Acne. The sad reality for many of us mortals. On occasion, you may have the misfortune of waking up with a blemish or two blaring at you from the middle of your forehead.
With this scary, red demon plastered on your face, you did anything and everything to get rid of it before that day’s homeroom class. Everything from excessive scrubbing to gobs of toothpaste perhaps—but to no avail, because the reality is acne doesn’t go away instantaneously. Sorry.
Finding the treatment that’s right for you
You may be asking yourself, “How do I start an acne treatment?”
For most people, acne is easily controlled by being diligent about washing their faces with a gentle face wash and moisturizing appropriately afterward. Occasionally, you run into someone who is the exception to the norm.
If you find you are one of those people—or just don’t know what to do about the occasional breakout, here is a little break down of the different types of acne treatment.
Many over-the-counter treatments will contain a small amount of benzoyl peroxide, especially facewashes.
This ingredient works by killing the bacteria that is causing the acne. While this is an effective drug, it also has the tendency to be harmful to the skin, so moisturizing is very important if you use a product facewash with benzoyl peroxide.