Understanding how Neutrogena Rapid Clear works
When you are suffering from a breakout or acne, you become a knowledge bank of acne products with the only goal is to rid yourself of the acne. The after math of a breakout can be dark marks left on the skin, which can take 6 months to many years for them to lighten. Why do we get these marks? These post acne marks, officially coined as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or PIH, form as a result of the inflammatory process. If you have lighter skin, they sometimes show up as red, pink or purple, while darker tones will usually have brown or black spots. While you might not have the ability to completely prevent their formation, resisting the urge to pick or pop pimples can reduce the risk of marks forming as these marks originate from the breakout being aggravated
So if you have breakout marks, Neutrogena Rapid Clear is seriously worth considering as a treatment to gently rejuvenate the skin so that the breakouts fade effectively, one ingredient to look for is Glycolic acid as this will accelerate skin cell turnover. However if your skin is broken ( from a breakout) you can experience some discomfort, understand that The MicroClear technology used in the treatment cuts through oil on the skin to inject salicylic acid straight into the pores and should not cause discomfort if the skin is not broken due from breaking a pimple or picking at the skin.
Salicylic acid is derived from willow tree bark. Unlike lactic acid and glycolic acid, salicylic acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA). BHA acids are oil soluble, as such they are mostly used to penetrate deep into the pores for removal of oils that contribute to breakouts and acne. Salicylic acid is best used as a first step in your weekly exfoliation process for breakout prone skin types, it will remove all the oils from the skin, making it easier for an AHA acid such as glycolic acid to completely cleanse and exfoliate the skin. RAPID CLEARÂ® 2 In 1 Fight & Fade Spot Gel: Got a spot that needs extra attention? This spot gel will delivers a concentrated dose of salicylic acid via NEUTROGENAÂ® MICROLEARÂ® technology direct to your breakout. Added glycolic acid helps skin-cell turnover to fade the look of post-acne marks.15mL, RRP - $16.99