Acne forms when hair follicles or pores are clogged by the mixture of sebum, keratin and bacterium. Acne can be classified into black/whiteheads, pimples/zits, scars, lumps etc. Purification Masks clear up existing acne and do not cause future breakouts, most of these have a pleasant smell and are a quick treatment. Such masks will refresh your skin and revitalize your skin. Acne gels are manufactured by many companies; gels are not oil based so it does not leave a greasy effect. Make sure it contains menthol or Neem (Azadirachta indica) or Aloe Vera extracts for soothing purposes. It should contain analgesic properties to heal the pain caused by some acne cases. Spot/marks/scars also come under acne so; spot removal creams or lotions are beneficial. Such lotions prove to clean existing spots early zits. They should be applied overnight for added benefits.
Unclogging pore scrubs are the most effective products, acne is basically caused due to sebum and keratin and bacterium clogged pores. These scrubs open up the pores and clean them. They often contain salicylic acid which goes deep in the pore and cleans it. They also clear up oil. Make sure you don’t get the one which blocks pores completely as that is hazardous.
Some gels, lotions, scrubs, and creams combine medicine and natural herbs. Therefore, such products clean clogged pores and moisturize them simultaneously. Products with rose hip oil, Aloe Vera gel, Coconut or olive oil, lemon extracts and rose water tend to work efficiently. These powerful products might be more expensive than herbal only or medicinal only products, but it gives you the bang for your buck.
If you want to reduce redness and bacteria present on acne, you can take topical antibiotics. Clindamycin and erythromycin are topical antibiotics which tend to work against acne effectively.
Vitamin A unplugs follicles, which are clogged by sebum and keratin and invaded by bacteria. Vitamin A based medicines are called Topical retinoid. Avita, differin, retin-A, Tazorac are some examples.
Other topical medicines include azelaic acid, benzoyl peroxide, dapsone etc. these should be taken by prescription.
If you experience severe teen acne then oral antibiotics can help you win your fight against them. These little pills eliminate the existence of bacteria from its core. These can be prescribed for over six months but it depends on the situation of your acne. Sometimes the bacteria become resistant to the anti-biotic in such cases, doctors change the dosage and medication.
Another retinoid based product is called Isotretinoin and is gaining popularity amongst teenagers and adults. Acne which is stubborn and does not go away is eradicated by this powerful drug. It attacks on the oil glands which are constantly producing excessive oil. It also heals inflammation and redness. It also reduces pain.