Acne is a common, non-contagious skin complaint that affects so many of us. Characterised by blackheads, whiteheads, yellow pus-filled spots and redness caused by inflammation, a small percentage of which will form painful cysts that can cause scarring if left untreated.

Our skincare advice and product recommendations

Cleanse

A gentle cleansing routine helps to reduce sebum levels and limits the amount of spot-causing bacteria. Cleanse your face and neck, morning and evening, using a mild cleanser such as our Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. Massage the purifying cream with your fingertips onto dry skin, soak the pure muslin cloth in warm water and use it to gently wipe away the cleanser.

Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
I used Cleanse & Polish after a remommendation from a friend. My skin is still acne prone so I was really happy when I started to see an improvement in my skin after using both the Cleanse & Polish and the Skin Repair Moisturiser. Great products! Miss Pauline McKeown

Tone

Gently pat your skin with a soft, clean towel, letting it dry naturally before applying any topical medication (if prescribed). You may find it helps to follow with an alcohol-free toner such as our Instant Boost Skin Tonic; this contains soothing aloe vera to help calm troubled, irritated skin.

Instant Boost Skin Tonic

Instant Boost Skin Tonic

Moisturise

Every skin type needs the protection of a moisturiser. If it's oily, choose a product specifically formulated for oily, combination and problem skins. Our Skin Repair Light is a lightweight lotion that doesn't overload or block pores. Similarly, our After-Shaving Moisturiser is a light, easily-absorbed formula that contains self-heal, a natural remedy for skin irritation, protective natural source vitamin E and borage to help calm and moisturise.

Skin Repair Light Moisturiser

After-Shaving Moisturiser

Skin Repair Moisturiser  After-Shaving Moisturiser

Treatments

Be gentle to your skin - try not to scrub or over-treat it by using harsh products in an attempt to eradicate oiliness. Stripping the skin can aggravate it further and upset its natural balance, often triggering increased levels of sebum which may lead to more spots.

Leave skin looking calm, balanced and clear with our concentrated Deep Cleansing Mask. The special combination of green clay and manuka honey helps to draw out any impurities and excess oil.

Deep Cleansing Mask

Deep Cleansing Mask

For more detailed advice and treatments read our acne fact sheet, or use our online Live Help.

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