When I first walked into celebrity esthetician Sarah Akram’s Los Angeles pop up, I immediately started with, “Let me explain.” My skin had taken a turn for the worst after using too many new products and was looking extremely stressed out. This, however, didn’t phase Akram. Instead, she put together a custom treatment for my skin that miraculously made stubborn acne appear ten times reduced and my complexion looking brighter than it had in months. It was one of the best facials I’d ever gotten.
Of course, this led me to begin prodding her with all my questions on treating acne. After all, I knew she had to know a thing or two. Her long list of celebrity clientele speaks for itself—she works with everyone from Vanessa Hudgens, Nina Dobrev, and Mindy Kaling, to Tiffany Haddish and Andie Macdowell. What I loved most about Akram was her custom approach. She fully understands that each person’s skin is different and has unique needs—something I found both refreshing and exciting. If you’re curious what else she had to share with me about treating acne, keep reading below. She shared tips on treating acne at home and her all-time favorite products to clear up breakouts.