August 5, 2015

Acne Arsenal - My Updated Acne Fighting Routine

      After being breakout free for a solid 3-4 months, recently I've been breaking out again and I can't pinpoint exactly why. Luckily though, I've already prepared my star acne fighting products just in case my skin decides to flare up again. The last time I wrote about how I treat my acne was back in September 2014 (read post here) which is almost a year ago. Since then, I've added two more products into my routine that I think really addresses my acne from flare ups to post-blemish healing.



  1. Skinfood Tea Tree and Lavender Cheek Patches - One of two new additions to my acne routine, these cheeky patches literally are made of the same material as gel masks, but cut specifically to fit on your cheeks. Although the description states that you can essentially put them anywhere on your face, the instructional pictorial has the patches on cheeks.  Since I break out almost exclusively on my cheeks, I was ecstatic when I discovered these. You get two patches per pack, and leave them on for around 15-20 minutes. Afterwards, my acne is noticeably calmer and less inflamed.

  2. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo - This was already in my acne routine before, and it still is my front line acne fighting product since this is the only acne product I've found that really actually makes a difference in my acne.


  3. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion - I don't use this as often as I used to because it really does peel your skin like crazy, but I keep it on my beauty cabinet for acne emergencies when Effaclar Duo needs a bit of a boost to get rid of a particular blemish. It is a spot treatment, so I only use it on the monster blemishes such as the cystic bumps I sometimes get.

  4. Nature Republic Acne Patches (same product from Skinfood here & my review here) - The second new addition to the routine, these patches are used to speed up the healing process. It's the last step after all the products you see above. After a blemish is extracted and on the surface, I stick a patch directly on top of the blemish and in as little as one night, the blemish is significantly flattened and a thin new layer of skin has already formed on top of the blemish.

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