8 best Amazon finds for acne-prone skin

August 11, 2020

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8 best amazon finds for acne-prone skin

My skin has been feeling like a hundred bucks ever since I started this skincare routine. The acne on my face went from multiplying like there’s no tomorrow to barely existing. It took me less than a month to see a huge difference and now 4 months after results are even better than I anticipated. I believe it took me so long to get clear skin because I wasn’t consistent with my routine. I was using a shitty cleanser that wasn’t suitable for my skin and ended up drying me so badly that my flaking skin was resembling a snowstorm. And not only that but my moisturizer was non-existent. In fact, for the longest time, I thought that because I have acne and my skin is oily I have to use only products that dry my acne. I was scared of moisturizers and oils because I thought they would make my skin worse. Not realizing that not only my skin was dehydrated but I was ruining my moisture barrier thus producing more sebum and pimples.  To get clear skin doesn’t require a miracle. Only consistency.

All of the products listed below are gentle, hydrating, and suitable for acne-prone skin that can be oily, dry, or sensitive at the moment.

 

Morning routine

 

Step 1 – Cleanser

Start your day with a gentle cleanser that has a low pH.

La Roche Posay‘s Toleriane Hydrating Cleanser is good with all skin types but it is targeted towards normal, dry, and sensitive skin.

It contains niacinamide, ceramides, glycerin which is great news for people using drying acne products such as Differin or Benzoyl Peroxide.

The cleanser has a gentle creamy texture with a pH of 5.5 that is non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, and is dermatology and allergy-tested.

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Step 2 – Moisturizer

After cleansing your skin move on to a suitable daily moisturizer

Cosrx‘s Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap is very lightweight and it absorbs quickly into the skin.

It is made of 70% white birch sap. Birch sap reduces inflammation, hydrates, and calms irritated skin.

This moisturizing lotion has a nice citrusy smell mixed with tea tree oil.  And is hypoallergenic, dermatology tested, and parabens free.

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Step 3 – Sunscreen

Don‘t forget to apply your sunscreen.

Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Sunscreen for acne-prone skin has an SPF 55 and is very lightweight, has a liquidy texture, and doesn’t leave a white cast.

It goes smooth under makeup leaving a matte finish and while its main job is to protect the skin from the sun it also helps by reducing acne.

Neutrogena’s sunscreen is dermatology-tested; non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts and has no fragrance.

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Nighttime routine

 

 

Step 1 – Cleansing oil

Start with a nice cleansing oil to melt everything.

The Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil successfully removes dirt and makeup without irritating the skin.

It contains Black bean oil, Black sesame oil, and Black currant seed oil – all-natural ingredients that clean pores, control sebum production, and protect your skin’s moisture barrier.

Black Bean oil helps with inflammation, hydrates, and stimulates the skin to produce healthy collagen. Black Sesame oil reduces acne and fights free radicals and is full of nutrients and fatty acids that work to moisturize and protect the skin. Black Currant Seed oil maintains skin’s elasticity, fights bacteria, and heals the skin.

Klairs Cleansing Oil is cruelty, vegan, and paraben-free.

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Step 2 – Cleanser

Then use a cleanser to make sure all the residue is gone.

Avene Cleanance Cleanser for Acne Prone and Oily skin removes impurities, dirt, and oils with the help of 3 powerful ingredients.

It is formulated by dermatologists for acne-prone skin and can be used with acne medication. It soothes, regulated, and purifies the skin.

This cleanser doesn’t dry or strip the skin and gently cleanses it.  It is also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

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Step 3 – Acne treatment

Now you‘re ready to apply your active ingredient.

 

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% reduces pimples, balances the sebum production, and minimizes pores.

It has a runny clear texture with no smell and a little goes a long way. The product sinks fast into the skin leaving it smooth and soft. It significantly improves the texture of the skin and works almost instantly on blemishes.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1% can be used alongside other acne treatments such as Differin and Benzoyl Peroxide. (Note that  Differin and Benzoyl Peroxide cannot be used at the same time BUT you can alternate them on different nights.)

Just leave a few minutes between applications to let your skin absorb the product. This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and has a low pH of 5.50.

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Step 4 – Nighttime moisturizer

Apply a rich nighttime moisturizer to prepare your skin for sleep

Weleda Skin Food has a rich and dense texture that is perfect for the night time.

It can soothe even the driest skin and in the morning you will wake up with soft and hydrated skin.

This moisturizer has been called the natural La Mer and with a reason. It feels luxurious without breaking the bank.

Use a small amount and apply by gently patting it onto the face. It is non-comedogenic and has a nice herbal smell.

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Step 5 – Face oil

Finish off with a facial oil – now you‘re ready for bed. The Timeless 100% Pure Squalane oil is a must-have for your skincare routine.

It protects, hydrates the skin, and can reduce fine wrinkles.

Squalane oil is a lipid that your skin cells naturally produce. But with age, the amount of squalane found in the body decreases.

When used externally it prevents the skin from water loss, protects, and strengthens the moisture barrier. It can also reduce redness and brighten the skin. The Timeless Squalane oil is natural and paraben-free.

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