Mild acne consists of occasional small pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads.This type of acne can be treated using over-the counter drying-medication containing benzol peroxide or salicylic acid, such as the Clearasil brand of acne treatments.
A big mistake is to have moderate or severe acne and to try to treat it with over-the-counter medications. They simply will not help. If your acne does not respond to the above acne treatments, consider the fact that you may not have mild acne and you will require acne treatments that must be prescribed by a dermatologist.
If you get an occasional pimple, you can probably stroll over to your local drug store and pick up an over-the-counter pimple medication containing a drying ingredients, such as benzol peroxide or salycic acid. In general, go with acne treatments meant to be applied to the pimples alone (these usually come in a tube). Treatments meant to be applied to the whole face (such as acne-medicated soaps and washes) can dry out the face, causing skin to flake and oil glands to work overtime, producing more pimples, and backfiring the whole plan. When purchasing any of these products, select products that are not labeled “maximum strength” or with the number ‘10’ after the product name. These products are too harsh, and dry out the skin as mentioned above.
Many people have found success treating their slight case of acne with Proactiv Solution or Murad Acne Complex.. Orthotryclin, is the only birth control pill given FDA permission to claim that it can help treat acne. This is great for those whose breakouts are triggered by hormones.
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