Acne 101

Acne 101

Acne 101

When we formulated FLO, we made sure to choose ingredients that help regulate the hormones causing angry pimples to arise (you know the ones). Not all acne is caused by hormone fluctuations, so not all acne can be resolved by balancing your hormones. So, how can you know if you’re struggling with hormonal acne or something else? Let’s investigate acne based on the parts of your face.


Hairline + Upper Forehead

Loving that new shampoo and conditioner duo that smells heavenly? Well, if you’ve started experiencing forehead acne recently, your beauty routine could be causing it. Hair and beauty products can clog pores, while new products could cause an adverse reaction. To help reduce these types of breakouts, make sure you remove your makeup everyday, cleanse, consider using a toner to balance the pH on your skin (especially in trouble areas), and keep an eye on your skin when you incorporate new products. Along with a simplified topical routine, you can also incorporate a skin-loving, acne-clearing supplement like RETRO Acne Relief! It calls on a formula that, in a clinical study, helped 94% of its participants see a reduction in blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples after just 8 weeks of daily use.

T-Zone (forehead + nose)

Don’t know about you, but we’ve been hearing about the t-zone for as long as we can remember. This area gets it rep for having a higher concentration of oil glands than the rest of your face, so acne here is usually caused by those glands doing too much. Excess oil production in the t-zone can happen during warmer seasons, during/after a workout, or if you have an oiler skin type. During puberty, hormonal acne also tends to appear on your forehead and cheeks. To prevent excess oil from clogging your pores, regardless of your age, avoid touching your face with dirty hands, try keeping your hair out of your face, and cleanse after finishing a sweaty workout. 


Cheek acne is annoying for a lot of reasons - including the fact that it’s usually not caused by one particular thing. Hormonal acne can creep onto your cheeks and certain habits are more likely to cause cheek breakouts. If you’re struggling with cheek acne, start cleaning your phone before holding it to your face, sanitizing your phone regularly (chances are you touch your phone and your face), and changing your pillowcases more frequently.

Chin + Jawline/Lower Cheeks

Hormone fluctuations caused by your gut health and/or menstrual cycle are usually the culprits causing acne along your chin, jawline, and lower cheeks. The increased oil production caused by hormone changes can also affect other parts of your face, such as your cheeks and the area around your lips. Address these breakouts by evaluating your diet and noting if your breakouts typically happen around the same time every month. Many FLO babes have experienced less acne after taking FLO regularly - search ‘acne’ on our reviews page to read their testimonials!


PMS Sugar-Free

Proactive PMS Relief


Here are our final reminders to help you get the skin of your dreams! 

  • Try new skin/beauty products one at a time, so you can determine if any cause certain reactions
  • Make sure none of your new products have ingredients that conflict with ingredients in the your routine’s existing products
  • Avoid picking + popping pimples 
  • Stay hydrated!

If you’re experiencing severe and persistent acne, consult a medical professional to determine the best path forward for healing your skin!

Learn more about how FLO’s ingredients are designed to fight acne here.

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