Southern Mom Loves: The Ultimate Guide to AcneFree Skincare for Busy Teens

The Ultimate Guide to AcneFree Skincare for Busy Teens

Monday, April 11, 2016

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Today's post comes from my son! He has contributed to posts in the past, but this is his first post on his own, so without further ado, I'd like to introduce my son Gabriel.

Hello! Are you a busy teen with an acne problem? Do you not have time, between school, friends, and sports to take proper care of your skin? If so, I want to show you my tutorial for an easy skincare routine that will help you control your acne and get you out of the door on time, and I've also got some tips to help keep breakouts to a minimum.

We all want healthier looking skin so we can put our best face forward, but taking good care of your skin can be hard, especially when you're a teenager. We have school, homework, sports, after school activities, chores, and sometimes jobs. It's tough finding time for a skincare routine.

I started getting breakouts in about the 7th grade. My mom has always told me that keeping your skin clean is important, but I didn't really get it until then. I then had to figure out how to keep my skin clean in between everything else I had to do.

I was given the chance to try out some products from the AcneFree brand, and they fit right into my time-saving skincare routine. AcneFree makes a full line of products to help you treat and control your acne.

I grabbed the Sonic Advanced Cleaning Duo set, which has a Purifying Facial Cleansing Brush + an Oil-Free Purifying Cleanser inside. The Oil Free Cleanser clears blackheads and acne breakouts and the Purifying Facial Cleansing Brush uses dermal stimulation technology to gently deep clean pores.

The brush is pretty cool. It delivers 8,000 pulsations per minute and the head is a soft, comfortable silicone. It gently exfoliates your skin and removes dirt and oil. It's nonabrasive enough for daily use, so you won't damage your skin, and it's easy to clean with soapy water and can even be used in the shower.

I also picked up a few more products. The Acne Wash is step #1 of their Daily Skin Therapy System. It helps to reduce oil and shine and prevent new acne from forming with 2% Salicylic Acid. It is soap-free and clean rinsing so you don't feel like you have gunk on your face all day.

The Pads are step #2. They unclog pores and tone your skin with 2% Salicylic Acid. They contain menthol, which leaves your face feeling refreshed and clean. Like, really clean. And tingly. Oh so tingly.

The Complexion Perfecting Cream is step #3. It's a lightweight cream that contains a controlled release of retinol throughout the day for healthier looking skin. It also has added skin conditioners to help keep the skin moisturized and comfortable-feeling.

I used all of these products in my skincare routine and I'll show you how! To keep my skin clean between school and sweaty, dirty sports, I split it into mornings and evenings, that way it speeds things up. I also do my morning routine in the shower to save time.

I like to do just the cleanser in the mornings, and I use all of the products at night, so they can work while I sleep and I don't sweat them off during the day.

Morning Skincare Routine:

  1. In your morning shower or over the skink, get your face wet first.
  2. Pour a dime-sized amount of the Oil-Free Purifying Cleanser into your hands, rub them together, then apply all over your face.
  3. Turn on the Purifying Facial Cleansing Brush. It has two speeds, so use whichever you like best. Rub the head over your entire face for at least 60 seconds to get deep into your pores so the cleanser can work.
  4. Rinse, and pat your face dry, don't rub.

Evening Skincare Routine:

  1. The evening skincare routine is a bit more involved, so I like to do this one right before bed. Start with Step #1 of the AcneFree Daily Skin Therapy Acne Wash. Wet your face and rub a dime-sized amount all over.
  2. Use the Purifying Facial Cleansing Brush from the morning routine for 60 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.
  3. Next, use the Daily Skin Therapy Pads (#2), and smooth one of the pads all over your face and neck. Allow your skin to dry for a minute.
  4. Lastly, grab your Daily Skin Therapy Complexion Perfecting Cream (#3) and rub a small amount over your face and neck. You're done!

Tips for clearer skin

  • Don't touch your face. Your fingertips get covered in dirt and germs throughout the day, even if you can't see it. Touching your face can inflame your acne.
  • Drink lots of water and stay hydrated.
  • Carry facial cleaning wipes in your book bag or sports bag. Use them when you're feeling grimy.
  • Try to keep your hair out of your face so the oils from your hair don't get on your face.
  • Clean your phone or anything you touch your face with regularly.
  • Change your pillowcase out every 3 or 4 days. Oils and bacteria build up on it and can make acne worse.
  • If you get a big red zit, you can help it look a little better by holding an ice cube to it for a few minutes.
  • Don't pop pimples. It can cause infections and acne scars.

You can find all of the AcneFree products in your local Walmart, in the skincare aisle. Learn more about all of the AcneFree products here.

Want to be part of the AcneFree community? Join the conversation and share your skincare routine and success stories on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook.


Are you a teen with acne problems? What have you tried in the past? Will you try the AcneFree line? I love to read your comments!

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