What’s the best face care for acne? Is there a magic formula to treat it? Find out here!

Acne can seem just like that annoying friend that can’t seem to take a hint and just. Won’t. Go. Away. But the good news (unlike obnoxious acquaintances) is that there are ways to treat it and get it off for good! Read on to find out the best face care treatments for acne-prone skin.

Why Does Acne Occur?

According to Healthline, the main cause behind acne “usually boils down to clogged pores when a mix of sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells are trapped in a hair follicle.” Basically, each and every single pore on your skin is a hair follicle opening, containing an oil gland and a hair. Oil glands release sebum to keep the skin lubricated. When they work properly, the oil released by the gland travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto the skin. However, if any part of this process gets interrupted, the result is undoubtedly acne. So,

  • If the oil gland produces excess sebum
  • If dead skin cells buildup and clog the pore
  • If bacteria accumulates
  • Or if all of the above occur

Acne ensues. In summary, acne (when it is not cystic or hormonal) is the direct result of clogged-up pores. 

How To Treat Acne?

Acne is a fickle concept - just like that annoying friend. Treating it can feel like a mixture of luck and magic. However, the best formula to treat acne is adding the right products with unwavering consistency. Acne treatments also need to be gentle enough to not dry or irritate the skin. If the skin is stripped of its natural oils, the glands will go into overdrive trying to rehydrate the skin in the only way they know how: by producing sebum. This oil overproduction can end up clogging the pores even more, leading to more acne than before. Irritation, on the other hand, can upset the skin and leave it reddened, overly sensitive, and with open wounds that can spread bacteria around the skin, causing more breakouts. 

So, while the best face care for acne is the one that manages to keep your pores free of any buildup without drying out your skin. And it’s also the acne treatment that you actually use - ergo, consistency. You need to make your skin a priority and commit to taking care of it. Remember that your skin is in constant renovation processes, all of which can result in breakouts. You need to stay on top of these processes and ensure your pores are clear of any obstructions!

Best Face Care For Acne

As we already mentioned, the “magic” formula to get rid of acne is to find the right products to treat your skin while also staying consistent. Below you will find the best face care for acne.


Cleansing is the number one step for having clear, bright, acne-free skin. Using the right cleanser will remove impurities from your skin, including dust, dead skin cells, pollution, sebum, makeup, and more, and help your pores stay free of messy fill-ups. We recommend using our TrueClear face wash. It’s a gentle foaming cleanser that exfoliates dead skin cells and removes excess oil and impurities, leaving the skin fresh and clean. It’s also enriched with shea butter, olive leaf extract, aloe vera, and chamomile extract, which can help you remove oil-based impurities (such as makeup) without drying out your face! 


Sadly, one of the biggest side effects acne can cause is scarring. But that’s where our Acne Scar Reducing Serum comes in! It can help reduce the appearance of raised and indented scarring thanks to its star ingredients, which can force the skin to heal itself by quickly triggering the skin to regenerate the cells that have been damaged from acne breakouts. It helps minimize uneven texture, leaving skin smooth! Also, it was specifically formulated with acne-prone skin in mind and is non-comedogenic (which means it won’t clog up your pores!).


Moisturizers are acne-prone skin’s best friend. Although the concept can strike us as odd (after all, why would I add cream to my already greasy face?), it’s actually one of the best ways to ensure you don’t get acne. Like we’ve already explained, not using moisturizer or drying out the skin on your face can set your oil glands into overdrive. This means more sebum production, more clogged pores, and more acne. The best way to avoid this is to ensure your skin stays hydrated enough so that your oil glands don’t have to produce more oil. Our TrueClear Clarifying Acne Cream is your best friend. It penetrates deep into the pores to treat to clear existing acne while also preventing future breakouts. It’s made with a blend of tea tree oil, lavender, and salicylic acid to help fight acne-inducing bacteria, unclog sebaceous glands, control oil, reduce inflammation, and help balance the skin's PH!

Get The Right Supplements

It’s a fact. Food can trigger acne. Sad as it is to admit it, ingesting certain foods can and will result in acne breakouts. But the good news is that you can also control what you put in your body to not get acne! Our acne clarifying supplement, TrueClear™ Acne Clarifying Supplement, was formulated to create an internal defense against acne breakouts. It can help you treat acne from within, stopping breakouts before they even begin. It’s made with high-quality, natural ingredients, which makes it effective against persistent acne, whiteheads, blackheads, inflammation, cystic acne, and even body acne!

Get Everything In 1 Bundle!

Don’t want to buy everything separately? We got your back. At Navan, we focus on creating high-quality products that are gentle on the skin but also actually work. We also focus on providing easy solutions that can help you embark on the adventure that is finding the best face care for your acne. Our TrueClear™ 3 Step Skin Clarifying Set offers a complete, high-quality approach to acne-prone skin. It’s an entire skincare regimen based on Navan’s belief that good skin starts from within, and it includes three of the products we mentioned above: TrueClear face wash,  Acne Scar Reducing Serum, and TrueClear™ Acne Clarifying Supplement

Don’t forget to consult your dermatologist before trying out any skincare regime. A doctor can help find the root cause for your acne and help you find out how best to treat it.

The Bottom Line

Finding the best face care for acne isn’t impossible. It doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need is to find the right products for your skin type and concerns and make sure you stay consistent, using them on a daily basis (even when you don’t feel like it!). Trust us, your skin will thank you. Browse our skin care store and start finding the right products for your needs. For more skincare tips, check out our blog!