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Acne Skincare Routine by EI SKIN

Acne, unfortunately, is not just for the teenage years. Even as an adult, you can sometimes wake up to the occasional pimple or even a breakout at certain times of the month. In fact, the battle of the blemish can continue on through menopause with hormonal breakouts, whiteheads and even cystic acne. Having acne can make you feel depressed, embarrassed, angry and overwhelmed. If you are experiencing ‘blemish burnout’, we are here to break it down for you. The best acne skincare routine by EI SKIN. Our suggested acne-balancing regimen using our natural botanical-infused products that help keep skin clear and fresh.

Acne Skincare Routine is a simplified regimen for someone who has little time. Great additional skincare products would be incorporating a light toner and an occasional exfoliating mask into the regimen. If you have acne-prone skin, we suggest using clean-based products, formulated with natural ingredients that are designed to help keep skin balanced and healthy.

The best acne skincare routine by EI SKIN

Step 1: Cleanse

Sayonara – Clarifying + Purifying Cleanser
Acne Skincare Routine by EI SKIN starts with a clarifying cleanser
Sayonara – Clarifying Cleanser

Start your blemish-prone skincare regimen with this clarifying, non-drying green tea cleanser that sweeps away impurities while gently balancing skin, leaving skin feeling soft and refreshed.

Enriched with green tea, nettle extract and vitamin c, with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps remove dirt, oil, pollution and neutralizes excess oil to reduce breakouts.

How to Use: Dampen face and neck with lukewarm water. Pour a dime size amount of cleanser into wet palm of hand and gently massage in circular motions over skin. Continue to add more water slowly until begins to foam.  Rinse thoroughly.

Step 2: Detoxifying Mask (up to 3 times a week)

Ochre Earth – Pore & Blackhead Detox Clay Mask

Absorb access sebum, dry up blackheads and prevent clogged pores with this naturally revitalizing Kaolin mask. The mildest and gentlest of clays, kaolin offers anti-inflammatory and healing benefits for skin, helping to manage acne without over-drying.  It draws out toxins and delivers rich minerals, enzymes and skin conditioning botanicals to keep skin functioning at its optimal health, which helps prevent future breakouts.

How to Use: Apply an even layer of the Remineralize & Detox Clay Mask over a clean face and neck, avoiding eye area. Apply a thicker layer to oily skin to enhance detoxification. As mask begins to dry it will tighten as it draws out impurities. Leave on 15- 20 minutes but do not leave on longer. Once it is dry and flaking, it can start dehydrating your skin. Rinse off with warm water.

Step 3: Retinol Serum (A few times a week)

Nu Age – Retinol + Lactic Acid Glow Serum 

This can be used as Step 4 (after KLEAR) if skin is sensitive.

Incorporating a retinol into your acne skincare routine can be very beneficial for acne-prone skin, especially if it is hormonal. It can help treat current pimples and reduce the appearance of acne scarring. It does this by promoting natural exfoliation to keep skin free of clogged pores and dead skin cells, which helps prevent future breakouts.

*NuAge contains 1% encapsulated retinol.

How to Use: Start using 1-2 time a week for first two weeks to allow skin to acclimate to it. Apply a small amount of Retinol + Lactic Acid Glow Serum in the evening 2-3+ times a week. Avoid contact with eyes. May experience redness, dryness, stinging and flaking. If skin is sensitive, start very slowly and always do a patch test. Use in the Evening.

Step 4: Water-based Hydration

Klear – Salicylic Moisture Balance Gel

Klear is a silky, water-based gel that offers soothing and lightweight hydration to skin without the tackiness. Can also be used as a spot treatment, skin can easily absorb its nutrients, Salicylic Acid, Vitamins C and E.

Step 5: Mattifying Moisturizer (for dry skin)

Rejuve – Hydra-Matte Moisturizer

With colder days quickly approaching, even the oiliest skin can require a bit more moisture. Rejuve is infused with gentle chamomile, bilberry leaf and aloe vera to give skin a fresh, matte finish without an oily residue.

magnifying moisturizer for acne skin
Rejuve – Hydra-Matte Moisturizer

Other ways to help control acne:

Having a good acne skincare routine is beneficial but there are likely other root causes for your breakouts:

  • Reduce stress. Easier said than done but stress is a big contributor to breakouts, as they cause hormones, such as cortisol, to trigger inflammatory responses in the skin.
  • Gut health: one way toxins eliminate themselves is through the skin. Focusing on low sugar & processed, while high-phyonutrient vegetables. Try cutting out or minimizing dairy and boosting detoxifying foods.
  • Regular exercise.
  • If your doctor has determined your acne is caused by a hormonal imbalance, often caused by menstruation, menopause, increased androgen levels, you can help by eating healthy fats, yellow & green vegetables.
  • Try to get a good night sleep.
  • Studies have shown that low Vitamin D levels has been associated with acne. Speak to your medical provider about your Vitamin D levels and if supplements are an option.
  • With severe acne, after nothing else has worked, your doctor might be able to prescribe hormonal therapy for you.