|Lately thousands of men and women have been asked about the most distressing beauty calamities, and the majority of respondents named acne the most distressing problem.
Acne, though commonly affecting teens, can occur at any age. Acne can occur on the face, neck and back.
What can be done to treat it? First, try out over-the-counter acne solutions, including those containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.
Benzoyl peroxide is the most commonly used acne solution and is considered to be one of the most efficacious ones in the market. If you are suffering from mild non-inflammatory cases of acne, benzoyl peroxide is regarded as exceedingly potent. Because it is safe for application on both adults and children, it is preferred to other therapies.
Yet, there are several minor side effects. It can cause dryness in the skin. If you feel too much dryness, give some recovery time to your skin and then, administering a lower concentration of benzoyl peroxide, try once again.
Salicylic acid works effectively on acne that is non-inflamed and it begins by removing the dead skin, thus keeping the pores of the skin clean and forestalling plugging. But skin irritation is possible. Sometimes patients complain of a stinging or burning feeling, flaking or peeking skin and dryness.
If there are no visible results in a few weeks, ask your family doctor about prescription products, including antibiotics, retinoids and adapalene (Differin).
There are several antibiotics that are prescribed by doctors as acne solutions for patients that suffer from moderate or severe forms of ance. Antibiotics stop bacteria from multiplying and spreading in the body. Although results become visible quicker, antibiotics are commonly not favored by patients, as they bring on side effects, such as indigestion, discoloration of the skin, giddiness and photosensitivity.
If you are suffering from severe cases of cystic acne, your family doctor may recommend isotretinoin (Accutane) or may refer you to a specialist. Since grave side effects are possible, males and females administering Accutane should be cautiously observed by their doctors. If other acne treatments appear ineffective, laser or light therapy may be used.