To treat acne effectively it is important to consider the factors causing it:
- Over Active (Hyperactive) mammary gland
- Build-up of dead skin cells
When you search for targeted remedies to treat acne or oily skin it is important to check their ingredients list.
Hereunder is a list of ingredients designed to balance the mammary gland (and prevent the development of bacteria and unwanted shiny appearance of the skin):
- Norddihydrogualaretic Acid;
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3);
- Yeast Extract; and
- Horse Chestnut Extract
To control the formation of dead skin cells you should use acids whose function is used to dissolve the fatty top layer of skin, thus preventing the formation of comedones (“black heads”). Examples of these ingredients are salicylic acid, lactic acid and sulfur.
In order to control the formation of bacteria you should use products that contain antibacterial ingredients. We highly recommend:
- Benzoyl Peroxide;
- Spiraea Ulmaria Extract; and
- Cinnamon Extract.
To help the skin to overcome and heal from inflammation it is important to use products that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients and moisturizing. Examples of such ingredients:
- Green Tea Extract;
- Oat Extract;
- Bisabolol; and
If you wish to take care of all the acne causes your treatment products must contain at least one of the components mentioned in the four categories listed above.
Many of these components are sensitive to light and sun exposure and might even caus pigmentation. Therefore, when using active ingredients such as these, make sure to use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day. It is advisable not to forget applying the sunscreen every two hours, even in winter. It is very important to use sunscreen. Even if your acne clears, the effort may be in vain, because the pigmentation appears in its place.