Saphirre Saphirre
5 months ago

What product can I use for acne?? And what product should I use for blackheads??

I don't have a big issue with acne, I just don't know if I should incorporate an acne treatment within my skincare routine since it only happens when I eat something greasy or sweet (my skin also gets very oil depending on how much I ate), which I cut it down.

Any recommendations??

Also any recommendations for blackheads??

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Maybe this can give a starting overview of the different options for active ingredients for acne and clogged pores. Could I ask how old you are/ how important minimizing photodamage/ early signs of aging is for you?

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Sorry forgot to add the link! Here it is: https://whatsinmyjar.com/skin-concerns/acne-and-clogged-pores

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Thanksss!!

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I'm 18, I don't worry so much about my skin in regards to signs of aging, at least currently. Sorry for the late response, I've been pretty busy with work.

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I'd recommend to use azelaic acid daily in the AM (for example, one of these products: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/touch-skin-care-bright-clear-cream (it also contains niacinamide which is great) or https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/inkey-list-azelaic-acid-serum). Azelaic acid helps prevent acne and balance the skin microbiome, and it rarely leads to irritation. It also helps to improve the skin tone and lighten the post-acne marks faster.

You can also add a salicylic acid product 2 times per week: for example, this: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/naturium-salicylic-acid-serum-2. Salicylic acid exfoliates inside pores, and this helps prevent blemishes and reduce clogged pores too.

If you'd like to add a bit of "heavy weapon" against both acne and clogged pores, you could add an adapalene gel to your routine (available OTC in the US. If you can't access it, I can suggest an alternative): https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/differin-adapalene-gel-0-1-acne-treatment. It should be enough if you use it 3 times per week in the PM, after cleansing and before a moistruizer.

Please make sure to use a daily sunscreen in the AM too: it's a good idea for any age and skin state, but especially when you are using exfoliating actives and retinoids (adapalene). Also, sunscreen helps prevent dark post-acne pigmentation marks.

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