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So Long Acne- Four Great Treatments

With millions and millions of people affected by acne, this common skin condition is one that so many are striving to find a treatment for. There are several degrees of acne, including mild, moderate and severe, with most individuals having mild to moderate breakouts. Teens are commonly saw with acne, though adults of all ages can also experience a breakout. At the first sight of a blackhead or pimple, beginning treatment should begin. The sooner you start treatment the sooner you can start seeing your clear skin. Take a look at four great treatments to use to clear acne as fast as possible.

Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzoyl Peroxide works to reduce the amount of P. Acnes, the acne-causing bacteria, when applied to the skin. The product also offers removal of dead skin cells so that clogged pores can be opened and oxygen implemented into your skin.

There are several strengths of Benzoyl Peroxide available, and you should always start out with the lowest possible dosage of the product. It can be irritating to some as it is very powerful. If you notice itching, allergic reaction or peeling of the skin it may be to strong for your skin type. More instructions are available at

Salicylic Acid
This product is one of the top choices for treating acne. It is powerful but it is much gentler on the skin than Benzoyl Peroxide. This ingredient helps to unclog the pores and neutralize bacteria so that current outbreaks of acne are eliminated and future outbreaks reduced as well. Side effects of Salicylic Acid include itching and burning, though they are not as common as with benzoyl peroxide products.

Sulfur has long been used in the treatment of acne. Those who use Sulfur will find that it causes the skin to dry and peel which will reduce oiliness and prevent the pores from blocking. It is possible to experience a bit of skin irritation when using Sulfur though most people do not experience any undesirable side effects.

Azelaic Acid
Azelaic Acid works to kill the acne-causing bacteria known as P.Acnes. It works to decrease the production of keratin. This product is less common than others, however works well. Itching and burning are possible side effects of this medication.

There are several other products used to treat acne out there, however these are among the most commonly used. With one of these products you could find yourself living without the embarrassment of acne in your life.


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