How do I manage side effects on Acne treatments?

Tingling and stinging is relatively common when you first begin using your treatment. It simply means that your skin is reacting to the ingredients in your formula. This tingling and stinging should fade within fifteen minutes or so after applying your treatment, but there are a few things our practitioners recommend for you to help lessen it in the meantime:

  • ๐Ÿฅช Use the โ€˜Sandwich Techniqueโ€™
    Apply a moisturiser 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after applying the formula
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Introduce your formula to your skin slowly & listen to your skin
    We recommend starting with a thin layer, every 3-4 days. If your skin is irritated then drop back to every 7 days to give your skin a break, before slowly increasing again.
  • ๐ŸŒ™ Trial โ€œshort-contactโ€ therapy
    Apply the treatment at night, and use a gentle cleanser to wash it off after an hour. This allows your skin to adjust to the treatment & helps reduce the incidence of redness, irritation, stinging and tingling.
  • โ›”๏ธ Avoid applying your treatment to the areas around nose, eyes and mouth
    We recommend placing a barrier ointment (such as Vaseline) on those areas before your treatment if you are more prone to peeling in sensitive areas.
  • ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ Nourish your skin barrier
    Applying a nourishing and healing cream helps to prevent and improve peeling
  • โŒ Avoid active ingredients when first starting treatment

If your treatment progress symptoms persist despite these tips, please pause your treatment and message our Medical Support Team here for additional support.