Our Top Tips to Treat Acne

June is Acne Awareness Month, and it’s likely that if you are reading this, you have experienced blemishes, breakouts, pimples, blackheads, at some point. Here’s a quick primer on acne and how to treat it.

What causes acne? The three key causes of acne are:

  1. Hormones
  2. Bacteria
  3. Clogged pores

Which Alchimie Forever products are good for acne-prone skin?

  1. Purifying Gel Cleanser: cleanse deeply, yet gently
    • Papaya enzyme cleanses the skin deeply, yet gently
    • Grapefruit has astringent properties to minimize shine
    • Aloe and cucumber ensure a gentle, balanced cleanse
  2. Kantic Light Clarifying Cream: even acne-prone skin needs some hydration
    • Rosemary fights acne-causing bacteria
    • Jojoba regulates sebum production
    • Anti-inflammatory ingredients calm angry skin
  3. Kantic Calming Cream: acne-rosacea? This is your go-to prodicut
    • European blueberries calm redness and irritation
    • Anti-inflammatory benefits
    • Pairs perfectly with strong prescription oral or topical medication

Top tips to ensure clear, healthy skin:

  1. Never pick at your breakouts. Actually, touch your face the least possible.
  2. Never go to sleep with makeup on. If possible, use no (or minimal) makeup.
  3. Don’t overdo it. Acne-prone skin is inflamed skin, so be gentle.
  4. Excessive stress, not enough sleep, and certain foods may aggravate existing acne. Lifestyle does matter.
  5. Make sure you wash your pillowcase weekly at the minimum.


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