Instructions for acne kit - mild acne

How to clear your acne in 90 - 120 days

AM ROUTINE

  1. Cleanse your skin using Gentle Acne Wash (nickel to quarter sized amount)

  2. Ice any inflamed lesions

  3. Apply Organic Clarifying Toner (dime to nickel size amount) to your face and neck, then give it a few minutes to dry.

  4. Apply Herbal Clearing Moisturizer to entire face (dime to nickel size amount) 

  5. It is important to avoid over exposure to the sun.  If you plan to go in the sun, after your skin is dry, use One Society Non-tinted Matte Mineral sunscreen. Sunburn will dry your skin and when your skin is dry it increases oil, which can increase acne in the long run.

PM ROUTINE

  1. Cleanse your skin using Gentle Acne Wash (nickel to quarter sized amount)

  2. Ice any inflamed lesions 

  3. Daily: Apply Miracle Mandelic serum. (dime to nickel size amount). Allow to dry and leave on skin.  Once Every 2 Weeks: Instead of applying the serum, use the included Peel Pad to treat your skin. Use sweeping motions to apply the peel to your face then neck (avoid your eyes and lips). This will help to bring fresh skin to the surface and clarify your complexion.  Sometimes the creases on the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth can be extra dry and sensitive. If this applies to you, consider putting a little Vaseline over those areas to protect them before using the peel.

  4. Apply Herbal Clearing Moisturizer to entire face (dime to nickel size amount).

  5. After skin is dry, use the BPO 5% w/ Sulfur spot treatment. Use a clean finger or a Q-Tip to apply directly on top of acne lesions. You should be using a very small amount, directly on top of the lesion, especially in the beginning.  Avoid the eyes, lips, and creases around your nose and mouth.  Days 1 - 7 (leave on 1 hour then rinse off with water and pat skin dry) Days 8+ (may leave on overnight). BPO will bleach any colored fabrics it touches so it is advised to use white bed linens and sleep in a white t-shirt.

 

IMPORTANT: You must perform a patch test with BPO before using regularly. See below for instructions.

 

HOW TO PERFORM A PATCH TEST: (First time use only) To ensure that you are not allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) or Sulfur you must perform a Patch Test.  To do this, apply a small amount behind your ear or on the side of your neck. Leave the BPO on overnight to see if your skin has a reaction to it.  No other products should be used on that spot while performing the Patch Test. If redness or swelling occurs, let your Esthetician know and substitute BPO 5% w/Sulfur for the Congested Skin Detox Cream.

PEEL PAD: Once every 2 weeks, skip Step 3 (Serum) in the PM routine and instead apply the included Peel Pad. Use sweeping motions to apply the peel to your face then neck (avoid your eyes and lips). Sometimes the creases on the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth can be extra dry and sensitive. If this applies to you, consider putting a little Vaseline over those areas to protect them before using the peel, unless there is acne present in those places.  The peel pad will help to bring fresh skin to the surface and clarify your complexion.

EXPECT ADDITIONAL BREAKOUTS IN THE FIRST 30 DAYS: You may notice more breakouts in the first 30 days. This is totally normal. The Acne Kit is designed to increase the cell turnover rate in your skin. Because congestion can be present below the visible skin, this increased rate of cell turnover means that underlying acne will surface faster. This process is known as “Purging”. Your skin may look worse before it looks better. But don’t give up. You are 90 – 120 days away from acne free skin?

DRYNESS:  If your skin becomes dry and flaky. You may need to decrease the use of Miracle Mandelic or the Spot Treatment. One method to decrease your skin’s sensitivity is to take a break from using the serum for 2 days. Then begin using it again every other day.  If dryness continues to be a problem consider adding Hydrating Hyaluronic (between Step 2 and 3) as well as substituting Clear Complexion (Step 4) to your routine.

After 90 days if you are still having breakouts, talk to your Esthetician about moving up to the Moderate Acne kit.