If you are prone to acne, the first step is using a gentle cleanser without sulfates. NeoGenesis Cleanser is good for all skin types and all skin conditions, leaving the skin clean and nourished without stripping the skin. Many with acneic skin incorrectly believe that their skin is dirty and wash too often with harsh cleansers and exfoliants. This will damage the skin’s barrier and cause it to produce even more oil.
After Cleanser, NeoGenesis Recovery serum, abundant in S²RM® technology, is perfect to naturally restore balance within the skin and may help post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). NeoGenesis Recovery serum used twice per day will reduce the chances that scarring will occur.
After applying Recovery, incorporate one of our two acids, either Mandelic Acid 8% or Salicylic Acid Gel. We suggest introducing one of these at a time, and to be used once a day for the first 2 weeks. Once the skin has adjusted, and if needed, you may use up to twice a day. If choosing to use Mandelic Acid 8%, you can also use Salicylic Acid Gel to spot-treat the area of the pustules and comedones.
People who have acneic skin often steer clear of moisturizers, worrying that they’ll make their skin worse. Acne-prone skin doesn’t need oil, however, it does need hydration. Hydrated skin is a must for healthy skin. Keeping it hydrated will not trigger more oil production. Aggressively treated skin often appears oily and dehydrated at the same time. This will signal the hormones to produce more oil, keeping the problem ongoing. A light application of our Light Moisturizer or Barrier Renewal Cream to help give the skin the hydration it needs. Always follow with a chemical-free sunscreen during the day.
Complete your skincare routine with NeoGenesis MB-1 spray. It will help restore balance to the skin surface, which may mitigate breakouts and irritation.