This post will be sharing some of the best acne treatments for the face and body.
Having acne is like a right of passage for a lot of people. Most times, it comes with puberty and can stay with you till your 30s. But that shouldn’t be the end of the world. Thankfully, these days we have turns of affordable and accessible drugstore products to treat and manage acne. The trick is to find the products that work for you and be consistent with them.
When treating acne, there are some ingredients that are absolutely important in our skincare products. These are the ingredients that you look out for in the drugstore or online when buying products. If you choose this approach, you’ll save a lot of money experimenting with various products that might not work for you.
In no particular order,
Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that penetrates the skin’s pores to unclog dead skin cells and impurities that cause breakouts and blackheads. They come in cleansers, toners, exfoliants and spot treatments and are one of the best products to fight acne. Salicylic Acid products should not be used more than two to three times a week.
If Salicylic Acid products don’t work for your acne, you can try Benzoyl Peroxide. This is an amazing ingredient that helps kill the bacteria that causes acne. Just like any other acne treatment you need to be consistent to get results.
Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3 is a multifunctional ingredient particularly for those with oily acne-prone skin. It works with your skin to help minimize enlarged pores and regulate sebum production. If you can’t deal with how oily your skin is, it’s time to introduce a Niacinamide serum to your routine. It is also great for brightening your skin tone and reducing the look of blemishes.
Similar to Benzoyl Peroxide, Sulfur also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflamatory properties which kills the bacteria that causes acne and prevents then for manifesting as blackheads on your skin. When treating acne, it is always great to have options so you can find what works for your skin without sensitivities. Either as a spot treat or face mask, sulphur is a must-have ingredient for acne-prone skin.
Adapalene is a topical retinoid that is used to treat mild to moderate acne. It has been recommended by dermatologists over the years and is also the only Retinoid that is available over-the-counter. The rest you can only get by prescription. Adapalene treats acne deep in the pores at the source, prevents new acne from forming and, as a result of reduced acne, restores your skin’s natural texture and tone. It is oil-free, safe to use and will not leave your skin sticky.
There are so many skincare products avaliable now to treat acne. You just need to find the ones that work for you and stick to them.