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Been there, felt that. Growing up, I had my fair share of melodramatic moments, no thanks to acne. While my friends worried about prom dress, I was thinking how to cover up my despicable zits. Fast forward to adult years. Just when I thought I successfully conquered acne with various skincare products, they reappear like poltergeist every now and then. Though they’re not as bad, this time thanks to hormonal shift a.k.a aging, I can say that I have mastered the art of putting my best face forward come hell or high water.

{1} Use makeups appropriate for acne and/or oily skin. Opt for lightweight and oil-free liquid foundation to allow your skin to breathe. Stay away from potential irritants (stick and cream foundations) because they will clog pores and encourage bacterial growth.

{2} Cover up. If you need extra reinforcement, concealers come in handy. Again, choose products that are not greasy and comedogenic. Gently apply on affected area with concealer brush and blend. Check out my top concealers for adult acne here.

{3} Pull yourself up. I know first-hand how acne affects self-esteem so try your best to look your best. Double emphasis, double tap that. Paint your puckers bright (click lipstick love page for my suggestions) and wear fabulous accessories like nobody’s business. Let your lips, ears or neck be the focus. Divert self-pity to something positive, I got your back lady!

{4} Treat the source. There are numerous brands available in the market today; question is, which is which? needless to say, if your case is severe, you need to take it up with a dermatologist. For mild acne, salicylic acid is ideal because it is gentle, helps shed dead skin cells, reduces sebum, and less irritating than benzoyl peroxide.

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Leave it to CLn when it comes to acne. Developed by dermatologists, this Acne Cleanser ($32, 2.5 fl oz/ 75ml) is the only one in the market with 0.5% salicylic acid preserved with sodium hypochlorite, a topical antimicrobial. Does this combination really matter? if you understand how salicylic acid works, then you know that while it helps control zits, it has no capability to kill bacteria, so yes it does matter. I am not speaking on behalf of the brand, I am just explaining the logic behind, having worked for a dermatology company in the past. Combining stock knowledge and personal experience, it is important to follow a strict anti-acne regimen. After cleansing your face, moisturize (choose lightweight and oil-free) because salicylic acid, although gentle, may cause some dryness. Spot-treat as necessary.

Like I always say, skincare is relative. What works for me may not for you and vice-versa. If you haven’t found a solution to your acne yet, check out CLn (available online, select retailers and doctors’ offices).

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