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You can absolutely use other products in addition to the SLMD Acne System! Just be sure you are cleansing, treating, and moisturizing with every step in the Acne System to obtain the best results.
If you are on any prescription topical and/or oral medications, we ask that you consult your physician prior to using the SLMD Acne System.
The SLMD Acne System was designed and packaged to be used on the face, which is why we developed the SLMD Body Acne System, which consists of a Body Wash and Body Spray that have been created especially to treat body breakouts.
Although the SLMD Acne System is not formulated to treat scars, ingredients like salicylic acid and retinol will help improve the overall texture of skin and most importantly, it will help prevent new acne from forming! For a more aggressive approach of treating acne scars we recommend you consult your physician.
Although powered face brushes have many benefits, they can be damaging when used on active acne. We recommend using your hands to wash your face to avoid causing any further irritation. Keep in mind that being gentle to your skin is key when trying to clear your skin of acne!
Absolutely! The SLMD Acne System was designed to help people of all ages and skin types fight breakouts and prevent new acne from forming.
Currently, there are no studies to prove or disprove this. Although the percentage of active ingredients in SLMD products fall within the over-the-counter safety guidelines, we do ask you to consult with your physician before using SLMD products during pregnacy or while breastfeeding.
If you have been diagnosed with rosacea or any other medical conditions, we ask that you consult your physician prior to using SLMD products.
Yes, the SLMD products are safe to use if you have melasma. However, it is absolutely imperative to use sun protection if you have melasma 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 Salicylic Acid Cleanser and Retinol Serum have the perfect ingredients to help with any discoloration. Both salicylic acid and retinol accelerate the natural cell turnover and in result, you get fresh exfoliated skin more frequently!
While hormonal acne is unpredictable and can be hard to avoid, the SLMD Acne System can definitely help alleviate cystic acne by making breakouts less inflamed and thus reducing risk of irritation and scarring.
SLMD Skincare products are formulated to treat all ages and skin types. If you are using the SLMD Acne System or SLMD Body Acne System and are experiencing irritation, try using the treatments every other day for about a week or until you feel that your skin can tolerate the products. As you feel your skin getting used to the products, you can begin to incorporate the treatments every day.
For those that have known skincare sensitivities or allergies, 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. Regardless, always be sure to listen to your skin and don’t skip out on moisturizing. Both the SLMD Facial Moisturizer and Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 are hydrating formulas that will help nourish and restore your skin.
We offer the SLMD Acne System in a 30-Day supply because for some, it can take up to a month to see results. However, many people see a noticeable difference before the full 30 days.
Do not worry, this can be normal! A lot of people experience more breakouts when incorporating new products into their skincare routine. While some people see results within the first few weeks, others may not start seeing results until 4-6 weeks. That’s why we recommend giving any new skincare routine at least one month before deciding whether it's right for you. The most important part is to not give up! Be sure to keep us updated with your progress.
While some people see results within the first few weeks, others may not start seeing results until 6-8 weeks out. Some of our testimonials are from people who continued to use the Acne System past the 30 days. The most important part is to not give up! Be sure to keep us updated with your progress if you choose to continue using the system.
This is a great question. Many people see results within the first couple of weeks, while others don't see results until the 4-6-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. Either way, we recommend giving any new skincare routine at least one month before deciding whether it is the right regimen for you. Be sure to let us know how you like the products if you choose to give them a try!
All of the products in the SLMD Acne System and the SLMD Body Acne System are great standalone products. However, if you are battling acne, we recommend you purchase the system as a whole to see the best results.
All of the products are safe to use if you don’t have acne, but the Salicylic Acid Cleanser, Retinol Serum, and both the Facial & Daily Moisturizers are great for regular, non-acne prone skin!