Previously, I’ve written about some products that you can use to fight acne. Today, I’m going to feature another one that I’ve found truly effective. This was suggested by my friend Jill via Twitter and since I trust her opinion, I decided to give it a try.
Some of you may have heard of the brand Duac from Stiefel. It’s available at Mercury Drugstore and probably most leading drugstores nationwide. A small tube costs about PHP800+ but each milligram of it is potent and rich with pimple-killing ingredients.
Speaking of ingredients, Duac has a combination of Clindamycin (often used for antibacterial treatments) and Benzoyl peroxide, an essential medicine for acne treatment. Benzoyl Peroxide also works as a peeling agent that promotes the growth of new skin and in the process, clearing pores. Applying a small amount of this on the affected areas causes the acne to dry and disappear after a few days.
First time users, especially those with sensitive skin, may experience a bit of peeling and itching on the parts where the product came in contact with the skin, but this is only until a week or so when the skin develops tolerance. According the instructions on the tube, it may take 4 to 6 weeks before the product becomes fully effective.
I’ve been using it for almost three weeks and have indeed experienced some peeling and drying of the areas where I put Duac. However, with the peeling came the disappearance of acne and the inconvenience brought by it doesn’t last long. Just give yourself a good scrub to get rid of the dry skin.
Give this product a go if you’re experiencing a break out and don’t forget to let me know how it goes. 🙂