One thing is for sure, no product is a miracle cure for acne.
There are, however, a number of products available that can help cystic acne which isn’t the resulting effect of hormonal imbalance.
My drawers are full to the brim of various acne specific products – honestly, I think I must have accumulated about £300 worth of products in the last few years, alongside a number of prescribed items.
I’ve managed to discover a selection of products which deep cleanse my skin and give it the best chance of overcoming breakouts, so I thought I’d share 3 skin routines with you – ranging from ‘bargain’ prices to ‘high-end’ products.
1. Sudocrem – £2 RRP
A natural antiseptic that works a treat when applied to individual spots, dries out acne and reduces the length of time that scabs take to heel – this is perhaps one of my favourite go-tos among all of the expensive alternatives.
2. Body Shop Tea Tree Cleansing Toner and Lotion (old branding but roughly £15 RRP)
When applied after using a tea tree face wash, both of these products leave the skin feeling extremely refreshed. I particularly love the lotion which instantly soaks into the skin, soothes painful raised skin and doesn’t burn the skin like other chemical products. That’s the joy of using a tea tree or aloe vera based product!
3. Clinique Anti-Blemish – 2 of 3 Steps (Roughly £30 RRP)
Highly rated in the industry and rather expensive, this product is extremely intense and fast-acting. I used to follow the 3-step routine on a daily basis but eventually I found that the toner was quite harsh on my skin (it’s fairly chemical) so I have resorted to turning to the spot treatment solution alone, teamed with some of my other wash products.