Teen Skincare - Dermalogica Clear Start

Clear skin is a number one priority for much of the population. Breakouts can occur at any age, but they are most common in teens and young adults due to hormonal changes.


Clear Start™, created by the skin health experts at Dermalogica, gives you the versatility to help obtain clearer skin. Designed especially for breakout-prone skin, Clear Start™ combines potent, breakout fighting ingredients with gentle, soothing botanicals to leave skin clear and comfortable.

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What causes breakouts?

In general, breakouts are caused by a build-up of dead skin cells, excess sebum (oil), and bacteria. When excess oil and skin cells clump together, they can form an impaction, or plug, in a follicle. Bacteria lives harmlessly on the skin but when trapped inside a follicle, they can multiply, causing breakouts.

Everyone breaks out for different reasons because everyone's skin is different.

However, there are four main areas that can cause skin to breakout:

1.  Age
The younger you are, the more likely you will have oilier skin and breakouts. As you age, your skin tends to produce less oil and breakouts will become more isolated.


2. Lifestyle
Factors like comedogenic make-up and hair products, clothing that traps sweat and dead skin cells and ineffective cleansing all contribute to breakouts.

3. Stress
A common contributor because it can stimulate more oil production and further slow the skin's recovery. Stress takes many forms and doesn’t have to be psychological. For example, you could have physical stress from dehydration or dietary issues.

4. Genetics
Many people have a genetic predisposition to breakouts, which means their skin produces four to five times more dead skin cells and has larger, more active sebaceous glands. 

What can you do?

Choose a healthy lifestyle to help your body to regulate your hormone balance:

  • Reduce refined sugar intake

  • Increase water intake

  • Get enough sleep and exercise

  • Reduce stress by doing something fun!


Choose non-comedogenic (non-pore blocking) products and check what you are using on your skin to eliminate the following breakout-causing ingredients:

  • MineralOil

  • Isopropyl Myristate

  • Artificial Colourants

  • Lanolin  

Keep skin hydrated; don’t strip and dry the skin as this aggravates oil production, slows healing, increases sensitivity and makes skin more vulnerable to blackheads and breakouts. Avoid:

  • SD alcohols

  • Soap

Cleanse and moisturise twice daily. This regularity is vital for skin balance and reduces breakouts. Add a toner
to your daily routine when you need to enhance your moisturiser benefits and use breakout clearing products and masks whenever skin needs extra support.

Choose a skin care programme that supports your skin.

Looking for fast results and solutions that won't dry out or further irritate your skin?

Clear Start™ formulas combine potent, active ingredients with gentle skin-soothing botanicals to keep skin clear, balanced and hydrated. Tough on breakouts, yet gentle on skin. These products can be used on ages 6 yrs plus as they are so gentle on the skin.

Clear Start™ products are:

  • Formulated without artificial

  • Fragrances, colours or mineral oils

  • Paraben-free

  • Vegan

  • Gluten-free

  • Cruelty-free