Why you need Actives in your skincare ⬇️
A major reason why just hydrating products especially products like CeraVe hydrating cleanser alone doesn't work for Acne.
These CeraVe hydrating cleansers (it's just an example, nothing to do with CeraVe brand) works for many people and you see these jaw dropping transformations online, first is, they don't get this transformation with just 'a hydrating cleanser' and moisturizer. Well, typically a moisturizer alone can heal broken barrier, can heal skin or any wounds. But when it comes to bacteria induced acne, these work more like feeding stock for them while doing nothing towards killing those bacteria and reducing the number of acne.
You need Actives in your skincare routine in order to target those skin concerns.
Similarly, I've seen people grabbing bottles and bottles of CeraVe hydrating cleanser, or salicylic acid foaming cleanser, don't get me wrong, I like CereVe but do you analyse the fact that those people getting their skin completely clear is truly personal. I'm sure there's more to that simple CeraVe routine. There's AHA BHA peeling solution from The Ordinary, there's Niacinamide and Benzoyl peroxide treatments.
The OrdinaryAHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
So these routines from people often can be a little tricky as they seem to get their skin cleared with just these products but it may not work for you. You may end up getting Acne even after using some of these. I've seen people complaining about not getting any results from this routine everywhere on internet.
I definitely stand behind the idea of a minimal 3 step skincare routine, in fact I follow it. What my point here is, you need to add certain active ingredients in your regimen in order to see any changes in your Acne and Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. There are many sides to this, you most definitely can not use any actives and let your acne heal itself but it will occur again and again till you get exhausted of it. Actives consist of preventative majors, treatments and post-treatment care or preventative majors again.
This is what I've been studying and have experienced through my own Acne. I managed to treat my acne with a basic yet full of Actives skincare routine. Don't let the word Active intimidate you and think it may do harm to your skin. It won't if you're using it correctly.
I see people love Salicylic acid (BHA) cleansers for their Acne, I think it's a great way to start with Salicylic acid but you can also start with a non-stripping Benzoyl peroxide wash. You can also use Clindamycin phosphate cleansers. But this requires a prescription. So what are the affordable options to CeraVe SA cleanser? Read below.
As referred to my 'Acne makes us beautiful post' https://t.cherie.com/ZMJUDyJA9/
I am going to attach some products I believe will speed up the process of healing acne. You can always refer to that post for details.
You can get these affordable Active skincare options:
For closed comedones and small whiteheads:
THE inkey LISTSalicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser
The OrdinarySalicylic Acid 2% Solution
For Cystic acne :
Topical treatments (Actives) for Acne :
Benzoy peroxide topical cream/gel
Retinoids / Retin A / Over the counter Retinols
The OrdinaryGranactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion
NATURIUMRetinol Complex Serum
LA ROCHE-POSAY Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment
The OrdinaryAzelaic Acid Suspension 10%
NATURIUMAzelaic Topical Acid 10%
The OrdinaryNiacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
GOOD MOLECULESNiacinamide Texture & Pore Refining Set
AHA, BHA and PHA / Facial peels
The OrdinaryAHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
THE inkey LISTPolyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner
These are not all of the actives but will definitely get you to the ball park. This will help in giving you some results with Acne. The thing to keep in mind is don't use all these actives together, you can do some research and start with yur routine.
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