If you have acne, then you’ve more than likely spent a fair bit of time researching how best to look after your skin. Whether you’re young and suffering teenage acne for the first time, you’re experiencing breakouts that coincide with your period, pregnancy or menopause or you’ve had acne prone skin for as long as you can remember, we hear you.
Unlike many faceless skin care brands that cater for your type of skin, we do things differently here at Sönd. We understand the workings of the skin, especially skin that’s prone to acne or any other distressing skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema or psoriasis.
How? Because we’ve been there. We have acne prone skin that gets stressed out on a whim and acts contrary for endless reasons including our hormones, the weather, our stress levels and our diet.
So each one of our products is designed and developed, by us, to respect the needs of acne prone skin. Browse our product pages and you’ll even see some of us demonstrating how to use our products and how they’ll help to manage your acne. Our Skin Stories also demonstrate just how much change our products can make to your skin.
Here, we’re going to talk about our products and how they’re developed for tackling the underlying causes of acne, rather than just managing the symptoms (they also manage the symptoms to boot, though!). We’re super proud of our products, and we love talking about them, so let’s go…
What makes our skin care products so good for acne prone skin?
Our hero ingredient is a unique blend of alkalising silica salts. They help to nourish the skin, deep within the lower layers and help to tackle the root causes of acne and other contrary skin conditions.
We also use nothing but naturally occurring plant derived oils, butters and botanicals that are gentle on the skin, yet incredibly nourishing, hydrating and protective. They’re all non pore blocking, or non comedogenic meaning that your skin will stay clear, clean and bright.
So how do our products form part of a skin care routine that helps to get rid of acne spots and breakouts?
Cleansing acne prone skin
Even with stressed out skin, your skin will still be at its happiest when it’s cleansed properly. If you leave traces of dirt, grime, makeup, excess oil, bacteria, cellular debris and pollution on your skin, your pores can become blocked leading to more outbreaks, spots and distress.
Cleansing with soap and water, face wipes or any other type of harsh cleanser will irritate and even inflame your skin. So it’s best to treat your skin to a gentle cleanse using a product that lifts away dirt, makeup and other impurities, without stripping it of its natural oils.
Our Clean Slate Cream Cleanser does just that! We developed it to be kind to the skin, and its shea and cocoa butters gently lift grime away from the skin, leaving the skin feeling fresh and clean. It’s also packed with botanicals that help to soothe the skin as it’s being cleansed.
Moisturising acne prone skin
We’ve developed two different moisturisers, a day time one and a night time one. Both our Sidekick Day Cream and our Midnight Feast Night Cream have been developed to support the needs of skin that can break out and experience acne.
They’re both gentle, hydrating and nourishing without overloading the skin with pore blocking oils or causing irritation or redness.
Our night cream is slightly thicker than our day cream. This means that it’s ideal for an extra nourishing overnight boost, when your skin can tolerate a little extra. Our day cream is super moisturising without causing greasiness and will keep your skin hydrated all day.
Using extra skin care products on acne prone skin
For some people, cleansing and moisturising their skin twice a day is enough of a skin care regime. But for others, they like to use one or two extra products. That’s why we developed our Strength Training Serum and our brand new Refreshing Essence Toner.
Our serum provides an extra layer of protection for the skin during the day, helping to defend it against the damaging effects of pollution and environmental toxins.
Designed to complement our skin care range, our new toner removes impurities from the skin and soothes the redness and itching of irritated skin.
Both will help to further protect your skin and help you manage your acne breakouts. Finally, our Clear Out Face Mask is a clay mask designed for weekly use that draws deep seated dirt from within the skin to help keep it happy and deeply cleansed.
Other tips for managing acne prone skin
At Sönd, we make no secret of the fact that we believe in a holistic approach to managing acne. This means that as well as using skin care products designed specifically for stressed out, non conformist skin to help from the outside, we can also consider what we do on the inside to help manage our skin.
This includes eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and avoiding highly processed foods or those that are high in saturated fats, salts and sugars. A diet rich in differently coloured fresh foods means a diet rich in antioxidants which help to neutralise free radicals that can damage our cells, including our skin cells.
Other steps to a holistic skin care routine include avoiding stress wherever possible and adopting strategies that help to minimise the effects of stress, such as practicing mindfulness and yoga.
Getting enough sleep is also crucial, as is staying hydrated. Both poor sleep and being dehydrated can have a knock on effect on the skin, and cause it to feel dry, irritated and dull.
We wish you all the best with managing your skin and truly hope that you find the regime that suits you and your uniquely beautiful skin.