Typical acne treatment


Your body, your skin and your acne are all unique to you. That means you need to find an acne treatment that works best for your situation and your skin. The good news is there are a variety of options available today-everything from benzoyl peroxide to laser treatments to herbal remedies.  And whilst you might be familiar with the brand names of products you’ve heard about, what’s really important in the treatment of acne is the active ingredients in those products and how they work for you.  More specifically, how they work against the cycle of acne in targeting acne bacteria, keeping pores clear of blockages, or reducing inflammation.

Being knowledgeable about, or understanding the ingredients in your acne treatment is an important step.

So, be sure to research your acne treatment options. And, whichever you choose, keep in mind that the key to success is giving it time to work. Remember, there are no overnight ‘cures,’ and acne doesn’t just ‘disappear’.  If your skin is acne prone, you need an acne regimen that works on current blemishes and those forming inside your pores.

Be sure to read the pages about how acne forms and the different type of acne.  That way you will have a better understanding of what you are trying to treat when you go to find a suitable product.

Remember that there are lots of products on the market.  You need to find what works best for you, without expecting a miracle ‘overnight’ cure.

Some common products:

  • Proactiv
  • Neutrogena
  • Zenmed
  • Acnezine
  • Exposed Skincare

All of these products are reviewed on this site in more detail, as these are the products we found are not just the most popular but also have been created with the consumer in mind to provide quality products with the most natural ingredients, and at a good price.


Typical ‘active’ ingredients

Benzoyl peroxide is the most common active ingredient in acne treatments, and it’s the one that most consistently treats acne.  You’ll find it in most products, unless otherwise stated.  The concentration recommended for effective acne treatment is 2.5%.

Other ingredients found in some treatments for more severe acne are hormones and antibiotics.  These vary depending on the treatment and should only ever be taken when prescribed by your dermatologist or doctor.


Keep it consistent

When you start using a treatment, ensure that you use a consistent routine every day for washing, drying, cleansing and applying treatment.

Here’s a typical routine you can try:

  1. Wash your face with warm water in a gentle motion without scrubbing hard.
  2. Pat towel dry your face softly without wiping or pressing hard.
  3. Leave your skin to dry FULLY.
  4. Apply your treatment and follow the instructions on the package/bottle.
  5. Once your skin is dry, apply moisturiser that works for your skin!

Repeat the above routine 2 times each day: in the morning and at night.


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