Meet your fast
- yet effective
- spot care essentials for winter
By Carolina Malis
When talking acne there’s a few things we need to keep in mind: first off, we can all have it, and for that same reason we all need to know how to keep it under control once it decides to show up. For the longest time of my life I had to struggle with having no idea how acne really worked. I went from dermatologists to dermatologist thinking they were finally gonna share the big secret behind how to get rid of it for good, but it never happened, or at least not until I turned to K-Beauty.
Now, first things first: there's no way to get rid of acne overnight and understanding that is very necessary. Every breakout is an open wound and as such, it takes time to heal, so of course the first and most important answer to “How do I get rid of acne?” is constant care. Acne is not a one day thing and nor is its treatment, BUT that doesn't mean there isn't quick solutions to help get rid of it faster.
But there’s a whole market out there trying to make us think pimples and breakouts are something you can get rid of overnight, but usually those products go a little too far, maybe helping the breakout small down but damaging your skin in the process. Trying to find a solution for this issue is why Neogen created their A-Clear line, to fight acne while keeping things gentle. There are two products in this collection that would fit the “overnight” category, but instead of promising they’ll get rid of those pimples from night to morning, they are formulated to help heal your skin and stop bacteria growth, AKA, create an environment for your skin to start healing itself. Wonder what these magic weapons are? Here’s a bit about them!
A-Clear Spot Patches
TheNeogen A-Clear Soothing Clear Spot Patch helps protect, heal and soothe blemishes and breakouts in order for them to be gone for good in a matter of days. Made out of Hydrocolloid, these little treasures absorb secretions, bacteria and any impurities hanging out around our pimples while keeping them away from water, dust, and all those nasty toxins floating around in the air. But that’s not it! Hydrocolloid also helps create a moist environment so breakouts don’t cause scabbing or scarring. Smart, right?
Now, something many people don’t know is, when choosing the right pimple patch for you, the way it comes on the package is actually very important. You see, if your hands touch the patch too much you can be trespassing bacteria into it without knowing, which can cause secondary infections, AKA, ugly stuff. These patches are easily peeled without creasing thanks to its central cut-line on the film, which makes them easy to peel and position on your face.
A-Clear pink eraser
You’ve probably seen these little glass bottles, half clear liquid, half pink dust. There’s many of them in the market and they all promise to get rid of pimples in the blink of an eye, but I’ve tried many of them and never really saw big changes overnight. For the past few weeks I’ve been testing Neogen’s A-Clear Soothing Pink Eraser and here’s the very first reason to love it: it claims to help soothe and clear away blemishes faster instead of promising 8-hours results, and with only that they got me halfway convinced. This super intensive soothing and purifying treatment is formulated with calamine powder - AKA the pink thing you see floating in the bottom - which comes from Sulfur and helps relieve blemishes and all the area surrounding it, all while keeping sebum production under control.
Also in the mix you’ll find salicylic acid, a powerful BHA ingredient which not only helps deeply exfoliate the skin but also dissolves toxins trapped deep down in our pores, helping unclog them for good. This way, once your pores are clearer, skin is ready to absorb the soothing ingredients contained in the formula. And last but not least, there’s also azulene in this little bottle, which is a compound extracted from chamomile which helps calm down skin by reducing redness and recovering damaged cells, plus it helps fortify our skin’s natural moisture barrier. I KNOW, a true multitasker.
Believe me, adding these to your routine will save you many times, but without compromising your skin’s health.