How do i get rid of my acne?

Question by ·ξ £ºvə ξ·: How do i get rid of my acne?
what should i buy? what acne treatments work that are sold at walgreens or cvs? thanks. i have acne on my chin and my forhead. it isnt the worst, i have two or so pimples on my cheeks. what should i use? thanks.

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Answer by Jess
All you can do is test products for yourself, no one can tell you what to buy, because we can’t tell if it will work for your skin type.

Seeing a doctor is your best bet, they can help you choose a product that will suit the problem. Or, you can do a bit of research and choose a treatment yourself, just remember though, not all products work the same on every person.

For example, I was told to use ProActiv, and it ruined my face for a week with bumps and redness galore! But I’ve found a cheapish anti-bacterial cleanser that works well for me.

Maybe for starters, try something very gentle like Cetaphil and see how that goes and work yourself up from there.

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  1. I’ve used many different treatments to clear my skin, including Proactive, Acne Free, and even a topical medication prescribed by a dermatologist.

    The thing that works best for me so far, has been Witch Hazel. It’s like rubbing alcohol, and you can find it at CVS. It’s pretty cheap as well.

  2. Mild acne, or Grade I acne, can be treated at home with over-the-counter acne treatment products. It is always preferable to begin treatment during this stage, before acne has a chance to progress.
    Mild acne is characterized by the presence of blackheads, whiteheads or milia. There may possibly be some papules and pustules, but they will occur infrequently. Mild acne can be greatly improved by the application of topical medications.
    Benzoyl Peroxide
    One of the most common acne treatments available, benzoyl peroxide is found in cleansers, lotions, and creams. It works by killing Propionibacteria acnes, the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts. Benzoyl peroxide also helps unclog pores and reduces inflammation of the skin. Benzoyl peroxide is sold over the counter in strengths from 2.5% to 10%.
    Some common over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide products include:
    Proactiv
    Benzaderm Gel
    Glytone 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Gel
    MD Formulations Benzoyl Peroxide 10
    various generic or store brand benzoyl peroxide creams
    Sulfur and Resorcinol
    Sulfur and resorcinol are usually found together in acne products. Resorcinol helps prevent comedones by removing buildup of dead skin cells. Sulfur has been used for more than half a century to treat acne, although exactly how it works is still unclear. Together, these ingredients also reduce excess oil. Resorcinol and sulfur are typically used in strengths of 2% and 5%-8%, respectively.
    Some common acne treatment products containing resorcinol and sulfur are:
    Clearasil Medicated Blemish Cream
    Clearasil Medicated Blemish Stick
    Rezamid Lotion
    Glytone Flesh Tinted Acne Treatment Lotio
    Salicylic Acid
    Salicylic acid works by correcting the abnormal shedding of skin cells, helping the skin to shed dead cells more effectively. In this way, salicylic acid helps reduce the number of pore blockages, preventing breakouts. Salicylic acid works especially well for those with blackheads and whiteheads. It is found in over-the-counter cleansers, lotions, and treatment pads. The usual strength is .5 to 2%.
    Products containing salicylic acid include:
    Oxy products
    Noxzema Anti-Acne Gel
    Noxzema Anti-Acne Pads
    Stridex
    Dermalogica Medicated Clearing Ge
    Alcohol and Acetone
    Alcohol and acetone are also used in combination in many products for oily skin types. Alcohol is an antimicrobial and may work to reduce acne-causing bacteria. Acetone removes excess oil from the skin. Together they help cleanse excess oil from the skin, reducing the amount of pore blockages. Alcohol and acetone are found mainly in toners, astringents, and cleansers.
    Some products containing the combination of alcohol and acetone are:
    Tyrosum Liquid Acne Skin Cleanser
    Glytone Acne Treatment Toner
    Using Your Over-The-Counter Treatments
    While it’s tempting to begin assaulting your breakouts with many treatment products at once, doing so could cause irritation of the skin. Most acne treatments dry the skin to some extent, so overuse of these products could cause excessive dryness, peeling, and redness. You may wish to start with a single acne treatment product, and slowly add more if needed. This is especially true if your skin tends to be sensitive or easily irritated.
    To achieve the best results possible, you must first understand your skin. Non-inflamed acne, blackheads and milia (whiteheads), often responds well to salicylic acid products. Start with a wash or cleansing pad. If after several weeks of treatment you aren’t seeing noticeable improvement you may add a salicylic acid lotion, provided you aren’t experiencing excessive dryness or irritation.
    For those who tend to get inflamed pimples, benzoyl peroxide is a good treatment to start with. Benzoyl peroxide creams and lotions can be found at nearly every drug store. Apply the lotion as directed for several weeks, and then add a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid wash if needed. Again, additional products should be added only if you are not experiencing excessive dryness or irritation.
    There are also complete acne regimens or “kits” available over-the-counter that contain cleanser, toner, lotion. The products in these kits usually contain a combination of acne-fighting ingredients, and can help take the guesswork out of building a daily skin care routine. These regimen programs don’t necessarily work better than products you purchase separately, but some people prefer them because of their ease of use
    Part of the battle in treating acne is finding products that work for you. You may need to experiment with several treatment products before finding one that improves your acne, so try not to get discouraged. If, after several weeks of treating your acne with over-the-counter products you aren’t seeing improvement, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor. He or she is a great asset in the fight against acne.

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