The best routine for body acne is about improving as well as preventing. Getting into good weekly habits will help prevent the breakout cycle, heal old acne scars, and get you clearer, smoother, more even skin.
Is it okay to use glycolic acid every day?
Although chemical exfoliants like glycolic acid are gentle, it’s still best to only use them roughly 3 times a week. Especially when you’re combining them with physical exfoliants, as you don’t want to damage your skin barrier by over-exfoliating.
My Glycolic Body Scrub has 10% AHA, which means alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid (9%) and lactic acid (1%). Trust me, you will still see a difference from using me every few days.
Here’s my suggested body acne routine for one week.
SMOOTH MOVES MONDAY
Scrub with my Glycolic Body Scrub.
Use my Smoothing AHA Body Lotion overnight.
Together, this dynamite duo of AHAs will gently exfoliate your skin to reveal a clearer complexion.
Mask with my Charcoal Body Scrub & Mask to draw out impurities.
Replenish with my Rosehip Dry Body Oil, because breakout-prone skin needs to be hydrated to avoid the over-production of oil.
WONDER WASH WEDNESDAY
Wash with A Clearing Body Wash, my gentle body cleanser featuring salicylic acid to clear out pores, while niacinamide balances skin.
Follow with my Rosehip Dry Body Oil and let my nourishing trio of oils help fade acne scars.
THROWBACK (TO MONDAY) THURSDAY
Scrub with Glycolic Body Scrub, my glycolic acid and pumice dual exfoliation works to scoop the spot-causing stuff out of your pores and then whisk it down the drain.
Use in conjunction with my Smoothing AHA Body Lotion and let my lactic and glycolic acids work their magic (making bumps disappear).
FLIRTY DIRTY FRIDAY
Wash with A Clearing Body Wash and actually prevent future breakouts thanks to my salicylic acid.
Mask with Charcoal Body Scrub & Mask to spot target your bacne, buttne, chestne, and everywhere else-ne.
STOP SPOTS & SCARS SATURDAY
Wash with A Clearing Body Wash to tackle bumps and breakouts.
Hydrate with my Rosehip Dry Body Oil to help acne scars appear less obvious.
SLEEP IT OFF SUNDAY
Scrub with my Glycolic Body Scrub to hit the spot. Seriously.
Use my Smoothing AHA Body Lotion overnight to double down on chemical exfoliation and put body bumps to bed.
Save this routine and reach your skin climax. You can thank me later, babe.