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The Ordinary Look of Blemishes & Congestion Regimen

The Ordinary Regimen for Blemishes & Congestion

On this page, you will find some simple regimens for the look of blemishes & congestion and signs of congestion. You will also find a list of the best The Ordinary products for blemish and congested skin as well as the best NIOD. There are also suggestions for creating your own routine to suit you and your budget.

Further down, you can read about the look of blemishes and congestion, why it occurs and the best The Ordinary & NIOD products you should use.

Blemishes & Congestion Routine

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Your routine will look like this

Morning RoutineEvening Routine
Cleanse
Niacinamide
SPF
Cleanse
Salicylic Acid
Niacinamide
Squalane Oil
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The Ordinary Niacinamide

The Ordinary Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a water-based serum that regulates sebum and minimizes pores. You can use this directly on cleansed skin or as one of the first layers if you’re using other water-based products in your regimen.

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid is a water-based product that helps fight acne and evens skin tone and can be used all over your face or as a spot treatment. Apply a couple of drops directly to cleansed skin or as one of your first layers if using other water-based products.

Plant-Derived Squalane Oil

The Ordinary Squalane Oil

Squalane is a wonderful oil that can be used on your skin or hair. Apply a few drops in the evening after Niacinamide for extra hydration. It´s one of my favourite oils and fabulous for dry lips too!

  • Prevents moisture loss & hydrates
  • Non-comedogenic – suitable for use on all skin types
  • Use Squalane Oil in the morning or evening after cleansing and water-based products
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The Ordinary Signs of Congestion Routine/Regimen

This is another routine that The Ordinary provided for signs of congestion. It´s very similar to the regimen above except using Natural Moisturizing Factors instead of Squalane Oil (you can use both if you wish), adding the Squalane Cleanser, and using the Salicylic Acid Masque once or twice a week instead of Salicylic Acid.

signs of congestion routine
Morning RoutineEvening Routine
Squalane Cleanser
Niacinamide
Natural Moisturizing Factors
SPF
Squalane Cleanser
Salicylic Acid Masque (1 or 2 times a week)
Niacinamide
Natural Moisturizing Factors

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About Blemishes & Congestion

What is the look of blemishes & congestion?

Whiteheads, cysts, blackheads, and closed comedones all come under the heading of acne.

What does it look and feel like?

Acne causes bumps, spots, and blocked pores. It can be painful and unsightly, not to mention difficult to treat. Acne can lead to scarring, which presents its own skincare challenges.

What causes the look of blemishes & congestion?

Acne is caused by excess oil, which may be genetic or caused by hormones.

What ingredients should you avoid for blemishes and congestion?

Avoid pure plant oils, which may increase pore-clogging; avoid stripping the skin with foaming cleansers and alcohol toners.

Which of The Ordinary Products & NIOD Products are good for the look of blemishes and congestion?

Salicylic Acid 2% Masque– Salicylic acid is oil soluble and works to clear pores.

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Salicylic Acid 2% – this targets acne and signs of congestion.

Salicylic Acid Anhydrous – this is a more gentle solution for blemish-prone skin and uneven texture.

Azelaic Acid 10% SuspensionAzelaic is a fantastic allrounder for acne-prone skin; it reduces inflammation, kills bacteria and exfoliates.

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc– Niacinamide reduces inflammation and hydrates; in some cases, it can really be a cure for acne. Zinc is antibacterial and can help reduce oil production

NIOD SS Sanskrit Saponins – this is a cleanser and can also be used as a 5-minute mask. It comes in 90ml and 180ml, and its main targets are cleansing and signs of congestion.

Flavanone Mud Masque NIOD FM. This is one of my favourite masques! You can use this once or twice a week. Leave it on for 10 minutes,, and your skin feels incredibly clean afterwards. It can sting a little! Targets signs of congestion. Available in 2 sizes, 50ml & 100ml

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Make your own signs of congestion and blemishes routine.

Depending on your budget and the time you like to spend on your skin, why not create a skincare routine that suits you? The only conflict with the following products is not to use more than 1 acid in a routine. Remember to always protect your skin during the day with SPF.

  • Cleansers – Squalane Cleanser, Glucoside Cleanser, Glycolipid Cream Cleanser, Sanskrit Saponins
  • Niacinamide Serum – There is a powder, but if you´re new to skincare, stick to the serum. It´s easier to use.
  • Salicylic Acid – Salicylic Acid 2% or Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous (oil).
  • Moisturizer – there are now 3 The Ordinary moisturisers to choose from. If you have tried the original Natural Moisturizing Factors but want something richer, go for the one with PhytoCeramides. If you prefer a lightweight moisturizer, try the one with BetaGlucan.
  • Masques – Salicylic Acid Masque, NIOD FM Flavanone Mud Masque, NIOD SS Sanskrit Saponins.

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