Lisa’s teenage acne problems worsened when she started using DIY cleansers and lotions made with shea butter. Like many people, she thought natural meant less harmful to the skin, but that’s not always the case.
Our acne education library has numerous natural ingredients that can damage your skin, causing more clogged pores and pimples than you can ever imagine. Needless to say, her breakouts became inflamed and her acne-prone skin only got worse.
Lisa’s journey to clear skin took about 12 weeks. She started with our Blackheads Kit and added our Mandelic Serum for folliculitis on her forehead. She then began using our Hormonal Acne Kit-to-Clear, and now her personalized daily skin care regimen includes:
Lisa’s Morning Acne Skincare Routine
She starts the day by washing her face with our Daily Wash. Containing a special blend of allantoin and chamomile, Daily Wash is a mild foaming cleanser that leaves the skin completely clean without feeling stripped.
Next, she ices her acne to decrease inflammation and tone down red, angry pimples and follows this by applying an alcohol-free toner to keep her skin from drying out. Many over-the-counter acne regimens can make your skin peel and flake. Our Purifying Toner contains the antimicrobial properties of benzoic and salicylic acid to disinfect acne-prone skin and reduce the appearance of large pores.
Lisa then uses our Mandelic Serum to help fade old acne spots. She has found that her pigmentation has faded and her skin texture is much smoother.
Her final morning skin care step is to use her favorite product, our Daily Moisturizer. One of our most popular products, this is a lightweight moisturizer that reduces the tightness and dryness associated with acne treatments and medications. It also gives a boost of extra hydration when layered under sunscreen. Daily Moisturizer’s water-light texture leaves a silky matte finish, making it an excellent makeup primer.
Lisa’s Evening Skincare Routine
In the evening, Lisa begins her nighttime skincare regimen with her cleanser and toner, followed by Hydrating Gel to keep her skin hydrated and smooth and protect it from getting dry from her acne medication.
She follows this with our lowest-dose Clearing Gel (2.8) with benzoyl peroxide, which helps clear up her skin with micronized benzoyl peroxide. Lastly, she spot treats any big pimples with our Overnight Treatment, which destroys acne-causing bacteria, breaks down whiteheads and pustules, and acts as an antibacterial inside the pores to effectively dry and shrink unsightly pimples overnight.