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7 Tips for Clear Skin

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting roughly 50 million Americans every year. We understand the frustration and confusion around acne treatment options, which is why we’ve developed a more complete approach to clearing breakout-prone skin.

Implementing an effective dermatologist-grade skincare regimen, like Acne Clearing System, into your daily routine can make all the difference in your pursuit of clearer, healthier skin. In addition, the tips below can help you succeed with your skincare routine and achieve your best skin:

1. Take probiotics and Omega 3s

 Incorporate a probiotic into your daily routine to improve the results of your acne-clearing regimen. There is a strong connection between stress, gut health, and clear skin. We believe Omega-3’s (1,200 mg) are also capable of nourishing and improve skin condition, particularly skin types that are breakout-prone.

2. Use only the recommended amount

It’s a common tendency to believe that, “if a little is good, then more is better.” However, that’s not the case with effective dermatologist skincare, particularly acne-clearing products. Your skin is like a sponge and can only absorb a limited amount of products. The rest just sits on the surface of your skin and can cause irritation. Use the recommended amount and remember, a little goes a long way.

3. Avoid over-cleansing

Aggressive scrubbing and/or cleansers with harsh ingredients or abrasive beads will irritate your skin. This irritation can aggravate and prolong your breakouts, leaving your skin looking tired, dull and unhealthy. Using a gentle, non-foaming cleanser will restore and protect your natural moisture barrier.

4. Wash your linens

Routinely wash your pillowcase and sheets at least once a week to avoid the built-up soils that can clog your pores.

5. Avoid picking

As tempting as it may be, avoid picking. Aggravating your blemishes will not only prevent them from healing but may also lead to permanent scarring which can be very difficult to treat. Plus, touching your face transfers acne-causing bacteria to your skin, creating new blemishes and making your current condition worse. If you can’t resist the urge (because let’s be real, we’re all human and it happens sometimes), make sure your hands are clean and use an antibacterial spot treatment like Neosporin on the affected area to reduce redness and inflammation more quickly.

6. Be patient and consistent

Effective breakout and acne clearing products take time to work with daily use. You’ll see improvements relatively quickly, but the best results aren’t achieved for at least 60-90 days. Even when your skin clears, continue to use your products consistently because breakouts typically take 7-14 days to surface. Plus, your results will only continue to improve over time.

7. Don’t blame oil

Over the past two decades, we have learned that not all oils are bad for acne-prone skin. In fact, just as there are good and bad oils for our diet, there are some oils (like Omegas 3, 6 and 9) that are essential to achieving and maintaining a healthy clear complexion. We especially like the oils from fruit seed extracts due to their high nutritional content and ability to support the skin’s own anti-inflammatory system.

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2 comments

  • I have been using the acne kit for 1 1/2 week and at first it seemed like it was starting to work, but then I started to get more acne and every night I use the 3rd step my face feels like it’s on fire! Is that normal?

    Yani
  • Hi Yani – Yes. This can be a normal reaction as your skin is adjusting to this product. Retinol stimulates new skin cell turnover which can sometimes feel a bit irritating at first, depending on the sensitivity of your skin. We recommend starting slowly at first, to allow your skin time to adjust. Please be sure you’re not using too much, too quickly. These products are all highly concentrated and you should only need about 1-2 pumps of Steps 2 & 3, and just 2-4 drops of the Healthy Complexion Booster. You can also do a patch test on a 1" square of the inside of your arm, to test for irritation. Leave on overnight and if you don’t experience irritation, try applying to your face again as directed. Apply just once, every other day for the first week or so, before slowly building up to daily use. Once your skin feels comfortable, you can ultimately build up to twice daily use if needed.

    Please give us a call at 1-800-260-2250 if you have any questions or would like to speak to a Skincare Consultant. We would love to learn more about your skin and help by adjusting your regimen as needed. We also offer a 90-day money-back guarantee if you find that your skin is too sensitive. Our office hours are M-F 9a-6p ET and we are always here to help!

    MD Complete Skincare

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