Before using spot acne remedies, it is important to follow the instructions for proper multi-step skin care. It is necessary to thoroughly cleanse the skin with hydrophilic oil / balm / micellar water and then wash your face with a foam or gel for washing. After that, apply a toner suitable for your skin type (preferably without alcohol) and massage the day or night cream with massage movements. And only after all the stages of standard care can you begin to deal with unawares rashes. If you apply acne remedies and ignore your daily grooming ritual, you are more likely to make the situation worse.
Acne (if it is not a clinical form of acne) often occurs because oxygen stops getting into the pores and bacteria begin to multiply there. Because of their antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, all SOS acne treatments dry out the skin to one degree or another, leading to flaking, which further blocks oxygen access. That is why all creams, lotions, talkers aggravate the situation if they are not used as an addition to daily skin care.
Klenzit cream, 600 rubles
Pharmaceutical and very effective cream with watery texture. It is thanks to her that the product is very economical, absorbs quickly and does not leave a sticky feeling. The active ingredient is adapalene, which is a synthetic version of retinoic acid (we wrote about the benefits of retinoids here). The cream works cumulatively, does not cause strong addiction, in contrast to the antibiotic-containing analogue "Klenzit-S". Use exclusively at night.
Suspension with 10% azelaic acid The Ordinary, 490 rubles
Acid popular in cosmetology, which gives a very bright result in the treatment of acne and is not addictive. It is also quite effective against scars, age spots and rosacea red spots. This suspension can be applied both on the entire surface of the face in front of the cream, and as a point.
Gel "Dalatsin", 750 rubles
This transparent gel contains the semi-synthetic antibiotic clindamycin. It is actively used in medications to eliminate infections and destroy germs. That is why this gel literally overnight can reduce and even completely eliminate inflammation, and if used correctly, completely solve the problem of acne within a week. Since this is a topical antibiotic, for all its effectiveness it is better to use it periodically rather than on a daily basis.
Tea tree oil + alginate mask Shake & Shot, Dr Jart +, 1200 rubles
The main component of all alginate masks is alginic acid, which is obtained from brown algae. Thanks to this and their dense “rubbery” texture, these masks help to give the skin a real spa at home. Alginates moisturize the skin, tighten it and even have anti-inflammatory properties. In other words, if you apply tea tree oil (a powerful natural antiseptic) to cleansed skin and an alginate mask on top of the entire surface of the face, the skin will be saturated with moisture and at the same time actively fight inflammation.
Lotion "Zerkalin", 450 rubles
Perhaps one of the fastest and most delicate pharmaceutical preparations. The solution with a bright alcoholic smell removes inflammation in a few hours, you can even apply it during the day under makeup or at night under special spot patches. The only drawback is that the lotion, due to its format and composition, wears out very quickly, therefore it is not entirely economical.
Local patches, 100 rubles
The patches act as a film that prevents the active substance from evaporating quickly upon contact with the skin. They can be used independently or strengthened using the listed means of the dot format. All creams and lotions, while under such a patch, will act on bacteria for a longer time, which means that the pimple will disappear even faster.>