There are many anti acne chemical products available in the market. what are the preferred ingredients to be use by different types of acne? Read on to find out.
Is your skin generally oily or dry?
When you use benzoyl peroxide or other active ingredients commonly found in acne treatments, does your face get red and itchy?
Are your pimples small bumps or large and red with an almost cyst-like appearance?
The answers to these questions will greatly aid you in purchasing the best acne treatment for your condition.
There are many products sold for the treatment of acne, many of them without any scientifically-proven effects. Generally speaking successful treatments give little improvement within the first week or two; and then the acne decreases over approximately 2 to 4 months. Treatment should be continued as to maintain this improvement. Treatments that promise improvements within 2 weeks are likely to be largely disappointing. Laser therapies or quick bursts of antibiotics may offer a quick reduction in the redness, swelling and inflammation when used correctly, but none of these empty the pore of all the materials that trigger the inflammation. Emptying the pores takes several weeks to many months and can only be done with a quality acne treatment system.
Topical retinoids, benzoyl peroxide or if you only suffer from Non-Inflammatory Acne, then local treatment with azelaic acid, or salicylic acid should suffice
Mild (Inflammatory) acne
Benzoyl peroxide or topical retinoids as killing the acne bacteria is essential.
Moderate Inflammatory acne
Benzoyl peroxide or topical retinoids combined with other treatments such as salicylic acid
Severe inflammatory acne, nodular acne, acne resistant to the above treatments
Isotretinoin or other medication as prescribed by your physician.
Modes of improvement are not necessarily fully understood for all ingredients, but in general treatments are believed to work in at least 4 different ways (with many of the best treatments providing multiple simultaneous effects):
• normalizing shedding into the pore to prevent blockage
• killing Acne Bacteria (p. acnes)
• anti-inflammatory effects
• reduction of sebum production
A combination of treatments can greatly reduce the amount and severity of acne in many cases. Treatments that are most effective tend to have greater potential for side effects if not used properly and need a greater degree of monitoring, so a step-wise approach is often recommended. Many people consult with doctors when deciding which treatments to use, especially when considering using any treatments in combination. With the use of the right acne treatment, you can get your pimples under control and allow your great skin to shine through.