It's not as uncommon as you think.
Okay, let's be real here: Zits on our faces is something we can live with because they're ~normal~. But pimples popping up on our necks is just a cruel joke-it's like our skin can'
They're annoying, but they can be solved!
Now that masks are a part of our everyday necessities whenever we have to step out of the house, we must accept that pimples on the cheeks or "maskne" are a part of our new normal, too. The good news is that
Banishing pimples is only half the battle.
If there's one thing I hate more than actual breakouts, it's the dark spots and scarring that come *after* the initial bumps are gone. It's like my skin just can't give me a break.
Help is on the way!
I vividly remember when the quarantine period started, I had a lot of acne on the chin and jawline. No matter how much salicylic acid product or spot treatment I used, the zits just won't budge. Plus, the pimples were
These zits can be nasty, but there are ways to get rid of them!
Say goodbye to pesky pimples!
We think we're all in agreement when we say we hate the sight of a newly-emerged pimple. You've done everything in your power to not get zits-stick to your skincare routine, not touch your face, and
Find out why this underdog deserves a spot in your skincare routine.
When it comes to anti-acne solutions, azelaic acid isn't really what first comes to our minds. We tend to go for tried-and-tested ingredients like tea tree oil, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. But, we shouldn't
Say hello to a bouncier, more supple complexion!
No matter how simple or elaborate our A.M. and P.M. routines are, we most likely have one step in common: Moisturizer. Gone are the days of skipping this product due to the belief that it will make our complexion greasy.
Add it to your arsenal of blemish-busting products!
Anyone who has acne-prone skin knows that a multi-pronged approach is usually the best way of dealing with zits. You bust out your patches, creams, and clay masks in the hopes of making them disappear by tomorrow. You also bring
Get that 'glass skin' glow—not the shine!
Fun fact: A serum is a must-have if you want to boost your skincare routine's effectivity. Each bottle is formulated with a high concentration of active ingredients to target specific concerns. If you have oily skin, we strongly recommend
It's an ingredient that's better off on your salads.
Oh, apple cider vinegar. Love it or hate it, we gotta admit that it has become one of the go-to products of Pinays for their complexion woes. A quick Google search will reveal hundreds of testimonies claiming it has done miracles
Everyone loves this K-beauty brand!
Every time we run a skincare survey on Cosmo Mixers (our fun Facebook group which you should totally join), Cosmo Girls never fail to mention that they're using a COSRx product. In our kikay conversations with friends, this K-beauty
No need for face powder!
If you have oily skin, blotting sheets or face powders are staples in your kikay kit. While they can quickly cut back the shine, this mattifying effect doesn't last long. If you want to lessen the need to reach for
Spoiler: It's gross and satisfying at the same time!
I hate blackheads, but I love seeing them extracted from my face. Yes, I do love looking at the gunk dislodged from my pores whenever I get facials. I've got oily skin so regular facial treatments are a must for
Sebum? We don't know her.
Aside from niacinamide, sulfur, and clay, another popular ingredient that keeps grease at bay is charcoal. It acts like a magnet to draw out impurities from your pores, leaving you with a matte and clear complexion. If you're ready to
Go back to basics.
When you find that the usual zit-zappers like salicyclic acid, retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and glycolic acid too *matapang* for your skin, try these naturally sourced ingredients. These additives are effective in treating acne without harming the skin. Take note of these
Welcome to the world of minimalist beauty.
With the rise of K-beauty multi-step routines, there is a ~pressure~ that we must use a lot of products to score clear skin. We've got good news: This isn't necessarily true. Although a 10-step regimen
Whiteheads? Blackheads? Cystic zits? I gotchu.
Look, as much as I'd like to present you with The Best Acne Treatment of All Time™, there really is no one-size-fits-all-zits remedy when every human's skin sensitivity and acne type can be completely
Bc honestly, who TF has the time or patience for more than three steps?
Until recently, my acne routine consisted of spironolactone (the ~miracle~ acne pill, if you ask any beauty editor) and spironolactone only. It was the only thing that had managed to clear up my stubborn hormonal acne after years of trying every cream,
This technique is life-changing.
If you've spent an ungodly amount of time just scrolling through TikTok, chances are, you've seen a foundation application hack that promises to make it look like you're wearing a filter IRL. Shared by user @ridaaaamat, it involves changing
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