Adult Acne & Oily Skincare Routine

Adult acne typically arises on the U-zone (along the jawline and lower face). It is important to treat problematic skin correctly as scarring can become a major concern if treated incorrectly. 

If you do not already have a skincare routine, we suggest that you implement a basic skincare routine such as the one below before you incorporate active (AHA/BHA or Retinol) ingredients.

Basic skincare routine


Start your day with a gentle cream cleanser.

Follow your cleanse with an eye product such as the Pixi 24K eye elixir.

Next up use a Salicylic Acid product to help clear debris from deep down in the pore (3-4 times per week).  On other days use a vitamin c serum such as the Salt by Hendrix botanical facial serum or Pixi Vitamin C serum.

Use a moisturiser suitable for oily skin such the Pixi Glowtion day dew or Vitamin C lotion.

Always ensure that you wear a sunscreen with SPF 30 or 50.



Wash away the day’s makeup, grime and oil by double cleansing with the Pixi double cleanser. The first cleanse (oil or gel cleanser) removes these pore-clogging substances such as makeup, sunscreen and grime, while the second cleanse (cream cleanser) ensures your skin is clean and gets it back to its ideal pH.

Active skincare

Do this:

Dispense the Pixi Glow Tonic OR the Pixi Retinol Tonic onto a cotton pad, then swipe it over your skin to help break down the dead skin cells which stay stuck to the outer layer of your skin and can become caught in the pore, leading to blemishes.

Follow this with a serum suited to oily skin such as Pixi Rose oil blend or hydrating milky serum.

Or that:

Use the Pixi Rose tonic followed by

Use a serum with AHA such as the Pixi glow tonic serum or the Pixi Collagen and Retinol Serum

To finish

Wear your eye cream or oil such as the Salt by Hendrix eye babe.

Finish up with your night cream such as Pixi Beauty sleep cream.


Please make sure that you are not combining these ingredients:

Skincare ingredients to avoid mixing

Two to three times a week, exfoliate your skin to slough away excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells which can cause breakouts if they are allowed to clog the entry to your pore. 

Switch between a clay mask and the Pixi Peel and Polish.


  • Ensure that you are using the correct skin care products for your skin care type. A common mistake for acne sufferers is to go overboard with harsh cleansers and exfoliants which makes your skin feels tight and stretched (your skin should never feel like that or be squeaky clean).
  • Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins.
  • If you are using active skincare (AHA, Salicylic acid, Retinol etc), wear sunscreen.

Note: your skin might purge for the first 1-2 weeks after introducing active skincare ingredients as they draw out the impurities from your skin. Purging is the process of your skin adjusting to a new skincare regime, which may result in blemishes flaring up before your skin starts improving.


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