Lucky Duck zaps blemishes with Kate Somerville and Clarisonic.
It’s not sexy, but I have to go there… blackheads!! Ugh, gross, right? I’ve been fighting blackheads for the last 20 years. I’ve tried facials, sat in the steam room, squeezed, and gotten the $250 prescription from the dermatologist… (all that did was make my face red, sensitive, and flaky.)
As you may remember, I started using Kate Somerville skincare almost a year ago, and I really like it. But it wasn’t until Nordstrom put a couple of amazing products in my baggie after the DVF incident that I found my magic wand. And now, I’m going to share it with you.
Make a “cocktail!” Here’s your formula for removing the blackheads:
- Kate Somerville Moisturizer. I like to have a couple of different choices to wardrobe my skin. I use Nourish, Oil Free, and CytoCell (which is my favorite of the three) –> Pump the lotion out and let it sit on the wide brim of the jar (pictured below).
- Kate Somerville Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion. –> Squirt one pump onto the wide brim next to your moisturizer that you just pumped (pictured below).
- Kate Somerville Complexion Correction Brightening Cream. –> Squirt one pump onto the wide brim next to your Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion that you just pumped (pictured below).
Take all three squirts into your hands and rub them together in your fingertips. Apply to your face, and don’t freak out when it looks a little white. It will rub in and fabulous ingredients will make their way into your pores and push the blackheads right out.
* All of these products can be found at Nordstrom.com, KateSomerville.com, or Sephora.com.
Here’s why it works
You need to moisturize your skin to balance it and add oil and water where you need it.
The Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion uses Benzoyl Peroxide to fight acne and blackheads. I like to use it everyday with my moisturizer as a preventative measure.
NOTE: Any product that contains Benzoyl Peroxide will bleach your clothes and towels. So, it’s very important to wash your hands after you use these products, and preferably, use a white towel to dry off.
Complexion Correction fascinates me… it’s for brightening your skin and eliminating dark spots, but honestly, the retinol really helps fight the blackheads. And I’ve found it mild enough to use everyday, where the retinol my doctor gave me made my face very red. While my blackheads are clearing up, my skin is getting brighter. I. LOVE.
NOTE: Whenever you use a retinol product, it’s more important than ever to use your sunblock. You should be using sunblock anyway, even in the winter, but especially if you’re using these heavy duty ingredients. Kate makes a fantastic sunblock that can go over everything and feel comfortable.
And you’ll love this too… Kate Somerville is made in the U.S.A and not tested on animals.
Bump your results with a Clarisonic face brush
I’ve previously talked about how much I love Kate Somerville face wash. But I didn’t emphasize the importance of the Clarisonic face brush. It’s amazing. Period. It cleans deeper (just like the Clarisonic toothbrush), and dermatologists recommend it across the board.
What you might not know is that the brush head pops apart, so that you can really concentrate on the deep blackheads that can collect in the corners of the nose (pictured above.) Put just the small center pulsating brush onto your Clarisonic and focus right on your nose. Then follow with the concoction described above.
My face is about 90-95% clearer than it was before. And I think you’ll see results too. Just keep in mind that skin is personal, so you have to listen to it. If your skin is getting splotchy or tight, give it something to soothe. Complexion Correction is intense, and I only used it once or twice a week until I could work up to using it everyday. Another thing that helps is to make all new purchases through Nordstrom. Their staff has a lot of knowledge, and if something isn’t working, they’ll help you find something that will. And, they have a fantastic return policy.
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