How to Calm a Breakout & Promote Healthy Skin

How to Calm a Breakout & Promote Healthy Skin

Acne breakouts can be frustrating & stressful, especially when they seem to happen at the worst possible times. However, it's important to remember that breakouts are a normal part of life & can be managed with the right skincare routine. In this blog piece, we'll discuss some tips & tricks for calming your skin during a breakout.

Keep your skin clean

The first step in managing a breakout is to keep your skin clean. Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, & bacteria from your skin. We love to use the Hark & Zander HempPurify Emulsifying Oil Cleanser to gently remove any make-up or dirt from the day & for a fresh start in the morning. Avoid using harsh scrubs or exfoliants, as they can irritate your skin & make the problem worse.

Use a gentle toner

Toners can help to soothe & calm your skin. Look for a gentle toner, with ingredients that won't strip your skin of its natural goodness. If you're looking to try something new, our award-winning HempHydrate Refreshing Gel Toner is a calming & hydrating formulation that can be used after cleansing, morning & night.

Spot treatment

If you have a particularly stubborn spot, a spot treatment can help to reduce the inflammation & redness. Look for products that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, as these ingredients are known to be effective in treating acne. Apply the spot treatment directly to the spot & leave it on overnight.


Even if you have oily or acne-prone skin, it's important to moisturise. Look for a gentle moisturiser that is non-comedogenic (meaning it won't clog your pores). Hark & Zander has a range of moisturisers that are perfect for every time of the day. We have our Night & Day Crèmes as well as a gorgeous facial oil so you can choose what suits your skin best!

Avoid touching your face

One of the worst things you can do when you have a breakout is to touch your face. Your hands carry bacteria & oil that can worsen your acne. Try to avoid touching your face as much as possible, & if you do need to touch your face, make sure your hands are clean.

While breakouts are always frustrating, hopefully these tips will alleviate any redness & help to avoid prolonging the issue! If you would like to read more about products that promote caring for your skin, check out our blog on why you should use a gentle facial toner!