The Grooming Manual
Acne. We all face it from time to time - some of us more than others. And whether it’s the occasional pimple or a full-blown breakout, it can be a real joy-kill, not to mention a confidence killer.
Plus, once we’re in the midst of it, it can feel like there’s not much that we can do about it besides wait it out hope it goes away fast. Luckily, that’s not exactly true.
Here, we’re going to explain exactly how to get rid of that acne fast (and even prevent it from popping up in the first place - no pun intended) in four simple steps.
Step 1: Wash Your Face
First, you have to wash your face with an effective acne face wash every day - morning and evening, if you can. You might think that this is overkill, but it’s really not.
Well, let’s step back and understand what’s really causing your blackheads and pimples. First, there are blackheads. Contrary to popular belief - and their black appearance - blackheads are not pores filled with dirt and grime. Instead, they’re pores that are clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The black color comes from the oil becoming oxidized and trapped. The common perpetrators here? Dry skin, weather, and a buildup of dead skin cells.
It’s pretty much the same thing with pimples, whiteheads, pustules…you get it. They’re all usually caused by some mixture of dead skin, oil, bacteria, and irritation.
Well, you’re not going to effectively get rid of that build-up of oil and bacteria if you’re not consistent. You’re just going to wash the surface stuff off and leave the real problem-causers to get worse underneath.
You’re also not going to get it done effectively if you’re not using ingredients that work. Sometimes, even the best acne face wash you'll find in drugstores will just add chemicals to the mix and strip your skin of its natural oils, ultimately making the problem worse, particularly if you have sensitive skin.
Instead of going down this path, you want to use an acne face wash that will effectively unclog pores, decrease inflammation, and kill acne-causing bacteria without overdrying or irritating your skin.
That’s why we recommend that you cleanse morning and evening with our Acne Controlling Face Wash For Men.
- Salicylic acid to unclog pores and clear acne
- Grapefruit to naturally kill the bacteria and provide a ton of nutrients to the skin
- Tea tree oil, which has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties (talk about a triple threat).
In short, it’ll actually address your acne and get the job done without causing any unintended problems.
Step 2: Moisturize
Next, you have to moisturize. We talked a little bit about dead skin cells and your skin’s natural barrier - and those are both really important here.
See, your “natural barrier,” in simple terms, is essentially a protective layer of natural oils that you have on the surface of our skin. It keeps bacteria and other irritants out, and it keeps your skin moisturized and healthy.
Well, for most people, that barrier is compromised because they're:
- Using products that are too harsh
- Washing their face too often
- Being rough on their skin, etc
And that can lead to major ongoing concerns like wrinkles, flaky skin, irritation, redness, and acne.
That’s where a super-effective moisturizer - like the Acne Controlling Face Moisturizing Treatment For Men - can really make a difference.
The key here is to effectively address your acne concerns while reducing inflammation and supporting your skin’s natural barrier. Again, that’s where most products fall short; they either contain too much salicylic acid (which completely destroys any barrier you have left), or they further clog your pores and cause more irritation with comedogenic ingredients.
This moisturizer only uses effective, natural ingredients like willow bark, vitamin E, and tea tree oil to ensure that you get all of the benefits of a moisturizer without any of these common drawbacks.
Plus, it’ll keep your natural oil in check throughout the day so you don’t develop any midday shine.
Step 3: Treat Breakouts Directly
Sometimes, you’re still going to get a pimple even if you do things right. That’s where an effective acne spot treatment can be a real game-changing acne solution.
The Acne Controlling Spot Treatment For Men quickly and naturally targets acne at the root using a powerful combination of salicylic acid, willow bark, and witch hazel. These ingredients work together to:
- Reduce inflammation
- Kill acne-causing bacteria
- Soothe inflammation
- Minimize pores
- Dissolve the “inter-cellular glue” that makes dead cells stick together and leads to acne build-up
And you'll likely start seeing results fast.
Step 4: Tone Down the Aftermath
Finally, there’s the aftermath - dark spots and acne scars that appear over time. These scars and marks usually come from cystic, inflamed acne lesions that don’t heal quite as well as the original skin. This can cause a ton of different kinds of scars, including atrophic, icepick, boxcar, and rolling scars.
The key thing to keep in mind here, though, is that these surface irregularities won’t heal on their own (unlike acne-related discoloration, which will usually resolve with time...eventually). Instead, they usually require some kind of resurfacing and collagen to correct the structural deformities and marks in the skin.
That’s where the Clearing Scar Cream For Men comes into play.
This treatment is loaded with powerful ingredients that will reduce the appearance of scars and provide the nutrients that your skin needs to properly heal. This includes:
- Vitamin C: An antioxidant that can even out pigment around acne scars and boosts collagen production, which can help your skin heal (and look firmer and more even) over time.
- MSM: This nutrient - found in many superfoods and in our skin naturally - helps reduce pigmentation issues.
- Antioxidants: Antioxidants help calm inflammation, increase circulation, and stop free radicals from damaging your skin, thereby reducing the appearance of acne scars.
Follow these four simple steps every day, and you will effectively kill acne-causing bacteria, calm inflammation, give your skin the nutrients it needs … and kiss your acne struggles goodbye.
Ready to get started? You can get all four steps in one comprehensive acne system with our Acne Controlling System For Men.