I've really been struggling with acne lately especially since I wear a mask everyday. I already have a good facial cleanser that I love but does anyone know of any acne treatment products thats good for fighting breakouts and good for dry skin??
For on the spot treatment, I use clean and clear Persa-gel 10 acne med. I’ve used it for several years now and my 10 year old uses it now as well. It’s amazing! I also use a thin layer over acne prone areas, especially when I know I’ll be wearing a mask for long periods of time (like tonight when I’m flying!). I have very sensitive skin, combo oily/dry and it doesn’t bother it a bit.
For spot treatments I've never found anything that worked as well as Effaclar Duo from LaRoche Posay. Really agree with the niacinamide recommendation above. But if you're battling dry skin I'm almost wondering if hydration and moisture isn't your issue underlying the breakouts. I would start exfoliating regularly - a good retinol can help with that as well as breakouts. I really like the products I've been getting from Musely but there are lots of options. And keeping your hydration up. I would add a toner or essence after cleansing if you aren't already and a really good moisturizer. For the essence I really like innisfree fermented soybean essence and for a moisturizer I've had the best results consistently with Ormedic's biopeptide cream. It's a bit on the spendier side but it lasts so so long since it's professional grade and you don't need to use as much imageskincare.com/products/... Hope that helps!!
After working with a beauty brand I found out that the most important skincare and preventative measures come from the makeup you put on. Try to wear a lighter concealer where your mask is and see if that helps. My go to in the summer is IT Cosmetics CC Cream. It has SPF already built it and just provides a tint and full coverage. My skin has never felt softer since I started using it and I've noticed that my hormonal acne has even improved!
I developed severe rosacea from wearing the blue surgical mask. I am allergic to something in the mask. No history of any other allergies. Went to a dermatologist. Along with several prescriptions to take, she recommended I use a sodium sulfacetamide wash twice a day. She suggested brand called Sulfa-lo. I also switched to a cloth mask. That made a huge difference. Every time I wear the blue surgical mask... I start to break out again. The rosacea has cleared up but I am still using the sofa soap and read that it was great for acne. Good luck.
If you want a (clean) scrub - Acure has an amazing one ... i bought it at Ulta with 20% off coupon but it is AMAZING. TJ Maxx often has it - and such a small pea size amount goes a LONG way! I see the difference in my skin. Target also carries it, but their site directly also offers 20% off.
I’m an aesthetician and own a MedSpa (The Parlour in pinecrest) and I use PCA Skin during facials and highly recommend their acne line! You may want to consider getting a good deep cleansing facial with hydration. Also, since you mentioned having dry skin, you may want to combine some hydrating products with acne products to not over dry!
Tea Tree oil has been a total game changer for me. It's natural and kills bacteria quickly. I use a concentrated oil at night and apply it directly to my acne. But whenever I know I am going to wear a mask all day, I make sure to be barefaced with a lighter tea tree oil all over my face. Never hurts to try natural ingredients. Good luck!!
The INKEY List SUCCINIC ACID ACNE TREATMENT is something I like to treat acne and I think it would work well for dry skin. I also like ETUDE HOUSE AC Clean Up Pink Powder Spot but I have head that it can be harsh on dry skin. I would recommend looking for products with Salicylic Acid because that tends to be the best ingredient to treat acne. Also, make sure you are using a good moisturizer and spf daily so your skin stays hydrated that will help clear up your acne as well.
Honestly, I use Curology and it lives up to the hype! It's pretty simple and has taught me an easy skincare routine. Over time, I've swapped out some of their products and the only thing I've kept is the prescribed medication. I use a different face wash and moisturizer, but starting with Curology helped me build a solid foundation since I never had good skincare habits haha.