Hamna Hamna
8 months ago

Get rid of Acne. Have oily skin

Started to get tiny red bumps(they look like white heads) on my chin and little bit on my cheeks. Usually I only get hormonal cystic acne on my chin. I’m trying to clear my skin as I get acne quickly. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong with my skincare.

AM - Everyday
1
Medicated Gel Acne Face Wash with Salicylic Acid La Roche - Posay Effaclar - Medicated Gel Acne Face Wash with Salicylic Acid
2
Isntree - GREEN TEA FRESH EMULSION GLOWSECRET - Isntree - GREEN TEA FRESH EMULSION
AM - Every other day
1
Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide
AM - Twice a week
1
Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF50+/PA+++ ETUDE HOUSE - Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF50+/PA+++
PM - Everyday
1
Toleriane Purifying Foaming Soap Free Cleanser La Roche-Posay - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Soap Free Cleanser
2
Isntree - GREEN TEA FRESH EMULSION GLOWSECRET - Isntree - GREEN TEA FRESH EMULSION
PM - Every other day
1
Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide
1
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Hello 👋! I am sorry your skin doesn't seem happy atm. It is possible that there is too much for it to take in terms of actives in your routine.

I'd first pause the Salicylic acid cleanser in the AM and Benzoyl Peroxide product. You can skip the morning cleanse altogether to help your skin barrier heal (and skin is not dirty in the morning, so no need to cleanse really). Instead, you could add an azelaic acid serum in the AM, for example this product: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/inkey-list-azelaic-acid-serum. I'd also stop the Green Tea fresh emulsion - it's not a bad product but it's not particularly helpful for your skin, and it could still add to the irritation.

I would recommend a daily sunscreen (or at least using a sunscreen every time you go out during the day). For a few weeks, I'd switch to a mineral only sunscreen to see if the bumps go away (it is possible that the irritation is due to UV filters). A few product options on the first tow pages here: https://whatsinmyjar.com/search/sunscreens?filter_type=Mineral%20only&sortBy=Irritancy

Then after cleansing in the evening, I'd recommend a moisturizer with niacinamide. There are a couple of options here: https://whatsinmyjar.com/search/moisturizers/?ingredients_by_name=Niacinamide&category_texture=Lotion&category_functional=Moisturizers&spf=No%20SPF&sortBy=Irritancy.

To help with acne, you could use a spot treatment with salicylic acid right on the spots: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-2-bha-liquid-exfoliant, https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/the-ordinary-salicylic-acid-2-anhydrous-solution-pore-clearing-serum, https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/pevonia-botanica-spateen-blemish-b-gone

Once your skin barrier is restored and the red bumps are gone, instead of starting benzoyl peroxide treatment again, I'd consider a retinoid - it is also effective against acne and is a better long-term solution.

I hope this helps - please respond with questions and comments if you have any!

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