How To Treat Acne Prone Skin Using Alpha-H Skin Care Products

Is your skin being a bona fide bratty-b? Charlotte Clague from Alpha-H shares with us her skin care routine steps for acne prone skin that is reactive or irritated.

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I am a self-confessed skincare junkie, and an experienced educator in cosmetics retail, covering everything from product knowledge, to skin science, soft skills, and sales training. To me, beauty is an extension of personality and a part of my wellness - I feel great in my own skin, but also have the option to play up and express myself with makeup!

As an experienced Educator for Alpha-H, finding solutions for problematic skin is part of my job. 

It’s super important to be on the front foot with problematic skin, as scarring can become a major concern if you don’t act quickly to control it. 

So, we’ve devised the ideal weekly routine to help combat this tricky skin type. 

It contains everything you need, from the right cleanser for acne prone skin to the right moisturiser for acne prone skin. 

That means these products won’t exacerbate inflammation, and also help to soothe and calm angry breakouts. 

Step 1: Start with a pH balanced cleanser

Dampen face and apply the Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser. Massage over the entire face and remove with a warm damp face cloth. Make sure to double cleanse if you're wearing makeup!

This cooling and anti-inflammatory gel effectively cleanses and removes all traces of makeup while balancing the skin’s pH. Thyme extract fights the spread of oil and bacteria, assisting in the reduction of breakouts.

Step 2: Clear congestion with a Salicylic tonic

To ease congestion and reduce excess oil production, apply a few drops of the Alpha-H Clear Skin Tonic with 2% Salicylic Acid to a cotton round and press over the areas of concern. This gentle exfoliating tonic is formulated with 2% BHA and is ideal for those suffering from congested skin caused by excess sebum or bacteria.

This formula is enriched with the natural anti-inflammatory properties of Chamomile, Arnica, Thyme and Cucumber which diffuse the appearance of redness, irritation and puffiness, all without drying or stripping the skin. This incredible formula works so hard, you only need use once a day - morning or evening, you choose.

Step 3: Keep up the hydration

A game-changing alternative to dermal fillers, the Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 Serum 25ml is a sophisticated complex of eight hydrating ingredients that work in synergy to provide the skin with intense and sustainable hydration. Apply 3-4 drops to the face, neck, and decolletage to reduce the appearance of fine lines and enhance overall radiance.

Step 4: Tackle active blemishes

The Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel is your skin saviour when blemishes strike! Apply to the affected area at the first sign of a blemish, then continue to apply throughout the day to minimise the chance of bacteria spreading.  

Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide work together to break down the contents of pimples; decongesting pores from the inside-out and fortifying skin resilience. Infused with the antibacterial properties of Eucalyptus, this gel-like formula addresses the bacteria causing the breakout while also working to alleviate angry, swollen skin. 

Step 5: Protect your skin daily

Simultaneously a moisturiser, primer and broad-spectrum UVA/UBA sun protector, apply a teaspoon amount of the Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ to face, neck and decolletage to hydrate and protect your skin. This lightweight, non-greasy, antioxidant-rich formula provides optimal sun protection with 5 UVA/UBA filters, alongside effortless hydration, thanks to Silica and Pro Vitamin B5 with anti-inflammatory benefits from Vitamin E.

TIP 1: If this is your evening routine, replace this step with an SPF free moisturiser. We recommend the Alpha-H Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel, an ultra-light hydrator gel formulated with 2.5% Niacinamide to help refine pore size, boost moisture levels and enhance skin resilience, while Salicylic Acid works hard to clear blocked pores and deconstruct blemishes.

TIP 2: On alternate evenings, reach for the Alpha-H Vitamin A 0.5 25ml as your night serum, an effective ally in the aging process thanks to the potent skin renewal properties of its hero ingredient Retinol. This antioxidant-rich formula exfoliates, hydrates and accelerates skin renewal for truly luminous skin.



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