakuchiol. The association of the two molecules has the power to regenerate cells without causing irritation. This serum reduces imperfections while tightening the skin texture.

Follow with the Sérum Hydration Intense (Intense Hydration Serum).
Oily, blemish-prone skin needs hydration just as much as any other skin types. The lipid barrier must be protected and strengthened to allow the skin to properly regulate itself. This serum offers you the ideal combination for a well hydrated and plumped-up skin.

Or
Sérum Perfection and the Crème Prodigieuse or Crème Éternelle

For those who like to use creams in the evening, you can use the Sérum Perfection (Anti-blemish Serum) followed by the Crème Prodigieuse (Prodigious Cream) Royal Jelly helps the skin fight acne, and heal better after an injury.

Or

Crème Éternelle (Eternity Cream), the Centella Asiatica in this cream promotes collagen production, inhibits inflammation, prevents scarring, wards off hyperpigmentation and helps erase existing acne lesions.

Mask of Eternity

Use Masque Éternel (Mask of Eternity) 2 to 3 times a week. This mask is loaded with Centella Asiatica that inhibits inflammation.

Eye Care Routine

Hydrance Yeux Glamours and Regard Prodigieux

When used simultaneously, Hydrance Yeux Glamours (Glamorous Eyes Hydrance) and Regard Prodigieux (Prodigious Look) work as a perfect hydrating, anti-ageing and plumping eye care treatment. As a result, your eye area is revitalized and brightened, and your lips enhanced thanks to the immediate tightening effect of the products.

Morning

Sérum Perfection and Crème Jeunesse

The combination of the Sérum Perfection (Serum Perfection) and the Crème Jeunesse (Forever Young Cream) optimizes the anti-inflammatory effect and improves the condition of acne-prone skin.

Sérum Perfection (Anti-Blemish Serum)
This serum is made from a combination of Bakuchiol and Retinol. The association of the two molecules has the power to regenerate cells without causing irritations. The Anti-blemish Serum reduces imperfections while tightening skin texture and soothing inflammations.

Crème Jeunesse (The Forever Young Cream)
This cream contains Bakuchiol, which is a natural alternative to Retinol. Thus, it reduces wrinkles, brightens complexion, treats acne and makes the skin supple and hydrated.

Eye Care Routine

Hyalo C Yeux Velours and Regard Prodigieux

The powerful duo of Hyalo C Velours (Hyalo C Velvet Eyes Serum), made out of a synergic combination of three powerful antioxidants Vitamins C and E and coenzyme Q10, in addition to the Regard Prodigieux cream (Prodigious Look), which contains Royal Jelly and Hyaluronic acid, targets visible signs of aging such as crows’ feet. The combination of these two products intensely smoothens and improves the appearance of puffiness and dark circles.