Acne Skin Care Products That Work!

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It is estimated that 45-50 million Americans suffer from Acne annually and 80% of people between the ages of 12 and 26 experience, at least, minor acne which results in acne scars.

Acne usually starts at puberty for many individuals, but can also start at any age. Acne is a chronic skin condition that occurs on the face, back, shoulders and chest. Acne is caused by overworking sebaceous oil glands that produce too much oil, with a mixture of bacteria, and dead skin cells. When the skin pore become plugged by Propionibacterium Acnes (the acne causing bacteria), the bacteria multiplies and start to form skin lesions (acne, pimples).

Here are some ingredients that will help with treatment for acne

SULFUR Sulfur contains antibacterial and keratolytic properties. The antibacterial is effective for getting rid of the acne-causing bacteria while keratolytic property exfoliates the top layer of your skin by sloughing off dead skin. Sulfur is great if you have severe acne. There are over the counter Sulfur soap, Sulfur ointments, Sulfur creams that help with acne. Sulfur also helps with acne scar removal.
**Consult your doctor before using sulfur products. Some people may be allergic to sulfur.

SALICYLIC ACID Salicylic acid is used in the treatment of mild acne. It also contains Keratolytic. Salicylic acid is derived from the bark of the Willow Tree. It helps to fight acne by unclogging the pores. It must be used continually to see lasting results. Salicylic acid can be found in face cleansers, face toners and face creams usually targeted for people oily skin. This is most common and best acne treatment for oily skin.

BENZOYL PEROXIDE Benzoyl Peroxide is used to treat mild to moderate acne. They come in different strength from 2.5%, 5.0% to 10.0%. There is no evidence to that the lower strength is more effective compared to the higher strength. When using benzoyl peroxide acne treatment, the difference is that the higher strength might be more drying for your skin compared to the lower strength. To avoid drying start with the lower concentration, so your skin adjusts to the drying effect then you can build up to the higher level.
**Consult your doctor before using products containing Benzoyl Peroxide.

TEE TREE OIL This is a natural approach to treating acne. Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the Tea Tree. Tea tree has antibacterial properties and therefore, excellent for the treatment of acne. Tea tree oil is used for spot treatment; it can also be found in face washes, face toner, face masks.

These are some great acne treatments you can buy over the counter or get a prescription from your dermatologist.

18 comments

  1. Tea tree oil is a great recommendation! I used that all the time! It definitely works wonders

    Enclothed Cognition

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    1. Tea tree is amazing if you are looking for a natural alternative. Thanks for reading!

      xx/Yvonne

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  2. Great post, thank you for sharing! I've had acne before although it wasn't bad I was prescribed some cream with bleach in that made my skin so dry! These products sound like much better alternatives.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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    1. Hey Alice, Thanks fore reading. I hope your skin is much better.

      xx/Yvonne

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  3. Amazing! Thank you so much for these tips :) I have minor acne only when I stop my skincare routine because I get lazy sometimes, but then I totally regret it!! I've wanted to try tee tree oil for a while now, guess I'll get it now as soon as I can!! Now I'm following you via Bloglovin'!!


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    1. Aww thanks Brenda for reading and for following my blog, means a lot to me. I hope you find a good product for your skin. Let me know what product you choose.

      xx/Yvonne

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  4. Tea tree oil really helped when I struggled with acne. I didn't like the smell at first, but after a while it grew on me. I remember using the Tea Tree range by The Body Shop. It was such a great collection! xx
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    1. I am glad you liked using Tea Tree Oil.

      xx/Yvonne

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  5. This is such an informative post! I'll keep a look out for those ingredients in the future because I feel like I spend so much money on products that don't work >< x

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    1. Thank you for reading Freyas!

      xx/Yvonne

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  6. The tree oil really works for me, and it's not too harsh. Thanks for the tips!
    Tasha Juli
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    1. You are welcome Tasha!

      xx/Yvonne

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    1. Hi Daniel, Thanks for reading.

      xx/Yvonne

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  8. That's a great recommendation Yvonne! I swear by Tea Tree oil too!
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    Nilu Yuleena Thapa
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    1. Thanks for reading Nilu!

      xx/Yvonne

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  9. I hear a lot of great things about using tea tree oil, thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Tea tree oil is amazing! Thanks for reading Katherine.

      xx/Yvonne

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