When acne and breakouts become inflamed that's when dermatologists recommend a product with clinical-grade ingredients such as non-neutralized glycolic acid to combat inflammation and decrease acne breakouts. Below you will find a step by step routine to control acne and inflammation.
Step 1: Clean off excess oil - In order to prep your skin for optimal acne-free results, Dr. B. suggests cleaning and prepping skin with a toner that removes excess oil and dirt and allows other revitalizing treatments to enter the skin.
We recommend using DermChoice Purifying Facial Toner, an alcohol based toner to effectively remove stubborn oil, dirt, and make-up. . By applying a toner after cleansing, allows for the skin to be clear from dirt and oil that can get in the way from active ingredients trying to penetrate into the skin. Basically, by using a toner after cleansing aids in removing the excess oil and dirt from the skin to make way for what your skin really needs, glycolic acid and benzoyl peroxide.
Step 2: Apply glycolic to clean out pores - If you have dry skin Dr. B. recommends the DermChoice Glycolic Peel Cleansing Pads. If you have normal to dry skin we recommend you use the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream. Apply this immediately when you notice acne. The high percentage of clinical-grade glycolic acid in these two products will combat the substance clogging the skin's pores and allow healing of inflamed and irritated skin.
Step 3: Finish up with an Acne Lotion that contains an ingredient like Benzoyl Peroxide. It is known to kill the bacteria that causes acne. Use DermChoice Mild Acne Lotion every other day or everyday for more severe acne.
Lastly, If you tend to get breakouts in a certain area we recommend routinely spot treating the area (like the "T-Zone") with a mask such as DermChoice Deep Cleansing Facial Mask or chemical exfoliate such as the DermChoice Glycolic Peel Cleansing Pads with the ingredients glycolic acid and/or salicylic acid. This will zap the beginning stages of acne a minimize it from getting too inflamed.
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