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Best Treatment For Acne

Updated on February 16, 2016

Reason For Acne Breakouts

Being troubled with acne breakouts can be incredibly challenging, and even additional challenging to uncover the appropriate acne breakouts remedy for you. Acne breakouts are brought on when too much oil in the pores and skin, will draw in the dirt and harmful bacteria inside of your skin pores.

Whiteheads and blackheads form when too much skin oil and dead skin tissues block up the skin's pores. Harmful bacteria can flourish in this oily surroundings, producing a reddish and irritated acne.

Acne Treatments


Acne Treatments

Acne breakout remedies perform by cutting down oil creation, boosting up skin tissue turnover, combating bacterial infection, lowering the skin irritation. With most doctor's prescriptions for acne breakouts, it may take from four to eight weeks before you see any improvements. Also, your skin might get even worse just before you see improvements,

Many treatments available over the counter may contain harsh chemicals. For the individuals that have sensitive skin, this would be a loss when faced with harsh chemical treatments. Luckily, there are acne treatments for individuals with sensitive skin that will work on clearing up the acne breakout without causing any harm to the skin.

Variety of Treatments

While experiencing, acne breakouts, try to not use harsh facial scrubs, granules, toners, sunscreen and cosmetic products. This can cause added aggravation to the skin, which can cause scarring and irritations. Try not to let your skin dry out, but also not allow the skin to be too oily as well.

There are three different categories for acne breakout treatments: topical, systemic, and procedural. The determination on which course of action to use is based on the severity of the acne breakout.
Acne may be treated using topical medication, or by taking a combination of topical and oral antibiotics. Other treatment options can be treatments by using chemical peels, light therapy treatments or laser procedures.

ABC Acne Treatments Reviews

Benzoyl Peroxide

The hardest part in treating acne breakout is finding the right solution for your skin type. This can be done by trial and error until you are able to find just the right system that will provide the correction to eliminate the acne breakouts. Starting out with over the counter acne treatments can be a great solution. You will find as the main ingredient salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. You may also find natural treatments that have fruit acids like alpha hydroxy, tea tree oil, or lavender which are natural antiseptics.

One of the most effective ingredients that you would be able to find over-the-counter is benzoyl peroxide. This is applied topically and it helps to kill the bacteria in the pores and on the surface of the skin. It is recommended by most experts to start with a lower percentage and then work up to a stronger percentage. Benzoyl peroxide strength can be from 2.5 percent to 10 percent. This can cause dryness, stinging, irritations, redness and maybe burning.

Tea Tree Oil


Tea Tree Oil

Another topical treatment that is considered a natural alternative would be tea tree oil or lavender. Studies show that tea tree oil can be just as effective as prescription treatments, but will cause fewer side-effects. It is just as powerful as benzoyl peroxide, but will provide less unwanted side effects and irritations. It will help to clear away acne breakouts gently and also it is a less expensive treatment solution.

The tea tree oil has an antifungal and antibacterial properties that are used to treat mild to moderate acne breakouts. Unlike other acne treatment, tea tree oil also has a disinfecting and soothing agent that will prevent the skin from drying out. You can directly apply the tea tree oil on the affected areas for about fifteen minutes and then rinse off the skin.

Acne Treatments


Antibiotics Treatments

If the over the counter treatments are not providing relief, then your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic treatment. Antibiotics will reduce the inflammation and also reduce bacteria. This may also be used in combination with another course of treatments for acne. Treatment with an antibiotic can be taken by mouth or by using a topical lotion, gel or cream on the skin.

Oral Retinoids Treatments

In addition to the antibiotic treatment for the more severe case of acne breakouts, oral retinoids such as isotretinoin, are very effective treatment for severe acne. It reduces the build up of sebum oil and also alters the skin tissue which is the main cause of acne breakouts. Most patients have experienced over eighty percent improvement. The treatment is around four to six months, but may also experience a brief flare up before completely seeing total improvements. This line of treatment the patient can see long-term improvements without any further acne breakouts. If acne breakouts does occur, it is usually very mild.

Laser and Light Treatment

Laser And Light-Based Procedure Therapies.

Another treatment for someone with more serious acne breakouts would be the laser and light-based procedure therapies. This procedure penetrates the deeper layer of the skin without harming the surface of the skin. It causes the sebaceous glands to produce less oil. The light therapy will stop the acne inflammation due to the bacteria in the skin. Both the laser along with the light therapy will reduce the scars on the skin and improve the texture of the skin. Finding the correct treatment and using it as directed and also staying persistent with treatments, will provide the improvement that will help to keep your skin acne free and glowing.

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      3 years ago from The Eastern Bypass

      What is the real cause of acne? I have many experts say different things about the causes of acne and I am now confused. You seem to have the right information. Would you kindly elaborate more on the causes so that we can avoid it?


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