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Best at Home Serums for Acne-Prone Skin

So people ask for some good serums or other things that can help with my breakouts and acne-prone skin while in-between home appointments. Here are some of my favorites that are affordable and won't break the bank - not even close!! Ive listed a few of my favorite serums and linked some of my favorite brands. Hope it helps!

Before getting into different serums, if you don't know already about Hyaluronic Acid. You should! This should be an everyday item in your bathroom. It hydrates the skin and gives your body the extra boost it needs on an everyday basis.

  • Hyaluronic acid hydrates skin that is dried out or irritated by excessive treatment and can be used as needed.

  • Hyaluronic Acid can be used with just about everything

  • Our body already produces it and makes less the older we get

  • Hyaluronic acid is what we use for medical microneeding

Here are two of my Favorite Brands I use for home use that are extremely affordable


Niacinamide is probably my favorite, or at least one of them!

Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is anti-inflammatory and will work on blemishes, tenderness and calm down redness.

  • It also helps balance the skin's oil production.,It is a less irritating ingredient, so it can be used morning and night!

  • It can give visible reduction to the appearance of the skin aging, making skin begin to appear fresher.

  • The hyperpigmentation resulting from years of sun exposure can also be improved, lightening the darker areas of the skin with the use of niacinamide cream.

  • Niacinamide helps build cells in the skin while protecting them from environmental stresses, such as sunlight, pollution, and toxins.

  • Treats acne. Niacinamide may be helpful for severe acne, especially inflammatory forms like papules and pustules. Over time, you may see fewer lesions and improved skin texture.

  • BONUS- It can also mix and go well with many other serums and creams

Use At least 2-5% niacinamide: Higher amounts (up to 20%) may be helpful for significant textural issues, but if you're concerned about possible irritation, it's probably best to stick with 10% or less.

You can use it as a serum or also get in cream form

My favs for home use

Hydroxy acids

Hydroxy acids are alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) such as glycolic and lactic and

beta hydroxy acids (BHA) such as salicylic Acid that exfoliate the skin's top layer and unclog the pores, respectively. If overused, they can dry out the skin. Keep in mind many peels require a neutralizer with them

You can use a very light dose or use it in a toner for everyday use or get a stronger one and use it as a peel.

  • You can get low to high % depending on how you want to use the serum

  • can get in a toner or wipe form for daily use

  • can use it as a peel

  • Glycolic acid products on acne-prone skin can help reduce the appearance of marks and dark spots left behind by acne. Glycolic Acid may also help smooth fine lines and surface wrinkles, as it helps to keep the skin soft, supple and vibrant-looking

My Favs


Retinol, a vitamin A derivative, isn't just an anti-ager. Besides increasing skin cell turnover, Retinol works on altering oil production in your skin which can cause clogged pores and blemishes. Acne patients prefer to try Retinol prescribed by their dermatologist first.

These are My Favorites to use at home as it has a comboniation of ingredients

If your not looking to have multiple bottles of serums and want a nice easy uncomplicated way to go here you go!

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps even skin tone and fades acne scarring. Recommended use is daily in the morning.

Vitamin C can positively affect acne outbreaks in several ways:

  • Reduces inflammation by clearing skin of free radicals

  • Reduces redness

  • Prevents blackheads

  • Helps improve skin tone through increased production of collagen

  • it can irritate the skin, so try a small test area first

Some Good ones I like for home use


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