I have had a life-long battle with acne. My worst years were from about the age of 14 through 21, where severe breakouts were a constant part of my life. I believe I found ProActiv at 21, my acne was basically under control and I stuck with it for several years. At some point it stopped working and I had to hunt for something new. There were a few years of trying different products. Once I became pregnant with my son, my skin did a complete turn-around. Suddenly I didn’t have to worry about constant breakouts! It was something of a miracle in my book. Finally at the age of 32 all I needed were light-duty skincare products made for oily/acne-prone skin and the occasional spot treatment for a pimple here and there. That brings me to my point: I recently hit the bottom of my favorite “miracle” acne spot treatment. While browsing Walmart, I spotted Dr. Lin Skincare Acne Spot Corrector, 1fl oz . It was new, handy and inexpensive so I decided to give it a try.
Dr. Lin Skincare Acne Spot Corrector contains 5% Benzoyl Peroxide, is paraben-free, and hydroquinone-free. It sets out to treat acne breakouts and fade dark / red marks. I had a breakout going on under my chin that would not respond to any of my cleansers or masks. I needed a good spot treatment. I applied this treatment in a thin layer once a day for two days and started to get some relief. At this point I had about 6 small pimples under my chin which is a CRAZY breakout I have not seen in many years. The impatient person I am, I decided to bump it up to twice daily (per the instructions). Unfortunately, I forgot that my Aveeno moisturizer also has Salicylic Acid in it. Basically, the combination of these two products made the area under my chin unbearable dry and flaky. Duh, right? I have been having a string of bad luck with beauty products these days! Let me tell you it took about a full week to get my skin back to normal using heavier moisturizer on that area. The state of my skin was so uncomfortable (dry, tight, flaky, itchy) during that week! I will definitely be more cautious in the future.
I can say that Dr. Lin Skincare Acne Spot Treatment is a good acne spot treatment when used sparingly and cautiously. Not recklessly, like me, ha! Since it’s really nothing like my old favorite, I will probably repurchase that one.
Available at Walmart.
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Do you have a favorite spot treatment you can share?