I’ve struggled with acne for as long as I can remember. It can be so frustrating and really takes a toll on your confidence. Over the years, I have tried just about everything from topical products to antibiotics and while some have worked better than others, I was never totally happy with them. After visiting a new dermatologist office a few months ago, I was finally prescribed a few products that ACTUALLY work and have been total skin game changers. If you struggle with acne, I highly recommend that you visit a dermatologist and see if some of these products are right for your skin because they have really helped mine!
Here is what I am currently using on my face…
1.) Clean & Clear Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Cleanser
No dermatologist necessary for this one! You can find this product in almost any skin care aisle. I’ve tried so many cleansers and this one has by far been my favorite for years because of how gentle it is. I find that any cleansers with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide just break me out more, so this one has been great because it doesn’t have any of that. I use it once a day at night after wiping my wakeup off with oil-free wipes.
2.) The Konjac Sponge (c/o)
Exfoliating is so important, but it’s essential not to go overboard because you can irritate your skin causing even more breakouts. That’s why I love the Konjac Sponge Co.’s Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge! Made of 100% vegetable fibre, it’s natural, soft and gentle on my sensitive skin. I’ve been using it 1-2 times weekly for about 3 months now and all of the tiny blackheads that I used to get on my chin area have disappeared! To use the sponge, just run it under water for a moment and then simply put a little bit of face wash on top. Then, gently massage your skin with the sponge for a minute or two.
3.) Acella Pharmaceuticals Sodium Sulfacetamide and Sulfur Cleanser
This is a product that was prescribed to me by my dermatologist and I love how well it works! It really helps to dry out oily skin. I wash my face with a small amount of this at night after cleansing with my face wash. The only negative that this product has is the smell. However, you really won’t smell it anytime other than when you are washing your face.
4.) Retin-A Micro Gel 0.08%
Last, but certainly not least is my favorite product of all, the Retin-A Micro Gel 0.08%. This above all has transferred my skin. The gel essentially uses Vitamin A to peel layers of the skin from your face (don’t worry very small amounts) and thus, helps to get rid of existing pimples faster and prevent future ones. I use a small amount on the breakout areas of my face every night.
I hope this will help your skin the way it helped mine! Leave a comment below if you have any questions about skin care in general or these products! (: