The majority of our team has struggled at some point with acne, and this is a primary concern for many of our clients. You are not alone! From deep, painful, and cystic acne to constant active flare-ups that come to a head, we hear you. Our formulas are as mighty as they are pretty, and clear skin can be yours.
Acne-prone, oily, inflamed, and imbalanced skin will discover a routine crafted to balance oil production and rebuild disruptions of the skin barrier to bring you to full health and vibrancy.
step 1: cleanse
Massage a fat, blueberry-sized dollop of The Honey Mud into wet skin to emulsify into a silky, acid & enzyme cleansing milk, alternating (or even blending!) with The Clean Dirt on your exfoliation days.
Massage several pumps of The Pendulum Potion into dry skin, focusing on areas of makeup or congestion. Wet hands and continue massage, then place our warm, damp, Facial Steam Cloth over face and neck. Press, rinse, and repeat until skin is soft and cleansed.
Follow with The Honey Mud to deepen your cleanse and keep the complexion clear and bright. Either swirl into damp skin or smooth richly over clean, dry skin for a luscious, cell-reviving treatment.
step 2: Exfoliate
Measure 1 tsp. of The Clean Dirt’s concentrated powder and blend with just shy of equal parts water to form a soft mousse. Massage into damp skin with the pads of your fingertips, ideally while in the shower, to allow the heat and steam to soften and prepare skin. Leave for a few minutes, then face into the water to easily wash the formula away, massaging as you go.
Continue the *massage on your now-clean skin for at least another minute after the grains have been rinsed clear, focusing on areas of congestion, hyperpigmentation, dryness, or flakiness - often, you can feel dead skin releasing at your fingertips in this step! When you feel this sensation, continue rubbing that area of the skin until the texture shifts. Continue until skin is soft, smooth, and bright.
*If you have active, open breakouts, skip the massage portion in those areas, simply sweeping on with our brush, and rinsing after a few minutes.
step 3: Mask
Activate 1 Tbsp. of The Problem Solver with just shy of equal parts water to form a soft, rich mousse in our treatment bowl. Brush over skin and relax for 30-45 minutes until dry. When your treatment is complete, step into a warm shower, allowing the steam and running water to rehydrate the masque before rinsing away easily.
To enjoy The Honey Mud as an enzyme masque, smooth generously over clean, dry skin, leaving it to work its magic from a few minutes up to an hour before rinsing clear as you massage with the pads of your fingertips.
Bonus: I like to mask at least twice weekly with The Problem Solver, and an additional time or two with The Honey Mud. For a lush, glow-inducing alternative, try blending The Problem Solver with a dollop of The Honey Mud (my favorite!).
step 4: Moisturize
After every cleansing or treatment, feed and hydrate skin immediately with The Blue Cocoon and The Youth Dew. Always massage both into fully WET skin directly following rinsing (skip your towel completely), while skin is still warm and at its most receptive. This is particularly important for oil-averse complexions. Don’t neglect the delicate skin that makes up your eye area and your lips.
To provide overnight protection and support the regulation of your natural oil production, try doubling up on your portion size in the evenings before rest.
step 5: Mist
Complete your cleansing ritual by saturating skin with The Jasmine Garden and continuing your massage AFTER applying your oils. This game-changing formula enhances penetration and assimilation of everything that comes before it, enabling the best possible absorption of both fat and water-soluble nutrients, ultimately, reducing breakouts. Mist throughout the day for continued protection against acne and oiliness, keeping redness and inflammation at bay.
step 6: Nourish
After shaking bottle, dispense 4-6 pumps into wet hands, pressing between palms to trigger the vitamin actives. Massage this cerulean elixir from toes to hips, repeating generously over your upper body, and gliding over your every dip and curve with a firm, loving touch.
Try leaving your bottle in the shower for easy access and a daily reminder to massage into fully wet, softened skin prior to reaching for your towel.
Mist The Jasmine Garden generously when you feel the urge to pick at an oncoming pimple or an active breakout - stop the habit in its tracks. When you feel a pimple beginning to make its way to the surface, spot treat immediately. Simply blend a small amount of The Problem Solver with water or The Jasmine Garden to form a loose, opaque paste, smoothing over the area as needed. Leave on for 5-60 minutes, up to three times weekly, in addition to your full facial treatments. The Problem Solver + The Youth Dew is perfect for wet, active pimples that are just coming to a head or that have already come to a head. The Problem Solver + The Blue Cocoon works magic on painful cystic acne and areas of inflammation - including flare-ups of eczema, perioral dermatitis, or other inflammatory conditions. These blends really get to the core of the breakout and help quickly calm distressed skin without contributing to dryness or scarring, which can cause additional trauma to your complexion.