HOW TO GET
CLEAR SKIN

Treat & prevent breakouts with
unique formulas to help clear skin

Prevent breakouts with
unique formulas to help clear skin

How to get clear skin

Acne can be caused by overactive sebaceous glands, which can lead to clogged pores. A blemish is a result of a clogged pore that becomes infected. Bacteria and redness follow, causing the acne-prone skin to be sensitive to some skincare products. At Kiehl's, we believe that acne-prone skin should be treated very gently. Kiehl's products that have been formulated for acne-prone skin contain ingredients that are known for both their efficacy and their soothing properties.

Step 1. Identify Your Skin Type

The first step toward a clear skin is to know your skin type. That will allow you to choose the right products for your skin’s specific needs. There are four basic types of skin: normal, dry, oily and combination skin. Other conditions, such as acne and sensitivity, can happen to all skin types. However, acne-prone skin is mainly a condition of excess sebum production. To determine your skin type, use a blotting paper and pat it on different areas of your face. Expose paper to light to reveal how much oil is visible, or if noticeable only on certain areas.

Step 2. Choose the Right Products for Acne-prone skin

When choosing a cleanser or moisturizer, pick one that matches your skin type. For acne treatment, we recommend products formulated with salicylic acid, to help keep skin clear of acne blemishes. The best way to get clear skin is to wash your face twice a day, in the morning and at night. It is also essential to apply a moisturizer for acne-prone skin after you wash your face, or before you apply makeup. The most important thing is to be consistent with your skincare routine. To truly understand how to get clear skin, learn more about the Kiehl’s best acne products to include in your skincare routine for acne treatment.

Step 3. Don't Touch Your Face

If you have acne prone skin, touching your face can lead to breakouts. Our hands are in contact with millions of germs everyday and they transfer into the skin. However, germs can also be transferred with cellphones, pillowcases and makeup brushes. Make sure you change your pillowcases every few days, to avoid your skin to break out. Over time, makeup brushes become a build-up of dead skin cells. Wash them to prevent acne blemishes and irritation. Among other clear skin tips, do not pop your pimples, as tempting as it might be. Not only can you end up with acne scars, but you are also introducing bacteria to your face.

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DISCOVER WHICH FORMULAS AND TREATMENTS
ARE RIGHT FOR BLEMISH PRONE SKIN

SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR
BLEMISH PRONE SKIN

Blemishes

Blue Herbal Cleanser for acne-prone skin

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Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion

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Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Face Mask

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Blue Herbal Targeted Lotion

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What is the best cleanser for acne-prone skin?

Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser Treatment

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OUR SOLUTION

Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser for Acne-Prone Skin

This high-foaming gel cleanser, formulated with Salicylic Acid and a potent combination of efficacious botanicals, helps purify pores, removing traces of dirt and oil. Our non-drying cleanser helps treat and prevent blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads and provides reinforced efficacy with increased levels of the collection's signature botanical ingredients.

HOW TO USE OUR CLEANSER FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN

Wet your face, then work foaming acne cleanser into a lather. Massage onto face, avoiding the eyes. Rinse well. Use twice daily. Reduce number of applications if dryness or peeling occurs. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water.

What is the best toner for acne-prone skin?

Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion

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OUR SOLUTION

Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion for Acne-prone skin

Soothe and balance skin with our iconic facial toner for oily skin. This unique facial toner, formulated with Menthol and Camphor, can be used all over or as a spot treatment. Our astringent lotion is also effective as an aftershave for men’s skin.

HOW TO USE OUR TONERSER FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN

Moisten a sterile cotton pad with toner. Apply to skin in areas where needed. Avoid contact with eyes.

What is the best lotion for acne-prone skin?

Breakout Control Blemish Treatment Facial Lotion

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OUR SOLUTION

An acne treatment lotion with Salicylic Acid and Vitamin B3.

Our facial treatment lotion calms and soothes inflamed skin, while diminishing visible redness and evening skin tone for a clear complexion. Over time, skin appears healthy and youthfully refined. Prevents future breakouts. Corrects rough texture and discolorations.

HOW TO USE OUR LOTION FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN

Apply liberally to clean, dry skin. Avoid the immediate eye area. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water. Reduce number of applications if drying or peeling occurs.

What is the best spot treatment for acne-prone skin?

Break-Out Control Spot Treatment

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OUR SOLUTION

Treatment that blends evenly and helps reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment is formulated with gentle, blemish-clearing sulfur -a new ingredient to Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions, and uniquely chosen to treat the needs of adult acne. Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment is clinically demonstrated to rapidly reduce breakouts and help diminish the appearance of redness. Easily blend-able, it works continuously throughout the day and night to quickly reduce blemishes, prevent impurities from accumulating, and help reduce the appearance of redness.

HOW TO USE OUR SPOT TREATMENT FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN

Cleanse skin thoroughly prior to application. Apply a thin layer to blemish once daily and blend into skin. Increase to two to three times daily as needed. Reduce number of applications if dryness or peeling occurs. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water.

SKINCARE ROUTINE
FOR BLEMISH-PRONE SKIN

OUR EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON
CLEAR SKIN & ACNE-PRONE SKIN

  • Acne-prone skin should be treated gently
  • Facial scrubs with physical grains not recommended
  • Kiehl's products should be recommended for mild cases of acne/blemishes; serious acne conditions should be treated by a doctor or dermatologist
  • If currently under the care of a doctor or dermatologist for acne, customers should consult their physician before trying a new product or changing their regimen
  • Use of products that balance skin's sebum (note that sometimes acne-prone skin can be more dry than oily) and/or help treat and prevent acne blemishes
  • Daily UV protection recommended
  • Nightly repair serum recommended

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COMMITMENT

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  • Clinically Proven Farmulas That Are Safe For Sensitive Skin
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