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One of the things I am most self conscious about is my acne. For about three weeks out of the month my acne is minimal and manageable, however I get really bad hormonal acne.I don’t like people seeing my skin when I have a lot of breakouts and I tend to cover them up with makeup. While I’m still trying to find the perfect products to tackle and prevent breakouts, these are the products I’m currently loving.

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Boots is a U.K brand that has finally made its way to the united states! They have so many wonderful skin care options, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. The Beautiful Skin balancing toner for normal to oily skin really helped balance out the oil on my skin. It’s fragrance free, non drying, and works to cleanse while also tightening pores. I’ve noticed a difference in the tone of my face since using this product as well.

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Another product I love is Pixi’s Glow Tonic. It’s a 5% glycolic acid treatment that exfoliates and tones the skin all while fighting acne. I noticed a huge change in terms of acne the morning after I used this for the first time. I use this only at night right now but am thinking of using it morning and night to see if that makes an even bigger difference. This product has a bit of a strong fragrance but it’s not bad and I’ve gotten used to it.

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I find that applying a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment really helps diminish the appearance of larger spots. However benzoyl peroxide can be very drying so it’s important to use a heavy moisturizer along with it. Benzoyl peroxide also has the tendency to expire fast, so keep track of when your tube goes bad so you can pick up a new one.

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I’ve beat the Sunday Riley Good Genes treatment to death on my blog (check out my post here) so I won’t go on for long. This expensive treatment packs a serious punch works to tone, tighten, exfoliate, plump, and fight acne. I only use this three times a week or so as it’s a 40% lactic acid treatment. It’s important to build up to using this product nightly as it is so strong. I’ll use this serum two nights in a row if I’m having a particularly bad break out.

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The last thing I find really helpful when it comes to controlling and fighting acne is a charcoal mask. I got this one in england, but there are so many brands here in the U.S. who sell a similar (or identical) product. I leave the mask on for about twenty minutes and the next morning I notice my skin is much brighter and healthier looking.

What are your favorite products for treating and managing acne? I’d love to know!

Thanks for reading,

XoXo,

Audrey

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