Acne is such an upsetting and demoralising condition that sufferers really must seek treatment in order to reduce the likelihood of scarring, to rid themselves of the inflamed spots and also to stop them from getting down and depressed about their condition.
The aim of topical and tablet form treatments are to reduce the production of sebum in the skin, to reduce bacteria, to reduce the amount of skin cells present and also to rid the skin of inflammation. Retinoids which derive from vitamin A can be applied topically as a treatment also. There are different treatments which the individual can try depending on how severe the acne is.
When the acne is particularly severe and is resistant to over the counter washes and creams then antibiotic treatments are usually far more effective. Sometimes you may feel that these antibiotics are not working but it is important to note that you need to be patient as it can take anything up to eight weeks for noticeable improvement and you can expect the course of treatment to last for at least six months. Severe and scarring acne requires to be treated with far more powerful medicines which are prescribes by hospital skin specialists. Laser therapy may be used to reduce any scarring.
As a compliment to anti acne treatments it important that the individual east well and that they are also continually well hydrated. Everyone should always ensure that they intake a healthy and balanced selection of vitamins and minerals too. There are even some supplement mixes which are designed to support and maintain healthy skin.
For those who occasionally are prone to only a few spots at a time then an over the counter medicated lotion or face wash will generally suffice. Anti acne treatments and washes which contain benzoyl peroxide should be sought out as they are antibacterial and their skin peeling actions reduce bacteria levels and help unblock pores.