It is preferable to take the following steps when we are dealing with pimples:
The first step to begin with is a mild cleansing of the skin. We have discussed it, but it is necessary to emphasize the subject. Cleansing with hydrophilic cleanser cleans the skin gently without irritating the sebaceous gland, increase redness and create dryness. This step is standard for every skin care routine since it does makes the difference in the skin reflection and feel, and is also essential in reducing pimples. The minute you will stop using dry soaps that irritate and block the pores or heavy duty soaps, you will see how wonderful your skin feels and looks; you will also notice that it isn’t dry and irritating; you will never go back to your old ways. Make sure that the hydrophilic cleanser you have chosen doesn’t contain irritating substance and doesn’t dry your skin. Disinfecting. There are not many options for skin disinfection. Alcohol (when using it in the right concentration) and sulfur can be good disinfectors, but they are drying and irritating the skin too much. They can also cause more problems than helping it as well as causing extra outbursts. Natural disinfectors such as tea tree oil are optional but there are no products that contain high concentrations that sufficient enough to eliminate the bacterium. Benzoic peroxide is still the best disinfector among the shelf products and is available in 2.5%, 5% and 10%.
If Benzoic peroxide isn’t effective, it is possible to try antibiotic ointments or subscribed pills. In regard to the pills – it is an option less recommended due to its systematic issues and problems with the bacterium durability. The antibiotic that we obtain can eliminate the acne bacterium but it also eliminates good bacterium within the body, and cause fungal infection and other problems with the digestive system. In addition the bacterium P. acnes in the body (the bacterium that flourishes inside the pimples) can develop durability.
Peeling. Pimples develop inside the pores and involve fat production. Therefore, products that contain 1% or 2% of salicylic acid (a beta hydroxyl acid – BHA) are a good starting point (with no prescription) for peeling of the skin. The salicylic acid is fact dissolvent, meaning it can peel inside the pore and is very mild. It is recommended for use as a gel, liquid or lotion as it is very mild since there are low chances that the product contains thickening wax substance or softeners that can block the pores. Different skin scrubs as well as alpha hydroxyl acid (that are water dissolvent) can help in peeling the surface, but they can’t affect the pore coating layer, which is an oily area. Reaching this area is essential in order to cope with the root of the problem.
Improving production of cells. Treitinoin (Retin A) and Azelaic acid are treatments subscribed by the doctor, and are designed to allow healthy cellular growth that can change the shape of the pore, and enable a proper flow of sebum out. This improvement can reduce the conditions enabling the pimples growth.
Absorption or controlling of extra fat. Clay mask are an option for fat absorption as long as they don’t contain irritating substance. Use of magnesium milk as a facial mask is a simple and effective way for fat absorption. Contraceptive pills and hormonal blockages can regulate hormones, and reduce the source of extra fat production.
When all other fails – Rockton can be considered the only medication that cures acne, its side effects are known and therefore it isn’t recommended when there are other possibilities for treating acne with safer techniques.