X
X

Enter to win a free face serum!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Clark's Botanicals.

beauty

The Best Ingredients To Use Based On The Type Of Acne You're Dealing With

July 4, 2016 by Caroline Pirozzolo
shefinds | beauty

There’s nothing worse than touching your face and realizing you can feel a zit coming on – or worse, looking in the mirror midday and realizing it’s already there. While the world of blemish-banishers can be difficult to navigate, the ingredients you should be using are a lot easier to narrow down when you pinpoint exactly what type of acne you’re dealing with.

For blackheads:

If you’re dealing with those small-but-irritating black bumps (which you’ll normally find in oilier areas of your face), you’re going to want to try a product with salicylic acid in it. Why? Blackheads tend to indicate that your pore is clogged at the surface – and salicylic acid is known for its ability to dissolve oil and fat at the surface of the pore.

Our product pick: Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel ($26)

For whiteheads:

Whiteheads, also known as your basic, run-of-the-mill zit. Because there tends to be a lot of bacteria and swelling involved when it comes to whiteheads, pick a product with benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide works to destroy acne-causing bacteria and can majorly help with drying the pimple and reducing its size.

Our product pick: Neutrogena On the Spot Acne Treatment ($7.99)

For cystic acne:

Painful, cystic acne that occurs deep under the skin is thought to be the result of excess sebum production, usually caused by hormonal changes. To put cystic acne in its place, ingredients like zinc oxide and sulfur work together to absorb excess sebum production and reduce swelling, respectively.

Our product pick: EradiKate Acne Treatment ($24)

For acne scarring:

Sometimes, even when the blemish is finally banished, it can leave behind some nasty dark marks – this is where kojic acid comes into play. The ingredient reduces dark spots and aids in exfoliation to lift spots and scars quickly.

Our product pick: La Roche-Posay Mela-D Pigment Control ($47.70)

Don’t miss other beauty tips and tricks: The Right Way To Apply Sunscreen, Once And For All and 10 At-Home Remedies To Try When Zits Pop Out Of Nowhere

[Photo: The Fashion Guitar]

SHEfinds receives commissions for purchases made through the links in this post.

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

beauty

This Thinning Hair Serum Works SO Fast It Keeps Selling Out At Sephora

June 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Your hair will thank you for this!

beauty

4 Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Eyeshadow Dupes, Just In Case It Sells Out Again

June 18, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Get the look for half the price.

beauty

This Is The *Right* Order To Apply Your Skincare Products

June 18, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Follow these steps!

beauty

We Found The Best Dupes For Fenty Beauty By Rihanna’s Sold Out Body Lava

June 18, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Get your glow on.

beauty

The $7 Product Meghan Markle ALWAYS Wears, According To Her Makeup Artist

June 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Stock up on it now before it sells out!

beauty

6 Sunscreens Every Woman Over 40 Should Be Using

June 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
You won't even notice you're wearing it!

beauty

This New Anti-Aging Product Is SO Good It's Already Selling Out At Sephora

June 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's out of this world!

beauty

These Hair Vitamins Works SO Fast They Keeps Selling Out At Sephora

June 17, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They work like magic!

beauty

This Anti-Aging Eye Cream Works SO Well It Has A 5-Star Rating On Sephora

June 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Your skin will never be the same!

beauty

This Face Mask Has Over 15,000 Reviews On Amazon--& It's Only $8!

June 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's THAT Good!

beauty

This New Dark Spot Product Works SO Fast It Keeps Selling Out At Sephora

June 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Everyone should be using this!

beauty

4 Ways To Treat A Sunburn Before It Peels, So You Can Keep Your Tan

June 15, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Don't ruin your tan!

beauty

Beauty Diary: I Just Starting Using The New Oval 7 Brush From Artis

June 15, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
Is it worth the money?

beauty

This $4 Under Eye Concealer Is SO Good It’s Selling Out Everywhere

June 15, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
*Buys One In Each Shade*

beauty

This Sagging Skin Product Works SO Well That It’s Selling Out At Sephora

June 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It works instantly!

beauty

Beauty Diary: I Just Starting Using The New Oval 7 Brush From Artis

We all know Artis for their luxurious makeup brushes with ...

beauty

Want To Give Hair Extensions A Try? You Need To Start With These

If your plans to grow your hair out for summer ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS