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How To Choose The Right Acne Treatment For Your Skin Type

17 Oct Posted by in Blog, Skincare | Comments Off on How To Choose The Right Acne Treatment For Your Skin Type

acne treatmentEveryone has a different skin type, so it is important when you first decide to treat your acne that you know what skin type you are. This will help you decide the right skin care product to purchase and how you will care for your skin. Very oily skin types with frequent acne breakouts is cared for differently than oily skin with less frequent or occasional acne breakouts. Depending on what skin type you are, your acne treatment should consist of what daily skin care regimen you set up that helps eliminate acne without causing damage to your skin. You should also choose carefully what ingredients are in acne fighting products. Different products perform differently and you may have an adverse reaction if you choose the wrong product for your skin type.

Very Oily and prone to severe breakouts

With this skin type, which is more common in young teens, you need to use a careful combination of AHA and BHA pore-cleansing products that exfoliate your skin and botanical antiseptics that will reduce redness. If this doesn’t help your acne, you might want to consider seeing a dermatologist who will prescribe either a topical or oral antibiotic that will stop bacteria growth and reduce redness.

Oily and very sensitive skin

This skin type requires that you avoid harsh acne treatment products that contain salicyclic acid and benzoyl peroxide which severely inflame skin. Instead you might consider using gentle, natural products made of ingredients like tea tree oil and/or aloe vera. Aloe Vera gel has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness and inflammation.

Aging, combination oily and dry skin

You don’t want to use harsh acne treatments with this skin type. Instead you should look at what’s causing your skin problems and use a combination of both oral and topical applications. You definitely need to be careful of side effects while using any oral prescription such as tetracycline. Since adult skin is drier than young skin, it is essential that you avoid harsh over-the-counter acne treatments meant for young teens.

Combination skin with occasional breakouts

Adults and young teens with this skin type can use over-the-counter acne treatments that contain salicyclic acid and benzoyl peroxide. However, if that combination skin type is sensitive and/or dry, you might want to consider using a natural acne treatment. Occasional use of over-the-counter acne treatments such as Clearsil@ will actually help your skin with the proper daily skin regimen.

Acne is treatable. With the right combination of acne treatments and a daily skin regimen you can see clearer skin. Proper skin care depends on knowing your skin type and setting up a daily skin care regimen.