Acne spot treatments are a great add-on to your skincare routine if you find yourself breaking out with an occasional pimple or blemish, they reduce blemish size and redness and make them disappear faster.
Treatments with acids help exfoliate buildup that can cause breakouts:
Every product has it's own specific directions, however, as a general rule, chemical exfoliants are recommended daily and physical exfoliants are recommended weekly. Most people do well with daily chemical exfoliation, but you have to experiment to see what works best for your skin.
Salicylic Acid has many benefits including being anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-acne, and exfoliating. It loosens dead skin cells to relieve clogged pores and blackheads, reduces bacterial growth on the skin surface and in oil glands. Salicylic is best for people with oily and acne-prone skin but can also be a great option for people with normal/dry skin who have the occasional breakout. Salicylic acid can be effective in almost any form: spot gel, face wash, peels, creams, pads, etc.
Glycolic Acid is great for people with oily or acne-prone skin but its benefits can really be reaped by any user. All skins can benefit from the regular use of glycolic acid, as it is a very small molecule that gently dissolves dead skin. It is a more gentle option than an abrasive exfoliating scrub. Glycolic's exfoliating properties help with lightening dark spots, reducing fine lines, and smoothing skin's texture. It's effective in pretty much any form.
Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a powerful antioxidant that improves the skin’s texture and tone. It reduces fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation and exhibits anti-inflammatory properties.
Products For Treating/Brightening Acne Scars
Retinol (Vitamin A). A derivative of vitamin A, this ingredient is particularly effective due to its small molecular structure, giving it the ability to penetrate deep enough into the skin that it can effectively stimulate collagen production. Retinol treats acne, fights signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, unclogs pores, and evens out the skin. Retinol stimulates a quicker renewal of skin cells. Using retinol can make your skin more sun-sensitive, make it a daily habit to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s SPF 30 or above.
Vitamin C is one of the most studied antioxidants available on the market. Other than being a free radical scavenger, vitamin C has other skin benefits, like boosting collagen production and fading dark spots. But beware, vitamin C is inherently unstable and can lose its potency when exposed to light or air. It’s best to store it in a cool, dark drawer or cabinet.
Green Tea soothes irritated skin and its anti-ageing properties prevent wrinkles, fine lines and other skin diseases. A green tea extract is also a great way to detoxify your pores and keep your skin hydrated.
Rose Extracts. Roses have anti-inflammatory properties. Plus since they have astringent and antibacterial properties, they are especially wonderful for people with oily and acne-prone skin types. Rose extracts are high in vitamin C so they help to stimulate collagen and are high in vitamin E so it's very moisturizing.
Best Suitable Ingredients for Acne-Prone Skin
Ginseng is one of Korea's best medicine. Not only is it good for your health, it also carries beneficial properties for the skin. It prevents aging, maintains the skin's elasticity, lengthens the lifespan of skin cells, is an antioxidant, activities the skin, and prevents the skin's cells from aging
Snail Mucin Snail mucin is touted by experts as a great hydrator for the skin that helps improve skin texture, tone, hyperpigmentation, and scars. In addition to these effects, snail slime also has anti-aging properties that can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.