- Mar 23, 2021
- Words by Beauty Bar
Acne is a year-round problem. Rain or shine, acne’s going to do its thing and wreak havoc on your skin if you aren’t using the right products to keep it under control. Whether it’s due to hormonal changes, medications, your diet, or if it’s exacerbated by stress, giving your skin a little bit of TLC (tender love and care) can help, as long as you don’t overdo it! Here are a couple of effective acne treatments that won’t weigh you down in our summer heat while targeting your skin problems.
These award-winning pimple clear pads have a well-deserved cult following. The betaine salicylate and willow bark water in the formula help to chemically exfoliate the skin without stripping it of its moisture. While you’d think that stripping your skin is the way to go, we’re here to tell you NO! Stripping your skin could cause your skin to think that it needs to produce even more oil, so do not over strip and still keep your skin properly moisturized and hydrated. The toner that the pads are pre-soaked in gets deep into your pores to help dissolve oil and dead skin cells, and that helps in keeping your breakouts at bay.
This Murad serum is meant to clear skin of the bacteria that causes acne and breakouts, it keeps oiliness and blackheads at bay while minimizing dryness and irritation. The medicated lightweight gel formula not only sits well on the skin, but it has also been proven to clear up acne in a week. During our humid summers, the last thing we want is something that feels heavy, so this is the perfect product for the summer months.
We’ve said this before, we’ll say it again: Tea Tree Oil is great for acne treatment! It’s been a longtime favorite for skincare treatments meant to banish blemishes, so it shouldn’t surprise you that Tea Tree has found its way onto this list. The Bye Bye Blemish Tea Tree Drying Lotion is a spot treatment that pulls out impurities and decongests your pores. This helps you target the most problematic points on your face and gives those blemishes an extra kick in the butt.
If you’ve got a flare-up but are in a bit of a pinch, the COSRX Clear Fit Master Patch is here to save the day. The clear patch is jam-packed with an acne-fighting formula that can zap away those stubborn pimples. It’s practically invisible, so you can discreetly wear it to your Zoom meetings, and in case you’re just that glam and like to put on makeup for your video calls, the tiny patch sits well under makeup!
Now you’ve successfully gotten rid of your acne, you may have a few dark spots that remind you of the insecurity you may have felt. Well, we’ve got the solution to that, too. Bye Bye Blemish’s Vitamin C Dark Spot Lotion will help get rid of those dark spots and even out your complexion. It’ll give it a brighter appearance while providing powerful antioxidant activity to help promote luminous skin.
Something to know about acne is that it isn’t always caused by bad hygiene, nor is it caused by chocolate or greasy food as I’m sure a "tita" or whatever may have cautioned you of before. Check with your dermatologist to figure out what is actually causing your acne before combining every anti-acne ingredient under the sun in hopes that they’ll all work, because more likely than not, you’ll do more damage piling on a ton of active ingredients at once. Just remember that acne is normal and nothing to be ashamed of, but we’re here to help you find products that can help you become a more confident you.