Acne 101: Benefits of Exfoliation & Hydration for Breakout-Prone Skin

Acne 101: Benefits of Exfoliation & Hydration for Breakout-Prone Skin

The word “acne” likely makes you think of a complexion that’s riddled with breakouts and while that is partially correct, this inflammatory skin condition has much more to it. As with anything, in order to improve it, you must first understand how it works to tackle it head-on (pun intended).

The Cause of Acne

Most simply, acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with sebum (oil) and dead skin cells. This creates the optimal environment for skin’s natural bacteria to become trapped in your pores where it grows and causes swelling, redness, and sometimes even pain. Eventually, this turns into lesions that can come in different forms — from the commonly known pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic acne to the lesser known papules and nodules.

Though acne’s underlying cause — hormones, family history, medications, age, et cetera — can impact how you treat it, there’s one consistent truth: a combination of gentle exfoliation and powerful hydration will transform your skin.

The Benefits of Exfoliation + Hydration

Exfoliation (n): the removal of dead skin cells and impurity buildup from the surface of your skin

Since we know acne occurs when hair follicles become plugged and cause bacteria to grow within your pores, it only makes sense that removing pore-clogging dirt, debris, and oil through exfoliation is key to preventing acne, right? Well, somewhat.

While gentle exfoliation is crucial, it must be combined with powerful hydration in order to properly balance your skin’s pH (meaning your skin is not too oily and not too dry), leading to a healthy, clear complexion.

The Results

Now, here’s where the magic happens. Our simple yet effective four-step regimen features an innovative combination of exfoliation and hydration at every step to yield results that are simply transformative. See for yourself:

Before, after 1 week, and after 3 weeks of using the Reflekt Regimen

After just three weeks of using the Reflekt regimen every day (morning and night), this customer’s skin became visibly clearer and bouncier, replacing her once dull, breakout-ridden complexion with a healthy, more youthful-looking luminosity.

“My skin is so smooth and not dry at all! I haven’t had any new breakouts since starting and my acne scars began fading after 1 week.”

Formulated specifically to be used as a twice-daily regimen, each Reflekt product gently exfoliates to reveal fresh skin, then replenishes it back with complementary nourishing ingredients so you’re never left tight or dry, always soft, supple, and luminous.

The results are proven — and simply transformative.

  • Reflekt 1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash
  • Reflekt 2 Collagen Boost Vitamin C Brightening Serum
  • Reflekt 3 Power Peptide Sculpting Face Cream
  • Reflekt 4 Smoothing Squalane Eye & Lip Treatment Cream