With so many acne treatment face washes and pimple creams in the market, it is hard to chalk out a skin care regimen for acne prone skin. Here’s a simple 2-step “Keracnyl Regimen” to get clear skin.
Keracnyl Regimen can be used to treat whiteheads, blackheads and to some extent cystic acne. The Starter Regimen is more suitable for cystic acne.
Who is Keracnyl Regimen for?
- Boys and men with acne prone skin and pimples. (thicker, tougher, more tolerant skin, not easily irritated)
- Women whose skin is acne prone but not sensitive, that is, it does not become red or develop rashes easily.
- You are not using any drying / irritating acne treatment right now such as benzoyl peroxide / Retino-A / Sotret / Isotroin / chemical peels.
- You want an easy skin care routine consisting of few, effective products.
Step 1: Keracnyl Foaming Gel
The first step in this regimen involves washing the face with Ducray Keracnyl Foaming Gel for Acne Prone Skin. It is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and paraben-free.
Keracnyl Foaming Gel ingredients:
water, sodium laureth sulphate, cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, glycolic acid, glycerine, sodium hydroxide, ceteareth-60, myristylglycol, acid blue 3 (ci42051), disodium EDTA, parfum, serenoa serrulata fruit extract, zinc salicylate
Learn more about the ingredients and action of Keracnyl Foaming Gel here.
Step 2: Ducray Keracnyl Cream
Keracnyl cream is a powerful mix of 3 hydroxy acids: glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid. It does 3 things:
- keeps pores unclogged to prevent formation of new pimples
- heals existing pimples
- reduces oil / sebum production
Because of the exfoliating action of these poly-hydroxy acids, you should also see fading of brown acne spots and general evening out of the skin tone.
Keracnyl Cream ingredients:
aqua, triethylhexanoin, glycolic acid, cetearyl alcohol, cyclomethicone, glyceryl stearate, polymethylmethacrylate, sodium hydroxide, ceteareth-33, disodium phosphate, lactic acid, bisabolol, citric acid, fragrance, salicylic acid, serenoa serrulata fruit extract, stearyl glycyrrhetinate , xanthan gum, zinc salicylate
People report skin feeling greasy from using this cream during the day. If that is the case with you, use it only at night. With regular use, you will see a reduction in oiliness of the skin, so stick with it.
How to use the Keracnyl Regimen
- Starting out with Keracnyl Foaming Gel and cream together could irritate the skin. Start slow, with Keracnyl Foaming Gel twice a day (morning, bed time)
- If Keracnyl face wash causes excessive dryness or peeling use it only at night at bedtime. In the morning, use a gentle face wash like Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion for Sensitive Skin.
- See if you can use Keracnyl for shaving too. If it irritates the skin too much, read these shavings tips.
- After 1 week add in Keracnyl cream. Apply a thin layer all over the face.
- You may experience a mild stinging when you apply it. This will subside in a short time.
- Use Keracnyl Cream twice a day if your skin can tolerate it, otherwise only at bedtime.
- Keracnyl cream is to be applied all over the face and not just on the acne spots. It will lighten dark spots from acne and prevent new acne from forming. So you need to use it all over the face.
- If you notice excessive dryness or peeling the next morning, use the cream on alternate nights.
- If the regimen works for you, but you are bothered by dryness or peeling skin, add in a gentle moisturizer to hide and heal the flaking. Aloe Veda Aloe Vera Gel is one option. Neutrogena Oil-free Moisture for Combination Skin (not the SPF 15 version) is another, thicker moisturiser that is safe for acne prone skin.
- Don’t forget to add in a broad spectrum sunscreen to this duo. Suncote Gel sunscreen is a safe option. It is a bit sticky mind you, but it is one of the very few sunscreens in India that don’t cause breakouts. Alternatives to Suncote Gel are Sunprotek Gel SPF 30+ and Bioderma Photoderm Spot SPF 50+.
Where to buy products for this regimen
The Keracnyl face wash and Keracnyl acne cream mentioned in this regimen do not require a doctor’s prescription. In India, you can buy them from a medical store or online shopping websites. Ask for Ducray Keracnyl products.
The price of Keracnyl Foaming Gel is Rs. 346 for 100 ml. A smaller size tube costs Rs. 195 for 30 ml. The price of Keracnyl Cream is Rs. 370 for 30ml. Both products are made in France by Ducray Laboratories and are pricey but of top quality.