Wondering which acne treatments work? Have you tried it all? ….. from applying tooth paste to using a hydrocortisone cream to reduce your acne? Does it end up worse than when you started or do you develop dark acne scars? Regardless of your age, acne is a very visible condition that affects one’s self-confidence and esteem. Even mild acne can have a major impact! The good news is that there are safe and effective treatments available.
To “ace” acne, try to develop good basic skin care by using 4 easy steps, which are 1) keep the pores unclogged; 2) reduce oil production; 3) moisturize and protect; 4) camouflage. Every skin-care professional has an opinion when it comes to acne. With all these opinions and even more treatment options, it can be a difficult to choose an effective path. When over the counter remedies aren’t effective and acne begins interfering with your enjoyment of life, take the next step – seek professional help. A qualified physician can prescribe stronger combinations of topical treatments.
Dr. Wright’s Tip
Acing acne can be difficult at any age; however, elaboration on the 4 basic steps will give you more insight to accomplish this task.
1. Keep Your Pores Unclogged:
Cleanse your skin morning and night using a mild acne soap or cleanser.
Exfoliate lightly. Remember this is for the non-sensitive skin. This will help improve skin texture and tone. (Acne All-in-one Cleanser, Prévia Purifying Cleanser)
2. Reduce Oil Production And Bacteria:
Consider brands that consist of salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide, which are both proven ingredients to fight and prevent acne. (BP Scrub, Exfoliating Cleanser)
3. Moisturize And Protect:
The products you use to moisturize with should be low in or free from oil and alcohol. (Rehydration Complex with Vitamin C, Ultra Hydration Moisturizer)
Mineral makeup the perfect way to cover up acne blemishes as it is (1) free of harsh ingredients, (2) does not contain skin-smoothing oils that clog, (3) acts as a natural anti-inflammatory to soothe and balance your skin, and (4) offers some protection from the harsh rays of the sun. ( Prévia Dual Action Powder)