I've recently been having to deal with some pretty bad breakouts. I'm not sure if it's my hormonal imbalance acting up, the humidity+oil on my face or something else but whatever it is, it's been causing a number of pimples and cystic acne on my chin, forehead and nose. What terrible places to have blemishes!
Anyway, so aside from making sure I cleanse my face every morning and night, I also use spot treatments to help dry out the blemish faster.
Two products that I use for these are Human Nature's Acne Defense Tea Tree Solution Gel and Garnier's Pure Active Anti-Imperfections Roll-On. Both of these products work wonderfully at getting rid of my blemish problems.
The Human Nature gel works wonders on all sorts of acne, from tiny ones to bigger cystic ones like what I have to deal with occasionally. For tiny pimples, I find that this dries them out in a day or two of applying it once a day. For cystic acne, I usually have to put this on regularly every morning and night for around 3 days before I see it shrink. I usually then continue treating it with the Garnier roll-on.
I find that the Garnier roll-on is not as strong as the Human Nature gel, so this does best on smaller pimples or those already drying out. I have also tried using this on my acne, and I find that it does work, albeit taking longer than when I use Human Nature. I love the roll-on application of this though, since you don't have to use your fingers and it gives a nice cooling effect and mini massage to the skin.
Aside from these two products, I make sure to get enough water and sleep! :)
Thanks for reading~ What do you use to help clear up a bad breakout?
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