Saturday, 19 May 2012
Five Acne-Fighting Ingredients to Help Your Acne
There is certainly no shortage of different acne medications and treatments you can try out if you're suffering from acne. But which methods and treatments will work best for you? Before you go spending money on something, you first need to find out some information on the subject. Check out some great acne-fighting tips you can use to treat your condition.
There are countless methods out there that you can try to cleanse your face, but few are as efficient, gentle, and as inexpensive as tea tree oil. Where you get your oil from makes a huge difference, so always be very cognizant of where you're buying it from and what's actually in it. A good tip here is to find a good online resource to purchase the oil. From there, just remember to use it sparingly on the face and to thoroughly wash it off. It's not something to leave on your face all day.
Over the years, more and more studies have shown that acne, rosacea, and some other skin conditions could arise from a lack of zinc. Zinc deficiencies being responsible for acne are a common occurrence, so to ensure that you're not suffering from acne as a result of a zinc deficiency. You can simply purchase some zinc supplements and begin taking them. They won't hurt you because zinc oxide is a natural element found in everyday foods we eat. So trying a supplement to see if it will work with your acne is a smart move.
Alpha-hydroxy acids are another great way to treat your acne. You will most commonly find this product by its other names, either AHA or glycolic acid. The big trick here is to find a product containing this acid. If you can find an inexpensive acne cream or facial cleanser containing AHA, then you know you have something great. The acid is gentle on your skin but it is very deadly to the bacteria living on your face and deep inside of your pores. Getting rid of this bacteria will help you get rid of acne.
Well, brewer's yeast isn't just for making beer anymore! But because it is such a common ingredient in making beer (which is legal, unlike producing liquor), you can commonly find it at a wide range of stores or via the internet. It is very affordable and it's very easy to use. Just mix it with some water and wash your face with it. The yeast (which is bacteria itself) will help to lower sebum production and thus help to reduce inflammation and future acne outbreaks.
This type of acid is a widely used method in the prevention and treatment of acne. By attacking the bacteria that causes acne, azelaic acid can be used on moderate acne and even the most severe acne. Although the word "acid" scares some people, azelaic acid is derived from a type of acid that grows from a yeast on the face, so it's essentially part of healthy skin in the first place.
Depending on the severity of your particular acne, you may find that some methods ultimately work better than others. However, no matter what type of acne you are dealing with, the tips listed above should provide more than enough information and should ultimately help you treat your condition.