A DERMATOLOGIST revealed the top five products to buy from Boots when trying to fight acne.
Doctor Soma used TikTok to offer her followers the perfect acne fighters available at the local cosmetics store.
In the 24-second video, the London dermatologist first shows viewers the popular CeraVe brand smoothing cleanser.
A salicylic acid cleanser for dry, rough and uneven skin, the product is said to “gently cleanse while exfoliating without destroying the skin’s protective barrier.”
The cleanser is fragrance-free and consists of the three essential ceramides salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid.
Next in the handy clip is La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Cleansing Foaming Gel.
Intended for oily, sensitive skin, the product is designed to gently remove dirt and debris, reduce the appearance of spots and blackheads, control shine and leave skin feeling clean and fresh.
Afterwards, Dr. Soma her followers another product from La Roche Posay’s Effaclar range.
The Duo+ Corrective Unclogging Care can be used on skin imperfections and has an “anti-stain and anti-recurrence” effect.
The item’s packaging states that the product can be used for “heavy blemishes and blemishes” and is suitable for oily, acne-prone skin.
The treatment is also performed using “La Roche Posay Thermal Water” and promises that users will see clearer skin after just four weeks of use.
Product number four in the Acnecide Benzoyl Peroxide range clip.
With 5 percent benzoyl peroxide in the treatment, the product is specially designed for mild acne on the face.
According to the Boots website, the active ingredient kills the bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes — one of the main causes of acne.
The product is only suitable if you are over 12 years old and the acne on your face is not severe or cystic.
According to the website, “Mild acne presents mostly as blackheads and whiteheads, and there are few or no spots and pimples, and no sores.”
dr Soma reveals to her followers that Zitsticka pimple plasters are also among the best acne fighters in boots, as the Microdart plasters are specially designed for annoying, newly discovered pimples.
The patches are self-dissolving and have spikes on the sticky side that dissolve to flood your early-stage pimple with targeted ingredients and remove mucus before it becomes a real pimple.
Finally, the London dermatologist recommends The Inkey List’s succinic blemish treatment with salicylic acid.
According to the brand, the product quickly eliminates blemishes and reduces inflammation in the skin.
The treatment dries clear and is said to be easy to apply under makeup.
With 1 percent salicylic acid, the blemish-eliminating product removes dead skin cells and tightens large pores.
2% Succinic Acid reduces the size of blemishes and unclogs the pores of acne-prone skin.
The contribution of Dr. Soma garnered over 87,200 views and 2,500 likes, and her followers shared their thoughts on the helpful video.
Mentioning her friend, one woman wrote, “When we go into town we have to put on boots to see if there are any good skincare products x”.
Another asked the dermatologist, “I have combination skin but my cheeks are so dry and the sensitivity is good for me?” to which Soma replied, “Using a cleanser every day is a good idea.”
A third wrote: “Can you do this for combination/dry sensitive skin?”
Another added, “Which is best?”, and Soma replied, “Everyone will be different — but store-bought drugs only go so far, doctors can help with stronger treatment.”
This comes after a dermatologist revealed the six beneficial skincare changes you should make if you want to prevent aging in your 30s – from dullness and volume loss to acne and rosacea.
Another skin expert shared a simple three-step routine to help acne sufferers cleanse their skin.