Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting roughly 60 million Americans every year. We understand resolving this issue can be cumbersome, 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 is key to achieving a sustainably healthy complexion. But, there’s more. We’re offering you 7 tips to help you succeed with your skincare routine to achieve your best skin and your best self.
1. Take Probiotics & Omega-3’s
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 proton your breakouts, leaving your skin looking tire, dull, and unhealthy. Use a gentle, non-foaming cleanser to 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 Omega’s 3, 6 & 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.