If you suffer from acne, piecing together a skin care routine can be an exercise in trial and error. How do you decipher which key ingredients are most effective and figure out how to use them together? Advice gleaned from well-meaning friends or frantic Googling can be contradictory, confusing, or worse, wrong. That’s why we turned to Ashley Magovern, M.D., board-certified dermatologist and Dermstore’s own medical director, to curate the Problem Solution: Clarifying Regimen, our new limited-edition kit. Here, Dr. Magovern outlines her expert-approved morning and nighttime skin care routines for a clearer complexion.
Treating acne effectively is a delicate balance between using the right blend of active products and not irritating or compromising the skin barrier. Acne sufferers often overtreat or over-scrub their breakouts, which already exist on an inflamed skin barrier, and this can make the acne worse. Improving your skin is all about building the right routine.
The products in this regimen will help accelerate skin turnover, keep pores clear and reduce inflammation and bacterial counts, leaving you with clearer, healthier skin. When using your new routine, be patient and stay consistent—continue using the products for several more months even after your breakouts have begun to clear.