How do I know if my skin is acne-prone?

You know your skin is acting acne-prone when it looks irritated, has formations of blemishes, may be discolored, or has some redness and larger pores. Acne-prone skin can be oily, shiny, dry, damaged or all of the above.

Take it slow.

When you experience an increase in hormones or stress, your skin may overproduce its natural oils, resulting in a breakout. When these oils combine with inflammation-causing bacteria and a build-up of dead skin cells, your pores clog, and blemishes are the result. The key: balancing your skin’s oil production, resetting your skin’s delicate pH balance, and calming inflammation. These deep-cleaning formulas are designed to heal your acne-prone skin and leave it looking clean and bright.

Intuitive Blends For Acne-Prone, Moody Skin

Purity is acne-prone skin's superhero.

When to use it: When acne appears, we recommend treating it with Purity Perfectly Clear Tonic. This "super hero" formula is loaded with natural ingredients that contain powerful antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties.

Why we love it: Purity offers soothing agents that draw the skin's own moisturizing fluids and natural nutrients to the surface, replenishing and repairing the moisture barrier. The cooling peppermint, healing aloe, and detoxifying dandelion found in Purity will help your skin look and feel it's best. Purity leaves the skin absorbent and able to accept the full nutrient benefits of the hydrating and rejuvenating ingredients in your creams and serums.

How to use it: Slowing down and loving your skin results in a long term, healthy glow. Starving and drying out acne-prone skin accelerates aging and exacerbates the problem. Allowing your skin to return to it's natural state of health with a gentle skincare routine is best. Be mindful when taking care of your skin. Don't rush your routine. Unapologetically taking that "me time" helps relieve stress and anxiety at the beginning and end of the day. Your products will be more effective too.

We know it's tempting, but please don't pick your skin! It's amazing how much faster your skin will heal if you let it be.

TIP: Apply a light coat of Purity to the skin after cleansing. Pump a few squirts into your palm, rub your hands together and tap it into our skin with your fingertips. Finish with upward sweeping motions. You can also apply Purity with a cotton pad.

Ashes + Purity = Morning Blemish Blast

When to use it: You woke up with a new pimple.

Why we love it: It puts your blemishes in check, fast! This blend helps control your overactive oil glands and sebum production, removes dead skin, and quickly reduces inflammation and breakouts – without stripping the skin or disrupting its delicate pH balance.

How to blend: Dust the palm lightly with Ashes Reincarnation Cleansing Grains and add 4-5 pumps of Purity to create a silky cleansing fluid.
  • Gently massage into damp skin, wetting the hands as needed so the fluid glides over the skin.
  • Gently remove by pressing a warm moist cloth over the face allowing the skin to awaken and renew.
  • Rinse with fresh water.
TIP: This is a wonderful spot treatment as well. Apply at the first sign of a pimple and repeat a few times a day until blemish disappears.

Ashes + Sand = Gentle Exfoliation

When to use it: You have clogged pores or dull, lackluster skin tone.

Why we love it: This blend preps the skin for optimal nutrient absorption by removing daily toxins, makeup and dead skin cells that cause the unhealthy breakdown in your skin, clogs your pores, and inhibits the absorption of vitamins and nutrients. This process it what allows a free exchange of oxygen needed for healthy beautiful skin.

How to blend: A dollop of Sand Red Desert Mineral Polish + a sprinkle of Ashes Reincarnation Cleansing Grains + fresh water
  • Use this blend 2x a week to cleanse and exfoliate the skin.
  • Apply the prepared mixture to the entire face and neck area in gentle, circular motions. Add fresh water to allow the creamy compound to glide over the skin, gently exfoliating your skin.
  • Let it rest for a moment on the skin before removing with a warm moist washcloth.

Honey Bee + Smudge = Clear Skin Therapy

When to use it: Your skin is currently breaking out or your pores are enlarge or clogged.

Why we love it: This decadent honey mask blended with gentle clays, coconut shell activated charcoal, and lively spirulina work together to detox the skin and draw in moisture without stripping the skins natural oils. And in the process it neutralizes blemish-causing bacteria.

How to blend: A dab of HONEY BEE Revelation Mask + sprinkle of Smudge Spirited Detox Mask
  • Apply to the entire face and neck area using a light touch.
  • Softly move the blend with your fingertips in small, circular motions.
  • Let it rest on your skin for up to 20 minutes.
  • Remove completely with a warm, moist washcloth.

Rain + Clarity = Recovery Night Cream

When to use it: Your skin has been acting up and it needs to rehydrated and rejuvenated overnight.

Why we love it: Adding or proprietary blend of oils to your face cream transforms it into a restorative powerhouse. Acne-prone skin loves Rain and quickly falls in line.

How to blend: A dab of CLARITY Awakening Face Cream + 2-4 drops of RAIN Replenishing Oil Cleanser
  • Cleanse the skin thoroughly with Rain before bed. (If you were wearing makeup you will want to repeat your cleanse.)
  • Apply a few pumps of Purity Perfectly Clear Tonic and feel your skin tingle with freshness.
  • Apply the prepared mixture of Rain and Clarity to the entire face and neck area using your hands to gently press (not rub!) this gorgeous blend into the skin. Close your eyes and take a deep breathe, setting the intention for a peaceful sleep and deep healing.

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