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How to Prevent Pimples

How to Prevent Pimples

Pimples can be a real bummer. From bashful teen years to full-blown adulthood— these little face volcanoes don’t discriminate.

Even worse? That dreadful feeling when you know a pimple is brewing, ready to make its red, swollen debut at the worst possible time… like the day of your big presentation or right before a hot date. (Seriously, can these things read calendars?)

One of the best ways to stop pesky zits from forming is by treating your skin regularly and preventing them before they even think about showing up.

Read on for the lowdown on how to keep your skin spot-free and fabulous (our Woohoo pimple prevention routine suits pimple-prone skin of all ages). 

1. Cleanse with ‘You’ve Got This’ Charcoal Cleansing Gel

Clean those pores twice a day with a cleanser containing activated charcoal, the OG acne-fighting hero. Activated charcoal is like a magnet for impurities, drawing out the gunk that clogs your pores. It prevents pimples by regulating oil production, and keeping cheeky bacteria at bay. Your face is gorgeous, but let’s face it, it can also be kind of a grime magnet

Why it works:

  • Bromelain-rich Pineapple gives you natural AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) for gentle exfoliation
  • Purifying White Tea packs in the anti-oxidants and anti-ageing goodness.
  • Activated Bamboo Charcoal absorbs grime, sebum, dirt, toxins and pollutants
  • Plus, it’s non-drying (no icky tight feeling here!)

Pro Tip: Removing your cleanser with a Konjac Sponge can add superpowers to your cleanser by amplifying the cleansing and exfoliation effects. 

'You've Got This' Charcoal Cleansing Gel 100ml

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2. Exfoliate with ‘This Is Me’ Enzyme Mask

Whisk away those dead skin cells and debris before they have a chance to clog your pores. Gone are the days of using Benzyl Peroxide and Tea tree oil to help clear breakouts, or glycolic acid to resurface the skin. Exfoliating with a natural chemical enzyme exfoliator mask containing fruit extracts (AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs) keeps your skin clear and smooth. Plus, who doesn’t love that fresh, glowing skin feeling?

Why it works:

  • AHAs - A combination of bilberry, sugar, maple, lemon and orange extracts have naturally occurring glycolic, lactic, tartaric, malic and citric acid which provide a gentle exfoliating and skin renewal action.
  • White Willowbark has anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties which is it is great at clearing pores and reducing the visible signs of acne and redness.  
  • Fermented Papaya Extract keeps pores clear, helps to remove keratin bumps, reduces visible redness and helps your skin to visibly recover from a breakout.  

Pro Tip: Apply the mask 1-2 times per week to maintain that glow without overdoing it. 

'This Is Me' Enzyme Exfoliating Mask

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3. Clarify with 'Tickled Pink' Clarifying Face Mist 

Especially for oily, combination and blemish-prone skin, the Tickled Pink very gently cleanses, tones, exfoliates, nourishes and helps recover from breakouts. Spray after cleansing and before moisturising to lock in the benefits of this gentle yet highly effective facial mist

Why it works:

  • Witch Hazel tones, calms and soothes skin suffering from redness
  • White Willowbark and Fermented Papaya Extract work together to gently and lightly exfoliate minimising the chances of blocked pores
  • MSM and Aloe give your skin essential nutrients that can assist in your battle with blemishes.

'Tickled Pink' Clarifying Face Mist 100ml

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4. Treat with FG Serum 02 - Clear

Breakouts can take a loooonnnggg time to heal, leaving you with uneven skin tone and scars. Not much fun, right? Reach for a skin microbiota-balancing serum with fermented noni. Noni helps your skin bounce back from blemishes faster, promoting Cinderella-like clear, healthy skin with less redness.

Why it works:

  • Fermented Noni balances skin microbiota and reduces redness.
  • MSM can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, improves hydration, and is key to healthy looking skin. 
  • Purslane has anti inflammatory, anti irritation, anti allergy and hydrating properties. 

Pro Tip: Apply serum after cleansing and before moisturising for maximum absorption and effectiveness.

'FG' Serum 02 - Clear (blemishes + acne)

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5. Hydrate with ‘Make My Day’ Bio-Retinol Gel Cream

If you want to prevent zits before they erupt, retinol is always excellent at this because it unclogs pores, but sometimes it can be too harsh for certain skin types. Enter: bio-retinol (aka moth Bean!), the plant-based alternative that clears dead cells, eases inflammation, and sends pimples packing.

Why it works:

  • Moth Bean a gentle, plant-based retinol alternative that provides the pros of Retinol and Vitamin A without the cons.
  • Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters reduces the appearance of redness and protects your skin from trans-epidermal water loss.
  • Betaine - this amazing natural moisturiser from Sugar Beets protects your skin from the visible signs of environmental stress and dehydration.

Pro Tip: Apply moisturiser morning and night to keep your skin hydrated.

'Make My Day' Bio-Retinol Gel Cream

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HOT (COLD?) TIP: Got a sore, under-the-skin bump? Ice it! Cold temps reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain by constricting blood vessels. Pretty dang cool.


Say peace out to pimples with a bundle that does-it-all (available in sample size or full size).

'Clear + Calm' Sample Pack (for Oily Skin / Acne / Teens)

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'Clear + Calm' 3 Step Face Bundle (for Oily Skin / Acne / Teens)

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