We’ve all had problems with acne at some point in our lives. Acne can be irritating and make you feel insecure about your appearance. Dermatologists usually prescribe some type of topical cream or lotion to reduce the inflammation and redness that is associated with acne. However, there are other ways to care for acne on your skin. So, stay tuned to our list in this article!
An ingredient most often found in soaps and facial washes, salicylic acid works best for clearing blackheads and whiteheads. This helps to prevent the pores from getting plugged, which consequently prevents future comedones from forming. Salicylic acid works by drying the excess oil, or sebum that are present in your pores. However, this can lead to over-drying the skin, therefore consult with your doctor to see if this is the right solution for your skin type.
Present in many acne creams and gels to dry out existing pimples and prevent new ones from forming. You can also opt for a prescription-strength topical cream with benzoyl peroxide, which is considerably stronger than the typical over the counter medicine. Benzoyl peroxide works by killing the bacteria that causes acne, and also has moderate anti-inflammatory properties. This ingredient is considered to be more potent than salicylic acid, and therefore it is recommended to consult with your doctor or dermatologist before proceeding.
Another new method of treating acne, and other skin problems and scars in the facial, neck and body areas is by treating the affected area with erbium laser. Erbium laser is an ablative treatment, which means the procedure works on the surface of the skin and is suitable for laser peeling or skin resurfacing such as for post-acne scars.
Have further questions regarding acne treatments for you? Talk to our experts at Rejuvie Clinic to schedule a consultation appointment and see which treatment is best for your skin type.