Just like anyone who grew up in the Philippines, I'm very familiar with the brand Eskinol. How could I not, when their TV commercials and print ads have always been present on my everyday life. Despite that however, it's a brand that I always overlooked when I used to hunt down new drugstore skincare to try. I just never really had the urge to use it.
I've already wrote about my Acne Story, and have said that I've tried everything. From having my face pricked, to taking antibiotic (Dalacin C), to undergoing Derma-Rolling / Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy every two weeks, dietary change, lessening my caffeine intake..
It helped; my acne cleared massively. I still get zits every now and then, but it's not that bad anymore. I like having clear skin, though. So, for preventive purposes, I have been using this thing that my sister told me about.
Basically, take your toner (Eskinol is recommended) and mix a capsule of Dalacin C with it. I use 300g for the 225ml Eskinol bottle. Dalacin C is basically an antibiotic used to treat infections with bacteria. Pretty pricey (Php80 per capsule) if you take it orally, when used like this, it won't hurt your wallet much.
5 days after using Eskinol with Dalacin C + my regular skincare routine
After washing my face (Innisfree Bija Facial Foam / Shiseido Perfect Whip), and then patting it dry.. I apply the Eskinol + Dalacin C mixture on my face with the use of a cotton ball. I putter around while I let that dry - with the high amount of alcohol in the Eskinol Astringent, you don't have to wait too long. After it dries down, I apply my moisturizer (Innisfree Bija Anti-trouble Lotion).
It's not really that different from my regular skincare routine, except I substitute the mild toner I usually use for this concoction.
As you can see in the photos above, in a little under a week, my pimples have dried out! There's a downside to this - your whole face will dry up. So, stock up on your moisturizer because you're going to need it.
Please note that I cannot guarantee that what worked for me, will work for you. Remember that we all have different skin types. I have a pretty thick skin (lels), so you might need something a little less stronger than this because it might irritate you further. Do check the ingredients for both Eskinol and Dalacin C because you might be allergic to some of it. Better to be safe than sorry, no?
Have you tried this before? :)