From face washes to at-home lasers, we did the research to find products that actually work so you don’t have to.
The solutions recommended for preventing and treating acne are numerous and can require lifestyle changes, medication and even ultra-expensive treatments. It all depends and how and why you break out, and what treatments your skin is receptive to. Here, we give you our pick of products, as well as explain how incorporating the LUNA mini 2 into your skincare routine can keep acne away and the ESPADA can zap zits away.
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Prevent Pimples and Enhance Acne-Battling Ingredients
The LUNA mini 2’s T-Sonic pulsations lift away dirt, oil and makeup residue that block pores on the skin. It also enhances the effectiveness of skincare products – by clearing the skin of impurities, active ingredients can penetrate the skin more deeply, giving them a better chance of treating breakouts.
There are numerous acne solutions, which can be even more effective when used with the LUNA mini 2. Below you can find what you should be looking for in these products, as well as specific brands that come highly recommended from reviewers.
Natural Acne Remedies
You don’t have to use harsh chemicals to reduce acne – there are many natural remedies that are often no further than your own kitchen. These items are usually much less expensive than medicated acne products, plus, you will have complete control over the ingredients you subject your skin to.
Our recommended natural products
- Tea tree oil – a natural antiseptic, a couple of drops of pure oil can be added to your daily moisturizer to control breakouts, or you can apply it directly onto your pimples to dry them out
- Aloe – apply fresh aloe to reduce inflammation and redness
- Garlic – press fresh sliced garlic onto the skin to kill pimple-causing bacteria
- Lemon juice – naturally antibacterial and astringent, leave freshly squeezed lemon juice on the skin for 15 minutes
Cleansers for Acne-Prone Skin
The best acne treatment solutions usually include the active ingredients salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Salicylic acid works by clearing away dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, opening pores. Benzoyl peroxide is used for its bacteria-fighting powers, as well as its stimulating effect on skin turnover. When choosing a cleanser, it is important to look for calming ingredients such as lavender or aloe extract to treat any dryness or irritation that may come from using these potent acne-fighting ingredients.
Our recommended salicylic acid cleansers
- Philosophy Clear Days Ahead
- Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash
Our recommended benzoyl peroxide cleansers
- Clean and Clean Continuous Control Acne Cleanser
- PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash
- Oxy Maximum Daily Face Wash
On-the-Spot Solutions for Breakouts
Acne spot treatments frequently contain higher concentrations of salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, and are applied directly to pimples that have already emerged. They can decrease redness, significantly reduce the size of blemishes, or even get rid of them overnight. Since these are quite powerful, it is best not to use them too often, as they may dry out the skin and cause peeling. However, they are a very effective way of getting rid of acne fast.
Our recommended spot treatment products
- MALIN+GOETZ Acne Treatment
- Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10
- Murad Acne Spot Treatment
Treat Acne at Home with Professional-Level Technology
ESPADA is a battery-powered at-home device using powerful blue LED light and sonic vibrations to reduce redness and kill the bacteria that causes acne. Results can be seen in just a few hours, and the device keeps new breakouts from forming. This skincare secret weapon provides gentle, yet rapid results.
Makeup to Conceal Acne
Sometimes a pimple can pop up and you need to cover it in a hurry – concealers can do wonders to hide blemishes. First, find an oil-free, non-comedogenic concealer that matches your skin tone. If your acne is red, you should apply a corrector in green to neutralize the redness before putting on concealer. Use a makeup brush to apply concealer so that you don’t transfer oil or bacteria from your hands to your face. You can then apply your regular foundation.
To ensure makeup goes on smoothly and doesn’t cake, make sure your face is freshly washed and clean, and free of dirt and oil – try using the LUNA mini 2 to prep your face for makeup.
Our recommended concealers
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer
- The Body Shop Concealer
- Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer
Improve Acne Treatments with the LUNA mini 2
If over-the-counter acne treatment solutions don’t work and you feel like your acne is worsening, it’s time to see a doctor. They can recommend powerful prescription medication that will control your acne. But for most people who are dealing with milder acne, these products can be wonderfully effective at controlling, getting rid of or concealing your breakouts – and you’ll see their effectiveness improve when used with the LUNA mini.