We’re sharing a list of the top 5 skincare products that are must-haves in any acne-fighting skincare routine. If you’re searching for a game-changing product to clear your skin, look no further than our greatest skincare hits list:
Kiehls Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque
This is a great weekly face mask that’s particularly great for oily as well as combination skin. The price might seem a little steep, but this mask will last you forever. It’s also a great product to have on hand for spot treating surprise zits.
Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA Exfoliant with Glycolic Acid
The struggle against enlarged pores is something anyone with acne is no stranger to. Your pores stretch from being clogged, and you get acne from having clogged pores — it’s a vicious skin cycle. This is a good product for dealing with the aftermath of acne-like enlarged pores.
This product has the most noticeable effect on smoothing your skin texture overall. A liquid exfoliant is the only type of exfoliant you should be using. Anything with little beads or sugar scrubs are like grating sandpaper against a flower petal to remove some dirt — dramatically harsh and damaging. Just one word: micro-tears. Love yourself and set fire to that Neutrogena Deep Clean scrub, please!
Rosehip oil is potent for combating dryness and alleviating some of the redness that comes with acne and rosacea. Rosehip oil contains vitamin A, E, and essential fatty acids that are key ingredients in skincare. Plus, it’s kind of a goddess move to lather yourself in rosehip oil before bed.
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
One of the most important and simultaneously overlooked tools in your skincare regime is a moisturizer/sunblock. This lotion by Elta MD is a powerful product. It’s a significant SPF 46, so giving your skin excellent protection against early aging via UV rays. It also contains zinc oxide, which is both anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, meaning it’s going to work to calm redness while also helping prevent breakouts from bacteria that end up on your face throughout the day. It’s an awesome all-around product for normal skin, rosacea affected skin, and sensitive skin. If there’s ever a product to splurge and invest in, it’s your moisturizer.
Murad Clarifying Skin Cleanser
This cleanser is specifically formulated for acne, prone skin, and works wonders. Used in conjunction with a great moisturizer, this product is the equivalent of sending your skin to military boarding school.