Acne treatments are skincare solutions formulated to get rid of acne-causing bacteria and reduce excess oils in which the bacteria develops and grows. Acne treatments applied on a daily basis will re-balance your skin, create a protective barrier and smooth out scars and other irritations caused by the breakouts. Local acne treatments such as pimple patches will reduce swelling, relieve the pain and deliver active acne- fighting ingredients.
Which acne treatment should I use?
Acne prone skins need a skincare routine that focuses on getting rid of existing blemishes and protecting the skin from future breakouts. They are available in all steps of the routine, from cleansers to exfoliators, toners to face masks and moisturisers. Acne treatments commonly contain active ingredients such as AHA’s, or BHA’s like salicylic acid that will dissolve dead cells and clogged pores. Benzoyl on the other hand will focus on the acne-causing bacteria itself. When creating your routine, ensure to end it with a moisturiser that contains Centella Asiatica to help repair your skin and keep it in balance.
How should I use an acne treatment?
Acne treatment products should be used in the same order as the 10 steps Korean skincare routine. Starting with double cleansing and exfoliating (not more than twice a week), followed by applying your toner and your essence. Use a spot treatment if you have local breakouts or use a cream, a gel or a liquid solution for spread blemishes. Use a soothing face mask and end your routine with a Centella Asiatica based moisturiser. The key to win against acne is to keep your skin clean and your routine consistent.