This post is brought to you in partnership with Johnson & Johnson and Rite Aid. All opinions are my own.
Now that Summer is nearly over, and folks are going back to school or work, it’s a great time to renew our skin for Fall. Because beauty and wellness go hand-in-hand, having an effective skincare regimen and taking a proactive approach to detoxing our skin not only makes us look better, it also boosts our self-confidence.
As a long-time skincare devotee, for the past 20 years, I’ve tried all types of products and have learned extensively about the most effective and powerful skincare ingredients that we need to prevent and treat breakouts. Whether you’re 20 or 40, breakouts can happen at any age. From stress-induced breakouts to blemishes resulting from hormonal cycles or poor diets, acne is often one of the most common (and embarrassing) skincare problems to have.
Having dealt with acne flare-ups since my teens, I now know which types of skincare products to use to treat and prevent breakouts. To help you look your best this Fall (whether you’re starting a new job or earning your degree), in collaboration with Rite Aid, today’s skincare guide shares 3 simple steps to treating and preventing breakouts.
Step 1: Cleanse Skin Each Morning
To revitalize and brighten your skin, start your day by using an oil-free face cleanser (such as Clean & Clear® Cleansers Morning Burst® Facial Cleanser) containing Vitamin C and Ginseng. Vitamin C is a natural skin brightener, so it helps to lighten any sun spots or hyperpigmentation (caused by acne). Plus, Ginseng helps to energize your skin, giving you a refreshed, awake appearance.
By cleansing your skin, you remove any traces of dirt, oil, or impurities. In addition to eating a well-balanced diet, drinking lots of water, and getting a good night’s sleep, one of the main keys to preventing breakouts is to keep your pores clean and clear of toxins. That’s why cleansing your skin each day is a must.
Step 2: Exfoliate Regularly
Our skin undergoes a natural shedding process, which is referred to a cellular renewal. To help reveal healthy, radiant skin, it’s imperative that we exfoliate regularly by using a purifying scrub (such as Neutrogena® Deep Clean Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub). This sloughs away dead skin cells (which can cause acne due to blocking sebum in the pores), while drawing out trapped dirt, oil, and makeup.
To help prevent and treat breakouts, the process of exfoliating encourages your body to naturally increase new cell production. In addition, since this particular product contains salicylic acid (which is a powerful anti-acne ingredient that unclogs pores), it makes it especially effective at preventing and treating breakouts.
Step 3: Remove Makeup Nightly
After a long day at work or school, we’re often so exhausted that we’re more apt to hop into bed without washing our face. But, this is one of the fastest ways to cause breakouts. During our sleep, our skin cells undergo a natural rejuvenation process, which is why we must make sure to go to bed with clean skin if we hope to have a clear complexion.
That’s why an easy, effective way to remove makeup nightly is by using cleansing towelettes (such as Neutrogena® Cleansing Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Night Calming). A soft face wipe is a convenient way to gently and effectively remove makeup, dirt, and oil from your face without requiring a trip to the bathroom. Plus, these particular wipes contain a lavender fragrance which acts as a calming aromatherapy treatment, helping you relax and get off to sleep easier.
When you get a deep, restful sleep, you not only wake up feeling refreshed and energized, it also helps your body create clear, more radiant skin. That’s why they call it “beauty rest” because a good night’s sleep truly helps you look more beautiful.
From revitalizing face cleansers to anti-acne exfoliating products, Rite Aid is a great place to shop for all your skincare needs. Devoted to becoming your go-to destination for all things related to Wellness + Beauty, Rite Aid carries a wide variety of affordable and effective products, ranging from skincare and makeup to vitamins and supplements.
To make your Wellness + Beauty shopping experience even more enjoyable this season, Inspirations & Celebrations is giving away a $50 Rite Aid Gift Card to one lucky I&C reader. For a chance to win, enter the Rite Aid Giveaway below. To be eligible to win, entrants must be USA Residents age 18+. A random winner will be drawn on September 28, 2018, and contacted by email.
For more skin care and beauty tips and tutorials, check out the Skincare and Health & Beauty sections on Inspirations & Celebrations.
163 Comments on “How To Prevent & Treat Breakouts in 3 Simple Steps”
Cassandra D says:
I would love to win this giveaway to stock up on the much needed essentials for the Fall.
Rajee Pandi says:
Love to try for my dry sking
Tandi Cortez says:
The night calming wipes are my new found fave! I love the way they make my skin feel!
Lindsay A. says:
Rite Aid has always been a great place to shop at!! I’d love to try the Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing towelettes, not just for foundation/general makeup removal but my tinted mineral sunscreen can also be stubborn in washing off!
Jennifer Alaggio says:
This would be an amazing surprise if I won!!! Thank you for the chance!
Buddy Garrett says:
I would love to win to surprise my wife with a Rite Aid Gift Card so she could buy some beauty supplies.
Amy Greenwood says:
I’d be excited to try the night calming makeup remover towelettes. I’d love to try some of the products you described, I could use some new skincare products.
Sarah L says:
I like shopping at Rite Aid. They have good sales.
Thanks for the contest.
Julie Hawkins says:
I would be most excited to try he neutrogena, I love their products.
Jerry Marquardt says:
I would like to spruce up my fall skin condition stocking up at Rite Aid.
gloria patterson says:
Neutrogena® Deep Clean Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub sounds like something that I would really enjoy
My skin gets so dry in winter! I’d love to get new products to try!
Rachel B says:
I would like to win because I need some good products for my face I have combination skin and it could use some care
Jennifer S. says:
I love Neutrogena products and I need to replenish my stock AND try some new ones. This would help; thanks for the opportunity!
jennifer corrado says:
I would love the scrub for my teenage daughter that’s battling acne right now!
Susan Smith says:
I’d like to try these products. My skin could use same pampering.
Elizabeth Miller says:
I would love to win this to spoil my 13 year old a little, She has just started wearing make up,,,right along with break outs from cycles. I would love to take her and get her a good skin care cleaning regimine.
I need some products to help combat the effects of stress on my skin
Julie Waldron says:
I’d love to win because I really like Rite Aid and shop there a lot.
Lisa McCloud says:
Would so love to try the neutrogena make up remover towelettes
Margaret S Porter says:
I love Neutrogena products! They work so well. I would love to try the moisturizer and night calming towlettes
Melinda Mattox says:
I would love to try any three of the products you have pictured. I just turned 40,I need to start taking better care of my skin.
Debra Oehlberg says:
I would love to win because I have been a Clean and Clear fan a while. I am 55 years old and still use it. I like the way that it scrubs without making my face red and raw.
You had me at three simple steps! I really want to try Neutrogena® Cleansing Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Night Calming) because the lavender scent acts as a calming aromatherapy treatment to help me sleep!
Gal Colleen says:
The Neutrogena makeup remover, I’ve tried in the past and they’re great!
Holly Thomas says:
Deep Clean Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub is a product I would love to try.
Maryann D. says:
I think all these products are high quality brands. These would be good for my son and daughter to use. I would like the Neutrogena® Cleansing Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes and I like to try anti-aging products.
Mary Meadows says:
I love Nutrogena products! Thanks for the oppurtunity!
Nicole Margrif says:
I love to win because I always shop at rite aid and love to take care of my skin.
I would some anti wrinkle cream with the gift card.
Michelle N says:
I love the make-up remover wipes. I love getting the make-up off my face as soon as I get home and the wipes do that until I can jump in the shower.
VICKI RAINS says:
I would love some anti aging products.
Angela Mason says:
Thank you for the opportunity!
Dana Blackmon says:
I love Neutrogena products. I think it’s a must to have a cleansing routine to keep your skin healthy and clean. The make-up removers are my favorite but, I love all of their products.
jennifer bowen says:
iso could use this not only for my self but for my girl as well
Barry Graham says:
Neutrogena makes good stuff that I need in my life.
Monika Racakova says:
My facial routine could definitely use a pick-me-up! Crossing fingers and wishing everyone good luck 🙂
Denise Low says:
I would love to try the make up remover. Thank you for the entry.
Karen Bellomy says:
my skin is changing with age and I have some mild adult acne I would love to try this skincare treatment
I’d like to try the neutrogena products the are known to be very good
robin s. says:
I am always looking to a good makeup remover. So, I would really love to try these.
edna thackeray says:
Skin care is a priority,especially as one ages
kathy pease says:
I would love to win so I could buy some anti aging products.
Kellie Walsh says:
This is the brand my daughter uses and she loves it! I would love to surprise her with this collection of products! Fantastic GA ????
Heather Meadows says:
I’d like to win because my beauty routine needs updated very badly. This would be great.
Stacie Weaver says:
I’d love to try the Neutrogena Cooling Gel Scrub – I use a scrub every morning, and am always looking for something different to try!
Sheila f says:
Alwaya looking for a gentle makeup remover. Would like to try the Neutrogena cleansing makup remover.
Natalie J Vandenberghe says:
I’d like to win because I’m the mother of three daughters 🙂
I would like to try the Neutrogena hydro line.
Linda Gawthrop says:
My skin has changed so much as I approach my senior years – I need to stage an intervention!
Della Dabner says:
I want to win because I just turned 50 and my skin has been changing. I’m looking for some good skin care to keep my skin moisturized. I’m looking forward to to trying the purifying gel scrub to exfoliate my skin and the wipes to keep it clean and hydrated.
Catt Roa says:
I am super excited to try the Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub.
Charles Cones says:
I’m most excited to try the Neutrogena® Deep Clean Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub. I need this!
Gaye McGill says:
I’d love to win and purchase a set of these products for my granddaughter in college, especially the Morning Burst and a good moisturizer.
I like Neutrogena products! I haven’t tried them in a while but I would need some for sensitive skin/acne prone products. I definitely would need moisturizers because my skin is always sooooo dry!!
Jennifer Rene says:
Wow!! My Mom got that for me as a stocking stuffer & I the Morning Burst is awesome!! Never tried Neutrogena towelettes nor the deep cleaner. Keeping fingers crossed ???????????? Thank you for the chance!!
Connie German says:
I love using the makeup remover cloths at night.
Ivy Pittman-Outen says:
No acne or breakouts. Just want to keep my skin as soft at 60 as it was at 30. I swear by Neutrogena products! Would love to win other products.
Sophia Snyder says:
I have used many of these products and feel they are excellent. Especially the Clean and Clear Morning Burst by Johnson & Johnson.
Jamie Johnson says:
Thank you for providing useful information about acne that is a guide that a person can actually use. Rite Aid is practical, and they have great skincare products that other stores charge entirely too much or promise too many “miracle cures.” The only thing you did not mention from one acne sufferer to another is drinking water. It’s nearly free, it’s so good for your skin, and it also is so great for your body. Just as sleep is essential for good everything, so is water. There’s a reason they say “water is life.” Thank you for this incredible down to earth, relatable guide to great skin! And a giveaway never hurts!
Janet OBrien says:
I want to win this for the main reason I love Neutrogena products
Julie Bickham says:
I been wanting to try Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub. After reading this I’m going to go out and get it!
Mildred Mayo says:
As a senior citizen , a Rite Aid customer and a Neutrogena user I would purchase moisturizer .
Liz M says:
Always wondering through my corner Rite Aid beauty section, this would help!
I would love to try the Neutrogena makeup remover. I had decided to start taking off my make up every night, and I just realized I forgot again. It would be so nice to use these, I don’t think I’d ever forget. It would feel like pampering and it would be my favorite bedtime routine.
Janet Price says:
I would love to try Morning Burst Cleanser. Thank you and I would love to win this. ????
Interested in trying the Neutrogena® Deep Clean Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub!
Antoinette M says:
I would purchase an Olay moisturiser.
I’ve always had a problem with large pores and now wrinkles and sagging skin. I’m always looking for a product for those issues. I like the Neutrogena® Deep Clean Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub
Surinder gurm says:
My mom had skin issues, skipped a generation so my sister and I were lucky, unfortunately more of a challenges for our daughters.
even men need Neutrogena products and the product I look forward to trying is the cleansing pads
Jennifer H. says:
I would like to try the make-up remover wipes.
Linda G says:
I would love to win this gift card because I shop Rite Aid often
Natalie Uyeno says:
I’ve used many of the Neutrogena products in the past and they are great! I’d love to win so I can keep my skin looking younger, as I am about to turn 50 next year! 🙂
Angela Adelman says:
I would like to win so I could buy some things I need for the house. Thanks for the chance.
Darlene Carbajal says:
I want to try some new acne products.
Wilma P says:
I have been using Neutrogena products for years and really like them. Am looking forward to trying the Cleansing Towelettes Night Calming. Would be great for my aging skin.
By (mom) says:
My teenage,son could really use this. It’s tough to be a teen !!! Thanks
Cynthia C says:
I would like to try the makeup remover wipes. They makes things so easy at bed time.
Tamara Ackley says:
I have seven plus teenagers in my life, perfect Christmas stocking stuffers!
Sarah Cool says:
i would love to try the Neutrogena cooling gel scrub, I love exfoliating and I’ve never had a cooling version!
Natalie Schilla says:
I use and love all these products, since having my second baby I have been neglecting my skin and could use this to start actually taking care of myself again
Carla Moschetti says:
Thanks for the giveaway!
Christine Yvonne Groce says:
I would love to win this to be able to give some of these great products a try. Thanks for the chance.
Judy Schechter says:
I’d love to win so I can buy all of those products! I definitely need a morning cleanser and the exfoliating scrub! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
I would really like to use the Morning Burst cleanser this season.
Jayne Cameron says:
Neutrogena makes products that I use and trust. I would definitely use these products and already use the Cleanser
I’m a huge fan of anything Neutrogena! I would like to get more of their products if I were to win.
I haven’t had any breakouts in years but my niece is entering those years and I’d like to get her prepared.
stephanie walls says:
Beverly Johnson says:
I haven’t had any breakouts for a long time (knock on wood), but my 28-year-old daughter is plagued with breakouts. Her skin is beautiful, except for the big, red places on her face. Hopefully, it will start clearing up after following the skincare tips and using the Neutrogena products..
Anne S says:
I would love to try that Neutrogena makeup remover. Just what I’ve been needing.
Kelly Hanley says:
I am super excited to try Neutrogena’s cleansing pads!
Elaine Buonsante says:
I’d love to win this giveaway so that I could have a wonderful shopping trip with my daughter.
I would love to WIN! I actually need to buy some things at rite aid but my funds are dry so this would be a blessing. Thanks for the opportunity.
Linda F says:
I’d love to win because $50 would buy a lot of beauty products at Rite Aid!
Renee Skoglund says:
My sons are teenages who are experiencing blemishes.
elizabeth wendt says:
It looks like a good face product
Nicole Lancaster says:
I would love to win this giveaway because I need to stock up on all of my favorite winter skin care products at Rite Aid.
Neutrogena and Clean & Clear have always been staples in my beauty cabinet. I love seeing their new products and look forward to trying them out!
Trish Carlson says:
I would love to try all
Terri Shaw says:
I would love to win this giveaway because I love Neutrogena products and have used them for years. I love Rite Aid. It is a regular stop for me when shopping.
Mya Jo Murphy says:
I have periodic pimples that are getting worse now in my 40s.. I would love some skin care products that actually work!! I’m tired of always being embarrassed about my face.. Thanks for the opportunity.
Sandra Watts says:
Having some adult acne issues lately. I also love Neutrogena products. I would be most excited about the Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. They are my absolute favorite!
Patrick Jones says:
Chasta Howes says:
I woulike to try clean and clear astringent and the Neutrogena cleansing pads
Eileen Boyce says:
I need the one for acne for my granddaughter. She breaks out on her back.
Luci Buddie says:
i would love to winWellness + Beauty, Rite Aid carries a wide variety of affordable and effective products, ranging from skincare and makeup to vitamins and supplements.
Andrew Zoeller says:
would be cool to win this contest!i think the soap would be good to use!
IRINA M STILES says:
Neutrogena is just great. I love the body oil.
Milly Voskanyan says:
Neutrogena products have always been a favorite of mine. They work very well & I’m always excited when they put out new items. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!
I would love to win because Rite-Aid has been my go-to for skincare products and I need to try different products to heal my skin.
Germaine Harrison says:
I am excited about the Clean & Clear Cleanser.
Dawn Havens says:
I would love to try the clean & clear morning burst. Being a Johnston & Johnston product I am sure it would be gentle and I am a senior and could use a burst to my day!! Also I shop at Rite Aid and it would help out a lot to win. GLTA
Nicole Cannon says:
I want to win because rite aid a a huge variety of skin care products I love like anti aging products and clearicel for my daughter THANKS for the chance to win.and good luck everyone!
Jamie Johnson says:
I have struggled with acne for over 20 years now. It was not until I discovered Neutrogena and Clean and Clear that I was able to get my face under control. Now, it’s not perfect, but it’s SO much better! I used to not even be able to leave my house I was so embarrassed of my face. A clerk at Rite Aid was the one who first suggested the products to me, and for that, I will be forever grateful AND a loyal customer! I want to win this giveaway because it was made for me! You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on over priced products to get radiant skin! You just need the right guide, thanks Raymond, and the right place that sells your products to achieve better skin! Thanks for doing this giveaway! It makes people like me that work 2 jobs, husband works 3, able to possibly win some money at our favorite places and on my essential face products!
Margie Grafton says:
I would love to win this!
Theresa Jenkins says:
Im a huge FAV of the Neutrogena brand
Ebonie Rodriguez says:
Thank you! My skin has been horrible lately and my breakouts are always there plus I’d like to have a skincare routine 🙂
I really want to try the Neutrogena Cooling Gel Scrub.
Barbara Lima says:
I would love to try the Clean and Clear Facial Cleaner.
Debra DuBois says:
I shop and Rite Aid all the time and I love like Neutrogena products.
I love Neutrogena products and I love shopping at Rite Aid! Fingers crossed for the win!
RICHARD SKUSE says:
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Colleen Canavan says:
I need to clean up my skin!
Tabetha Tlili says:
New products to my beauty routine would be great
Liz Kilcher says:
i would love to win so i could add some new products to my beauty regimen, thanks much!!
Lisa Kerr says:
Rite-Aid has been my family’s go to store for beauty products for years! I love using Nivea skincare items!!
Darla Peduzzi says:
We shop and Rite Aid all the time and I really like Neutrogena products.
I love neutrogena & really want to try the cooling scrub 😉
Tammy Anderson says:
RIte Aid is close to my home and I enjoy shopping there. I would like to try the Neutrogena Towelettes
Serissa Mcanally says:
I’d love to win this because I am all about clear skin!
I NEED this in my life. I am turning 49 on sunday and my face has been breaking out like crazy the last couple of months. I am beside myself trying to get it cleared up. It’s probably due to stress, since my youngest (and only daughter) is moving out and a couple states away. And after being a stay at home mom since 1989, I finally have to go out and get a “real” job. UGH!!!!
I would love to win, my teenager & I both have larger pores& problems with blackheads. & its about time to switch up cleansing routines now that winter is comming& our skin tends to get drier& flaky!
Susan I Yell says:
This would be so awesome!!!
Jen Ha says:
Neutrogena Cooling Gel Scrub is the one i would love to try
Terry Poage says:
I love shopping at rite aid. So gast & easy. I also love the Neutrogena products for my skin.
Lee Smith says:
I’m always looking for a great cleansing facial wipe, so I’d be pretty excited to try the Neutrogena Towelettes
Rebecca Hobratschk says:
It’s always nice to try new beauty products.
Neha Kaul says:
A rich moisturizer containing shea butter would be ideal for my skin considering the cooler days ahead.
Diane M Gooding says:
I would love to win thus so I can stick up on the cleanser and moisturizer my dermatologist recommends.
The ladies use Neutrogena so Id like to win for them.
wen budro says:
I would love to win this because Rite Aid has an awesome selection of all the beauty products that I use.
shelly peterson says:
I would love to win because I like shopping at Rite Aid. I like the make up remover wipes.
April Woods says:
I would love to try all these products! I need to get better at washing my face in the morning, I take my makeup off every night, but I rarely wash my face in the morning!
Tony Fields says:
I love skin products
Diane Thacker says:
I love the Neutrogena skin care line especially the cleansing products. I shop at rite aid weekly so this is a perfect pair!
JACKIE GODBOUT says:
I would love to win because there is a RiteAid right up the street from my house, but I never go in because there is a CVS on the side of the street that is closer to me. This would give me a reason to play frogger and explore the unexplored.
I’m most excited to try the Neutrogena Cooling Gel Scrub.
Laura S Hast says:
I would love to win this giveaway because I need it and rite aid is close to my house????????????????????????????????????????????????????????✌????☝????
Kayte CookWatts says:
Neutrogena makes a great sunscreen and I am also a huge fan of their Ultra Gentle cleanser, because it has a perfectly balanced PH level, which is essential for protecting your skin’s moisture barrier.
Elizabeth broderick says:
Neutrogena and Butter milk work for my skin!!
Nancy Aden says:
I am 65 and my face is changing. I need to learn how to keep myself young on the inside and outside. I know these products could help me!
June Rivera says:
I would love to win because I use these products
Robert Torres says:
My wife likes to use different beauty products. She has sensitive skin and is very particular with what she uses.
I’d like to win because I go to RiteAid quite often. I’d be able to pic up a variety of things including facial cleansers, candy, chips, etc! Awesome!
Darlene Jilks says:
I have very oily skin and still have breakout with pimples-I know these products would make my skin feel so much better. Thank you for the chance.
Kathleen Robbins says:
I’d love to win this because I’ve been stuck in a “beauty routine rut” for a long time and these look like great products to try. I wouldn’t have any more excuses to stick with my same old routine!
Marilyn Nawara says:
I love trying new beauty products and these look excellent. Really interested in trying the Morning Burst Cleanser.
Angelica Dimeo says:
I would love to use biore blackhead products again still I struggle with them.
I’d love to win this so I can pick up some excellent Neutrogena moisturizers!
Dana Rodriguez says:
I love Neutrogena products and I love shopping at Rite Aid. I want to try the Neutrogena® Cleansing Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Night Calming. They sound really nice.