Time for a change?

When to change your skin care routine

Changing your skin care routine too often can stress or irritate your skin.

That said, some situations may call for a change:
  • You find yourself struggling with a new skin issue
  • You notice recurring issues with your skin
  • Your current products are inappropriate for your skin type
  • You’re no longer seeing the results you expect or want

Take the skin care routine quiz below to discover an over-the-counter routine for different skin concerns. After the quiz, you can also learn about accessing prescription options through our platform.

What is your skin type?

What are you looking for in a skin care routine?

How soon do you plan to change your skin care routine?

What are your skin care goals?

What is your primary skin concern?

Good news!

Based on your answers, consider the following skin care routine for acne-prone skin.

AM: 1. Cleanser 2. Toner 3. Serum 4. Moisturizer 5. Sunscreen


PM: 1. Remove makeup 2. Cleanser 3. Toner 4. Serum 5. Moisturizer


It’s a good idea to apply products in order for maximum effectiveness. Here is more about each step of the routine:

  • Cleanser: Our Deep Sea Facial Cleanser is formulated to be gentle for acne prone skin
  • Toner: This step is optional for increased cleansing
  • Serum: Hims branded Vitamin C Serum can be used by anyone to make skin appear smoother with more even tone
  • Moisturizer: Tidal Wave Facial Moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates skin without clogging pores or leaving an oily residue.
  • Sunscreen: Remember to always wear at least SPF 15 sunscreen to protect against UV damage and skin cancer
  • Remove makeup: You might try micellar water, cleansing oil, or balm


If moderate or severe acne is a concern, a medical professional can help you determine if prescription ingredients can help.


Here are ingredients a dermatologist or other qualified provider may be able to prescribe through our platform:

Tretinoin

A prescription-strength form of retinol. Retinoids are a large class of compounds derived from vitamin A. Typically used in topical applications to address skin concerns like acne and discoloration, retinoids regulate cell growth and division, increase blood flow and may boost collagen production.

Clindamycin

The secret to attacking acne-targeting bacteria. When combined with other acne-fighting ingredients like tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin can help improve results. It can also be used topically in combination with short-term antibiotic treatment to manage severe acne.

Oral Contraceptives

Some oral contraceptives are FDA-approved to treat acne. Acne can be triggered by androgens. By regulating hormone levels, oral contraceptives can prevent issues like excess sebum production which often lead to acne.

The above are available by prescription only


You may connect with a provider to see if a prescription is appropriate and have the items shipped to you, if prescribed, all from our website.



This page has been medically reviewed by Kristin Hall, FNP on August 28, 2020. However, this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.

Good news!

Based on your answers, consider trying the following routine to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

AM: 1. Cleanser 2. Toner 3. Serum 4. Moisturizer 5. Sunscreen


PM: 1. Remove makeup 2. Cleanser 3. Exfoliants 4. Toner 5. Serum 6. Moisturizer


It’s a good idea to apply products in order for maximum effectiveness. Here is more about each step of the routine:

  • Cleanser: Our Deep Sea Facial Cleanser is formulated to be gentle for acne prone skin
  • Retinol and chemical exfoliants: can help get rid of dead skin cells
  • Toner: This step is optional for increased cleansing
  • Serum: Hims branded Vitamin C Serum can be used by anyone to make skin appear smoother with more even tone
  • Moisturizer: Tidal Wave Facial Moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates skin without clogging pores or leaving an oily residue.
  • Sunscreen: Remember to always wear at least SPF 15 sunscreen to protect against UV damage and skin cancer
  • Remove makeup: You might try micellar water, cleansing oil, or balm


If moderate or severe acne is a concern, consider consulting a medical professional for prescription options.


For example, a dermatologist or other qualified provider may be able to prescribe the following through our platform:

Tretinoin

A prescription-strength form of retinol. Tretinoin is a prescription-strength topical cream or gel used mainly to treat acne, photodamaged skin, and fine wrinkles. It regulates cell growth and division, increases blood flow and may boost collagen production.

Tretinoin is only available by prescription in the United States


You may connect with a provider to see if a prescription is appropriate and have items shipped to you, if prescribed, all from our website.


This page has been medically reviewed by Kristin Hall, FNP on August 28, 2020. However, this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.