As anyone who has tried and failed to treat their acne with specific products knows, the method of achieving clear, blemish-free skin is never straightforward. Factors like your skin type, the quality of the product, and even the season of the year can affect any given product’s efficacy. So when seeking the best acne products for your skincare routine, it’s best to start at the beginning, analyzing your skin type, assessing your previous results, and moving on from there.
What’s Your Skin Type?
The first key thing to do in establishing a good acne skincare routine is to identify your skin type. Although people with oily skin are typically considered the most blemish-prone, people with dry or normal skin can still experience breakouts, especially when using products that are too harsh for their skin, leading to increased oil production.
To identify your skin type, cleanse your face with a gentle, mild cleanser like Epicuren Discovery’s Clarify Cleanser. This ensures you don’t overdo it and dry your skin out. Wait a few hours, then observe your face. If there’s a lot of oil, you have naturally oily skin, and vice versa for dry skin.
Once you know your skin type, you can take our Skin Quiz to find acne products that will work for you.
Acne Care Routine
Although it’s tempting to want the strongest, most potent products to address your acne concerns immediately, the best skincare process to reduce acne takes time to see results. The essential steps of a routine are cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting. From this foundation, you can also consider adding toners or serums for further cleansing results or other specific treatment.
While you can customize your product choice using our skin quiz and product categories, if you’re looking for a quick way to get started on the path toward clear skin, try our convenient Clarify Starter Kit that comes with three discounted products that may be perfect for you.
Start with a gentle cleanser that’s formulated for your skin type, followed by your choice of toner. Toners can be a great way to further purify and clear out clogged pores to prevent acne from developing. Then move on to moisturizing with a light but hydrating formula, and end by protecting your skin from sun damage with a SPF 45 sunscreen.
For the days when you can see a pimple appearing and simply can’t deal with its appearance for the next several days, a spot treatment may be right for you. Our Clarify Blemish Eraser is specially formulated with acne-killing salicylic acid while being soothing and hydrating to avoid overly drying out the skin. When used on active breakouts or on areas of blemish-prone skin, this treatment can unclog pores and reduce the inflammation associated with acne.
Professional-Grade Acne Products From Epicuren Discovery
When it comes to keeping your skin clear, healthy, and radiant, the better your products, the better your results. Epicuren Discovery’s science-backed formulas provide the perfect balance between potency and gentleness, while giving you a spa-like experience with our luxurious scents and textures. Learn more about our company and our history by browsing our website.