Acne is perhaps one of the few great common denominators of human experience. It sounds quite grand, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Even the lucky ones that experience it in very mild form will know the frustration of a painful, red bump swelling up on their chin or forehead and the incredible determination it takes to not pick at it.
Many of us first become acquainted with acne during puberty. We are told it will pass once we’ve moved into adulthood but later on we learn that somehow acne always finds a way to make a comeback. Since it’s such an unavoidable fact of life, at all ages, we wanted to help you find the right strategies to deal with it- from ways to prevent the appearance of pimples, to helping the healing process and restoring flawless skin faster. Read below to find out more.
Tackling Acne in Your 20s - Damage control
Early 20s are the lingering puberty years. As acne has a hormonal component, many young people will still be affected by acne flare ups. This is especially the case for women before getting their period. That is when hormonal changes can cause an excess of sebum that can easily attract impurities, clogging pores and causing acne to appear.
When it comes to skincare in your twenties, the key to avoiding a serious flare up is to keep the skin very clean and exfoliate it regularly. Use the A-Helix Advanced Renewal Primer Cleansing Gel to remove impurities and excess sebum efficiently, while also gently exfoliating due to the Gluconolactone in its formula. Follow up with the A-Helix Advanced Renewal Primer Lotion to balance skin and boost cell renewal thanks to the Dragon’s Blood extract. For spots that have already made their way to the surface, as usual, the main advice is to refrain from touching them to avoid further irritation and scaring. To help speed up healing, use the A-Helix Advanced Renewal Concentrate. It’s packed with high concentrations of Dragon’s Blood, Biologic Protein Plasma and our Botanical Phyto-Active Complex (Ginger, Burnet, Cinnamon) to boost tissue regeneration and decrease pore size.
Tackling Acne in Your 30s and 40s - Prevention is key
Once into our thirties, our bodies enter a period of relative hormonal stability. That doesn’t mean that we’re entirely safe from acne unfortunately - especially now, when being responsible and wearing a mask also makes us all prone to maskne. The good news is that prevention work goes a long way now and that many ingredients that will keep acne at bay also provide anti-aging properties.
The Miriam Quevedo ritual to prevent acne in your 30s and 40s starts with the Glacial White Caviar Cleanser Crème. The texture of this lavish multi-emulsion oil changes to a soft milk when it comes in contact with water to delicately cleanse skin of impurities and even waterproof makeup. The Encapsulated Swiss Glacial Water and Botanical extracts provide anti-inflammatory properties, providing the skin with comfort, hydration and elasticity while reducing irritation that could accelerate aging. To further purify and refine the skin, while also prevent aging caused by environmental factors and pollution, apply the new Black Baccara Global Perfecting Velvet Mask. It leverages the mineral power of white clay and charcoal to deeply purify the skin. While it acts on your skin, the Rare Black Baccara Rose Youth Concentrate detects the skin’s exact needs and adapts to provide necessary protection against internal and external stressors and regulates the cellular “clock” to prevent accelerated aging.
Tackling Acne in your 50s - Double-Duty Routine
As we reach our 50s, the hormonal rollercoaster is back on the move, due to menopause. Hormonal fluctuations can make acne reappear, just when you thought it was finally out of your life. The skin’s aging also accelerates so you need to make sure that the products you choose for your routine are highly concentrated for optimal efficiency against both acne and aging.
Our Black Baccara Collection is excellent for times of hormonal imbalances, as its superpower is to adapt to your skin’s needs at any time. As usual with acne, cleansing and exfoliating are key. For its efficiency when cleansing, as well as its anti-aging boosting property, we recommend you start with the Black Baccara Volcanic Cleansing Powder. Its powder texture also provides a polishing effect that will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Next, add these two potent serums to your routine. Use the Black Baccara Dynamic Weekend Peel Booster twice per week as the conclusion to your routine. Its AHAs content makes this an intensive treatments, boosting skin renewal and helping to prevent and treat imperfections, as well as signs of aging. During the rest of the week nourish the skin with the Black Baccara Dynamic 30% Vitamin C + 24K Gold Booster before your moisturizer, to perfect the skin and give it a radiant glow.
Dreading acne is normal, no matter the age. But we hope our tips help you feel more in control so that no pimple casts a shadow on your appreciation of your own beauty.