Acne 101: Here’s How to Get the Skin You Want

Achieving the clear, radiant skin you're looking for is within your reach with the right approach. By combining professional treatments, dietary changes, and a consistent at-home skincare routine, you can take control of your acne and get that glowing skin you want. 


Professional Treatments

Professional treatments are often a game-changer for managing acne. Licensed estheticians offer advanced treatments like chemical peels and laser therapy that target acne at its source and can kick-start your at-home skincare routine by setting your skin up for success. Regular facials involving deep cleansing and extractions can also be tailored to your skin type will help keep your skin on track.

Professional care can also come from your dermatologist in the form of prescription acne medication—especially after trying numerous treatments and over-the-counter products. Starting this journey requires preparation, as there may be side effects from the medication. However, when you understand your prescription and pair it with the right skincare routine, you'll slay the game of achieving clear, radiant skin.


You Are What You Eat & Drink

Sometimes, it can help to look within when healing your acne. A little self-care and dietary changes can make a big difference.

Healing your body from the inside out is crucial. Why not clean up your diet a bit and try an organic, healthy diet to eliminate acne-causing toxins. Cutting out dairy is a must, as cow’s milk contains hormones that can exacerbate acne. A five-day juice cleanse designed for acne can also help detoxify your body—and you’ll feel great, too!

Water is essential for flushing out toxins that can clog pores. Not drinking enough water essentially invites acne to stay. Staying hydrated keeps your skin healthy and can prevent dehydration, contributing to skin damage and aging.

Finally, never underestimate the power of sleep. Sleep is vital for your body’s natural detox process. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night, and change your pillowcase regularly to prevent the buildup of oils and dirt.


At-Home Skincare Routine

The key to beautiful skin always starts with a consistent acne-focused skincare routine using high-quality botanical-based ingredients. 


  • Step 1: Cleanse: Choose a cleanser suited to your skin type. Dry skin benefits from an all-natural milk cleanser, while oily skin thrives with a gel-based cleanser. Combination skin benefits from double cleansing.
  • Step 2: Serum: Incorporate a serum that absorbs oil and controls breakouts. Look for botanicals like cajeput, tea tree, and palma rosa to help clear breakouts.
  • Step 3: Blemish Control Gel: Use a blemish control gel to suppress acne-causing bacteria and regulate oil production. Spot treatments can be effective for occasional blemishes.
  • Step 4: Protect: Use a mineral-based sunscreen to protect against harmful UVA/UVB rays and prevent premature aging.
  • Step 5: Moisturize (At Night): At night, replace sunscreen with a healing moisturizer. Look for natural ingredients like cypress oil and rosemary to balance sebum production and heal your skin.