Those who suffer from acne must have said innumerable times that they will do anything to get rid of it. Does that sound familiar? If you're looking for some acne treatment tips, keep reading...

Acne is one of the most common skin problems and often associated with hormonal, diet changes and lifestyle issues. Excessive production of sebum in the enlarged glands leads to acne. The increased sebum together with the dead skin cells and the bacteria causes blockage of hair follicles. It leads to acne spots. Thus, the main aim of the acne treatment is to unblock and clear the pores and reduce the oil on the skin.

To treat acne, it's best to use products that contain Glycolic Acid (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and Salicylic Acid (Beta-Hydroxy Acids). These ingredients are well-known for increasing exfoliation and removing the dead skin and excessive oil, preventing the growth of bacteria and opening the clogged pores.

Acne Cleansers

DermaTx Clarify Cleanser 

It's recommended to use this cleanser twice a day. This cleanser contains 2% Salicylic Acid and helps in deep cleaning the skin by unclogging the pores and helping you get rid of skin bacteria and excessive oils.

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser

This glycolic acid cleanser is mild and suitable for all skin types. The glycolic acid acts as the follicular cleansing aid. It assures deep cleaning action and prevention of acne.

The secret to effective acne treatment is to regularly use acne treatment products that contain Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid, even after the acne is healed as it ensures that it doesn’t return again. In addition to these two acids, you should also use Azelaic Acid and Niacinamide. Azelaic acid is like glycolic acid and helps in exfoliation, clear blemishes, uneven pigmentation and reduce inflammation. Niacinamide is commonly referred to as Vitamin B3 and has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and reduces irritation and redness.

Acne treatment products

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion

This product is a combination of salicylic acid, glycolic acid and azelaic acid and provides a wide-range of benefits for the skin. It assures clearer, smoother and radiant skin. It also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, uneven texture and large pores.

Medik8 Blemish SOS (previously known as Medik8 BetaGel)

This acne treatment product is a combination of azelaic acid, salicylic acid and Niacinamide. It's effective to fight blemishes and penetrates deep into the pores and calm the skin inflammation and congestion. It also reduces the bacteria that causes acne and soothes skin problems.

Natural Acne Treatment

If you're looking for natural acne treatment, then you must try Papulex or Blue LED light treatment to kill bacteria.

Other acne skincare products to consider

If you still haven't found the right acne treatment for yourself, you must try retinol. Be careful before using retinol as it might cause irritation. You can these two safe options:

SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 Refining Night Treatment 

It's an ideal product if you're dealing with acne that refuses to go. The retinol also helps in minimising wrinkles, fine lines and ageing spots and reduce blemishes and refine pores. 

Medik Hydr8 B5 serum

The non-greasy and lightweight formulation restores the moisture balance of the skin. It contains vitamin B5 that enhances the skin’s capacity for water retention as well as promoting skin rejuvenation. It even helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Lastly, you should use a Heliocare oil-free sunscreen on a daily basis to prevent sun damage and skin irritation. The chances of an acne breakout are high if your skin is damaged.