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The Most Effective Ingredients To Treat Your Acne

With so many products available to treat acne, the overwhelming amount of information and options make it increasingly difficult to choose. The effectiveness of each product also tends to change and what used to work wonders for you once may not do so the next time. This is also because our skin type can change due to a range of factors.

It’s better to take professional advice before you start treating yourself. But you can also educate yourself about ingredients that are the most effective in treating acne, and then finding out which ones work for you the most.

Let’s start with the root of the problem.

What exactly causes acne?

People with oily skin are most prone to acne because excess amounts of oil on the face can clog your pores. The sebum on the skin can also make it hard for the dead cells to be shed and they can also clog your pores.

What is the best treatment?

  • An effective acne treatment should be good at exfoliating the dead skin cells and removing buildup of oil. But to prevent acne, you have to be careful to use products which do not completely strip away the natural lubricant of your skin.
  • Or this could cause your cells to overproduce oil to compensate for the lack of it.
  • Always use a gel based moisturizer. Look for treatments which can reduce inflammation and kill certain kinds of bacteria. You can also find treatments which work best for hormonal acne.
  • Remember that these treatments react and work differently on everyone so there is essentially no umbrella treatment.

Here are some of the ingredients that are ideal for treating acne.

Benzoyl Peroxide

This is an anti-bacterial which can help kill acne causing bacteria. It also takes care of excess oil and removing dead skin. It tends to bleach clothes and hair, so take care not to ruin either.

Salicylic acid  

This is one of the most common ingredients, found in cleansers, bb creams and spot treatments. They help keep pores clean and can also exfoliate gently. If you have inflamed skin, this can help calm it down.

Sulfur

This is best when used with other ingredients mentioned before. If you use it on its own, it can dry out skin. It is super effective in removing dead skin cell build-up.

Glycolic acid

This ingredient is most commonly found in skin peels and even serums and moisturizers. It is a special kind of acid which acts like an exfoliant and can also unclog pores.

Retinol

While this is most common in anti-aging products because it prevents wrinkles, it can also help to accelerate the rate at which cells turnover. It’s best to start including this in your skin care routine for long-term results.

At Briseis Beauty, you can find some of the most effective and organic acne treatments available for oily and combination skin. We also have multi-purpose cleaners, organic face cloth and make-up removers on our online store!  

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