Teenagers and adults may not agree on everything, but the embarrassment caused by acne is likely to be one of those few things they come to a consensus on. This is because acne not only affects those in the midst of puberty, but adults as well. With all the late night infomercials promising products that achieve clear skin and rows of drugstore aisles full of acne treatments, it may be an overwhelming experience picking out an adult acne treatment that is right for you. In reality, treating acne is quite simple.
Read on to learn how to find the best acne products:
Pimples, zits, white heads, and blackheads all fall into the category of acne. Acne can be triggered by a poor diet, stress, hormones and genetics, and is a result of the skin’s pores being clogged.
Acne typically appears on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders, which are the areas of your skin with the largest number of functional oil glands. Of course, these are also areas of the body that are in full view of others and can cause distress and humiliation.
These ingredients are very effective in leaving skin clear and blemish free:
Lactic Acid, also known as milk acid, it is an alpha hydroxy acid that has very small molecules. This increases its bioavailabilty, or ability to be absorbed by the skin. Lactic Acid prevents clogged pores and dry skin and can be used daily with solutions that are under 10 percent.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is the ultimate antioxidant and is found in nearly every cell of the body. It protects the skin at the cellular level from free radicals. This allow it to reduce pore size, puffiness, imperfections, and uneven skin tone.
Salicylic Acid works as a Keratolytic, which causes cells of the outer layer of skin to shed, thereby unclogging pores, and clearing acne breakouts.
Eucalyptus Leaf Oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities, which cool and calm inflamed skin as well as combat bacteria which cause breakouts and blemishes.
NVPerricone understands the importance of clear skin and has developed a line of acne products called Perricone MD Skin Clear. One effective product in the Skin Clear regimen is Skin Clear Cleanser, which includes the key sciences ALA, salicylic acid, and eucalyptus leaf oil.