Okay, I am going to try my best to keep this as short and simple as possible. I am not going to tell you to rub some mud with some pumpkin seeds and say this is some natural remedy that will cure your acne but I am going to tell you some tips that some people neglect.
We all did our research, we all know what Acne is … it is blah blah blah plugged with oil and all that gunk and it’s red…annoying, sometimes painful…hard to put on makeup..you get the point. You had it for a while, you tried almost all the acne medication there is ranging from Minocycline, Doxycycline, Tazorac, Aczone, Epiduo, the stuff you get from Sephora that is like $50 for a bottle of ointment that contains Salicylic Acid but you can get that at Target for like $10. I get it…but have you ever wonder why all those stuff doesn’t work? I worked at a Dermatology office as a Medical Assistant for 2 years and during that time majority of the patients who came back for a follow-up, complained that the medication we prescribed them did not CURE their acne and it just keeps coming back. I just want to say that, majority of the acne medication out there causes your skin to be DRY. Yes, there are many different kinds of acne ranging from hormonal problems to simple breakouts but most of them are due to excess oil, clogged follicles. I understand after washing your face with these Acne wash with Salicylic Acid, it feels clean and dry but this is also the golden time where you whip out your moisturizer to seal in moisture. To tell your face, I have enough moisture and oil ..PLEASE DO NOT PRODUCE ANYMORE OIL ON MY FACE. Because if you don’t, your face will go nuts and be like “Oh no..I am so dry..let me produce some oil to moisturize my face” and the side effect of that is heyyyy I got some more pimples coming back out. Now..I know y’all hate putting these THICK cream or lotion and it feels disgusting on your face that’s flaming hot and painful with these bumps…but you still need it. People with oily face throughout the day are actually people with dry skin. The face gets really dry that their skin produces more oil to counteract the dry skin hence they get oily.
Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence
This is the Time Revolution Essence from Missha. This is literally a miracle water essence that contains 80% Fermented Yeast Concentrate (saccharomyces ferment filtrate), which absorbs into skin instantly. Many consider this as a dupe of the SK-II essence but cheaper. I would get into more details but it would make this post extra long (Comment below if you want me to do a review). I just want to point out that I had horrible acne about 6 months ago and I understand the pain of not wanting to moisturize our face because it doesn’t feel right. Why would we want to put more oil and moisturizer on top of our skin when it feels like this? Am I right? In comparison to the SK-II essence, this is a much thicker watery consistency than the SK-II. I found that with acne-type skin, you need to use the product at least a week for your skin to adapt to it. Don’t use it for a day and give up. You should be doing this to all products to test out its max potential. Everyone’s skin is different and unique and although this works for many people, it might not work for you but use this as a guide to find a suitable consistency for your skin. One that will not clog your pores but give your moisture throughout the day so you will not have to produce more oil.
Everyone is underestimating the power of the sun. I swear. Everyone thinks it is alright to not wear sunscreen or they think the SPF in their foundation is enough. But it’s not. The sun irritates your skin. It is slowly damaging your skin. You might not be able to see the difference because you are looking at your face every single day but it is slowly changing. As a matter of fact, the acne marks you still have on your face is most likely due to the lack of sun protection and mama sun goddess shining at you saying hi every single day (Just because it is a cloudy day doesn’t mean you don’t need SPF). Do yourself a favor and put some SPF on your face to prevent further damage and let your acne scars heal faster.
Neutrogena Clear Face Break-out Free SPF 30
This is the Neutrogena Clear Face Break-out Free SPF 30 and I honestly think it is one of my to-go sunscreen. It’s a drugstore brand, you can find it in any pharmacy. The problem is when people hear about “sunscreen” they think of the thick, creamy and nasty smell of the sunscreen people put when they go to the beach but it is not. The sunscreen you put on your face is more sheer and not as strong as the body sunscreen. Honestly, a daily sunscreen, 30-45 SPF is more than enough. Anything above 45 SPF is mainly for a long period of sun exposure like going hiking or having a picnic at the park.
#3 COMBINE METHODS
Don’t just rely on one method and wish for your acne to go away. It doesn’t work like that. Don’t just rely on acne medications. If you are using acne medications, use it alongside with your suitable skin care routine. Don’t just rely on medications, treatments, masks, creams, but take care of your skin internally as well. Detox does wonders, and one way to do that is drink lots of water with a slice of squeezed lemon in combination of your routine.
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