Let’s face it. Acne is such a major put off! I have always had acne prone skin and about six months back I was really upset with it. I decided to visit a dermatologist, and I think that’s the best decision I’ve ever made in life! Although, I made sure I conveyed to my dermatologist that I didn’t want to go through a proper treatment (you know with radiations and scary things like that!). So, she prescribed three really important and life-changing ointments to me (yes, they did change my life!).
The first ointment that was prescribed to me was Faceclin A :
Procedure (when & how to apply) – After washing my face in the morning, followed by moisturizing, I take about a pea-size amount of this product on my index finger and apply that all over the acne areas on my face. A big no-no to rubbing it into the skin! I started off using a very small amount of this product, and I gradually increased the amount as my skin adjusted to it.
Effects – I’ve been using Faceclin A for over five months now, and I’m going to be dead honest, my acne spots have gone. Literally, gone. The skin takes a few weeks for this product to actually work on it. And when it does, acne reduces. Whenever I feel that a pimple is going to pop out, I apply this product on the area, and the pimple simply doesn’t show up. It’s magical!
Note – It’s extremely important to take just a pea-size amount of the product for your entire face. The product contains Adapalene and Clindamycin which can have a drying and peeling effect on the skin, so one has to be careful in the beginning, and any dryness and peeling can be dealt with using Acnemoist (mentioned later in the post). Also, avoid the sun or apply sunscreen before stepping out.
The second ointment that was prescribed to me was Retino A Micro :
Procedure (when & how to apply) – This product is only for bed time! After washing my face, I make sure I dry my face properly, leaving no scope for any kind of moisture/dampness. I then take a pea-size amount on my index finger and apply it on the areas which are prone to acne (that is, my forehead, corner of my cheeks and my chin).
Effects – I’ve been using Retino A for over five months as well. And honestly, I was so troubled at first with this product! I didn’t quite get my proportions right, due to which my skin started peeling and literally falling off! I was so scared! I went back to my dermatologist and she told me to take just a pea size amount of this product (obviously I was applying more than that before, thinking it would work better).
Although I was a mess when I started using the product, I didn’t give up on it. Because the product takes a lot of time to adjust and once that phase is over, it works like MAGIC on your skin. Retino A contains Retinoids and Tretinoin, which basically regenerates your skin, builds a new layer of healthy and glowing skin. Who wouldn’t want that!
Note : Being patient, cautious and regular is what you need for this product to actually work. There are going to be days when your skin would feel tight and peeling, but don’t worry! This is good! It means the product is working on your skin. Moisturize your skin well, with Acnemoist and life will be sorted! Just make sure you avoid the sun or apply sunscreen before stepping out.
Acnemoist by Curatio, which is purely a skin correcting moisturizer was also prescribed to me by my dermatologist, as part of my acne treatment. A major reason behind acne breakouts is when the skin lacks moisture. Moisture is extremely important for the skin, to help maintain the pH balance along with retaining it’s essential oils. The trick is to choose the right kind of moisture for your skin, and that entirely depends on the skin type.
Okay, enough of science!
To cut the long story short, I’ve been using Acnemoist for over five months along with my acne ointments (mentioned above) and my skin couldn’t get any better! The ointments did their work well, treating my acne and also forming a new layer of healthy skin. While Acnemoist solved the problems I faced with my topical treatment and fixed my skin for good.
I hope my experience of treating acne can be of some help to you guys! It doesn’t matter if you’re blessed with good skin or not, everything can be treated and corrected. Have a lovely week, you all!