acne Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Let's face it, acne is something that we ALL deal with and we will most likely continue dealing with it for the rest of our lives. Contrary to what we were told as kids, that acne was just a sign of puberty, it sticks around in one form or another throughout our twenties, thirties as so on.
Whether you have super oily or ultra dry skin or something in between. If you suffer from occasional spots or constant cystic bumps, acne is annoying and we will do whatever we can to hide it, treat it or beat it.
Personally, I deal with the occasional cystic spot and quite a few clogged pores that turn into under the skin bumps. Over the years of testing out different products I have constantly gone back to a few specific products to save the day when a pimple arises so I wanted to share my Top 3 Acne Fighting Spot Treatments.
This sulfur based, biphase treatment is good for all skin types but is not for those with very sensitive skin. It is an intensive blemish banishing acne treatment designed to fit pimples, zits and future breakouts. It is formulated with the highest level of sulfur allowed to effectively heal blemishes, reduce acne and help keep skin free of new breakouts. Sulphur is an incredible ingredient in spot treatments because it does not dry out the skin while disinfecting.
It is a two part product that features a sulphur and zinc oxide based sediment in the bottom of the bottle topped off with alcohol. It contains AHA's that are designed to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores while zinc oxide, a natural mineral, provides oil control by absorbing excess oil production. It also features Salicylic Acid for extra fighting power.
This Salicylic Acid based treatment is good for most skin types but is also on the stronger end of the spectrum. It is a light blue gel that features an active ingredient of Saw Palmetto - a fruit that possesses powerful antiseptic properties and is known to be a potent purifier. It also contains super exfoliators that help to eliminate excess oils and pore clogging debris.
To help with the healing process it contains caffeine and red algae which are meant to calm skin and help relieve redness. Lastly it features Anti-Spot Technology that helps to correct dark spots left behind after a blemish is banished.
This light lotion treatment is safe for all skin types and is the most gentle of the three. It is a Benzoyl Peroxide based treatment that works to eliminate acne-causing bacteria without using any harsh or irritating ingredients like alcohol, menthol or camphor. The gentle formula also contains soothing anti-irritants to help skin heal and reduce redness. It is a lightweight lotion that quickly sets to a matte finish and can even be worn under makeup.
ApplicationTips & Tricks
- start with clean, moisturized face
- use a cotton swab to dip/dab/deposit the product
- use a TINY bit
- only apply it directly on the spot so you don't dry out the surrounding skin
- apply at night so it has time to work it's magic
- use only once a day and be consistent
- don't touch it!
So there you go! Those are my Top 3 Acne Fighting Spot Treatments in order of how much I love them. I hope this helped you learn a little more about these treatments and how to apply them!