Posted by & via Acne, Home Treatments, Torrance, CA.

Closeup portrait of a beautiful young girl after refreshing herHow to take care of acne at home: Many adults, as well as teens are plagued by mild acne, consisting mainly of little bumps under the skin, blackheads and whiteheads. This type of acne may respond to over-the-counter products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. If your skin is sensitive, I suggest starting with a 2% salicylic acid wash in the morning only. Use a gently cleanser at night as well as an oil free moisturizer twice daily. If this is not enough, add in an acne cream containing 2.5% -5%  benzoyl peroxide. Individuals with very oily skin can use the sal acid cleanser twice daily combined with a 10% benzoyl peroxide gel. It takes 6-8 weeks for the treatment to take effect. If this does not work, a dermatologist can prescribe topical antiobiotics and a retinoid (topical vitamin A such as Retin A) as well as oral medications if needed.  For some extra tips on how to get better results from your acne program, log onto www.skincarephysicians.com/acnenet/twelve_results.html

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