Acne Spot Relief
Sugar Maple Extract
Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate
Lemon Fruit Extract
Exfoliating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Vitamin E Acetate
Tea Tree Oil
How to Treat Dreaded ‘Maskne’ 🖤
With everything going on right now I know a lot of people (myself included right now) are wearing masks for 8+ hours. With this new addition to daily life a new problem I’ve been hearing a lot about right now is ‘maskne’ or mask acne. With your mask on your face all day causing irritation it’s perfectly normal to experience break outs. When I do get really bad break outs I tend to simplify my routine down to these basic steps: (disclaimer: I myself have oily, acne prone skin that is mainly grade 2) 1.) Cleanse - FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser A gel cleanser is best for oily skin. It’s also going to be best to get all the sebum, debris, and other gross stuff you may have under your mask from breathing in it all day. This one is gentle but effective without stripping your skin. 2.) Prep - GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum I always use niacinamide as a prep step. My favorite niacinamide serum is from Good Molecules. It’s only $6 and it absorbs really nicely into the skin without feeling sticky. This is going to help regulate oil control so you’re not over producing, calm down any inflammation your new break out may be experiencing, and help heal any pigmentation that might be left behind as the break out heals. 3.) Spot Treat - GEORGETTE KLINGER - Acne Spot Relief Then I go in with a spot treatment. I really like the Georgette Klinger spot treatment because it’s cream formula absorbs really well into the skin to dry out the break out properly without damaging the surrounding skin. It contains both salicylic acid and lactic acid so while it helping to shed dead skin cells from the face so sebum doesn’t get trapped underneath to create more break outs the salicylic acid goes deep into the pores and cleans it out. Another great option is the Clinique Acne Solutions Gel. 4.) Moisturize - FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya You always want to seal a routine with a good moisturizer. For oily skin I recommend a gel (with dry you’ll want a cream). This will help keep your skin hydrated while it’s healing without feeling too heavy. If you use too heavy of a cream with oily skin you have the potential of clogging the pores and with the mask on top it will just make things worse (With dry skin you don’t have to worry about this as much).
GEORGETTE KLINGER-Acne Spot Relief
I can suffer from really bad acne (thankfully at the moment it’s under control but I still do like to apply salicylic acid nightly) on my chin. I was looking to replace what I was currently using so this came at a perfect time. This acne treatment is the consistency of a thin lotion that absorbs into the skin. The directions say you apply it to the area after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. It does smell like tea tree (which I’m not a fan of essential oils in skin. I didn’t experience any irritation, dryness, or breakouts so that ingredient is up to your discretion) which I didn’t mind. It has both salicylic and lactic acid. The lactic acid will help dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cells together allowing the salicylic acid to go deep into the pore and clean it out. My skin isn’t the hugest fan of lactic acid but like I said above I didn’t experience any breakouts from using this so I’m happy. They say their benefits include fighting active breakouts, prevents new breakouts, soothes redness, swelling, and irritation, cleans out the pores, and supports faster healing. All in all my chin has been clear all month which makes me happy but because of the tea tree oil I probably won’t continue use after it’s gone. I feel like if you have skin that has breakouts, really benefits from lactic acid, and don’t mind tea tree oil this would be perfect for you.
GEORGETTE KLINGER-Acne Spot Relief
Salicylic Acid: Acne’s Best Friend 🖤
I’ve suffered from acne off and on for years but last year it was at an all time low. I had a period in my life where my chin was breaking out so bad. As soon as one blemish would heal it seemed like two more would pop up. It was this time in my life I found one of my favorite skincare ingredients, salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a BHA (which is a chemical exfoliant) which loosens the “glue” bonds of dead skin cells to encourage exfoliation. It’s lipophilic which means it can penetrate through clogged pores and oil to help clean everything out (meaning it’s perfect for people like me who have oily skin!). One of my favorite products that spotlights this ingredient is the CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel . I completely contribute my chin being free of break outs thanks to this item. The gel consistency of it absorbs really easily into the skin. It comes in two sizes, the one above is .5 oz for $18 and it has lasted me months! I use it as a spot treatment so you only need a little bit. After I cleanse and tone my face I go in with this on spots I tend to break out and it helps calm the skin, clear any breakouts, and even prevents future break outs from happening. Another product with this ingredient is the GEORGETTE KLINGER - Acne Spot Relief which I’m not the biggest fan of. This has a cream consistency instead which I find myself having to work into my skin more for it to absorb. It comes in one size, 1 oz for $22. Another reason I’m not a fan is because it contains (and smells heavily of) tea tree which can potential be a irritant to the skin. With this quarantine going on my skin was breaking out very badly and it did calm down the redness and help heal the blemish. It’s just not my favorite consistency because it doesn’t absorb as well. Personally, the Clinique will be a forever repurchase for me. I find the formula a little more effective on the skin even though they both do what they claim to do. The gel consistency is a lot better for oily skin. I also tend to use more product than necessary with the cream than the gel so in the end your product is going to last you longer. I also don’t enjoy the smell of tea tree in the Georgette Klinger while the Clinique has no smell. Between the two the Clinique is my personal preference.
CLINIQUE-Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
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