I truly believe having a mild, gentle, and minimal skincare routine helps support your skin to balance out, and get healthy and clear again.
In today’s video I go over:
- Why it’s so important to have a gentle skincare routine to clear up acne?
- What is the most important product in your acne skincare routine?
- What products you should avoid when you have active acne?
- Do you really need a moisturizer when you have acne?
- What skincare ingredients you need to stay away from?
- Do you need a toner, mist, or other treatment products in your acne skincare routine?
- Could too many products or ingredients be messing up your skin?
- Is natural/organic products better for acne than mainstream skincare?
- Are my skincare guidelines different if you are using natural/organic skincare?
- What kind of sunscreen should you use when you have acne?
- What about anti-aging when you have acne?
- What about getting rid of acne scars when you have active acne?
And just a reminder of what I said in the beginning of the video – if you really want to clear up breakouts and acne for good (and get the best and fastest results), you’ve got to work on everything. That means, improving your diet, lifestyle, and skincare routine. All these things works hand-in-hand. It’s not only about products you are using, but also eating healthy, reducing stress, getting good sleep, etc.
Other blog posts and videos you should checkout:
- How To Get Rid Of Acne Breakouts Fast (My Top 5 Remedies)
- Honey vs Oil Cleansing Method For Acne
- How To Wash Your Face With Honey (Tips + Demo)
- Oil Cleansing Method For Acne Prone Skin (Tips + Demo)
- Mask Acne – Tips For Preventing Breakouts While Wearing A Mask
- How To Use A Spot Treatment Properly
- How I Cleared Up Adult Acne Naturally
- Why Your Skincare Products Don’t Work To Get Rid Of Acne
Recommended skincare ingredients to avoid while you have active acne
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
- Drying Alcohols (denatured alcohol, ethanol, alcohol denat, ethyl alcohol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, SD alcohol)
- Synthetic fragrance or perfume
- Chemical sunscreen filters (oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, octinoxate)
Skincare ingredients that can cause sensitivity or breakouts
- Coconut Oil
- Waxes (beeswax, petrolum based waxes, etc.)
- Butters (shea butter, cacao butter, etc.)
- Silicones (methicone, phenyl trimethicone, dimethicone, cyclomethicone, dimethiconol, dimethicone copolyol)
Recommended products for acne prone skin
- Smooth Honey or Manuka Honey
- Living Libations Frankincense Honey Mask (this is a smooth honey mixed with clarifying essential oils – it’s a mask, but you can use it as daily cleanser to purify skin and help fade acne marks).
- Jojoba Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Hemp Seed Oil (only good for oily skin, must store in fridge)
- LOA SKIN Botanical Beauty Elixir (great for irritated acne prone skin)
- LIVING LIBATIONS Sandalwood Best Skin Ever
- LIVING LIBATIONS Immortelle Best Skin Ever
- LEAHLANI Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil
- ANNMARIE SKIN CARE Restorative Cleansing Oil (great for dry, acne prone skin)
Wash Cloths For Oil Cleansing:
Mild Gel Cleansers:
If honey or oil cleansing doesn’t work for your skin and you prefer a gel or rinse off cleanser, these cleansers are gentle and very good at cleansing skin and removing makeup and sunscreen.
Moisturizing Oil Blend:
- LOA SKIN Botanical Beauty Elixir
- ANNMARIE SKIN CARE Herbal Facial Oil For Oily Skin (great for oily acne prone skin)
- LEAHLANI Siren Brightening Serum
- LIVING LIBATIONS Soothsayer Serum
- LEAHLANI Happy Hour Balancing Serum (for dry acne prone skin)