Selecting The Best Acne Treatment For Your Skin

Woman applying face mask to get rid of acne

Acne is a large problem for many individuals, including both teenagers and adults. Many people believe that the presence of acne will lessen after their teen years are over but for many adults, this is simply not the case. No matter their age, anyone with acne may need to seek an effective acne treatment in order to help rid their skin of this unwelcome intruder.

Many individuals turn to an over-the-counter acne treatment and, while there is no blanket system that works for everyone, these products often provide beneficial results. In order to ensure safety during the use of any acne treatment, individuals are urged to read the instructions carefully and pay close attention to any warning labels.

Woman pinching pimple on her faceDuring the first use of any acne treatment, whether it be in the form of a lotion or pad, consumers are urged to apply the medication to a small portion of the skin before proceeding with application to the rest of the area. In some cases, an acne treatment product may cause irritation to the skin, which may be minimized by applying the medication to a small test area. This process is not exclusive to the first use of the product and may actually be used before each application. Even if irritation does not present itself at first, it may later appear in future applications.

In an instance of a prolonged or extreme case of acne, it may be necessary to consult a dermatologist for an appropriate acne treatment. These physicians are educated toward the treatment of skin and related illnesses, which allows them the advantage of recommending a customized treatment program. If a commercial acne treatment is not helping, there may be no use in continuing to subject the skin to that specific product. Instead, a dermatologist may be able to prescribe an acne treatment that is available by prescription only.

In addition to commercial and/or prescription treatments, there are a number of home remedies that can be applied toward acne treatment. By avoiding contact or a disturbance to the acne prone area, individuals will lessen the chance of infection or added redness. In addition, washing the face both morning and night may help to ease the presence of acne. Exfoliation products may also help to rid the skins surface of bacteria and dead skin cells, both of which may cause acne or clogged pores. A quality exfoliation product will reveal the healthy skin cells and rid the face of the old ones.

When using any type of acne treatment product, individuals should avoid contact with eyes and are advised to wash their hands immediately after use. In order to avoid skin irritation, most acne treatment products should not be used in conjunction with any other similar product.

The information in this article is intended for informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or recommendations for acne treatment. If acne is present, individuals should consult a licensed dermatologist for proper diagnosis and/or treatment.

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11 Responses

  1. Jenna Hastings

    I’ve suffered with acne for a long time and you’re right about the fact that one product doesn’t work for everyone. I’ve tried products my friends have sworn by and they’ve really irritated my skin. I always do a test now after that incident. I think if it’s really bad, a dermatologist is the best way to go.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Clair

    I have never used any product without consulting the dermatologist. One may have a different skin type and health condition.

  3. Kevin Foresman

    I’ve suffered from acne as an adult. Thanks for the great info in this article, and I agree, you have to see a great dermatologists in order to really get great results in treating acne. Zinc has helped me as well, highly recommended.

  4. ayurskincare

    i have used salicylic acid cream and benzoyl cream product for acne. But the real result i got after using tretinoin.

  5. hempoil

    This was a most easiest method you shared on this page with the outstanding steps to eliminate the dryness from the Sensitive skin of body in a seven days and increase the beauty of skin by using the hemp seed oil daily according to the period of a time after the recommendations of a doctor and remember the instructions of a doctor which help you to eliminate this kind of skin dryness ,My suggestion is you must go to a doctor one time in a week for starting of proper treatment of eliminating dryness appeared on the Sensitive skin of body for increasing the beauty of skin in a summer season due to the effect of sun rays,keep it in your mind don’t work in the light of sun because the heat of sun with the dust particles of sun rays increase the rough dryness and cracks with lines on the skin due to the demaged of skin layers cells after the working of some time you notice the color of skin become black and cracks with lines are increased on the Sensitive skin of a body this is also a effect of skin cancer . So take care of skin and avoid to work in a light of sun . you also use a mask on the face if necessary to work in the light of sun and also use carrot in the food salad .

  6. Adam

    Tea tree oil is best for acne and blemishes. If you dream of a flawless clear skin make tea tree oil a part of your daily regimen.
    Recipe for acne and blemish treatment:
    -take few drops of tea tree oil
    -mix with few drops of coconut essential oil
    -apply twice or thrice in a day

    this was suggested by a dermatologist friend and have helped me fight acne and blemishes.

  7. Jaime Thompson

    I had several deep acne scars all over my face and had been looking for dermatological remedy but couldn’t fine one 🙁

  8. Physiotherapy Claremont

    Nothing beats experience in any industry, most particularly in the maintenance of your own body and health.

  9. [email protected]

    Acne can be caused due to excess oil on the skin. Getting rid of acne is very important. Not only because it is painful but also because of the scars it.

  10. Diana Fernandez

    I have read somewhere about the effectiveness of Guava leaves in treating acne, what are your thoughts about it?

  11. wayne mills

    i tend to prefer home remedies instead of over the counter products. CHEAPER.


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