Treatments For Acne Rosacea

George asks…

What is the best over the counter acne product?

I recently started using proactiv for very mild pimples. I would get the most at a time 4. I used it more for my black heads. I stopped using it and my whole face broke out with acne. I’ve never had acne this bad. I’m 22 and its just horribly bad. I would appreciate any suggestions for OTC product.

admin answers:

I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne. Here are some tips that might be helpful:
1) Tea Tree Oil
2) Lemon juice
3) Apple cider vinegar
4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

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Tea-Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that’s thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil’s anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick ($8, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

Sulfur
If you have sensitive skin.
How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

Salicylic Acid
To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

Retinoids
Nightly to prevent breakouts.
How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

Blue-Light Therapy
If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

Oral Antibiotics
If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
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Steven asks…

How expensive is microdermabrasion/chemical peel and is it effective in getting rid of all your acne?

I have lots of small pimples. more of rosacea on my cheeks and have had these for over 3 years now. I have taken some treatments but they dont seem to help much. Does it make sense to go for the laser/chemical peel thing and does it work nd give me a fresh acne free skin? Please Help :-(

admin answers:

Its expensive, for a decent job, and a good doctor. BUT dont waste your money and time, because i had laser and it does not clear your skin. Also tried microdermabrasion, and all I got was scars.

Please google i-clear, for acne, or blue light treatment for acne.
These machines use light to target the bacteria that causes zits, and changed my skin completley.
It works.
Dont waste any money on invasive procedures, there is also down time to consider, and pigmentation after laser and dermabrasion.

I-clear blue light treatment is the ONLY answer, and I tried EVERYTHING, before I found it.

Enjoy your new clear skin, the i-clear also helps, rosacea too.
Cheers.

Sandra asks…

What is a good facial pad to help with acne?

My daughter wants me to get her some facial cleaning pads to help with her acne. Which ones work the best?

admin answers:

I wouldn’t get a facial pad. It may help but it wont substitute for a good acne cleanser. In addition, a spot treatment will be needed. How about this. Dont waste your money and bring her to the dermatologist. Prescription acne treatments will give the best results. Your insurance will cover it. I like Retin-A Micro. It is a retinol treatment so it also prevents aging, but at the same time, it helps acne. If you dont wish to go to the dermatologist (but you really should), try Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask and Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 if you are a drugstore buyer. If you cant spare a little extra cash, try Murad:

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P6620&categoryId=B70

Buy it from Sephora. If you dont like it, you can return it for a full refund within 60 days.

Facial pads will do little for acne. But if you had to buy soemthing if you dont want to see the dermatologist, get a spot treatment.

And I will nto recommend the Neutrogena Wave which is just a gimmick. It has no oscillating action to unplug comedones like the Clarisonic does. All it is that is doing the work is the pads. The Clarisonic, however, is a great investment, despite the hefty price as it will last for years. It is to be used with your favorite facial cleanser. It will especially help those with rosacea and acne and can smooth fine lines. You can use it yourself too. Its cheaper on amazon btw.

Http://www.amazon.com/Clarisonic-Deluxe-Professional-4-Speed-Therapy/dp/B001QOGXOG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1255895266&sr=8-2

Anyways, you dont need to get the Clarisonic.

I just dont really recommend cleansing pads. They tend to try to mimic toners as well and cannot substitute for both a cleanser and toner.

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