Breaking Out Before CNY? 5 Tips From Skincare Experts on How to Get Rid of Acne That Actually Work!


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Did you know that acne and oily skin problems are no longer exclusively affecting teenagers? Nowadays, dermatologists have been seeing a rise in adult acne which can be just as stressful to deal with.

If you wish to clear up any blemishes so you can look your best in those festive selfies, fret not! We’ve gathered top tips from skincare experts on how to effectively treat acne just in time for Chinese New Year. Curious? Read on to find out more!


1. Make sure to thoroughly but gently cleanse the skin

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Does your face still feel oily after washing? Start cleansing your face properly by following the 60-second rule where you massage the cleanser into your skin for a full minute. For optimum results, use lukewarm water and lather up your cleanser in your hands to activate acne-fighting ingredients in the cleanser.


2. Opt for oil-free & non-comedogenic skincare

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Non-comedogenic skincare refers to products that are formulated with ingredients that will not clog your pores. So, when trying to get rid of acne, make sure that you use skincare products that are oil-free and non-comedogenic to prevent clogged pores and pimples from forming on your skin.


3. Avoid touching your face & don’t pop your pimples

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Touching your blemishes could transfer bacteria from your hands to your skin which can worsen your acne. This is why popping pimples is a big no-no to prevent bacteria from entering open wounds and worsening infections which can also lead to scarring.


4. Do not use a harsh “face scrub” or “exfoliator”

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Those harsh face scrubs are dangerous for acne-prone skin as they can cause micro-tears in the skin and irritate your blemishes. These scrubs can also strip the natural oil from your skin and damage your skin barrier. This will cause your oil glands to produce more oil to “make up” for the loss of moisture which will lead to excessively oily skin.


5. Use skincare that acts as acne treatment with clinically proven results

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When dealing with acne, post-acne marks or oily skin, it’s important to opt for skincare products that are formulated to treat acne. It will be more helpful if these products are clinically proven to be able to produce effective results.

A good product for acne-prone skin should contain anti-blemish properties to heal the acne faster and exfoliating ingredients such as AHA and BHA to reduce the appearance of post-acne marks.

Here are some reasons why this cleanser has received so many good reviews:

  • The cleanser is suitable to treat any type of acne-prone skin – from excessive oiliness and blemishes to post-acne marks.
  • The anti-blemish benefit comes from the 2% Salicylic Acid that helps to reduce bacteria and impurities on the skin and unclog pores to prevent acne reoccurrences.
  • The anti-marks benefit is derived from the AHA, BHA and PHA complex acids that gently exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells and reduce the visibility of acne marks, revealing clearer and smoother skin.
  • The product comes in gel form but turns into foam when mixed with water to gently cleanse the skin without being overly drying. 
  • The cleanser is also soap and fragrance free which makes it suitable for sensitive skin.

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Additionally, the cleanser has also been clinically tested where it revealed several effective results, including the following:


For best results, here’s the recommended instructions:

  1. Lather the gel in your hands with lukewarm water to create a gentle foam.
  2. Apply the foam to your wet face and massage it on your skin for 60 seconds.
  3. Rinse it all off with water, gently pat your skin dry and continue with the rest of your skincare routine.
  4. For best results, use this cleanser with the Eucerin ProACNE Solution Triple Effect Serum and the Eucerin ProACNE Solution A.I. Clearing Treatment.

Interested in trying out the cleanser? Now’s your chance because Eucerin has a special voucher code for you!

Use the code PAEUC10 to get RM10 OFF with a minimum spend of RM120 when you shop the Eucerin ProACNE Solution range at Wastons (online or in-store)!

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You can find the Eucerin ProACNE Solution products at all major drugstores such as Watsons and Guardian. Prefer to shop online? Then head over to Eucerin’s official store on Shopee and Lazada to shop now!

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