I've been suffering from the occasional (hormonal) breakouts since I entered my 20's. Back then, I've been relying on spot treatments that dries out the pesky bump as a quick fix. Come next month and I'm faced with the same problem. It was experience and maturity that I've learned to be patient with my skin and stick to a regimen that works if I really wanted to stave off pimples for good.

A line that I found effective was Céleteque Dermoscience™ Acne Solutions line. This is a line of highly specialized Dermatologist-created products that was able to clear up my acne, blackheads and whiteheads. With regular use, it has substantially improved my skin week after week.

So what really happens to skin when we get pimples or acne?

Oil, sweat, and dead skin cells from the dermis go out to the epidermis or the surface of the skin through the hair follicle. However, for acne-prone skin, oil, sweat and dead skin cells easily get trapped inside hair follicles, forming a plug. It then forms a bump (called a comedone) on the surface of the skin. This plug creates an environment where bacteria can thrive and can infect the bumps thus making it inflamed. Once it swells, the follicle wall breaks into the dermis, signaling white blood cells to fight the infection. This results to redness, swelling, and formation of pustule, making the pimple or blemish rather unsightly. 

For such a complicated process that lead to our oily skin, it makes no sense to spot treat our skin with quick fixes. Follow a regimen that works such as what Céleteque Acne Solutions offers.

I start off with cleansing with Céleteque DermoScience™ Acne Solutions Acne Cleansing Gel (PhP 270.00 for 50 ml or PhP 495.00 for 100 ml), a thorough cleanser that has Hydroxy Acid (in the form of Salicylic Acid) that can penetrate hair follicles and exfoliate dead skin cells, thus removing blockage and decreasing comedones on the skin. Exfoliation is key!

For an even deeper clean feel, Céleteque DermoScience™ Acne Solutions Oil Control Toner (PhP 75.00 for 65 ml or PhP 117.00 125 ml) has Aloe Vera and Chamomile Extracts that help soothe the skin while removing the last traces of stubborn dirt. I love how this calms while effectively removing whatever's left on my face.

For bigger bumps, Céleteque DermoScience™ Acne Solutions Acne Spot Corrector Gel (PhP 169.00 for 5 ml) is more potent with Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and Poly Hydroxy Acid (PHA) that exfoliates dead skin cells and diminishes pimples and other acne imperfections.

Lastly, remember that oil doesn't equate to moisture. The Céleteque DermoScience™ Acne Solutions Acne Clearing Facial Moisturizer Gel (PhP 335.00 for 50 ml) has Salicylic Acid that breaks down blockage in pores and Acnacidol™ BG that helps reduce sebum secretion and inhibits the development of acne-causing bacteria, while still providing the right amount of moisture with French Spring Water in the formulation. The great part about this moisturizing solution is its non-sticky gel formulation!

The Céleteque DermoScience line is available in all leading drugstores, beauty stores, and supermarkets nationwide.