- Jan 14, 2021
- Words by Beauty Bar
We switch up our skincare treatments based on our needs, but how do we know if it’s working or not? For things like dullness and slight texture, those are usually a quick fix. Simple tweaks here and there can show results in a short period of time, but what about when you’re trying to address acne? Do you wait for a day? Perhaps a week? Maybe a month? An entire year?
Your acne skincare routine should start working in four to six weeks. That’s not to say that there will be no visible effects before then, but to see real results, it takes a bit of time. Also, if you ever decide to switch up your skincare routine, make sure you do it one product at a time so if you have any negative reactions, you know which product is causing it. Slowly swapping out skincare products will also allow you to see how effective an ingredient is for you. As we’ve said in other skincare posts, what works for one doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll work for another, so finding the right balance and combination of products is key to achieving your dream skin.
First things first, replacing your facewash. We suggest trying out Human Nature’s Acne Defense Facial Wash. Packed with tea tree oil and skin-soothing aloe vera, this gentle formula combats pimples without ingredients that can irritate the skin. Make sure that you use it for a couple of days to a week before switching out another product.
Your toner is essential in maintaining a good pH balance on your skin and can help in sloughing away the things your facewash may have missed. The Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Toning Toner is amazing for acne because Centella is another ingredient that helps calm the skin, soothe redness and fight acne-causing bacteria.
Moisturizer is an important step. If excessive oil production is the problem, it may be because your skin is trying to compensate for the dryness from you skipping the moisturizing step! Your moisturizer helps lock in all those good ingredients, so having a good one is important, as well. Ecococo Kakadu Plum + Rosehip Oil Face Moisturizer has a unique combination of ingredients that includes Rosehip Oil and Hyaluronic Acid that helps repair and rejuvenates skin texture. The superfood ingredient Kakadu Plum is an acne fighter. So not only are you fighting the current acne issue, but also helps treat the scars and spots that may be left behind.
If you want to take a few extra steps, do so with caution! Always observe how your skin reacts before overloading your skin with products because that may worsen your skin’s condition as well. Do extra treatments once a week, and slowly get up to maybe 3 or 4 times. Treatments aren’t meant to be used on a daily basis, so keep that in mind when using them. Patchology has an assorted box that can help you in case of a pimple emergency. The Breakout Box contains 24 Pimple-Shrinking Salicylic Acid Dots, 24 Whitehead-Absorbing Hydrocolloid Dots, and 3 Blackhead-Eliminating Nose Strips.
Cosrx is one of the tried and true brands in case of breakouts. It’s basically a toner, but we suggest using it only in times of true need. Constantly using a product may cause your skin to become immune to certain formulas thus, lowering its potency. The One Step Pimple Clear Pads are something to keep in your cabinets for dire situations.
Finally, spot treatments like Bye Bye Blemish’s Volcanic Ash Drying Lotion is a good spot treatment that can help centralize the potent ingredients. Use it for particularly bad pimples and it’ll dry it out in a snap.
Those are some of the acne treatment products you can find in the Philippines. Hopefully, your journey to clearer skin is a smooth one, but if not, and if you can no longer seem to manage it on your own, go see a dermatologist.