Acne Treatments

William asks…

What are some good acne treatments for sensitive skin?

I have very sensitive skin. If i put on any acne treatments for my face it starts to burn and i get some weird color on my face. And I also started getting dry skin on my face. Know any good acne treatments?

admin answers:

Clinique has a wonderful line of acne products. Clinique specializes in skin care for sensitive skin. I have used NOTHING but clinique for years!!! Check out their website.

Betty asks…

What is the best way to avoid irritation when using benzoyl peroxide acne treatment?

Whenever i use benzoyl peroxide i get a little itchy. No, I’m not allergic either. Just wanted to know. Also, if you have any recommendations for DRUGSTORE acne treatments, let me know. Thanks!

admin answers:

Benzoyl peroxide is quite effective at treating acne; however, the key is the concentration. If you are getting itchy, dry or irritated, try to find a BP product that has a lower concentration – preferably 2.5% and work your way up (if needed). Most people start with the 10% concentration but it’s usually only needed for people that have very oily skin. Try the lower % and start once per day and work your way up to twice per day. If you feel your skin needs the higher %, then go to the 5% again working your way up from once per day to 2 times. Also, make sure that you aren’t using multiple acne products that contain BP. You don’t want to overdo it as that can make you itchy…and could cause your skin to produce more oil which will cause more acne.

Regarding the drugstore acne treatments…since everyone responds differently with different products, find a cleanser your skin likes and if needed moisturize (my skin is too oily to moisturize). Also, exfoliate regularly (3-5 days a week if skin is oily; dry or sensitive skin once per week; normal skin is OK everyday). If you use something your skin likes and are consistent with your skin care, there is no need to spend a lot of $ on skin care. No need to overdo it in any area of your skin care regimen.

Hope that helps…good luck to you!!!

Mark asks…

How effective are the salicylic peels or other acne treatments at Sk:n?

I have recently been for a consultation for acne treatments at Sk:n. A salicylic peel seemed effective however I want to here from people who have actually been to Sk:n to know their thoughts as it is a lot of money for something that isn’t long term. Do you know of any other clinics which would provide a better service? Thanks :)

admin answers:

Hi there,

Here are 6 effective ways that fight acne naturally …

Herbal acne remedies seek to remedy the root cause of acne, which may represent more serious, unrecognized health problems. The truth is, the exact cause of acne remains unknown, often being triggered by a number of factors. Based on the factor that is mostly likely to trigger your acne, the herbal remedy will be applicable.

Factors that may contribute to acne include; imbalanced hormones, poor digestion, slow liver and bowel function and nutritional deficiencies all contribute to acne. Herbal acne treatment usually involves using herbal preparations topically and taking herbs specifically aimed at treating the cause of acne.

Essential Oils have shown great promise as a treatment for a number of skin conditions, particularly acne.

Note: As a rule, they should not be applied in their pure form, as some of these are very potent. You can dilute them or mix them with Grape seed Oil.

1. Lavender Oil
Apply lavender oil directly on the areas of acne or add a couple of drops of lavender oil to a plain cream sold at a drug store and use as a moisturizer or cleanser. In addition to smelling heavenly, lavender is also highly effective in fighting acne. It is effective mainly due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Member of have commented and sworn by Lavenders ability to not only fight acne, but also reduce the redness, and it makes the skin baby soft! It eliminates the bacteria that cause the acne, after which it fixes the balance of the excess secretion of sebum, which the bacteria live on, and reduces the scars and redness left by acne.

2. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has outstanding antibacterial properties making it an effective treatment for acne, acting quickly. Studies have indicated that this is an effective treatment, with minimal side effects. In addition, it relieves rashes and burns, removes dandruff, and treats warts and other fungal infections.

3. Bergamot Oil
In addition to having this great, citrusy scent, Bergamot Oil proves to be effective in fighting acne. It has outstanding drying properties, keeps excess oil on our face in check, which normally triggers break outs. Bergamot oil has heavy antiseptic and antibiotic therapeutic properties; consequently it is helpful to sort out tricky skin conditions. Bergamot oil can be used in a diversity of methods such as creams, lotions and steam treatments.

You can read more on the given source/link below … :)

Hope this helps you …



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