Effective Acne Treatment
If you are an acne sufferer, let me ask you a question. "What are the three most common and effective acne treatments?" There are many acne treatments available to those who suffer from this type of skin condition. There are hundreds of doctor prescribed and over-the-counter acne treatments. There are herbal home remedy treatments. Chemical peels are a favorite type of acne treatment, as well.
Topical Antibiotics must be prescribed by a doctor or healthcare professional. Common topical acne treatments include Clindamycin© and Erythromycin©. This type of treatment kills acne bacteria. It also helps to keep pores open and reduces infection. As a rule, these antibiotics come in liquid, gel and lotion form. They are usually applied twice daily.
Popular over-the-counter acne treatments contain the ingredient benzoyl peroxide. Clearasel© is probably the most well-known benzoyl peroxide product. Like topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide helps to kill bacteria. It also aids in the reduction of clogged air ducts.
This type of product works best if applied two times each day. To treat acne, apply to all affected areas. If after 4 to 6 weeks you notice little change, it is best to consult your family doctor then.
There are several home remedy type of Effective Acne Treatment. Many people report excellent results when trying this kind of acne treatment. Others will tell you that this type of treatment is not valid, at all. It is up to you to make your own decision regarding home remedy, acne treatment options.
Home remedies are favorite acne and skin care treatments because they are much less expensive than prescription drugs and the oils and things used, tend to be good for the skin.
Probably the three most common herbal remedy treatments are tea tree oil, echinacea, and goldenseal. Aloe, chamomile, primrose oil, vitamin E and zinc are also said to be helpful.
Tea tree oil comes from Australia and is 100% natural. It has been used to treat problems such as acne, sunburn, blisters, rashes and more, for more than sixty years. It kills bacteria and works as a natural fungicide. Tea tree oil is very soothing. It is said to go deep beneath the surface of the skin, killing germs and aiding in the removal of pus-like infections. It is something that cannot be accomplished with astringents.
Chamomile has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It has also been used in the treatment of windburn, eczema and numerous types of rashes. Chamomile eases itching and speeds the healing process.
A chemical peel is both a popular and effective acne treatment. It is sometimes referred to as a derma-peel and is a non-surgical procedure. It removes acne and acne scarring.
Chemical peels are performed by, first, applying a chemical mixture to the skin. This thin layer is then peeled away, when dry. It removes with it the outer layer of damaged skin, revealing new healthy skin underneath.
There are three kinds of chemical peels, used for treating acne. They are light, medium and deep peels. Each one penetrates the skin at different levels. Light peels can be performed at home, using an over-the-counter treatment. Medium peels can be done at most spas and salons. A physician should perform deep peels.
Light and medium peels are performed to treat acme-damaged skin. Deep peels are done to correct and heal more severe acne damage.
By Dave Robinson