AdapaleneAdapalene is a topical retinoid that is used as an acne treatment. It help with breakouts, smooths out rough-textured skin, and reduces the appearance of pores. This ingredient is found in the Differin gel that was once only obtained through prescription. Now it is available over the counter! A pea-sized amount used once daily is all that’s required.
ClindamycinThis is a prescription-grade antibiotic that comes in both oral and topical forms. When used as a topical gel, apply a thin layer to the affected areas both day and night to treat your breakouts and curtail the forming of future breakouts. Talk to your doctor about this product on your next visit.
NiacinimideAlso known as nicotinamide, Niacinamide contains nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+/NADH) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP+) which help to repair damage, and allow the skin to function properly. I use it in the form of a serum to regulate my sebum production. Oily skin is pretty much a non-factor for me most days. This also helps to keep my breakouts at bay and leaves my skin feeling smooth and lustrous.
Sun protectionWhat good is all that work if you don’t protect it? Seriously do not forget to use sunscreen! When it is sunny out, wear a wide-brimmed hat or a baseball cap to shield your face from the UVA rays. Also, invest in a nifty sun protection mask for when you can’t reapply sunscreen due to wearing makeup. I typically wear one while in my car.
Dougherty (DOH-wer-dee) is a life long natural with a passion for natural hair care and skin care. Her other interests include reading, bookkeeping, and eating delicious cuisine. When she is not writing blogs, you can find her jogging, binge-watching Law & Order: SVU or spending quality time with her family.