Here are three acids that are just great for helping treat active blemishes and preventing future breakouts.
My favourites are Mandelic and Salicylic acid because of oil solubility, melanin inhibiting factors and being antibacterial which makes them great for problematic skins to preventing breakouts, tackling hyperpigmentation all without being too irritating.
What I would like to highlight in this post is that although Retinoids are not technically exfoliators they do help speed up and normalise the skin’s natural shedding process which makes them an excellent ingredient category in preventing breakouts.
Which is your favourite acid for treating and preventing breakouts?
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