Acne, acne acne. Am sharing 5 essential ingredients to look out for when treating acne.We all know acne, Every girls problem, sometimes even boys. except the few lucky ones. This is one of my most requested post, with a twist. How did i treat acne?

Those who know me well know of my struggles with acne last year. Last year was definitely the worst time of my life (skin wise) i went through so much, but that’s story for another day. So anyway, while my skin is no where near perfect (yet) or any where near where I’d love for it to be, i can proudly say I’ve made tremendous progress and i made this progress through trial and error, making mistakes and learning from them. That’s why you got me, i don’t want anyone to have to go through all i went through simply cause they are trying to clear acne. I’m not a guru or anything but I’ve come to learn that in this life, it’s still always best to share the little you know. And that is why i am sharing with you guys today the 5 ingredients to look out for in your skincare regimen when treating acne. Trust me when i say this, these stuffs are the truth, if you are battling with acne or struggling with acne, you better have two or more of these stuffs handy. They have been tested and tried and i can vouch for them. Great news is you are likely to find most of these stuffs in your skin care products, from cleansers to moisturizers to face masks, just make sure to keep an eye out for them when buying skin care products. It doesn’t hurt to check the ingredient mentions of a product or better still buy a product that focuses on these ingredients. And i have made a list of ingredient you should be on the look out for, plus some of my favorites.


This is the holy grail. In fact, if you are struggling with acne and you do not have a product that contains benzoyle peroxide, then i suggest you leave this article right now and run to the nearest store to get one. Better yet click on one on the list below and buy one online. Benzoyl peroxide is a go-to ingredient that detoxify pores and release sebum build-up. Positively the best thing you need if treating acne.

Currently I’m using the neutrogena 3 in 1 acne treatment with 2 % benzoyl peroxide

Here are some of my favorite tried and tested products with benzoyl peroxide.

#53000  acne treatment#12500acne kitacne treatment#3500



Among the many uses of activated charcoal, is acne control. This is a staple ingredient in my skin care regimen and i use more than one product with activated charcoal.


Currently using Beauty formula activated charcoal face scrub…Get the whole set of three including cleanser, mask and scrub for half the price or get the scrub alone.

activated charcoal#5500                     activated charoal#2500



If nobody ever told you, vitamin c is good for you and your skin. Eat it, drink it and most definitely rub it. After investing in a good vitamin c infused moisturizer or serum, be sure to also pop some vitamin c tablets daily, it doesn’t hurt if oranges become your new best fruits too.

Currently using boots vitamin c intensive night cream and popping acorbic 1000mgc vitamin c daily

vitamin c night cream#3500   acorbic vit c#7000



Am not going to lie, this stuff is nasty, it smells weird and tastes worse, but trust me when i say it’s worth it. Use it as a toner, mix it with some clay or honey and apply as a face mask, drink it diluted with plain water and honey, bath with it, do everything with it. It’s that important.

There are probably a lot of Apple cider vinegar out there but i only know of and use the Bragg organic apple cider vinegar with the mother.

#4500   apple cider vinegar


Dries acne faster than you can say jackrobinson and tightens pores and is over all very good for your skin. Perfect when mixed with apple cider vinegar, and it gets activated too, post on how to use coming up soon.

I use the aztec Indian healing clay mask but you an also buy unbranded ones as long as it is from a trusted seller.


bentonite clay#8000      bentonite clay#9500    bentonite clay#12500


Well, that’s it, now you know what to be on the look out.

More on skincare? Check the benefits of sunscreen here


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  • Reply Edmundo Ciotta January 12, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Irish: Dia duit! Bhí meas agam ar d'alt, cén áit ar féidir liom a scríobh Ba mhaith liom comhoibriú a mholadh fiú níos faide ná an t-alt simplí. Cuir in iúl dom cén fáth go bhfuil go leor smaointe agam agus ba mhaith liom labhairt leat. Tá mé cinnte go mbeidh comhoibriú suntasach ann don dá rud.

  • Reply Leslie September 25, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I’ve been using the beauty formula face scrub and it’s so amazing to my skin, definitely going to get the mask and cleanser asap. But I’m wondering where did you get your scrub cause I got mine for a lot cheaper than #2,500

    • Reply Salmah September 25, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Hey Leslie! It’s definitely cheaper, it’s the mask and scrub and cleanser.. all three that’s going for 2500.. dts about 800 per one

    • Reply Salmah September 25, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks for pointing it out!

  • Reply Rahmah September 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing…. But have trying to get the clay, and i cant

    • Reply Salmah September 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      can’t? can’t what?

  • Reply Fatima Saleh September 13, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Finally, I know what to do with my apple cider vinegar. I’ve had it for years, lol nice post.

    • Reply Salmah September 13, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      lol, you are welcome.

  • Reply Thelma September 13, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Wow! You are so courageous sharing these pictures, my face is not even this bad but I’m so shy to go out without makeup, I avoid cameras infact. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Reply Salmah September 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      thanks a lot dear. i used to be like that too, but with time, i just learned to love my self flaws and all. you will too.

  • Reply Aminat September 13, 2017 at 10:06 am

    OmG! I needed to read this post since like ever! Thank you for this salmah, you are such an inspiration to all of us that are suffering from acne.

  • Reply Amaka September 5, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Bentonite clay! I’ve been eying that Aztec Healing Clay for a bit now. Hopefully I can get it soon. I feel like running out and buying all these things, even if i already have many skincare products. chai, God help us who have faces ‘decorated’ with acne

    • Reply Salmah September 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      LOL, come and shop from my closet please, I v so many products I don’t use sef or would never use! I pray we find the way out of this acne trouble

      • Reply Amaka September 5, 2017 at 7:43 pm

        Be careful of your words o, I just might show up to your house with a bowl ready to collect the clay lol

        • Reply Salmah September 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm

          Hehehe! Please come, I’m begging u

  • Reply Vickie Onuoha August 27, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Wow, this is so good! I’m trying some of these ingredients out. Thanks for this?

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    • Reply Salmah August 27, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      And thank you for reading! Please let me know about your result when you do try out the ingredients!

      • Reply Vickie Onuoha August 27, 2017 at 9:58 pm

        I would. I need to start saving though..but i would

  • Reply Joann August 24, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Referring my sister to this post ASAP!

    • Reply Salmah August 26, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      Please Joan do! I’d appreciate it. Thanks for reading

  • Reply Mariam August 22, 2017 at 7:11 am

    OMG!! I needed this, thank you so much, although these ingredients look a bit expensive, I better start saving up.

    • Reply Salmah August 23, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      They are worth every penny. thanks for reading

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