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Treating Acne Masterclass

23.12.2021 | Skincare

Dr Zion and askINKEY’s Tom take us through a 5-step routine sharing their top tips on how to best treat your acne. Below are their product recommendations for each step. Remember that these products aren’t for everyone so if you’re unsure, head over to our Recipe Builder to create your personalised recipe or chat with  our askINKEY team where we are always happy to help you with your questions. 

Steps in your acne routine: 

Step 1: Salicylic Acid Cleanser 

Tip* Cleansing regularly will help reduce breakouts 

Step 2: Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Tip* Use Hyaluronic Acid on damp skin, it ensures moisture is drawn into the skin  

Step 3: Niacinamide Serum, Beta Hydroxy Acid Serum, Succinic Acid Treatment

Tip* Succinic is a great treatment – the earlier you use it the faster it gets to work 

Tip * Use Niacinamide Serum and BHA in different routines ie one morning and one night. BHA can be sensitizing so Niacinamide Serum can then irritate the skin if used together 

Step 4: Vitamin BCE Moisturizer 

Tip* Moisturizing is for all skin types, its locks and seals the benefits from the previous steps in your routine 

Step 5: SPF 

Tip* SPF is important to use, especially if you’re using actives so add this to your daily morning routine  

Dr Zion Tips for Treating Acne:  

Tip 1: If your skin is breaking out, minimize your routine and build it back up gradually  

Tip 2: To minimalize hormonal acne, track your cycle and 7 days before start to incorporate an acne specific product. When your cycle is ending, phase this product out.  

Tip 3: To treat individual blemishes, make sure you cover the area surrounding the blemish to reduce the pores underneath from flaring up and creating more breakouts 

Don’t worry if you missed it, the masterclass is still available to watch here


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