Caring for Acne


Caring for acne-prone skin requires a consistent and gentle skincare routine. Here are some essential steps and tips to help manage and improve acne:


  1. Cleanse Twice Daily: Wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Avoid harsh soaps or cleansers with drying ingredients like alcohol. Be gentle and avoid scrubbing, as it can irritate the skin and worsen acne. Our Hawaiian Foaming Cleanser is a gentle, alcohol-free, and plant-powered product that is safe to use on sensitive and irritated skin. Key ingredients like Aloe Leaf Juice, Glycerine, Witch Hazel, Cucumber, and White Tea Extract soothe the skin, balance oil and PH levels, detoxify, and boost cell turn over leading to reduced inflammation and improved skin texture.

  2. Moisturize: Even acne-prone skin needs hydration. Choose a lightweight, oil-free, moisturizer to keep your skin balanced and prevent it from overproducing oil. Our Island Moisture Creme is a lightweight and breathable moisturizer that removes dead skin cells and promotes healing for sensitive, allergy-prone, or inflamed skin.

  3. Avoid Touching Your Face: Touching your face can transfer dirt, oil, and bacteria, leading to breakouts. Try to keep your hands off your face as much as possible.

  4. Use Non-Comedogenic Products: When choosing skincare and makeup products, look for "non-comedogenic" or "oil-free" on the label. These products are less likely to clog pores.

  5. Sunscreen: Use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily. Sunscreen helps prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and protects your skin from harmful UV rays. Our Skincare Cover Foundation and Purely Tinted Moisturizer both contain non-chemical sunscreen that provides powerful environmental protection.

  6. Avoid Popping Pimples: As tempting as it may be, avoid squeezing or popping pimples, as it can lead to scarring and spread bacteria.

  7. Exfoliate Gently: Exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, but avoid harsh physical exfoliants. Instead, opt for chemical exfoliants containing ingredients like salicylic acid or glycolic acid or gentle physical exfoliants. Start with a lower concentration and use them 1-3 times a week. Our double-sided Soft Bristle Facial Brush provides gentle exfoliation, unclogs pores, and removes impurities, dead skin, and blackheads.

  8. Keep Hair Clean: If you have oily hair, make sure to wash it regularly and keep it away from your face, as hair products and oils can contribute to acne. Our Hawaiian Foaming Cleanser is a multi-use product that can double as a shampoo in addition to a facial cleanser!

  9. Choose the Right Makeup: If you wear makeup, choose products labeled as non-comedogenic and oil-free that feature simple and natural ingredients. The entire Sweet LeiLani product line is vegan, plan-powered, and fragrance-free. Also, make sure to remove makeup thoroughly before bedtime. The Hawaiian Foaming Cleanser removes makeup and cleanses your skin all in one product.

  10. Stay Hydrated and Eat a Balanced Diet: Drinking plenty of water and maintaining a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help support overall skin health.

  11. Manage Stress: Stress can exacerbate acne, so find healthy ways to manage stress, such as exercise, meditation, or hobbies you enjoy.

  12. Avoid Irritating Ingredients: Some individuals with acne-prone skin may be sensitive to certain ingredients like fragrances and certain oils. Pay attention to how your skin reacts to different products and avoid those that cause irritation. Our product line was specifically formulated to cater to those with allergies or skin concerns such as burns, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, etc.

  13. Consult a Dermatologist: If your acne is severe or not responding to over-the-counter treatments, consider consulting a dermatologist. They can provide personalized recommendations and may prescribe medications or topical treatments to help manage your acne effectively.


Remember that consistency is key when caring for acne-prone skin. It may take some time to see improvements, so be patient and stick to your skincare routine. If you experience severe or persistent acne, seeking professional advice from a dermatologist is always a good idea.


Additionally, you can consult with our founder LeiLani, a Certified Paramedical Makeup professional who is knowledgeable about many skin concerns and can provide you with personalized recommendations and help you find suitable skincare and makeup products for your specific needs. Email to get in touch.

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