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Best Products for Acne-Prone Skin

Noticing your skin breaking out often? Changing your skincare routine to acne-control products might be your temporary fix, but first, you must understand why your skin is prone to acne.

According to Mayo Clinic, acne occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Because of this, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples will often appear on the skin. Acne can affect individuals of all ages; however, it is more common in those in their teenage years.

Four main factors cause acne — excessive oil production, clogged hair follicles, bacteria, and inflammation. Medications, hormonal changes, stress, and the foods you eat can trigger acne or make it worse if you already suffer from it.

Now that you have a better understanding of your skin type, let's take a look at products most appropriate for acne-prone skin.

Facial Cleanser

Beginning your skincare routine with a facial cleanser specified for your skin type can make a huge difference in how your skin looks and feels. If your skin is prone to acne, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser could be your new addition to an acne-control skincare routine. This facial cleanser is oil-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free, and its primary purpose is to target excess oil and assist in clearing acne breakouts. This cleanser contains two percent salicylic acid, lipo-hydroxy acid, and glycerin. Salicylic acid will exfoliate the skin and help clear and purify the pores. In addition to salicylic acid, lipo-hydroxy acid will also exfoliate the skin, and glycerin will help provide hydration.


Next, you'll need a toner to remove any excess oil on the skin. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution Acne Toner is made with 0.5 percent salicylic acid, which is an ideal ingredient to look for in products if your pores tend to be clogged and your skin is on the oily side, and two percent glycolic acid, which will improve skin tone and texture. Both of these ingredients will exfoliate the skin. This product will reduce the amount of blackheads and whiteheads that appear on the skin and remove any dirt and oil found while smoothing the skin, and unclogging pores.


Following the toner, you'll need a serum. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Saliclic Acid Acne Treatment is made specifically for those who are prone to acne, with ingredients such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lipo-hydroxy acid, and niacinamide. This product is lightweight and will clear any blemishes on the skin, reduce pores, fine lines, and post-acne marks, and help prevent any new breakouts. After using this product, forty-five percent of pimples, twenty-nine percent of whiteheads and blackheads, and forty-nine percent of post-acne marks should be reduced in about four weeks.

Acne Treatment

The last step of the routine would be to apply acne treatment to help prevent any blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples that appear on the skin. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Dual Action Acne Treatment can be applied two to three times a day and is formulated with ingredients from benzoyl peroxide, lipo-hydroxy acid, glycerin, and silica. Benzol peroxide is used in products specified for those with acne and will pierce the pores in your skin. Lipo-hydroxy acid will exfoliate the skin. Glycerin will hydrate the skin, and silica will absorb any excess oil from the skin. After using this product, you should notice a change in your skin. This product is said to reduce sixty percent of acne in just ten days!

Each recommended product is dermatologist-tested and works well for those with acne-prone skin, so switching up your skincare routine to acne-control products might just be the answer.


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