How to Get Rid of Acne With Japanese Quasi-Drugs
Surely at some point in our lives, we would have asked ourselves: should we go to the doctor or use skincare to tackle acne? But there is a difference in roles between the medication we get from our dermatologist and skincare items.
Furthermore, did you know that our skincare routine is essential especially for stubborn adult acne? We shall be introducing the need for skincare and recommended products to get rid of acne!
Dermatology medication for immediate effect
We can expect the medication we receive from dermatologists to be quick acting on acne. These medication consists of ingredients that tackle worsened acne, including antibiotics, vitamins and hormones.
Use quasi drugs to get rid of acne from the root causes
Quasi drugs are able to approach acne by resolving the root causes of acne. They not only contain anti-bacterial, anti-inflammation and keratin softening ingredients, but also ingredients that control the production of sebum. Thus quasi drugs can go beyond improving acne for a period of time, and are formulated to remove various causes of acne.
In other words, medical drugs are what you’d want to use to heal acne as soon as possible. On the other hand, we’d like to use quasi drugs to approach the leading causes for acne. Needless to say, we’d also like to use quasi drugs on a daily basis to prevent those stubborn adult acne!
Should we use skincare acne line for acne?
Most cosmetics brands promote their own line of acne skincare series. However, do we need to use their whole acne line for a complete acne care?
Merits for using their acne line
This is not limited to acne skincare products, but the reason why they come as a set is because the products complement one another. They are able to achieve a balance of beauty ingredients, which means we are going to see the benefits better than just using one of the items.
Furthermore, using an item as a standalone may not give you the benefit, but be counterproductive. If you have found an item that matches your skin type, you might want to stick to a single line of acne products instead of mixing and matching products from various manufacturers.
Demerits for using their acne line
The biggest demerit is probably the cost. It might be a tall order to use a whole line of products too when we do not know if the product line serves our skin type. In this case we should use a trial set to ensure that the product matches our skin.
Attention needed when mixing and matching products
Each manufacturer has its own concept in producing a certain line. So that is a chance that when we mix products to use together, the products might not be able to perform their best. As such, beauty specialists have advised against pairing the following ingredients.
1) Exfoliating soap/cleansers with salicylic acid & Retinol
Our skins loses moisture when we use exfoliating soap or cleansers with salicylic acid. Thus we should avoid pairing them with toners that contain retinol.
On the other hand, toners that contain moisturising ingredients such as ceramide and hyaluronic acid are compatible. When we try to match products from other manufacturer, we’ll need to make sure that they are highly moisturising.
2) Vitamin C derivatives & Plant extracts
Vitamin C derivatives are highly effective on acne and acne scars. When using products that contain Vitamin C derivatives, it is recommended to avoid products that contain plant extracts. The acidity is different between Vitamin C derivative (slight alkaline) and plant extracts (acidic), resulting in the weakening of Vitamin C derivatives.
Acne Care Lines from various manufacturers
DHC Medicated Acne Control Series
The DHC Medicated Acne Control Series approaches acne skin through four points: softening of keratin, sebum control, prevent plugging of pores, and disinfecting. Using this series will be effective on current acne, and also create an acne-resistant skin.
DHC Medicated Acne Control Fresh Foaming Wash (Quasi Drug)
Isopropylmethylphenol as effective ingredient.
This medicated facial cleanser contains isopropylmethylphenol for disinfecting purposes. It prevents the breeding of acne bacteria, and also washes excess sebum off thoroughly.
|Check DHC Medicated Acne Control Fresh Foaming Wash here|
DHC Medicated Acne Control Lotion (Quasi Drug)
Salicylic acid as effective ingredient.
This is a wipe-off toner formulated with salicylic acid to disinfect and soften keratins. This lotion will soften keratin, smoothing any rough skin.
|Check DHC Medicated Acne Control Lotion here|
DHC Medicated Acne Control Moisture Gel (Quasi Drug)
Stearyl glycyrrhetinate as effective ingredient.
This item prevents acne and skin troubles caused by stress or external stimulations. In fact, this doubles as both toner and emulsion after cleansing.
|Check DHC Medicated Acne Control Moisture Gel here|
DHC Medicated Acne Control Spots Essence EX (Quasi Drug)
Triethanolamine, dl-α-tocopherol acetate, sulfur as effective ingredients.
This essence provides pinpoint care, using sulphur for anti-bacterial and degreasing purposes.
Since sulphur is strong for degreasing, it is not suitable for dry skin. However, this is a gel-type that has a thickness, thus can be applied directly on acne without worry for overstimulation on the skin.
|Check DHC Medicated Acne Control Spots Essence EX here|
ORBIS Medicated Clear Series
The ORBIS Medicated Clear Series is the first cosmetic to cut down 100% use of oil in the beauty industry. This skincare leaves a fresh feeling after the use. It is uses both Japanese and Chinese ingredients to tackle acne that comes before menstruation or adult acne that keep returning to the same spot. It is suitable for users who do not have dry skin or males, because the texture and feel is simple.
ORBIS Medicated Clear Wash (Quasi Drug)
This item contains purple root extract and licorice extract for plant extracts, and glycyrrhizic acid 2K as the effective ingredient.
|Check ORBIS Medicated Clear Wash here|
ORBIS Medicated Clear Lotion Fresh/Moist (Quasi Drug)
Same as the Medicated Clear Wash, it contains purple root extract and licorice extract for plant extracts, and glycyrrhizic acid 2K as the effective ingredient.
|Check ORBIS Medicated Clear Lotion here|
ORBIS Medicated Clear Moisture Fresh/Moist (Quasi Drug)
Similar to the previous two products, this item contains purple root extract and licorice extract for plant extracts, and glycyrrhizic acid 2K as the effective ingredient.
|Check ORBIS Medicated Clear Moisture here|
ORBIS Medicated Clear Trial Set
ORBIS offers a trial set that you can use to test if it fits your skin.
|Check ORBIS Medicated Clear Trial Set here|
Soka Mocka Dokudami Skin Texture Skincare Series
This Soka Mocka series focuses on the barrier function of skin against acne. It contains Japanese traditional Dokudami, plant extracts and hot spring water to give skin high moisture care. Users with combination skin are recommended to use this, especially if you have dry skin, but greasy around the area of the acne!
Soka Mocka Dokudami Facial Soap (Quasi Drug)
This soap contains dokudami plant extract and dipotassium glycyrrhizinate as effective ingredient.
It removes excess sebum and unneeded keratin. Also, the dokudami extract protects the moisture content in the skin, allowing toner lotions to penetrates into the skin.
|Check Soka Mocka Dokudami Facial Soap here|
Soka Mocka Dokudami Lotion Fresh/Moist (Quasi Drug)
This lotion contains dokudami plant extract, and also tranexamic acid and dipotassium glycyrrhizinate as effective ingredients.
Like the facial soap, this lotion removes excess sebum and keratin. The tranexamic acid also improves skin pigmentation and acne scars.
|Check Soka Mocka Dokudami Lotion here|
Soka Mocka Dokudami Moisturiser Fresh/Moist (Quasi Drug)
This item is similar to the Dokudami Lotion, containing dokudami plant extract, and also tranexamic acid and dipotassium glycyrrhizinate as effective ingredients. It also removes excess sebum and keratin, while imrpoving skin pigmentation and acne scars.
For anyone who wants to try this line of acne care, all these three items come in a trial size!
|Check Soka Mocka Dokudami Moisturiser here|
Of course, there are a lot more acne care lines other than these three, so we’ll have to introduce them at another time!
The most important thing after healing acne is to maintain the health of our skin. It is easy for acne to return if our skin barrier function weakens, even if we have healed our acne. Especially for adult acne, we want heal and prevent it from returning by raising the health of our skin!
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