4 Products to Help with Small, Texturized Acne
Spot treatments, such as acne patches, can be used to target specific areas on the skin where pimples are present, but sometimes acne requires a product that can cover more ground. Acne comes many forms, but today I will be covering how to manage smaller and more textured acne!
When tackling acne, you want to get to the root of the problem, which is the build up of impurities within the pore. The ingredient BHA is a great chemical exfoliant which, unlike AHA or any physical exfoliant, goes deep into the pore, breaks down the oils/impurities and ultimately adjusts the pore lining. This process results in visibly smaller pores and a deeper clean you wouldn’t receive from a regular cleanser or exfoliant (yes, even your Clarisonic). I recommend the Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask by Peach & Lily, which contains 10% AHA and 0.5% BHA, dang! This product contains all natural, carefully curated ingredients, and has no harmful fragrances. Although this chemical exfoliant product holds a high price point, it will last you a long time and leave you with higher quality results than a physical exfoliant.
First this mask should be applied on a clean face, preferably after cleansing. When applied, this mask leaves a tingling feeling on the skin that subsides after 15-20 seconds. My skin is sensitive in certain areas where I tend to have eczema breakouts, so the tingling can feel a bit overbearing at times, but definitely stops after a couple of seconds. After 15-20 minutes the AHA and BHA within the mask have exfoliated deep within my skin and I am able to see some of the impurities resurfacing throughout the week, so this mask is really doing its job! I would not use this mask more than 2 times per week mainly due to the intensity of the ingredients. If you deeply exfoliate the skin too much you could strip the skins protective barrier and even cause an excess in oil production.
The Deep Clean Pore Glacial Clay Mask is another exfoliating mask, but is less intense than the Reboot Mask above. The Canadian Colloidal Clay ingredient within this mask helps to rid of excess oils, while the antioxidant tea tree oil helps to reduce redness and strengthen the skin’s barrier. I have used this product on my dry skin and it proved to be extremely gentle since it did not leave my skin feeling dry or tight.
I recommend using this mask a maximum of 3 times per week in place of your exfoliant. You can use the sanitary spatula that comes with the mask to apply the product to your skin. Gently spread the product and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Gently wash of the product and lightly pat ( don’t rub!) with a damp towel to rid of the excess product.
This EGF Derma Roller Program contains 7 days worth of the Easy dew EGF Ampoule and one disposable needle roller. Micro needle technology has been popping up more and more within the beauty industry and I have completely fallen in love with this derma roller program. The EGF Ampoules contain the EGF protein that promotes cell regeneration, which is perfect for hyper-pigmentation, dark spots, and acne scarring. The dissolving micro needle derma roller gently punctures the surface of the skin with micro needles ⅓ the width of a strand of hair, allowing the ampoule to seep deeper into the skin, resulting in bright, firm, and glowing skin. In the case of acne, you can use the derma roller with a serum specific towards your acne concern, allowing for higher quality results from the product. I love using this derma roller with the EGF ampoule because of how much my skin glows in the morning due to the perfect amount of hydration and moisture I receive.
Once a week apply the EGF Ampoule to the face/ neck and gentle roll with the micro needle derma roller for 15-20 minutes. If you have any open cuts or are experiencing a breakout, do not use the derma roller over those areas! My favorite part about this EGF program is how the derma roller head is disposable! The roller can be used 2-4 times within a month, disposed of, and replaced after the allotted time.
Yes, microneedles again… but this time in the form of a serum. This serum contains micro-needles extracted from marine components, allowing for more effective product absorption. Similar to the derma roller, this ampoule helps to regenerate skin cells, reduce hyperpigmentation, and fade acne scarring. The reason I am recommending microneedle products for acne prone skin is to help the targeted products to reach the skin concern and demonstrate effective results. This ampoule is a bit more gentle than the derma roller, especially in the presence of breakouts or irritated skin. Although this ampoule holds a higher price point than the rest of the products mentioned, it is more cost effective than the derma roller, which can be a bit pricey when it comes to purchasing refills for the microneedle heads (still love it though).
After toner or essence, apply a few pumps of this product to the skin by gently pushing/patting the product. You can apply another serum or just a moisturizer on top in order to ensure maximum effectiveness from the products.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope this article helps you to begin feeling more comfortable in your own skin:)