what’s your main skin concern?
Here’s a quick explanation of these skin concerns so you can pick the ones that actually affect your skin.
Acne: Pick this if you’ve got dark, clogged pores (blackheads), tiny, flesh-colored bumps (whiteheads), red and inflamed puss-filled pimples (papules and pustules) and/or big, red, angry pimples deep in your skin (cystic acne). Don’t worry. We’ve got skincare solutions for all of them.
Dryness: Does your skin always feel tight, cracked, and/or dry? Is it dull and sort of flaky? Do you constantly feel like you need a moisturizer? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, you should definitely select Dry Skin. And don’t stress. We got you now.
Rough, Bumpy Skin: Do you have patches of dry, rough skin on your arms and legs? Ever noticed tiny, rough, raised bumps? This type of dry skin and keratin buildup is common, and SLMD has solutions.
Oiliness: Sick of feeling greasy all day long? Do you wake up with slick-feeling skin? Feel like you’ve got a shiny nose the minute you finish washing your face? Yep. You’ve got oily skin. And getting it under control is no easy feat. But don’t stress. We’ve got some tricks up our sleeve.
Scars or Dark Spots: They might be hyperpigmentation, aka dark spots or patches of skin, that show up as red, brown, or purple marks after a bad breakout. Or maybe they’re textured scars that are raised or embedded into your skin. Either way, you’ve got scars. And having these kinds of marks on your skin is no fun. Let us help.
Aging/Wrinkles: Getting older definitely means you’re getting wiser. But sometimes age can leave our skin looking… well, less than perfect. If you’re struggling with aging skin, just let us know and we’ll figure out how to help.
Sun Protection: Need a go-to, everyday face sunscreen? Been told you should be wearing sunscreen on your face but not sure where to start? SLMD has you covered, literally and figuratively.
Healthy, Glowing Skin: Achieving that perfect glow isn’t always easy. Whether you feel like your skin is dry and dull or just needs a glow-up, SLMD has daytime and nighttime solutions so your skin can start to feel healthy and radiant.
Here’s a quick explainer on Benzoyl Peroxide.
Benzoyl Peroxide is a common ingredient used to treat acne. It’s generally safe and effective for all skin types, but some individuals may experience a negative reaction to Benzoyl Peroxide products, which can include redness, irritation, itching, or stinging. If you have a known sensitivity to Benzoyl Peroxide, we’ll recommend that you try our Sensitive Skin Acne System.
types of acne
Blackheads: Do your pores get filled with hard, black gunk? We call these bad boys open comedones. Or, in everyday speak, blackheads.
Whiteheads: Got tiny little bumps hanging out right under the surface of your skin? These are called closed comedones. They’re another type of clogged pore that most people call whiteheads.
Papules: These are little pimples that are red, inflamed, and irritated, but they don’t have puss inside them. Even though they’re a pain, they typically don’t cause any pain.
Pustules: These pimples are also red, inflamed, and irritated. But these ones are gushers. Whether that puss is white or yellow, it makes its presence known. Hence the name, pustule.
Cystic Acne: Do your pimples practically scream when you touch them? Do they creep up from deep, deep inside your skin? Are they humungous, and filled with puss? You’ve got cystic breakouts.
Nodules: Did you answer yes to the questions about cystic acne? Are your pimples also super hard and seriously painful? These stubborn breakouts are called nodules.
types of scars
Here’s an explanation of the different types of scars. Read on to pick the ones that show up on your skin.
Textured Scarring: If you have raised or sunken areas on your skin that show up right after a pimple finally goes away, well, you’ve got what the experts call textured acne scarring.
Dark Marks From Breakouts: The exact color of your dark spots will depend on your skin tone or type. For most people, they’re either red, brown, or purple. These circular spots roll in post-pimple, and their official name is hyperpigmentation.
Sun / Age Spots: Ever come home from a sun-filled vacation and noticed a patch of darker skin? Recently have a birthday and begin to notice some discolored skin spots? These darkened areas are also another form of everyone’s least favorite discoloration: hyperpigmentation.