An unfortunate side effect of growing up is that often skin can become susceptible to acne. People often mistake acne as spots, but in fact, it is a disease that affects the skin’s oil glands and is the cause of spot breakout.
Whilst acne is incredibly common (mainly affecting people aged between 12 and 25 with boys being the most susceptible), it is important to treat the condition as soon as possible, or it can cause scarring to the skin. If it isn’t treated, it usually takes between four and five years to clean up by itself and the scarring can be permanent if the acne is severe enough. Thankfully there are many products available that can be used to treat acne and get recovery started as soon as possible.
It is always important to go and visit your doctor if you think you are suffering from acne. They will be able to do an assessment and ascertain what treatment is needed. In milder cases the treatment suggested will be an over the counter product, which then means you can search online to find the best deals possible. Below are the types of acne products that are most commonly used in their medical terms.
This treatment is commonly used on eczema, bites and scratches, but is also highly effective at treating acne.
This treatment kills one of the common parts of the acne disease and can also reduce the skin’s oil production, preventing the further breakout. When purchased over the counter benzoyl peroxide is usually available in strengths from around 2.5 to 10 percent.
This treatment works by removing the dead skin cells that can clog pores, and is also effective at removing excess oil. Usually (but not always) it will be combined with the above ingredients. It is important to note, however, that products containing sulphur can lead to dry skin, and might have an unpleasant smell.