How I Dealt with Severe Bacne

  • Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser for Dry Skin
  • Noreva’s Exfoliac Lotion: a lotion for acne that contains AHA and BHA. These are key ingredients in combating acne.
  • Clindamycin: a topical antibiotic that reduces the number of acne-causing bacteria from spreading to other areas of my skin. It was to be used on select spots that looked red and looked like they were about to pop and ooze out “stuff”.
  • Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser for Dry Skin
  • Neostrata’s Lotion Plus AHA 15: This lotion has 15% concentration in AHA, which was definitely much stronger than the 2% salicylic acid from the Neutrogena pads I had been using
  • Clindamycin: used only on certain, red flaming spots
  • Tetralysal: an antibiotic for acne, which I took orally and daily.
  • Kojic Acid Soap by Kojie San: I apply this soap on my skin and leave it on for a good ten minutes. During the wait, I usually perform other tasks such as toothbrushing, shaving, etc.
  • Thayer’s Facial Toner Witch Hazel: I had initially tried this before as mentioned in the article. I had given up on this as I was unable to reach my back to apply this product. But at this point in time, I’ve already established a skin routine and had trained myself to reach for my back. I was able to easily commit this into my skin care routine.

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