Whether you struggle with adult acne, teen acne, rosacea or breakouts, the struggle is real! One of the most common mistakes people make in response to acne is stripping your skin of important nutrients with harsh products that dry out your skin and make you more prone to future breakouts. Instead of starving your skin, identify and address each of the root causes of acne and build a healthy complexion through products that nourish your skin. The video and content below will help you figure out what is the best skincare routine for acne prone skin.
To start, pick a cleanser targeted for your skin type. For teens, we usually recommend a gel-based cleanser like Silver Clarifying Wash, which also uses colloidal silver and acne-fighting actives to help rebalance your skin and fight infection. For adult acne or sensitive skin, a soothing cream cleanser ensures a gentle clean skin tone overall.
Next, pick a targeted toner that helps balance your skin's ph balance and prime your skin for better absorption of moisturizers and serums. Our misting toners are great for repeat use throughout the day and also help manage and mitigate acne caused by friction, like the dreaded maskne. Teens typically like the Green Energy Clarifying Toner, while sensitive skin does better with a calming and soothing toner like Blue Butterfly Balm Calming Toner.
For rosacea or aggravated skin, hold off on exfoliators until your regular skin care routine brings those issues under better control. Although it's tempting to try scrubs and exfoliators when you experience a breakout, there's a real risk of damage and scarring. Once your skin is ready for it, a gel exfoliator like Flash Facial helps clear debris and dead skin cells preparing your skin to receive hydration and nutrients from serums and moisturizers.
After cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, a targeted acne serum, like Super Clear, used morning and night actively works to clarify and clean acne at the source. Combining ingredients like niacinamide and salicylic acid with natural actives treat acne at the source while nourishing and hydrating skin.
Moisturizer and Face Oil
Although many people avoid moisture for acne treatment, moisturizers and face oils are critically important aspects of a good acne-fighting routine. Think about this as a way to feed your skin the right things, rather than starving your skin. Specifically for acne-prone skin, we usually recommend Nano Clarifying Hydrator mixed with Organic Omega Oil. These two products work together to hydrate skin, add nutrients, and rebuild your skin's natural defenses against breakouts. One of the key benefits to this approach is rebalancing your skin's natural oil production, even for oily skin! By giving your skin the care it needs, you're reducing some of your body's need for excessive oil production.
Lastly, a spot treatment for targeted breakouts is a proven and hyper-effective way to address angry marks or blemishes, minimizing their appearance and kickstarting your body's natural healing process. Blemish Buster can be used overnight or as needed in an emergency. By implementing a regular daily skincare routine, you're also creating a baseline for results. Be consistent with it and you should see improvements quickly. Monitor changes in your skin and make adjustments according to your specific needs.