The last few weeks have been pretty rough on my skin. I’ve been breaking out quite a bit and, if you struggle with occasional breakouts, you know how frustrating it can be!! It’s always such a struggle trying not to pick at blemishes and letting your skin heal properly, but the fact is we want the breakouts to go away and we want them to go away now.

Luckily the folks over at Murad have some sort of psychic radar and a package showed up for me containing the Murad Acne Clearing Solution and the Acne Spot Fast Fix. I all but fell to my knees and wept for joy, and immediately started using the acne-clearing combination!

Here’s a quick breakdown of each product: The big acne fighting ingredient in the Acne Clearing Solution is Salicylic Acid, and in the Acne Spot Fast Fix it’s Benzoyl Peroxide. The two combined together make a killer combo when it comes to fighting acne. But Murad goes further in the fight against acne in that the ingredients and the directions for use promote healthy skin, period— not just skin that’s free of zits. I see it all too often when misguided people dry out their skin in an effort to get rid of breakouts, but what they don’t realize is that hydrated, healthy skin will heal the spots where you had blemishes much more quickly and successfully. So for that reason the Acne Clearing Solution is also packed with tea tree oil and vitamins to promote healthier skin. And the directions say to follow with a moisturizer which, again, is essential for healing.

So how was my experience with these two products? The redness in my skin had calmed down significantly by the next morning after I used it for the first time, and by day 4 my skin was smooth with just a couple of lingering blemishes. And even the spots where I did have breakouts had faded to barely visible. Yay!! I applied the Acne Clearing Solution all over since I had groups of smaller breakouts scattered everywhere, and in the spots where I had bigger blemishes, I applied the Acne Spot Fast Fix over it. The best part? I never experienced any dryness or flaking with these products, which is typical with most acne products. These were specifically formulated with key ingredients to prevent irritation or dryness, which is the last thing you need when you’re fighting pimples!! Then again, considering these were created by a board-certified dermatologist, that’s not too surprising.

I’m interested to see how this stuff will help keep breakouts away so I’ll definitely keep using it!

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