Acne Awareness Month might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that our breakouts have ended. Summer brings sticky hot weather that causes excessive sweat, our hair oils to run (sometimes down our faces and necks) and extensive exposure to the sun. So we need to keep our skin clear now more than ever.
No matter the season, it’s important to keep skin clean and hydrated, but everyone’s formulation needs are different. And while there are some amazing prestige items and rescue skin care out there that cost some big coins, there are some effective products that keep skin looking just as great as their pricier counterparts. So you can keep a little money in your pocket for a hot new bikini to show off your glowing blemish-free skin.
InstaNatural Niacinamide Serum
This serum is packed full of some of the best things you can give your skin: rosemary, avocado oil. hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser
This beta hydroxy acid medicated cleanser breaks up dirt and oil so it doesn’t build up on the face and clog pores.
La Roche Posay
Dr.Jart+ Focuspot Blemish MicroTip Patch
It’s about the long game with this mask filled with polypeptides and hyaluronic acid, but your patience will pay off for clear, unbothered skin.
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution
Glycolic acid is a great exfoliant that helps with hyperpigmentation while it fights bacteria.
No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser
Almond oil and glycerin hydrate the skin in this cleanser that’s gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
With a potent mix of BHAs, sulfur, and calamine, this drying gel sucks the yucky life out of pimples so they vanish and heal quickly while you get your beauty rest.
Divine AHA Skin Resurfacing Therapy
This skin resurfacing solution is truly divine with its high concentration of glycolic acid and lactic acid to clear up blemishes and stave off breakouts.
Clean & Clear Persa-Gel10
The name might sound complicated for this highly concentrated benzoyl peroxide spot treatment, but the results are simple: clear skin.
Clean & Clear
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Clarifying Facial Wash & Scrub
The wonders of African black soap are packed into this nourishing scrub with tea tree oil and tamarind, helping to detoxify and balance skin.
Foxbrim Naturals Pure Jojoba Oil
Putting oil on the face to fight acne sounds counterproductive, but it’ll become quite intuitive with this pure jojoba oil that can be used on the body and hair too.