Breakout-prone skin? Our homegrown beauty brands have your back! Boasting of only local products, check out the anti-acne regimen we prepped below.
Wash away the first layer of dirt, makeup, and grime with an emulsifying oil or balm. One that dissolves easily in water is great, since it makes sure that no excess oil will stay and clog your pores.
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VMV Hypoallergenics Gentle & Softening Makeup Removing Oil, P1045, Powerplant Mall
A gentle, soap-free cleanser works best for acne-prone skin since it doesn't strip off your natural oils and make you even oilier.
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Beach Born Witch Hazel Wash, P228, Beach Born
Dead skin buildup is a huge contributor to breakouts, so exfoliation is a must for this skin type. Use a detoxifying mask at least once a week or an exfoliating acid (preferably BHA) to get your weekly dose! Try to avoid abrasive scrubs since they might irritate existing breakouts and tear at your skin.
V&M Naturals Mad About Mud Mask, P435, V&M Naturals
As acne-prone girls, it's totally normal to be paranoid about having excess product on your skin after cleansing. Good thing you have toners to deal with that for you!
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Pure Skin Rituals Spring Clean Toner, P250, Pure Skin Rituals
Serums should focus on healing your skin from the inside. Pick one that helps with hyperpigmentation, dehydration, dullness, or anything else that'll improve your skin's appearance. Leave the acne-prevention to your other skin care steps.
Skinlab Naturals Rosehipnotizing Elixir, P220, Beautymnl
Acne-prone skin isn't always oily. You can be acne-prone and dry, too! That's why you should moisturize with a product that gives you enough hydration. The only rule is that your skin should absorb it well, since leaving an oily film on the surface can clog your pores and—you guessed it—break you out.
Skin Genie Aloe Vera Gel, P250, Beautymnl
Different anti-acne ingredients work for different people, so experiment and find which suits you. For starters, choose among tea tree oil, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid!
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Human Nature Tea Tree Oil, P295, Beauty Bar
Sun protection becomes extra important if you're breakout-prone. Not only does it stop your scars from darkening, it can hinder inflammation caused by too much exposure.
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Happy Skin Brightening UV Gel Cream SPF40 PA+++, P999, Powerplant Mall