Hi there. Let’s talk about acne. I’ve been there. My face is not flawless 24/7, and I’m honest about it even on my social media feeds. I never blur my skin and it’s normal to have pimples. BUT I also know how frustrating it is to have them. Especially now with the new normal, we’re wearing face masks all the time, thus MASKNE. You might ask yourself, how to treat pimples? Let’s see, I tried a lot of over the counter topical remedies for solutions. Some worked, some left my face worse than before.
I know how it feels to have pimples
Have you ever wondered maybe the solution is something you take internally? Today I’ll share with you more learnings on what causes pimples, how to treat them, and Lactezin, a clinically-tested, over-the-counter, anti-acne capsule!
What causes pimples?
Pimples develop when sebaceous glands, or oil glands, become clogged and infected, leading to swollen, red lesions filled with pus. Also known as spots or zits, pimples are a part of acne. They are most likely to occur around puberty, but they can happen at any age. During puberty, hormone production changes. (Source: Medical News Today)
How to Prevent Acne
1. Good skincare routine
2. Avoid touching your face
3. Hydrate hydrate hydrate!
4. Don’t pop your pimples
5. Use OTC supplements (make sure it’s FDA approved and clinically-tested!)
What is Lactezin?
Lactezin is the first clinically-tested, FDA-approved, over-the-counter capsule that helps lessen pimples as early as 2 weeks. It works with its unique formulation of Lactoferrin, Vitamin E, and Zinc. Which we’ll talk about more below.
- Price: Suggested retail price of Lactezin is Php 27.00 per capsule.
- Where to buy? You can buy Lactezin at Watsons PH, Mercury Drug, Southstar Drug
This ingredient is an iron-binding protein that has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, it also enhances the body’s natural defenses to help fight bacteria, reduce sebum, and inflammation. It also helps in repairing damaged skin cells.
Vitamin E is just one of the antioxidants touted as a potential acne treatment. Nutritionally speaking, vitamin E is an anti-inflammatory, which means it can help boost your immune system and help with cell regeneration.
Zinc is a mineral that can also help with acne. You can take it as an oral supplement or as a topical treatment. A recent review of the past studies on the topic found that zinc can decrease oil production in the skin, and can protect against bacterial infection and inflammation.
Of course, I wouldn’t feature something on my blog that I haven’t personally tried for at least 2 weeks. But yes I had to ask my son, to take a photo of me, casually taking a capsule, for photo purposes hahaha!
As indicated on the box, I take the recommended 2 capsules a day. One in the morning, and one before going to bed. You can safely take Lactezin with an empty stomach.
As of the moment, luckily I didn’t have as much pimples as before, but I get the usual 2-3 out of nowhere. Ta-da! Look at my skin on the photo below 2 weeks after taking Lactezin. No makeup, no filter.
Honestly, even if I’m not bombarded with acne, I’ll continue taking Lactezin for that extra boost on immunity with its Vitamin E and Zinc ingredients. Also as a reminder, consult with your doctor before taking any supplements! What works for me may not work for you so take anything with caution 😉