You’d think that dermatologists were a dying breed given the number of at-home acne treatment products on store shelves these days, but not so. Unless you’re suffering from acne vulgaris which usually calls for a treatment mix of antibiotics and topical medications that can only be accessed via a prescription, you can confidently shop the aisles of big box retailers and local drug stores for prescription-free acne treatments that actually work.
The benefits of owning an acne kit are two-fold…you get all of the necessary products to help treat and clear your complexion and you get them all at a savings. The Murad brand has long been a part of this beauty blogger’s lexicon for good reason - the products deliver results. The Murad Acne Complex Kit ($60, murad.com) includes the Clarifying Cleanser which contains salicylic acid to prevent breakouts, the Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel which removes pore-clogging impurities, Skin Perfecting Lotion which balances oil production and contains Arnica to soothe irritation & an Acne Spot Treatment. Get ready to see a difference quickly - did anyone say within three days?!
Another radar-worthy acne kit is Olay’s Pro-X Clear Acne Protocol ($46.99, olay.com) - a kit that comes with the Pore Clarifying Cleanser which reduces oil and minimizes the chance of new acne forming, Skin Clearing Tretament to guard against future breakout and the Complexion Renewing Lotion to improve the appearance of spots. Use this system twice a day for best results.
If you don’t have the patience for using multiple products to get one desired result which is clear skin, then give the Tanda ZAP ($49, tanda.com) a try. A personal favorite of yours truly because of its ease of use and compact size. The Zap emits a blue LED light with sonic vibration that warms the offending zit has been clinically proven to kill bacteria that is at the core of every acne breakout. This acne tool doesn’t hurt or dry out your skin and best of all it works on all skin types. Start seeing results within 24 hours. Make sure to click on the Tanda Zap link to see how this cool tool works.
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