Having an acne problem to deal with can seriously hamper your social life. These not-so-pretty break outs of sorts, on your skin, can cause for quite some grief. Not only do they rob the beauty from that pretty/handsome face; but that coupled with inflammation (in the case of severe acne) can have a crippling effect on some.
Various medications and methods have been used to try and combat this evil army of acne. Read on to learn about some –
The National Institute of Health suggests that people affected by acne wash the affected skin area with a gentle cleanser of sorts at least twice in a day. This kind of cleansing routine will help rid you of the dead skin; and any build up of excess oil that has been taking place. The skin must also be thoroughly washed after a workout.
You could opt for an acne cream. An over-the-counter product will also be effective in combating the problems of the affected skin. Products which contain benzoyl peroxide and/or salicyclic acid are deemed more effective by the the American Academy of Dermatology. This would mean that they’re more effective in breaking up the obstruction that has been created; and this helps open up the clogged pores. This entire process does help in speeding up the otherwise existing recovery time that your acne would take.
Water based products should be the way to go – cosmetics, sunscreens, and moisturizers. These help in clearing out a breakout. These are seen to be noncomprehending; and are less likely to cause acne lesions to occur.
Skin rejuvenation is of utmost importance. Try chemical peels, light therapy, laser therapy and microaggression. These will help in drying up the moderate-to-severe breakouts that are acne related.
You could possibly try an oral contraceptive. Do this, however, only under strict medial supervision. The American Academy of Dermatology claims that certain types of birth control pills have actually seen to help the hormonal systems of a woman; and thus have helped in clearing out her complexion and skin texture.
Keep In Mind
Some of the over-the-counter creams that are built to combat an acne problem might have resorption, lactic acid and sulfur. These ingredients very often are used in such creams; but the evidence that they help has been seen to be lacking. Given this fact, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that you wear sunscreen along with these creams whenever you leave the house. This would be because the skin is more susceptible to UV rays when you’re using a topical prescription.