Your EXPERT Acne Skin Care Routine!


Your EXPERT Acne Skin Care Routine!

My new YouTube series, Acne Solved, is the start of something special for me.

One of the main reasons I started doing YouTube videos in the first place was a desire to help more people in their acne struggle. It's such a common condition and yet so much misinformation and mythology exists around the best practice for treating it.

The series I did on acne a couple of years ago remains my most-watched content and so I thought it time for a refresh! I’m going to share the strategy, insider tips and tricks + essential product toolkit that has helped transform the skin of so many of the patients I see in clinic.

I know many of you have frustrations and fears tied up with the treatment of acne.

Taking charge to make change is a big deal.

And it takes courage. I’ve been there myself, attempting to solve stress-exacerbated acne without the right tools, and ending up with an irritated, uncomfortable mess on my chin and lower cheeks. It can be so demoralising and it affects everything you do and every interaction you have when things are bad.

But the good news is that with the right tools, and the right plan, things can be better.

There’s hope that acne can be solved.

So I wanted to break down the approach that worked for those I see in my clinic and for my own skin. It’s a tried-and-tested approach!

My #AcneSolved Toolkit:

Gentle Cleansers:

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser

Dr Sam’s Flawless Cleanser

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser

Anti-inflammatory products:

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo

Medik8 Blemish SOS

Acnecide 5% Gel Benzoyl Peroxide



Cerave Moisturising Lotion

Dr Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser

Dr Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser Light

Avène Tolérance Extreme Emulsion


Avène Skin Recovery Cream

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra

Dr Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser

Dr Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser Light

Obagi Hydrate



La Roche Posay Shaka Fluide SPF50

Eucerin Sun Protection Sun Fluid Mattifying Face SPF50+

Heliocare Gel SPF 50

Jan Marini Physical Protectant


Dr Sam’s Flawless Daily Sunscreen

La Roche Posay Anthelios Comfort Cream


The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid

Dr Sam’s Flawless Nightly Serum

Medik8 Crystal Retinal

Make-Up Brands I Rate:

EX1 Invisiwear

NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturiser or Velvet Matte Skin Tint

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

Armani Luminous Silk

Lancôme Teint Miracle


Vichy Dermablend

Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation Stick

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer or Soft Matte Concealer

Blotting Papers




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