Acne-Prone Skin Care Routine & Regimen for Clear Skin | CeraVe
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What you need to know

Acne can lead to more than just pimples. After all, strong acne treatment products can leave skin red and flaky. And although a potent product may help clear the acne blemish, the associated irritation may lead you to question which is worse: the acne or the treatment side effects.

Tips for acne-prone skin

  • Minimize flare-ups by being consistent with your skincare routine- Choose a product that can address all your skin concerns, like dryness or post-acne marks, as well as your acne
  • Take care of your skin day and night – and use products designed specifically for each time of day

To keep acne-prone skin clear, most dermatologists recommend committing to a comprehensive acne routine. A consistent, simple acne skincare routine can help minimize your acne flare-ups and help reduce the side effects be caused by repeatedly starting and stopping treatments. By choosing the right products, you can not only address your acne, but you can reduce or prevent other concerns, like dryness, post-acne marks and more – while also protecting your skin from the sun.


To maintain clear, comfortable skin, CeraVe recommends an easy, yet comprehensive acne skincare routine using products developed with dermatologists in the morning and at night to help improve the appearance of your skin with minimal effort.

Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser



Cleansing should be the first step in every skincare regimen regardless of skin type. In the case of acne-prone skin, CeraVe’s Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser with benzoyl peroxide is formulated to thoroughly dissolve dirt and excess oil while clearing acne and allowing your skin to heal. An effective first step in any acne routine, this cleanser, with three essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, helps maintain your skin’s barrier.


Just like the cleanser, CeraVe’s AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen features three essential ceramides, hydrating hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to supply your skin with much-needed moisture throughout the day. Daily sun protection is crucial for all skin types, including those who are acne prone. In fact, sunscreen is especially important when using exfoliating acne treatment products since removing the uppermost layer of dead cells can leave your skin more vulnerable to UV rays1. Offering broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen protection, this lotion is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores.

Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser



Use CeraVe’s Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser once more in the evening to clear acne and blackheads, help prevent new acne from forming, and allow the skin to heal.


CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum will help smooth and improve your skin's texture by reducing the appearance of post-acne marks, minimizing the look of pores and refining your skin’s surface. In addition to encapsulated retinol, which helps resurface the skin, and licorice root extract, it's also formulated with niacinamide and three essential ceramides to help restore your skin’s barrier.


Designed to continually deliver much-needed non-comedogenic moisture to your skin throughout the night without clogging your pores, CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion features three essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.

With the right products and ingredients, you can help minimize acne flare-ups as well as the side effects associated with starting and stopping skincare for acne. The consistent use of an acne routine is the perfect way to get your skin back on track.

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