How to Relieve Acne in Filipino Women

Get clear skin with the right skincare regimen.

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If you're Filipino and you've got acne, you're not alone --- pimples pop up in Filipino women, just as they do in women with other genetic backgrounds. So there's no reason to feel picked on. You've got the same options as everyone else when it comes to relieving your acne, and your success will depend on how well you use them. Ignore your pimples and abuse your skin, and you'll see more zits, not less. But treat your skin right and it will treat you right. Ready to get started?

1.

Attack those zits with an over-the-counter acne medication that includes salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Salicylic acid may be your best bet: A Filipino beauty consultant for the Phillipines news service Inquirer.net recommends starting with that active ingredient. If it doesn't do the job, ditch it in favor of benzoyl peroxide. Remember that either can irritate your skin, so if one product's not working, try another. There are plenty out there.

2.

Treat your skin right. You may be pretty angry at it right now (and it's obviously returning the favor by creating more zits for you), but if you want to clear it up, you're going to have to apologize and start doing right. That involves careful skin care, for Filipinos and everyone else. Never scrub --- you'll just irritate it more. Instead, wash thoroughly and carefully two times each day with a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin. Pat it dry with the softest washcloth you can find. There. Your skin is your friend again, and you can work together to clear up that acne.

3.

Swap out all your cosmetics for ones that won't promote acne. Sadly, many cosmetic formulations do cause zits --- especially the ones that contain oils such as lanolin. You're looking for labels that say "non-acnegenic," "oil-free" or "non-comedogenic." Think of this as an opportunity to celebrate your beautiful Filipino skin, and treat yourself to some nice new products. You'll be surprised at how much difference it can make for you to use cosmetics specially formulated to prevent acne.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Over-the-counter acne medication

3.Oil-free makeup

2.Very soft wash cloth

 

Tips & Tricks

 

Head straight for the dermatologist's office if you see your acne getting worse, not better. You may need a prescription help to cure it.

 

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