I received a couple of emails from readers and their questions can help other followers and visitors too since these are 2 common issues we encounter. Acne and dandruff. Ick, who wants those?
1. “Ano ba yan andami kong pimples anong gagawin ko?” – Cindy
Translation “OMG. I have a lot of pimples, what can I do?”
There are a lot of over the counter brands to fight acne but most of them include either Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid as an anti-acne content. Always check the back label for ingredients. Alcohol is not so bad really, except if you have dry skin.
Benzoyl Peroxide – Is an antibacterial agent that directly kills the acne vulgaris bacteria that causes acne. It comes in 2,5% 5% and 10%. If you have light-moderate acne please get the lowest concentration. Benzac is great because it doesnt dry skin that much.
How to apply: Just spread out a thin layer every night on the affected area. Please use mild soap while on treatment such as Cetaphil or Celeteque.
Salycilic Acid – Is an exfoliant. It works by peeling the skin ever so slightly and drying out the pimple. This should work on blackheads and whiteheads rather than huge cystic acne.
How to apply: Since this comes in many forms like toners and creams. A little amount is best.
A word of advice. DONT USE Salicylic acid and Benzoyl Peroxide together. They just counteract the effect and will do nothing to help.
2. K! Ano ba marecommend mo sa dandruff?
“K! What can you recommend for dandruff?”
Prevention is better than cure. I will say that over and over again. My doctor said dandruff is sometimes caused by an unhealthy diet. But if you’re eating good food and still get it, it may be with your shampoo.
First, treat your dandruff with Nizoral for a week. Then for maintenance don’t use the same shampoo everyday. It means find 2-3 shampoos to rotate around, and use a tiny bit of amount and it will lather already. That’s why I dont mind when companies put a tiny amount of shampoo in sachets, because to be honest that’s just the amount we need. 🙂
These are tips, and if unsure, please visit your dermatologist first before doing any DIY