I feel like we all (or let’s say, most) of us suffer from acne, at times. I can speak for myself when I say that I’ve basically suffered from it during my entire life. Of course, some times it’s worse than others, and sometimes I don’t have any. But recently, I’ve suffered from a significant amount of acne that I haven’t wanted to do much more than staying home. After traveling and some stress with my job search, I ended up having some pretty large, cystic acne. It’s now been almost two weeks since then and I am happy to say my acne has significantly diminished.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any photographs from when my acne was bad. I didn’t want to photograph myself without makeup and didn’t know I was going to do this post. But I can show you how my skin looks now. As you can see, I do have some acne scarring and dark spots left over from those spots.
When it comes to treating my acne, I try to use products that are made to fight acne. Aside from acne, I also suffer from oily skin which would definitely say contributes to the production of blemishes. I started this Bioderma Sebium Foaming Gel alongside my Clarisonic at night instead of my usual face wash (which I’ve now started using in the morning) and within a week noticed a significant difference in my skin. I definitely think using it alongside my Clarisonic helps the product penetrate into my skin and really cleanse my pores.
When you want to target a certain aspect of your skin (for me, acne), I believe that a good toner also plays a huge role. I’ve used this Biore Blemish Treating Astringent for years but stopped several months ago. Since I’ve started breaking out more I decided to repurchase it and I am happy to report that it is just as good as before! It has ingredients that help treat and banish any acne, and I can definitely vouch for the claims it makes. I love this toner so much and can see myself using it for many years to come!
I’ve always been a fan of spot treatment. Whether it’s this Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, which I recommend for any blemishes that are whiteheads, or this Clean & Clear Persa-Gel acne treatment for any spots that haven’t completely formed. I actually prefer the Clean & Clear because I’ve found it works better with my skin. You definitely have to go through some trial and error with spot treatments!
These are the products that help me treat acne, I will say that everyone’s skin is different and what works for me may not work for you. If you also suffer from acne, I would love to hear what products you recommend! And if you try, or have tried, any of these products let me know your thoughts.