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Acne Skincare Routine to Avoid Breakouts

There's nothing like seeing a new or unexpected breakout greet you in the morning as you look in the mirror. We've been there - it's not fun!

Barefaced skincare model. Acne Skincare Routine to Avoid Breakouts

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Bye, Bye Breakouts

Since there are many things that can contribute to acne (genetics, food sensitivities, hormones, etc.), it's easy to feel helpless or overwhelmed in the process of figuring out how to stop the breakouts. Luckily, we're here to help you feel and look your best! Below are a few sample routines for someone with acne-prone skin, along with our best acne-fighting products.

 

If you have WHITEHEADS/BLACKHEADS:

MORNING:
 EVENING:
 Weekly Treatments:

 

If you have CYSTIC ACNE:

MORNING:
 EVENING:
 Weekly Treatments:
 

Acne is an inflammatory condition and minimizing inflammation is key! Here are a few extra tips to help minimize breakouts:

    • Avoid touching your face throughout the day
    • Change your pillowcase on a regular basis
    • Wash your hands before cleansing your face
    • Try an anti-inflammatory diet

 


Feel free to refer to our FAQ page and under each product in the shop to see how to incorporate the products altogether. And don’t worry! Sensitivity, redness, dryness and possibly purging (one in four people experience purging aka increased breakouts) are not unexpected as you start to use certain products. It can take 6-8 weeks to adjust to a skincare regimen. *If your acne is moderate or severe, it is probably best to be seen in-person so that a skincare specialist can put you on a tailored regimen with prescription topicals/medications.


Ready to jump into using a retinol for acne? Read our best tips for beginners using retinoids here!

 

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Sources:

  1. Clinical in Dermatology, September–October 2004, Pages 360-366
  2. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2021, pages 55–65 

 

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