Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Using Our Products
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your physician before using SLMD products.
SLMD Skincare products were designed to help people of all ages and skin types. We recommend that children under the age of 12 be consulted first by a pediatrician.
SLMD Systems are formulated to complement each other for the best results but it is possible to use in conjunction with other acne products/medications.
If you are on any prescription topical and/or oral medications, we ask that you consult your physician prior to using SLMD Skincare.
SLMD face products like Acne System and Sensitive Skin Acne System are formulated with ingredient levels to be used on the face, however they can also be used on the body! Your body’s skin is tougher and can generally handle a stronger formulation, so we do have body-specific products and systems like Body Acne System and Body Smoothing System.
Our body products are formulated specifically for use on the body, with higher concentrations of active ingredients, so we do not recommend using them on your face.
We recommend that you consult your physician prior to using SLMD products if you have any of these skin conditions.
Yes, SLMD products are safe to use if you have Melasma. However, it is absolutely imperative to use sun protection whether you are using SLMD products or not! Ingredients such as Benzoyl Peroxide and Retinol can make the skin especially sensitive to the sun and can, therefore, result in even darker spots if sun protection is dismissed.
The SLMD Acne System contains products that are formulated to treat all types of acne!
Yes! For those with sensitive skin, we encourage you to try the Sensitive Skin Acne System — a special set that works hard to fight acne for even the most sensitive skin types.
For dry skin, both the SLMD Facial Moisturizer and Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 are lightweight formulas that will help nourish and moisturize your skin. For skin that is extra dehydrated, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, formulated with Squalane, quickly restores hydration deep within skin.
While some people see results within the first few weeks, others may not start seeing results until the 6-8 week mark. This can be completely normal as your skin is adjusting to new products. However, it is hard to predict what will be the case for you because everyone is different. We recommend giving any new skincare routine at least one month before deciding whether it is the right regimen for you.
Benzoyl Peroxide is an active ingredient used in many of our acne formulas, and it is known to bleach dyed fabrics. BP Lotion is designed to be used during the day to prevent contact with bedding and sheets. We recommend that any Benzoyl Peroxide wash products are thoroughly rinsed off.
SLMD Skincare is designed to be simple to use. We have put together the following general guide that outlines where each SLMD product would be used with each other.
FOR THE FACE:
- Remove makeup (Step Zero: Cleansing Wipes)
- Cleanse with a face wash (Salicylic Acid Cleanser)
- Tone (Resurfacing Acne Swipes)
- Treat (BP Lotion, Sulfur Lotion, Retinol Serum (nighttime only))
- Serum (Hyaluronic Acid Serum)
- Moisturize (Facial Moisturizer, Daily Moisturizer)
- Target (Salicylic Acid Spot Treatment, BP Spot Treatment)
- Sunscreen ( Daily Moisturizer, UV Bounce)
FOR THE BODY:
- Cleanse/exfoliate (BP Body Wash, Glycolic Acid Body Scrub)
- Treat (Salicylic Acid Body Spray)
- Moisturize (Glycolic Acid Body Lotion)