Acne can be frustrating, painful, and damaging to your self-esteem. We know how difficult it can be to deal with acne, so we’ve developed a simple acne-fighting skincare routine to help you achieve clear, healthy skin.
Here is a simple, 5-step routine to help get rid of acne and promote nourished, balanced skin.
5 Simple Steps for an Effective Daily Acne Routine
Cleanse your skin morning and night using a gentle, oil-free cleanser. Opt for nourishing, hydrating cleansers as opposed to harsh cleansers that strip the skin and may disrupt its pH balance.
For mornings, a gentle cleanser is all that is needed. We highly recommend this Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser that features powerful antioxidants and anti-pollutant boosters. This formula helps control excess sebum, and remove dirt, all while nourishing the skin and fortifying it with antioxidants.
For the evening, look for a cleanser that is gentle yet effective at removing dirt and product residue from the day. Our Corrective Cleanser & Peel combines purifying technology and a mild peel into one powerful formula that removes embedded dirt, damaging pollutants, and excess sebum.
With L-Lactic, encapsulated Salicylic Acid, and a nourishing V8 Peptide Complex®, this formula was specifically designed to leave oily, congested skin clean, renewed, and hydrated.
Another excellent cleansing option is our Micellar Treatment Gel, a cleanser designed to gently purify all skin types and neutralise pollutants.
2. Use a Toner (Optional)
After cleansing your skin, a toner can help remove additional impurities and promote a balanced pH. Opt for toners with ingredients such as tea tree oil or witch hazel. The use of toner comes down to personal preference. Try adding a toner to your routine to see if you notice an improvement in your acne.
After cleansing and toning, topical actives can be used to help control acne. Look for products that contain proven acne-fighting ingredients such as retinol, salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide. These potent ingredients reduce inflammation and help fight acne-causing bacteria.
The Potent Clearing Serum is packed full of active ingredients that help diminish scarring and control breakouts. Salicylic Acid and L-Lactic Acid exfoliate the skin and promote cell turnover while soothing botanicals help reduce inflammation and hydrate the skin.
If acne and fine lines are your top skin concerns, consider adding this Potent Retinol Serum to your anti-acne routine. With micro-encapsulation technology, superior potency, and V8 Peptide Complex®, this formula helps fight acne, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promote hydration, and improve skin texture.
For another powerful retinol option to fight acne and ageing at the same time, we recommend adding this professional strength Retinol Concentrate to your routine. Using the highest concentration of retinol available without a prescription, this formula leaves skin rejuvenated, hydrated, and fortified.
After applying any active ingredients, lock in hydration with an oil-free moisturiser. Choose a non-comedogenic moisturiser to ensure it won’t clog pores.
During the day, the final step in your skincare routine should be a lightweight, non-comedogenic sunscreen. Look for a formula with at least SPF 30. Even on cloudy days, sunscreen is important for protecting your skin against damaging UV rays.
We offer two SPF 30 sunscreens, our Mineral Pro SPF30 and Tinted Mineral Pro SPF30, that are suitable for all skin types. These sheer, lightweight formulas rely on Zinc Oxide, a natural mineral, for powerful protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
Along with providing excellent protection against the sun’s rays, zinc oxide is also naturally soothing and perfect for acne-prone skin types or easily irritated skin.
Bonus: Consider Professional Skin Treatments for Acne
Along with following a daily anti-acne routine, certain professional skin treatments for acne can help promote clearer, healthier-looking skin. At The Fresh Skin Clinic, we offer a range of skin treatments for acne reduction and management.
If your primary skin goal is getting rid of acne, we highly recommend the following medical-grade skin treatments:
- DMK Skin Revision — A gentle yet powerful treatment that helps reveal brighter, rejuvenated skin without any downtime. This nourishing treatment helps clear congestion and fortify the skin to leave it looking revived and healthy.
- O Cosmetic Pro Peels — O Cosmetics Pro Peels are professional-grade peels that can be customised based on your skin type and concern. Formulated with medical strength actives, natural fruit extracts, and skin-mimicking carriers, this non-invasive treatment can help treat acne, texture issues, redness, dehydration, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and scarring.
- Clinical Skin Treatments — Clinical Skin Treatments are an effective way to brighten, manage acne, fade hyperpigmentation, reduce fine lines, hydrate, exfoliate, and tone. This non-invasive treatment helps achieve maximum results in minimal time, leaving skin refreshed and more even toned. Each treatment is tailored to the current condition of your skin and features a cleanse, skin detoxification, customised exfoliant, and a nourishing mask.
- Omnilux Light Therapy — Omnilux Light Therapy is a gentle, clinically-proven, painless procedure that uses targeted wavelengths of light to support the skin’s natural healing processes. Along with helping to heal acne, the benefits of light therapy include brightening, more even tone, improved texture, softened scarring, and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Along with professional acne treatments and a good skincare routine, consult with a dermatologist to ensure you are taking the right steps for getting rid of acne.
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By following a daily anti-acne routine, you can help manage oil production, kill acne-causing bacteria, and promote clearer, healthier skin. Be patient and consistent with your routine as it will take time to see results.
Our exclusive range of topical products, supplements, and medical-grade skincare treatments was designed to help everyone achieve beautiful, healthy skin. If you would like to help develop a personalised skincare routine based on your concerns, feel free to contact us. Our team of skincare professionals can help you build a targeted, customised skincare routine to get you results fast.
With 15 years of experience and a commitment to continuing education, our advanced skin therapists are here to help you with all your skin concerns, regardless of your skin type, skin condition, or age.
Contact us to learn more about how our professional, medical-grade skincare treatments and powerful topical skincare treatments can help you reveal healthier, glowing skin in a safe, non-invasive, gentle manner.