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If you’ve ever had a rough patch with acne or pimple breakouts, then you know that truly – “Prevention is better     than cure”. Yes, you can actually PREVENT your skin from breaking out or at least minimize the risk of its occurrence. Unless of course you like having them around? Didn’t think so.

 Taking care of your skin properly with a daily skin care routine is the best way to cure pimples and acne breakouts. So I asked our #SkinBeauty Experts how to prevent and fight acne and here are some of the things they said you and I can do to care for our skin and keep it acne-free.


Be gentle – Use a mild cleanser in the morning, evening, and after heavy workouts.

Recommended Product: Oriflame Essentials Fairness Balancing Cleanser  – for Oily Skin types

Oriflame Essentials Daily Scrub Cleanser – for Normal/Combination Skin types

Don’t touch – Try not to touch your skin. Okay, I am guilty of this one from time to time – as am sure you are too! But according to Paula (our resident Skincare Consultant & certified Dermatologist), People who squeeze, pinch, or pick their pimples WILL get scars or dark spots on their skin. I sure as hell can’t deal with any scars on my skin so I asked Paula what she recommends:

Use wipes or hands off


An Hand Sanitizer and a pack of Wet Wipes to wipe your hands at different intervals through the day – especially when you are out of the house.

Hegai & Esther Hand Sanitizer

You really must have one of these babies tucked inside your handbag and your Child’s schoolbag, as well

Men! Shave with care – If you shave, you can try both electric and safety razors to see which works best for you. With safety razors, use a sharp blade. Also, it helps to soften your beard with soap and warm water before putting on shaving cream. Shave lightly and only when you have to.


Recommended Product: North For Men Moisture Balm


Catch fewer rays – I have something special coming up on the issue of SUN DAMAGE FOR AFRICAN SKIN.

You may have heard the lie that the sun doesn’t affect black skin but Paula begs to differ. According to her, being in the sun a lot will not only make skin wrinkle faster, it may qualify you for the risk of skin cancer.


Recommended Product: 

Sun Protection for the Family

Sun Protection for Children

Sun Protection for Her

Sun Protection Lotion for Him

Make sure your make-up is safe: Makeup Hygiene or lack of it is probably the number one ‘external’ cause of breakouts in women; (external – because Hormonal imbalance is also a strong contender). Hormone or Hygiene, you sure want to ensure that all your makeup products are oil-free. Look for the word ‘‘noncomedogenic’’ on the label. This means that the makeup will not clog up your pores. But some people still get acne even if they use noncomedogenic products – so what to do?

Simples; Keep your Makeup Brushes, Pallets and Powder Puffs free of bacteria and germs.



Recommended Products: 

Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo

Don’t let things get hairy – The oils from your hair travel to your face so it’s important to wash your hair regularly. If your hair is oily, you may want to shampoo every other day. Most importantly though – Keep your hair out of your face.


Recommended Products: Try a Revitalizing Shampoo or HairX Restore Shampoo

Follow up with a Moisturizing Conditioner or HairX Therapy Conditioner




Teni Beauty

Resident Chief Editor, Signature Reporter.

Teniolami is an accomplished makeup artist and beauty therapist with almost 10years experience in the beauty industry. She is a full-time Beauty Business Coach, Brand & Product Developer, Educator and a soon to-be published Beauty Author

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