⭐️ A Z E L A I C A C I D ⭐️
✔️ unclogs pores
A week ago I reintroduced #AzelaicAcid
back in to my skincare routines; but this time to treat acne / blemishes, and also in a cream rather than a gel.
Before, I used #Finacea
Gel 15% Azelaic Acid to treat uneven skin tone and some redness. When I started using Tretinoin I found the Finacea too drying, most likely due to the gel vehicle not being suitable for my skin type: normal-dry.
Recently I tried a new skincare brand, which caused an awful reaction including painful cyst-like spots around my mouth including the lips, chin, jaw and cheeks! Shocking, as I’m not blemish prone.
This time around I switched to #Skinoren
20% Azelaic Acid Cream, and oh boy it’s been my hero!
It’s only been a week - used twice a day, but the inflammation, soreness and painful ‘lumps’ have significantly reduced!
Azelaic Acid is a slow-burner, and I’m hoping my early intervention, plus long term use, will tackle post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Many people who’ve used Skinoren have found it hard to apply and layer. Some mixing it with a hydrating serum to help. But I’ve had zero problems so far, and no irritation either.
I apply a pea-sized amount of Azelaic Acid using @DrSamBunting
to dry skin after cleansing, making sure the product is fully absorbed before adding moisturiser and SPF.
Skinoren, along with Finacea, are prescription-only products which are only available via your GP (my GP specialises is skin!) or a #dermatologist
. Skinoren is also available via @bootsuk
online acne clinic (online + telephone consultation required).