The Skincare Routine You Need to Directly Target Acne

The Skincare Routine You Need to Directly Target Acne - Three Ships

Acne is something we often associate with puberty but many face it in later stages of life. Not to worry - we’ve curated the ideal effective, natural skincare routine to target those unwanted breakouts!

What causes pimples? 

Acne is caused by a buildup of oil, dirt, and dead skin cells that block your skin’s pores. When sebum (your skin’s natural oil) is unable to escape the pores, this causes bacteria to grow. Other various factors such as hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, climate and medications can contribute to acne. 

Here’s your Three Ships routine to help heal acne:

 Three Ships Acne-Prone Skin Routine

1. Cleanser 

Gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin with our Refresh Papaya + Salicylic Acid Cleanser. This award-winning product uses Aspen Bark Extract (a natural form of Salicylic Acid) to target unwanted breakouts.

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2. Mask 

Perfect for spot-treating and full-face usage, Detox Green Tea Antioxidant Clay Mask works to remove oil and debris that are deeply embedded into the skin. Its French Green Clay has natural oil-absorbing capabilities, meaning it’s effective in unclogging the pores. 

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3. Toner 

You don’t always have to go big to get the results you’re looking for. Calm Lavender Hydrosol Toner is a simple yet effective product. It’s formulated with Lavender Extract to help control excess oil, so it’s great for managing breakouts. 

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4. Water-based Serum 

Bakuchiol, found in our Skin Hero Bakuchiol + Calendula Bio-Retinol Serum, is a plant-based Bio-Retinol alternative that combats acne and visibly reduces the appearance of acne. Its higher concentration of Bio-Retinol in combination with its soothing Calendula Extract make it the perfect product for targeting breakouts while evening out skin texture.

Skin Hero Bakuchiol + Calendula Bio-Retinol Serum Image

5. Moisturizer 

Finding a moisturizer that doesn’t leave an oily residue can be tricky - but we’ve got you covered. Our Radiance Grape Stem Cell + Squalane Day Cream uses a natural Squalane to balance oil production. It provides just enough moisture to keep the pores unclogged while maintaining clear and healthy skin. 

Radiance Grape Stem Cell + Squalane Day Cream Image

6. Oil-based Serum 

Although it may be fun to say, Jojoba ( pronounced ho-how-ba) has some amazing acne-targeting benefits. Formulated in our Glow 49% Jojoba Oil Serum, this ingredient mimics the skin’s natural oil production, to reduce excess oil production that can sometimes be responsible for unwanted breakouts.

Glow 49% Jojoba Oil Serum Image

Not sure if this is the routine for you? Take our Skin Quiz to see what products work best for you and your skin type! If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to DM us on social, or email us at 

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