Our Treatment to an Acne Breakout during this Hot & Humid Season in the Philippines
Jun 01, 2021 | by Paolo Taca
Sun’s out, guns out… and unfortunately for some of us, that also means breakouts. The combination of heat and humidity of Philippine summers can wreak havoc on our skin rendering our carefully curated skincare routines defenseless against the external elements. But you don’t need to panic because there are acne breakout treatments available on the market to banish those unwanted blemishes! Here are some acne treatment products that is available in every Beauty Bar store in the Philippines.
Let’s kick this off with a product that is tried and true. The CosRX Clear Fit Master Patch is an invisible stick on patch that you can wear as you go through your day. You can use it to heal stubborn spots as you still go out (or stay in) fully made up. You can also try the CosRX One Step Pimple Clear Pads - another cult favorite in the skin clearing game. The pads are presoaked in their magic solution so it chemically exfoliates without stripping the skin. The active ingredients get deep into your pores to dissolve oil and slough off skin cells so that it can help control breakouts! Using the patches in the daytime and the pads at night, you’ve got acne-fighting ingredients working for you around the clock.
If you need more than just a spot treatment, The Inkey List has their C-50 Blemish Night Treatment which helps reduce - you know it: breakouts and blemishes. The overnight treatment targets those unseemly breakouts. Vitamins C and E are incorporated in the formula to reduce the bacteria count while the Salicylic Acid helps exfoliate and unclog pores. You’ve got the additional benefit of the Lotus Extract which helps moderate oils even in the heat. You can even use it on your back and body if you have any acne there.
Body acne and back-ne is common and it may be exacerbated by the heat. So if you don’t feel like a night treatment is enough, Murad’s Acne Control Body Wash may just be your saving grace. Glycolic acid and salicylic acid work hand in hand to penetrate and deeply clean your pores and helps eliminate your breakouts and soothe irritated skin. They’ve also got a facial serum that you can incorporate into your skincare! The Outsmart Blemish Clarifying Treatment is a medicated lightweight gel serum that sits nicely on your skin even in the heat and is said to reduce blemishes in just a week. It’ll deliver stellar results while minimizing dryness and irritation.
If you’re looking more for a cream solution rather than a gel, Skin1004 Centellascar Ointment (Lavender) with its Centella Asiatica Extract that will help calm your skin and get rid of blemishes before they even pop up. The formula calms your skin and the lavender scent calms your mind, but if you’re sensitive to scents in your skincare it might be safer to skip this one.
The COSRX AC Collection Spot Cream on the other hand is great if your moisturizer isn’t offering you enough moisture as you try to combat those nasty breakouts. This spot treatment cream does wonders for controlling any breakout which contains tea tree oil , calamine, and zinc to further treat inflamed acne overnight.
If you want an all natural formula, the locally-made favorite Human Nature Acne Defense Solution Gel provides you with acne-solutions without the potential harmful side-effects of chemical treatments. The tea tree oil and pimple-fighting actives make their way deep into the skin to fight breakouts and dry out blemishes before they make it to the surface.
Which acne treatment are you picking out to help you achieve blemish-free skin this summer?