How to build an anti-acne skincare routine

My long-time faves, NeoStrata, have released some powerful anti-acne skin products.

How to build an anti-acne skincare regime

Salicylic acid is king in an anti-acne regime and NeoStrata released a few amazing anti-acne products that should find their way into your routine. They’re quite powerful, so here’s how you can build an anti-acne skincare regime without suffering dry, irritated skin.

  • NeoStrata Acne Clear Clarifying Gel Cleanser ($24.50): formulated with 2% salicylic acid (which is quite high), this cleanser is perfect for unclogging inflamed pores and reducing dead skin build-up. Use it as your daytime or night time cleanser, but make sure to follow-up with a hydrating serum or face moisturizer.
  • NeoStrata Acne Clear Clarifying Solution ($29.50): also formulated with 2% salicylic acid, this your powerful anti-acne toner. I highly recommend using it only in your night time routine and using SPF in the AM. Using the gel cleanser with the toner can be excessive, so another option would be a milk cleanser (hydrating) + the Clarifying toner in the evening.
  • NeoStrata Acne Clear Acne Treatment Fluid ($29): dry up any active and inflamed acne with the treatment fluid, while absorbing excessive sebum. If you want to add this post-Clarifying Solution or Gel Cleanser, use it as a serum on top of a hydrating face mask to soothe. Or, you can use it as a spot treatment!

Salicylic acid is important, but the key to success is including massive amounts of hydration before or after your anti-acne products to avoid any dry patches or flaky-skin. NeoStrata has always been a fave of mine and these new additions to their collections are amazing.

FTC: these products were sent to me for my consideration; all opinions are my own!