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SEEN’s head-to-toe regimen for acne-prone skin

SEEN’s head-to-toe regimen for acne-prone skin

Our founder, Harvard-trained dermatologist Dr. Iris Rubin, created SEEN as a way to minimize breakouts caused by haircare products. Along the way, Dr. Rubin authored a published study that showed rinse-off and leave-in haircare products can leave a residue on the skin for hours—and yet another one that demonstrated using a regimen of SEEN’s non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) shampoo and conditioner results in significant acne improvement. In fact, 70% with body acne improved and 52% with face acne improved!*

Since these studies were published in 2020 and 2021, SEEN has expanded its offerings to include Face Wash and Body Wash to provide a head-to-toe routine that won’t clog pores while respecting sensitive skin and promoting overall skin health.

When dealing with breakouts, every step of your skin- and haircare regimen matters. Acne treatment generally tends to focus on skincare, but did you know that haircare products that clog pores can possibly undo some of the benefits of your facial skincare regimen and contribute to breakouts? This is why you need to step back and take a look at your personal-care routine as a whole, and how it may be contributing to acne.

Your daily SEEN routine
When you wake up in the morning, your most likely first step (after making a cup of coffee) is hopping in the shower. SEEN sets the stage for an amazing hair day while supporting skin clarity and a healthy complexion.

Step 1: SEEN Shampoo
Step 2: SEEN Conditioner
Step 3: SEEN Face Wash
Step 4: SEEN Body Wash

Once you step out of the shower, SEEN styling products keep the healthy-skin momentum going with proven non-comedogenic formulas that won’t clog pores and are safe for sensitive skin. These include our Blow-Out Creme, Curly Creme, and Magic Serum

SEEN works with your acne-fighting products
If you struggle with acne, you may have a dedicated facial skincare regimen that includes a variety of moisturizers, spot treatments, and even prescription-based topicals. Don’t let your haircare routine derail your blemish-fighting efforts! If that haircare residue we mentioned earlier contains pore-clogging ingredients, it has the potential to contribute to breakouts on your face and body—but you can reduce the chance of this happening by using SEEN.

We’re all about helping you enhance your skin’s health and appearance, and our products are designed to seamlessly integrate into your existing routine. When you eliminate the hair and skincare products that have the potential to clog pores, you eliminate another factor that can contribute to acne. But remember, if your at-home anti-acne efforts don’t deliver the results you’re looking for, a dermatologist can help and may recommend prescription-based treatments. In addition, there are a few other skincare add-ons to consider.

What do pimple patches do?
Even if you commit to a regimen of non-comedogenic hair and skincare products, breakouts can still happen. Dr. Rubin is a fan of pimple patches because they provide a discreet, effective way to treat blemishes throughout the day and night. However, all pimple patches are not created equal.

Dr. Rubin’s ideal pimple patch features hydrocolloid benefits to absorb any fluid that’s filling or leaking from a blemish (such as pus or discharge)—and the hydrocolloid gel promotes healing and protects your skin from infection at the same time.

In addition to diminishing the appearance of blemishes, Dr. Rubin believes that bakuchiol is a beneficial pimple patch ingredient. This plant-based retinol alternative promotes skin clarity while being gentle, non-irritating, and safe for sensitive skin. works alongside hydrocolloid to soothe the skin, promote skin clarity

Anti-acne body washes
When dealing with body acne, it can be difficult to apply acne-fighting ingredients to out-of-reach areas such as the back. Specially-formulated body cleansers can be an effective solution, and those that are formulated with salicylic acid help prevent pores from becoming clogged with dead skin cells. 

A head-to-toe approach can work wonders for promoting skin clarity and overall healthy skin. From shampoo, conditioners, and styling products to face and body cleansers, SEEN has you covered. Our non-medicated products won’t clog pores or irritate sensitive skin (which can be a side effect of many medicated acne treatments)—and we have the clinical results that prove using our shampoo and conditioner improves face and body breakouts.* If you have blemish-prone or sensitive skin, remember that SEEN was designed with you in mind.

* In a dermatologist-graded clinical study, 27 subjects with mild to moderate acne used SEEN shampoo and conditioner as a regimen for 8 weeks. SEEN is non-medicated and can help those for whom hair products are contributing to acne.