Two Things You MUST include in your skincare routine!

Disclaimer: I am not a dermatologist neither is my opinion a substitute for medical assistance. I have been fighting with and successfully managing acne for almost two decades and all my knowledge comes from personal experience.

The only tip I can give you for acne is develop a strong skincare routine. You cannot get rid of acne if your skin is oily & acne prone. You cannot change your skin texture and type. You can only manage how to keep it clean and blemish free by developing a good skin care routine and then following that routine to a T.

I want to talk about two products/elements that MUST BE a part of your skincare routine if you desire that 100% clear skin.

1- Salicylic Acid 2%

2- Benzoyl peroxide (2.5-5%)

For a power punch, find a good scrub/exfoliant that contains salicylic acid 2% and use that on your face 2-3 times a week (depending on how often your skin gets clogged and needs to be cleansed/cleared). Salicylic acid dissolves the excess oil trapped in your pores and also takes care of those dead cells that lie on your skin and eventually clog the pores. I highly recommend St. Ives anti blemish apricot scrub with 2% salicylic acid.

Benzoyl peroxide actually creates an environment where acne causing bacteria cannot reproduce. No bacteria, no acne. 2.5% of bp applied every night or every alternate will keep the acne causing bacteria away and your skin clear and healthy. I would not recommend any specific cream for this purpose but I do recommend that you make any medicine in cream or gel form with benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, 3%, 4% whichever percentage suits you as a part of your skin care routine. I’m currently using Brevoxyl with 4% bp every other night & I’m satisfied with the results. The cream costs me Rs. 170 only and keeps my face acne free. Since you’re supposed to apply a very small quantity of this on your face, one tube will last you longer than a month even if applied every night.

Here we are with the two basic products you MUST include in your skin care routine in order to keep your skin healthy & glowing.

Love & light

Xx Zb

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