I know the struggle.. You’ve tried almost everything, and absolutely nothing seems to work at clearing your acne and hyperpigmentation. I’m here to tell you what you could use that would work. PS; this whole routine is fungal acne safe!
tl,dr; here are the products!
When you have acne, a good idea is to use a cleanser that has a moderate amount of BHA in it- Salicylic Acid. You can start out by using this cleanser once a day, then if your skin is up for it, use it twice a day.
My top pick is the Paula’s Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser. It is very gentle yet effective at tackling pesky breakouts.
Other alternatives are CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser, The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Acne Pore Cleanser, Panoxyl Benzoyl Peroxide 4% Acne Wash, PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength and CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser.
I always used to look down on benzoyl peroxide as I found it to be too harsh on the skin. That was until I came across micronized benzoyl peroxide from Malezia. In layman terms, micronized benzoyl peroxide has waaay smaller particles in comparison to other types of benzoyl peroxide, leading it to penetrate the skin and fight acne with little to no risk of irritation. In fact, you might find that your skin is better moisturized while using it!
This treatment is excellent because it also contains 0.5% sodium phytate to boost skin moisture and elasticity, regulate oil production, and combat hyperpigmentation. Start by using once a day, then later on, up the usage.
Other benzoyl peroxide alternatives are Zapzyt Acne Treatment Gel and Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Face Treatment with 2.5% Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide.
Aaaaah, the thousands I have wasted looking for the perfect moisturizer that WILL NOT BREAK ME OUT!!!!!!!
I’d be rich.
Enter the Malezia 5% Urea Moisturizer.
The reason why this moisturizer is so awesome is it contains urea, a molecule found in the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and is excellent at protecting our barrier It mildly exfoliates and hydrates the skin- even better than vaseline.
By this point, you should know the importance of sunscreen, whether or not you have melanin! My favourites are the Nivea Super Sun Protect Water Gel SPF 50/PA+++ and the Nivea Sun Water Gel SPF35 140g. No white cast, leave you glowy.
And that’s it, folks!
This routine will conquer your acne, hyperpigmentation, and is fungal acne safe. In 3 months, come here and let me know the transformation that your skin will have gone through.
I know the entire routine can be a little pricey, but if at all you want to start with one product, I’d say start with the Malezia 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 50ml. It together with the moisturizer are the real heavy-hitters.
Don’t believe me? Here are reviews directly from the manufacturers website.