Acne is a common skin condition that is caused mainly due to over production of oil by the skin which gives way to breakouts by clogging the skin pores. There are several treatment option available to treat the conditions such as herbal treatment, laser therapy, homemade remedies and over the counter medications.
Herbal petitioners believe that certain health conditions such as hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, improperly-working liver and poor digestive system are one of the major contributors of breakouts. Hence, various herbs that are specifically aimed at curbing acne are widely used in anti-acne products and homemade herbal anti-acne treatments.
These herbs provide immense relief to acne skin if taken orally or applied tropically to the affected skin area. Oregon grape or Mahonia makes functioning of the digestive system and liver better when consumed orally and eradicate infection causing bacteria while reducing sebum if applied tropically.
A mixture of marshmallow and golden seal is a highly effective home remedy for adult acne. Besides destroying the acne enhancing bacteria it also acts as a liver tonic and antibiotic. Dandelion, yellow dock and burdock help acne skin by improving functioning of gall bladder and liver plus purifying blood.
Other homegrown acne treatments that work include remedies that involve the use of common herbs such as neem, Aloe Vera, lemon grass, sandal wood, tea-tree oil etc.
Over the Counter Acne Medications
Over the counter are prescribed medications for acne that help treating acne when other options to improve the skin condition. They, however, ought t be used after a dermatologist’s or doctor’s recommendation.
Benzoyl peroxide is a common ingredient of most of the acne-acne medications and soaps. Infused with antibacterial and anti-infectional properties, it helps preventing infections, pore clogging and sloughs off dead skin which contributes to acne. Accutane is another recognized treatment of acne. It dries up the oily secretion and thus help relieving acne.
Retinoids, a Vitamin-A based anti-acne medication, peels off the outer layer of infected skin and replace it with a healthier, clearer skin.
Laser therapy and cosmetic treatment are other adult acne treatment options.