Finding the right products that would not break you out and irritate your skin is a pain in the neck as much as it is on your wallet. The frustration you might be feeling is understandable but don’t let it get the best of you. Acne is the most common skin problem anyone can have and there are various causes you have to take note of. But first, we need to know what acne really is.
What is acne?
Most people use acne and pimples interchangeably but they’re not the same. Acne is a skin disease in which the skin’s hair follicles are clogged by sebum and/or dead skin cells. Some of its symptoms are pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and small bumps.
What causes acne?
There are many causes whereas some of them are even out of your control which makes it more frustrating.
|● Hormonal changes – why almost everyone gets acne at puberty.
● Genes – studies have shown that one is more likely to get severe acne if their parents had it too.
● Excessive oil production
|● Dry skin – triggering the glands to produce more oil which may clog the pores
● Medications such as birth control pills.
● Bacteria – this worsens and infects the pimple that prolongs healing.
With the continuous improvement within the beauty industry, there are hardly any skin issues you cannot combat as the market offers a lot of effective products that vary according to skin types and issues.
Beauty trends always come and go but Korean skin care is definitely not going anywhere. Most K-beauty brands have already established a good reputation in the market. As some enthusiasts may say, COSRX (Cos for cosmetics, Rx for prescription) is considered a cult favorite as they offer straightforward products made with simple yet powerful formulation for people with skin issues.
Below are some of the products that are proven to be highly effective in tackling acne problems.
Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser
Salicylic acid is one of the most common ingredients used in skincare products. It is known as an effective acid exfoliant which can greatly benefit people who suffer from acne-prone skin.
Tea tree oil and salicylic acid go hand in hand in this cleanser to thoroughly exfoliate and remove dirt, excess sebum, and dead skin cells along with whiteheads and blackheads. It is suitable even for people with sensitive skin.
Acne Pimple Master Patch
The best-selling pimple patch from COSRX has been considered the best friend of people with troubled skin. This patch is made with hydrocolloid that protects pimples from any infections or foreign matters that may worsen the condition. It also absorbs excess oil to promote rapid healing.
A pack contains 24 patches in three different sizes. It can even deliver amazing results with overnight use!
AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) are both effective exfoliants with different purposes. AHAs are responsible for the surface of your skin while BHAs are the ones that seep deeper through the pores to get rid of dead skin cells and excess sebum that are clogging your pores.
It comes in a spray bottle for your quick refreshing pick-me-up. It’s a great addition to your skincare regime especially in preparing your skin for better absorption to your next steps.
Centella Blemish Cream
This cream provides concentrated spot care for troubled areas around the face. Also one of COSRX’s best-selling product, it is pertained to be the acne-prone skin’s holy grail cream. It is proven to be highly effective on people suffering from pigmentation due to pimple scars and spots. Most people use it at night and get amazing results the next morning. Using this with the AHA/BHA toner can provide much better results.
Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream
There are a lot of times whereas your skin may get irritated due to the weather or environment which is totally out of your hands. This gel-cream guarantees to soothe and calm your irritated skin while providing hydration even on the hottest days. It gives off a cooling sensation upon application and is suitable for any skin type.
Acne is something manageable to treat and prevent as long as you have the right products in your cabinet. If your acne is getting severe, you should consider visiting a dermatologist before trying out anything else because some products may work for many but not for some. Enjoy the process and you will reward yourself with clear skin in no time!