acne healing skincare

Skin Rebalancing Protocol

Learn how to support your skin barrier AND heal adult acne with the right skincare practices.

Eating healthy and living well yet still struggling with persistent acne? The key to clear skin lies in supporting your skin barrier AND addressing your specific acne type at the same time.

Why you still haven't found skincare that works

➡️ You aren't paying enough attention to your skin barrier

To heal acne long term, we need to carefully design a skincare routine that supports what I call the Healthy Trio: a resilient skin barrier, optimal skin pH (acid mantle), and a balanced skin microbiome. If your skin feels tight, sensitive, or irritated, and your skincare isn't addressing these issues, you are probably not making any real progress. 

➡️ You are using natural products that actually aren't good for the skin

Whether an ingredient or product is natural or not, it can still irritate or clog your skin. Also, certain natural skincare products like pure oils or tallow aren't suited for everyone! There are many natural ingredients that are pore clogging and/or irritating. Only a small subset of “natural” skincare actually promotes clear skin.

➡️ You are using products your skin isn’t ready for yet

Powerful skincare ingredients, such as exfoliating acids, retinoids and vitamin C can be very helpful, but only if your skin is READY for them! If your skin barrier is not ready, those products WON'T work as advertised and will just irritate your skin even more, causing more breakouts!

➡️ Your skincare doesn't contain the right COMBINATION of skin healing and acne-fighting ingredients 

You need to have a routine that supports healthy skin AND helps you solve your skin issues. Firstly, even if you have been using simple skincare so far, it can still contain products and ingredients that are irritating to the skin barrier and therefore slowing down your progress.  Secondly, your skin may need an additional product that specifically targets your acne type, which will help you get clearer and smoother skin – FASTER!

You're not alone

How I learned my skincare mistakes the hard way...

Me before & after acne & oily skin

This is the only “Before” picture I have, and it was taken when my skin was nearly acne-free. I still had lots of skin-colored bumps on my forehead and chin. The “After” picture was after one year of my new and improved skincare routine.

Yes, it took me a full year! My skin barrier was so inflamed, I could barely tolerate any skincare.

  • I struggled with cystic acne and skin-colored bumps from my early teenage years and well into my 20s.
I was always eating a healthy diet and leading a healthy lifestyle, so I really couldn’t figure out what was causing this bad skin that was so debilitating!

My confidence was non-existent and the shame over my skin infiltrated into every aspect of my life. Put simply; my skin had more power over how I led my life than anything else. What was I doing wrong?!

I had tried everything under the sun except Accutane, including:

➡️ Dermatologists and their prescription creams and  medications

➡️Antibiotics (several rounds)

➡️Hormonal birth control pills

➡️Over-the-counter acne treatments (you name it, I tried it)

➡️Professional treatments (peels, extractions, etc.)

…and much, much more.

How I finally healed, and you can too!

What I had discovered about skincare was truly maddening!

Finally, I decided to take matters into my own hands, and use my background in molecular biology (in which I hold a Masters's Degree) to learn as much as I could about skin.

I turned to peer reviewed research and trusted dermatology sites and what I had learned allowed me to finally understand how the skin really works.

I realized (to my utter horror!!) how damaging my skincare really was!!
What I wasn’t hearing from anybody (and it would have made my skin better so much quicker) was that I wasn’t supporting the health of my skin at all. My skincare was making my skin worse, raising inflammation and creating a perfect environment for the overgrowth of acne bacteria. Not just that, it was also speeding up skin aging!

Once I started applying what I’ve learned, my skin started to heal, and within a year, it was COMPLETELY clear.

Finally, I got my confidence back and stopped wasting so much money and energy on my skin!

Today, I actually enjoy my own skin, something I NEVER thought would be possible! At the age of 35, my skin actually looks better (and younger) than it did in my early 20s!

And let me tell you: It is possible for YOU, too!


This doesn't have to be you anymore:

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The Skin Rebalancing Protocol

A step-by-step guide to creating a science-based, skin barrier supporting skincare routine that heals ADULT acne and promotes clear, glowing skin.

The Curriculum

What You'll Learn

Module 1


Take a moment to evaluate your current skincare routine and get an overview of how to proceed through the course based on your skin condition and acne type.

Module 2

The Eliminate Phase

This is a very important phase of your skin journey during which you will eliminate all irritating and acne-aggravating products and practices, and have a routine targeted at your specific acne type.

Module 3

The Balance Phase

During this phase, your skin barrier will be healthy and most of the acne might even be gone. You are ready for some skincare routine upgrades and adjustments.

Module 4

The Enrich Phase

Your skin is now healthy enough to tolerate a much wider range of good products! Yay!

What people say

Here are some of my students!


Try the skin rebalancing protocol for 30 days!

30 Day Money-Back Guarantee

I believe in this course so much that I am giving you a 30 day money back guarantee! I don't want anything to stand in the way of clear skin for you. Try out the course, follow the steps and if you don't see any progress within 30 days, send me an email, explain how you followed the course and you will be refunded in full.

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Meet Your Mentor

Hello, I'm Sara

I am a former scientist with a Master's Degree in Molecular Biology and a certified Primal Health Coach. After battling persistent acne myself for over a decade, I am dedicated to helping people worldwide achieve clear, healthy and glowing skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

The course starts as soon as you enroll and never ends! It is an entirely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own, plus all the future updates!

Absolutely not! “Purging” or skin getting worse before it gets better is just a sign that you have raised inflammation in your skin barrier too much. This can even set you back in your clear skin journey as it can lock you into a vicious cycle of acne! My students see steady, gradual progress from the start.

Absolutely not! Usually my students actually have simpler and cheaper skincare routines than they did before. People actually often keep at least some of the skincare products they already own, just use them in a better way.

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me at [email protected] in the first 30 days, explain how you followed the guide and I will give you a FULL refund.

No, the course is not limited to the natural ingredients only, there are also more conventional products that are safe to use. However, if you choose to, you can create a 100% natural skincare routine according to the instructions in the course as I provide wonderful DIY recipes and exact instructions on how to use them. If you need an oil-free skincare routine, I also give exact instructions on how to do that and which skincare ingredients and products to use, and how.

NO! Oils don't work for a lot of people, and the course takes that into account and doesn't push the oils. You will get detailed instructions on how to introduce oils if you want to, but you can completely avoid them and create an amazing routine without them. You will get all the info you need to do just that inside the course!

I try my best to! All of the recommended products are from reputable brands, most of which have completely non-toxic formulations. However, it is ultimately up to you to decide what you are comfortable with (mainstream products vs 100% natural ones), and I will have options for you either way!

My favorite question! This course is SO much more than just recommending a cookie-cutter routine for everybody. You will learn to interpret what your skin responds well to and ADJUST your routine accordingly. Not just that, the TIMING of use of different products is very important. You will go through 3 phases: ELIMINATE, BALANCE, and ENRICH, which is super important for the best results. You could, for example, reap great benefits from a product if used when your skin is ready (in the right phase), but it may only aggravate your acne if your skin barrier is still unhappy!

Some of it you can surely find online, but those are just fragmented pieces that are very difficult to put together in the best way for someone who hasn't had as much experience working with people as I have. I have spent the last 15+ years researching so much about the skin, healing my own acne after a decade-long battle, and working with hundreds of women for the past 8+ years, learning first hand what works and what doesn't. In short, you will get a detailed, step-by-step guide to making the best skincare routine for YOU that will save you both time and money! Honestly, I haven't encountered anything like this online course on the internet, so if you did, send it my way!:)

About 20% of it you can find in some form on my blog (yes, even if you read everything on my website, 80% of the course will still be new to you!). Most of it will relate to the importance of healthy skin, and parts that I teach in the BALANCE phase. Chances are that you are in the BALANCE phase already if you have been following my tips from Healthy Skin Glows. However, the majority of the information in the course is completely NEW information, even to those of you who have been following me for a long time, simply because it took me years to be confident in my knowledge and put it all together! If you are currently in the BALANCE phase, ENRICH phase will really take your skincare to a new level!

YES! You can definitely take the course, and actually, benefit from it a lot! It is desirable that you support the health of your skin from the inside too (healthy diet, sleep, exercising, etc), but having a good skincare routine can help you no matter what.

This is very individual, and it will vary from a few weeks to several months or even more. It depends on whether you are also addressing your acne causes (with diet, supplements, etc) at the same time as improving your skincare routine. If you are unsure what to eat for clear skin and what causes your acne, try eating only foods from my grocery list BONUS pdf (you'll find it within the course, in the EXTRAS section) for at least a few months. You can also choose the option to work with me, so I can pinpoint your acne causes and help you eliminate them (as painlessly as possible, I promise!).

NO! It is important to follow a healthy diet to have healthy and clear skin, but if you are already doing that, a good skincare routine, as explained in the Skin Rebalancing Protocol, can help you see significant improvements in your skin! You can also check out my Simple Skin Healing Recipes mini online course that contains not only easy and yummy recipes for clear skin, but also my dietary guidelines overview (which food triggers you may want to explore).

The course includes only skincare instructions (in a lot of detail that you need to get the best results!), and you must go through the course materials yourself. No worries, with the newest updates to the course, this is super easy! It will help you determine your acne type and how to proceed based on that and your current routine (or lack thereof). Should you need more personalized help, you can easily upgrade your package at any time (the price you paid for the course will be deduced), and I will create a personalized routine for you! The personalized plan is more elaborate and I will work with you on your diet, skincare, and natural supplements. This gives you a much more holistic approach to healing your skin and you can check it out HERE.

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