You’ve tried hundreds of products to get rid of your acne, and while some have helped you for a while, pimples are popping up yet again. To help you address this problem, we read up on some of the most common acne treatments and analyzed how effective they really are:
1. Proper Cleansing
Cleansing is the most convenient method that you can incorporate into your daily routine to help maintain clear skin. While cleansing removes dirt, grime, and oil, it's not enough to completely get rid of acne. Choose a cleanser that works well with your skin type. For acne-prone skin, try cleansers that contain tea tree oil which can help treat and prevent acne.
2. Beauty Sleep
Sleep is when your body repairs itself, so it makes sense that getting enough sleep will make you look and feel better. The lack of sleep means your body can't repair skin cells at night, which will lead to an increase in cortisol, the stress hormone that causes inflammation, which can lead to acne.
3. Drying Lotions and Spot Treatments
This may be a good method to banish a zit overnight. Ingredients such as zinc oxide calm inflammation and soothe redness, which can decrease the size of the breakout. Try treatments that contain zinc oxide to help calm down and reduce the size of your pimples.
4. Diet and Exercise
Certain foods cause your blood sugar to rise quickly, triggering changes in your body that can lead to clogged pores and increased oil production. Eating more fruits, vegetables, protein, and good fats will help your body regulate itself and supply your skin with the right amount of nutrients.
5. Oral medication
If topical acne treatments aren’t effective on you, or if you have severe acne, oral medication may be the next treatment step. There are non-antibiotic oral medications that contain lactoferrin—a natural protein complex derived from milk—that nourishes the skin and is clinically proven to treat acne.
For stubborn acne, try cleansing your skin with AcneCare Soap and treating with AcneCare Drying Lotion.