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The Best Solutions for Acne-Prone Skin


Soothing Solutions for Acne-Prone Skin

  1. Salicylic acid
  2. Soothing serum
  3. Targeted treatment
  4. Hydration

Acne-prone skin can be tough to tackle. Let SkinCeuticals guide you through an easy, effective, acne-targeted skincare routine. There are a few specific skincare "musts" when it comes to acne-prone skin. Among the most important are keeping the pores clear of potentially clogging dirt, debris, and dead skin cells, as well as managing excess oil. Yet it’s a common misconception that harsh, irritating products are the only way to achieve these goals. In fact, a gentle approach can be more effective for both the short- and long-run since less side effects can translate to sticking with your acne-fighting products—and maintaining a clear complexion. With a salicylic acid cleanser, exfoliating toner , and other targeted skincare treatments, managing acne-prone skin is easier that you think.

Acne-prone skin solution #1: Salicylic acid

A skincare regimen must-have: salicylic acid. This ingredient is ideal for acne-prone skin due to the gentle nature with which it exfoliates skin to promote the shedding of dead skin cells so they don’t clog the pores. This beta-hydroxy acid is also oil-soluble, which means that it helps dissolve excess oil within the pores, in turn reducing the likelihood of breakouts. Salicylic acid is generally well-tolerated by most skin types, and it can be found in several types of products. A salicylic acid cleanser (such as our gentle cleanser LHA Cleansing Gel) is an easy way to incorporate mild exfoliation into your skincare routine, and this simple step can also help decongest pores, refine skin texture, brighten the skinw, and reduce blemishes without skin irritation or over-drying the skin. Follow up with an exfoliating toner formulated with salicylic acid (like our LHA Toner), you can ensure no residue is left behind after cleansing and get an extra pore-clearing, tone-evening, texture-smoothing, complexion-enhancing boost.

Acne-prone skin solution #2: Soothing serum

A soothing serum with botanical ingredients such as cucumber, thyme, and olive leaf can help calm the appearance of skin irritation and excessive redness following a breakout—and a hydrating formulation can help provide the skin with the lightweight moisture acne-prone skin needs. Our Phyto Corrective Gel is a hydrating gel face serum that provides all of these benefits to acne-prone skin, as well as help promote an even-toned, clear complexion.

Acne-prone skin solution #3: Targeted treatment

A specially-formulated face serum can serve as a powerful helping hand when trying to keep acne-prone skin in balance. A product designed to gently exfoliate and curb excess oil without causing excessive dryness or irritation while simultaneously improving the appearance of visible signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone is ideal. Blemish + Age Defense is an oil-free face serum does just this with a blend of gently exfoliating dioic, lipo-hydroxy, salicylic, glycolic, and citric acids—and it can be used on the entire face or as a spot treatment for blemishes as needed.

Acne-prone skin solution #4: Hydration

Hydration is extremely important when taking into account skin's health; however, we cannot forget that each unique skin type has different needs. Acne-prone skin requires oil-free hydration, since clogged pores add to the acne buildup. The best lightweight face serum to achieve this is SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel, which can be used as a moisturizer on its own for those with especially oily skin, or for additional hydration (if necessary) when using a product such as the face moisturizer Daily Moisture, which helps minimize the appearance of pores and protect against environmental damage while leaving skin with a smooth, non-greasy finish.

An anti-acne regimen should make your skin look and feel better, not worse. With the proper skincare products, you can maintain a clear complexion without experiencing unwanted skin irritation and even help improve the appearance of other skin concerns as well.

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