For some women, acne may have never been a serious issue. A simple face wash with salicylic acid from the drug store was all you needed to get through life. Girl, if I just described you, consider yourself blessed!
I too was one of those lucky women, until I reached my late twenties. After my first pregnancy, it was all downhill from there. My once behaved skin suddenly took a 180-degree turn for the worse. No longer did I have my few minuscule monthly breakouts on my jaw or forehead, but an onslaught of pesky adult acne brought on by a slew of stress, maskne, and hormonal imbalances. As a busy mom, it’s the last thing I want to deal with. Seriously skin? Do we have to do this right now? insert eye roll
Not being entirely familiar with acne treatments aside from my go-to brands of drugstore facial cleansers, exfoliators, and toners, I did what any woman would do. I set out to find acne treatments that really work (well, okay, only according to the very best online reviews). With just one click, I was bombarded with an array of different acne-fighting products. Overwhelmed by the choices, I had no idea what my best option would be.
I imagine many of you are familiar with this scenario. Like me, perhaps you settled on an acne product that you felt you could trust based on the hundreds of positive reviews. You got the product home and it didn’t exactly give you the #nofilter results you were hoping for. Boo! Thus begins the endless cycle of trying to find that miracle-working over-the-counter acne treatment and, inevitably, a medicine cabinet overflowing with junk.
Then, you shake yourself back to reality and realize you don’t have time for this. You’re kicking ass at work, owning and rockin’ the mom-bod, and just being plain awesome. You deserve that perfect glowing angelic skin. Do you have time to make a trip to the dermatologist? I surely don’t and I bet you don’t either. But, if you want real results, the only way is to visit a dermatologist in-person, right? Not exactly.
If you’ve tried everything under the sun, and you’re ready for change – that means you’re ready for dermatologist trusted ingredients. Enter ForHers.
ForHers: Healthy Confident Women
ForHers offers customized acne cream, a tailored prescription acne treatment for women with stubborn acne, shipped directly to your home. No more guessing which treatments are right for you. Consult with a licensed medical professional from the comfort of your home and get back to feeling confident in your own skin!
ForHers is an online health care provider, a platform that most individuals in 2020 are much more accustomed to in the wake of the pandemic. The hyper-focused female telehealth service proudly strives to provide convenient and accessible healthcare surrounding a multitude of important female health topics, including, but not limited to, sexual health, hair care, mental health, and skincare.
ForHers Skin Care
When OTC remedies fail, ForHers is the next step in tackling your stubborn acne. ForHers understands that women’s schedules are full of life, so when it comes to treating your skin it should be done on your terms. No more waiting weeks or months for expert medical care. Get immediate access to a comprehensive online acne assessment and medical consultation.
What Are The Different Types Of Acne?
Identifying which type of acne you’re experiencing is the key to successfully treating your acne. That’s why so many women may fail, they blindly use the wrong acne treatments for their skin condition with little to no success. With ForHers, your acne assessment and medical consultation will set you on the right path to knowing which acne you have and how to treat it.
There are six different types of acne. Acne may be identified as either non-inflammatory or inflammatory. Non-inflammatory acne is commonly easier to treat than inflammatory acne.
Also known as closed comedones, whiteheads appear on the skin when pores are clogged all the way through, and the pore closes up. They create rough and bumpy-like textures on the skin, and you’ll notice little white bumps. Often you’ll feel the urge to pop or squeeze them on your own. But, this is frowned upon by dermatologists. You may end up scarring your skin.
Also known as open comedones, blackheads appear on the skin’s surface when pores are clogged but remain open and are noticeable with the black colored dots on the skin. Whiteheads and blackheads are both called comedonal acne by dermatologists.
Papules are a subtype of inflammatory acne. Papules are a result of severe inflammation, caused by excess oil, skin cells, and bacteria, that create the walls of your pores to become irritated and broken down. Papules resemble small red bumps, usually tender to the touch.
Pustules are a subtype of inflammatory acne. Similar to papules, pustules can also create walls around your pores when they begin to breakdown. However, pustules, like the name hints, are filled with pus, unlike papules. These irritating red bumps, usually found in clusters on the face, back, or chest are bright red, and have yellow or whiteheads. You’ll be more than eager to pop or squeeze them. But dermatologists recommend that you don’t, as this spreads more bacteria, leading to more acne, as well as scarring of the skin.
Nodules are another subtype of inflammatory acne. Nodular acne can be difficult to treat, as they are deeply centered under the skin’s surface, a result of C. acnes bacteria which causes a painful infection within the pores.
Cysts are a subtype of inflammatory acne, as well as the most difficult and severe type of acne to treat. Cysts develop when pores are clogged by a combination of bacteria, sebum (oily and slightly waxy substance found on the skin), and dead skin cells. Cysts are very large, painful, and filled with pus, often bursting on their own, infecting surrounding areas with bacteria.
Getting Started With ForHers Skin Care
Your first line of defense against acne is knowing how to treat it, the right way. Getting started with ForHers is easier than setting up an online appointment with an in-person dermatologist. Simply, click “Start Answering Questions,” and you’ll be on your way to clearer skin.
First, you’ll be asked multiple-choice questions and prompted about the following:
- Your skin goals
- Your state and birthdate
- Your email and to create a password
- Problem areas affected by acne/clogged pores
- Is your skin oily, dry or both
- Sex assigned at birth
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have you used prescription or OTC topical acne medications?
- Have you ever used oral medications for acne treatment?
- Are you taking any of the following prescription medications (steroids, lithium, DHEA, bromides, etc)
- Have you been diagnosed with any of the following (rosacea, perioral dermatitis, facial eczema)
- Do you have allergies or medication reactions?
- Are you taking medications, herbal memedines, supplements, acne treatments, anti-aging
- Have you had surgeries or have you been hospitalized?
- Do you have any medical conditions?
You’ll then be prompted to choose a custom acne routine.
ForHers Clear Skin System
The Clear Skin System is ForHers All-In-One routine listed at an affordable introductory price of $15 dollars for your first 2 months!
It includes a three-step system:
ForHers Custom Acne Cream
If prescribed based on your answers and medical consultation, the custom acne cream can be purchased separately without the cleanser and moisturizer. The Custom Acne Face Cream is $10/mo and includes a personalized mix of five superpower clinical ingredients you won’t be able to find at your drugstore:
- Tretinoin – a type of retinoid
- Niacinamide – decreases sebum production, has antimicrobial anti-inflammatory properties
- Clindamycin Phosphate – antibacterial medication
- Zinc Pyrithione -antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties
- Azelaic Acid – manages dark spots and has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties
Once you select which treatment plan is right for you, you’ll be prompted to select how often you’d like to have your acne treatment shipped to your home. Remember that the first two months are on a special introductory offer and will be applied at checkout.
If you choose the All-In-One Routine, which we recommend for the clearest skin, acne treatment plans would include the following: Acne treatments are shipped out every two months.
After you select your plan you’ll upload a photo of the front, left, and right sides of your face, so a ForHers dermatologist can provide treatment. You can take a photo with your webcam or upload a photo that was previously taken. Make sure that your photographs are not blurry.
You’ll then be prompted to put in your shipping address, and you’ll receive an order summary. You’ll be contacted by a dermatologist via a support chat conversation, which could happen the same day. You’ll discuss follow-up questions as well as the product that has been prescribed to treat your specific acne.
- Every 2 months or 2 months of treatment for $78 or $39/mo
- Every 6 months or 6 months of treatment for $180 or $30/mo
- Every 12 months or 12 months of treatment for $300 or $25/mo
Our Final Thoughts on ForHers Acne Treatment
ForHers is a low stress, low-key way of getting your hands on skincare products that actually work! ForHers skincare is clinically proven to help keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant.
Although ForHers doesn’t accept insurance it is extremely low-cost, offering products at 50-80% off retail cost. We consider that a bargain compared to other expensive alternatives. We highly recommend this convenient, and high-quality acne treatment subscription provider as a way to combat your stubborn acne and to start feeling more confident in your skin.