The Secret to Clear Skin is Easier Than You Think
The Secret to Clear Skin
Acne can be a formidable enemy and if you are having difficulty getting yours under control, then you may need to change how you are caring for your skin. Knowing how to get rid of spots on your skin is one of the secrets to having flawless skin at all times.
I know that life is busy, so I am definitely not going to tell you that you need to spend hours in your bathroom or to visit your doctor numerous times to clear up your acne. Instead, I’ve compiled a few ways that can help you to prevent acne and with a good routine and $50 bucks–you can be on your way to clear skin.
I have combination and super sensitive skin. At times, it can be really dry and to compensate, my skin makes extra oil. Then, I tend to break out and it’s definitely not fun.
My daughter is a teenager and she has just started to notice a change in her skin too.
Especially when she plays sports and sweats a lot.
So, we both were on a mission to getting better skin. I teamed up with NEUTROGENA® to compose a small list of simple changes you can make to your routine to achieve clear skin!
Keep It Clean
I know that may sound simple but, maintaining a routine can be difficult. Keeping your skin clean is an important step to preventing acne from popping up.
You will want to choose a cleanser that matches your skin type and then make a plan and habit to use it. Especially at night to wash away the dirt and sweat from your day.
TIP: You can use a facial brush to help de-clog your pores, degrease your skin and get rid of excess dirt or bacteria.
For times when washing my face isn’t possible, I use oil-free cleansing wipes. That way, I can remove my makeup or just clean my face.
Use Light Therapy
Neutrogena has multiple innovative products that can help you keep your skin clear and healthy. One that can help you the most with acne is their new light therapy acne mask. The mask harnesses the power of light to treat mild to moderate acne.
The Light Therapy Acne Mask is an innovative LED device that treats the face in just one step, sending therapeutic red and blue wavelengths into the skin at the speed of light.
This dual-action approach helps disrupt the acne cycle and delivers clearer, healthier skin. The red light reduces inflammation, while the blue light targets acne-causing bacteria.
It fits over your face and is designed to work in short ten-minute sessions. The best time to use this mask is right after you have washed your face with a cleanser.
Once you place the mask on your face, the red and blue LED lights work to disrupt the acne cycle of your body.
The red lights instantly reduce inflammation, while the blue lights quickly kill the bacteria that causes acne.
TIP: Each mask can be used for thirty sessions and then you can request a pre-paid shipping label to send the mask back for recycling. Imagine, clear and healthy skin without cluttering up the environment!
These steps can help reduce the amount of acne that you have. Plus, it can prevent you from breaking out as much in the future. Lowering your acne breakouts does not need to take a lot of time.
You can spend as little as 20 minutes a day washing your face, using light therapy, and applying sunscreen.
Those minutes are priceless when it comes to the healthy and clear skin that you will enjoy every day for the rest of your life.
What I love about the mask is that I no longer have to go to the spa and get a chemical peel and avoid the sun to get clear and supple skin. The mask can be used every single day and doesn’t require any harsh chemicals, oils, fragrances or creams–just light. It’s a 100% light-based solution.
Is it safe?
That was one of my concerns, especially since not only I would be using the light but, my young daughter too. It is gentle and doesn’t emit hot UV wavelengths of light. Plus, it does so in controlled doses.
How much does it cost?
The mask costs between $45.99-$49.99 and it comes with 30 sessions. After that, you can buy a replacement activator for $19.99-$21.99 and it includes 30 treatments.
Overall, I can say that my skin has been pretty clear and just the care that I’ve been giving it makes my skin feel radiant. I have noticed that the redness has gone away too.
I have sensitive skin and it’s a totally new way to fight acne while being gentle to the skin.
While I do love the convenience of light therapy at home, it’s quite funny to have it on.
Almost stormtrooper-esque but, luckily, it’s only for a small amount of time and the outcome is worth it.
What did my teen think of it?
In her words:
The Neutrogena Light Face Mask is awesome! I love it because it is super easy to do and quick. Not to mention as a teen, I can’t wait to get rid of the pimples I get easily and efficiently.
Why? Because nobody has time for that!
Seriously, I like a simple routine when it comes to keeping my skin clean.
What’s simpler than this mask, guys?
All you have to do is plug the cord in the remote, put the mask on your face, press the button, and boom! The mask is very light and I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all. I just relaxed, went on my phone (not gonna lie, I took a few selfies), and before I knew it I was done.
For ten minutes a day to keep the pimples away, I can’t wait to use my face mask tomorrow!
After you’ve washed your face, make sure to apply oil-free, SPF moisturizer. I try to avoid oils in moisturizers and cleansers since they tend to cause breakouts.
But, you know your skin. Just choose what works best for you but, make sure you moisturize religiously.
The sun can damage your skin quickly and it can also cause you to look much older than you actually are.
Using sunscreen on your skin will help keep it looking healthy and that will make it easier for you to take care of.
Pick the Right Foundation
Now that you know how to quickly take care and prep your skin, you are ready to go about your day. If that means wearing makeup, make sure you start off with a good base.
Try to choose a foundation that is oil-free and contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid helps to unclog pores and by choosing a base makeup that won’t contribute to clogging your pores will help.
A great choice is Neutrogena’s SkinClearing foundation.
TIP: At the end of the day, make sure to kick-in your skincare routine and always wash your makeup off.
Lower Your Stress
Stress can wreak havoc on much of your body, if you really think about it.
You can probably remember how you notice more acne when you are completely stressed out.
Exercise, meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises can help you lower your stress levels. In turn, it can then lower your acne breakouts.
Get the Skin You Love
There you have it, folks, now you have a refresher on the secret to clear skin. It may not be a secret after all but, something that we need to turn into a habit.
Plus, adding a ten-minute light therapy to your routine may make it easier. Since it attacks the causes of acne, it makes it a definite must to any beauty routine!
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Plus, since you have to relax while doing it, it helps you with stress. Take a little me-time and mask yo self!
The mask is available nationwide starting September, which so happens to be THIS month!
Have you ever used light therapy in your skincare routine?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: I’ve partnered with Neutrogena Canada to bring you this post. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
Wow,great review this certainly sounds like an interesting device!
WOW !! I totally want that light mask holy that thing looks cool. and looks relaxing as well. just what this mama needs. I am putting it on my Christmas list 🙂
I have always loved Neutrogena products. I have been using them for years. This mask sounds great.
I can see every single teenager wanting this mask. Know my daughter would want to give it a try.
She knew more about this then I did before I did the research and tried it.
I am on about anything that will help clear up my acne. I have been trying a lot of different products to know avail so I would definitely check this one out.
I’m glad your teenager loved the mask. It sounds like a pretty cool gadget. I’ll share this post with a friend whose teen is struggling with her skin.
Thanks for sharing it!
This sounds like a great device. My kids are getting to an age where this would really help them. Acne is so hard in the teen years.
It can definitely be hard!
Good to hear from a teen who has used it. I’ve been thinking about getting this for my daughter.
Yes and she looks forward to using it.
A light therapy mask sounds great. Acne of any degree makes kids a target for bullying, unfortunately. And in this day and age, the more confidence we can give our kids, the better.
I’m so intrigued by this mask! I never knew something like that existed, but my skin could sure use a revamp with this crazy Texas weather!
Yes, it is pretty cool!
Oh my gosh, that is so cool. I need to get this for Alyssa. She just turned 13 and her skin is already breaking out.
Yes, it would be great!
This is a really neat idea. I didn’t know that this was even an option! These are great tips to take care of your skin and reduce acne.
Yes, it is pretty cool!
I still get pimples and I am in my 40’s so I would love to try this mask out. My daughter is just getting a few blemishes so this would also be good for her as she is 16.
I still get them too and my daughter uses it too. 🙂
I wa going to get this for my teen. I’m glad to see a review for it and how easy it is to use.
Your teen would love it! No more harsh chemicals!
I have actually rally wanted to try that. I love the brand and they haven’t steered me wrong yet!
I don’t know much about light masks but this looks interesting. It’s definitely something I would try!
I’ve seen these Neutrogena Light Mask and my curiosity has been peaked BUT I haven’t checked them out for myself yet so I really appreciate your review. You addressed a lot of my questions about how it works
Thanks so much!
This is so cool! I would love something like this. I still break out at times. I have a teenaged son who could use this as well–he has break outs all over. He might find it odd at first, but if I told him clear skin gets the ladies, he might be open to it!
The benefits of each type of light sound really good! This is a really cool system and it’s nice that your teen liked it!
She loves it! She uses it every night!
I have not tried light therapy. I had awful acne as a teena nd wish there had been something like this back then!
I wish they had something like this when I was growing up.
I definitely want to try this. I am always looking for a great skin product.
Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!
What a neat product. I love that there are no harsh chemicals and such, just light.
No more harsh chemicals to use! Light therapy is amazing!
I’ve never seen one of these until now. Definintely something that I need to look into . I love your daughters bedding by the way , very cute!
Hehe thanks! Check the mask out you’ll love it!
I really want to try this for me! It looks great and after hearing your thoughts, I want it even more!
Give it a shot! My daughter has been using it and its been great!
I have never seen these masks before. What a cool and simple treatment for skin problems.
It’s very cool and very easy to use!
I am still struggling with pimples at age 31. I may have to try this acne fighting light in the future. Plus Neutrogena makes such awesome products!
I agree, I am 33 and I still get some. Hope it works for you.
OMG I want those solely so I can scare my husband! hahahahahahahaah!
I love neutrogena products. I hear great things about light therapy and love that you can do this at home…I just bought some face wash by Neutrogena, I am going to have to remember to look for this mask.
I love their stuff!
I love this post!:) I thought it was great that you can recycle the mask after the 30 sessions. I will pin this.:)
Thanks for sharing!
How cool is this! They never had stuff like this when I was younger. As I’ve gotten older though I still have some acne issues. My son has also hit that age where he is breaking out pretty badly. So this would be perfect!
I still get it once in a while too.
My daughter has just recently started having acne issues (thanks, teen hormones), and since this mask looks so cool, I think she will want to try it- thanks!
My daughter is in the same boat!
I have a few friends that are getting amazing results with this light therapy mask. I will have to pick one up for my Daughter and I to try. I have been getting more breakouts lately.
That is great to hear!
Wow – that’s such a neat product. My teens would love to try it, I’m sure!
That is awesome!
What an age we live in. Looks like a super futuristic product
Hehe, it does look futuristic!
That looks like such a neat product. I love how much easier this is too. So much better than some of the other products I’ve seen.
Super simple, thanks for your comment.
Well this sure looks different. But I know therapies like this are becoming more the norm. The fact that it is from Neutrogena makes me want to give it a try.
Yes, it may look funny but, I trust Neutrogena too!
I really want to know more about how these work! That is SO cool and my skin needs help!
Yes, I am with you on there.
Okay, this is new to me. I do want one. My rotten POCS plagues me acne here in my 40s.
I hope you give it a try and see if it works for you.
Wow, now that seems like a neat product. I’m not sure how comfortable I would feel using the light therapy mask because I am claustrophobic, but it is a great resource for others.
Thanks for your comment! Yes, we love it so far.
I love this. I experienceven adult acne andy daughter being the teen that she is has also been graced with acne. I love that you cam mail it back for proper disposal too.
Yes, I love that too!
I’m going to check this out for sure! Sounds good, you get your money’s worth after all those treatments.
This would be really interesting to try. I love that there are so many options to achieve clear, acne free skin. I will suggest this to my sister. Her daughter is right on that age where you get breakouts due to hormonal changes. This will help boost her confidence.
Great, thank-you for suggesting it to her.
I am loving your tips for clear skin, I still suffer from spots and I would absolutely love to try out the mask as I have heard a lot about light therapy.
Glad you like the tips Sarah! Let me know if it works for ya!
I’ve never used light therapy, but I’m intrigued by the idea. I’m so tired of dealing with my skin problems.
Then this product would be perfect for you!
This is so cool you can do whitening skin in the comfort of your own home on also if your traveling. I’m Asian in our country whitening skin is so popular and this is perfect gift for a family and friends this coming holidays.
This would be a perfect gift for your family and friends!
I have not heard of this light therapy mask yet. What an easy way to take care of your skin and keep it clear.
It’s so easy and it works!
What a truly cool device, I love the brand Neutrogena and the products they make. I think most of us always are looking for a secret to clear skin
You’re so right we’re always looking for that secret to clear skin!
Wow this product is so revolutionary, I’ve never seen anything like it! Literally it eliminates the need for facials now. Gotta get one myself!
It’s a great product! You’ll love it!
I have very oily skin, and always get breakouts around the time of my period 🙁 but I’ve never tried this product so may have to give it a whirl x
This is a great product for oily skin, especially when you don’t want to use any creams etc.
My middle schooler is starting to get breakouts and this sounds like a great option for her. Thanks for the great information.
Anytime Paula! Let me know how it works for her!
This looks incredible, beauty treatments are definitely becoming advanced! Neutrogena is such a fabulous brand too, I’ve always loved their skin products. Haven’t used this device yet but I’d love to give it a try!
Their products are amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad experience with Neutrogena products.
I love this idea!!! I will try anything to get clear skin and this looks fabulous. How long did it take to notice results?
It’s a great product! We started noticing results after a couple treatments.
I have oily and sensitive skin so I like the idea of using light therapy to make my skin clearer. I keep having breakout after breakout and have a lot of acne scars so hopefully this could help! x
I hope so too! Let me know if it works out for you!
I have seen the commercials for the mask and had some of the same questions you answered here. It does look like a great product. I have never tried light therapy as part of my beauty routine, but I am always willing to try new things!
Hope it works for you!
I haven’t tried this before. I never heard of it as well. Thanks for the awareness. I’ll tell my friends too.
This is the second time I have seen recently a product that uses light to help with skin. It does sound like an interesting idea. I would have to learn more about the UV output and things before I just jumped it. It would make me nervous.
For sure, always great to do research. 🙂
I have always wanted to try one of these out. They look like they would work wonders.
Yes, the lights help to prevent acne.
Light therapy does so much good. I love that I can do this one in my own home!
Yes, and it is a great price.
This Light Therapy Acne Mask is a product I have heard good things about. I don’t need to use this but I have a friend that would really benefit from it. Thanks for sharing the great review.
My pleasure, thanks for reading.
I don’t have experience with light masks.But I love to have masks at home.This sounds really helpful.And the cost is really affordable too..
Yes, $50 for 30 treatments is pretty great!
This looks like something I would definitely like to try! I’m always up for enhancing my skincare routine.
It is so simple!
Yes, and for 10 minutes. It is easy!
What a great device. My wife and I are always looking for new tips and tricks for clear skin. And this device looks amazing, I’m sure she would love it. Great review
Thanks so much Steve!
Who needs paying hefty prices to your spa therapist (plus tips), if you can get it equipment for a fraction of the cost, and get the same result – reducing / removing totally your acne.
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How’s the warranty?