How you take care of your acne-prone skin really matters for your complexion.
Pick the right products and your acne gets better; use the wrong ones and it gets worse. That said, there are different types
of acne and they all have different "right" products. Let me help you sort through it all.
Take the Guess Work Out of Your Acne Treatment
In order to properly treat your acne, first you need to determine the type of acne you have (see list below). Next, you need to
build a complete skin care routine from my product recommendations. There are 4 essential skin care steps, which you'll do twice daily:
- Step 1: Cleansing
- Step 2: Treating
- Step 3: Balancing skin hydration
- Step 4: Protecting (daytime only)
You also need to avoid pore-clogging ingredients like oils in all the products that you apply to your acne-prone skin, including
in makeup and sunscreens. Pick products that fit your skin type and your skin's sensitivities so you avoid irritating your skin.
Harsh acne products can send sensitive skin running for oily moisturizers to soothe skin irritation, which worsens acne. Instead,
err on the side of caution, starting with the regular strength products that I recommend and work to the stronger versions of the
products as your skin has gotten used to them.
Acne Types and Their Treatments
On this website, I recommend the same skin care routines that I use in my dermatology practice to treat acne. Find the type of acne that
you have and click the link to see the routine I recommend:
- Facial Acne Vulgaris, if you tolerate most acne treatment products
- Facial Acne Vulgaris, if you are allergic to salicylic acid
- Facial Acne Vulgaris, if you are intolerant to benzoyl peroxide
- Back, Chest, Neck and Body Acne Treatment
- Facial Pityrosporum Folliculitis
- Acne and Anti-Aging Skin Problem Combination
- Acne-Related Frequently Asked Questions
Get Your Acne Questions Answered
Be sure to check out my answers to the commonly asked acne-related questions
that I have received.