Thursday, December 22, 2016

Acne Treatment Products That Works

Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment

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, 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 is in face cleansers, face toners and face creams. 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. With 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.



  1. Anything with salicylic acid I am all over! Great post, I do have the odd breakout occasionally, thank you for sharing. Hope you will stop by my blog if you get the chance xxx

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    1. Hello alittlekiran, when I started seeking treatment for my acne, I opted for salicylic acid but I found it to be mild in treating my acne. What helped me is Benzoyl Peroxide.

      I am glad you enjoyed the post.