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There is no uniform approach to treating acne. It’s an ongoing process that requires testing different methods and products to find the one that works for you. It also takes time – most acne treatments need to be used for a few months to see best results. But one thing’s for certain: a solid skincare routine can drastically change the appearance of your skin.
But where should you start and what products are worth trying? Here at Finder, we’ve tried and tested four different acne skincare treatments to tell you what we really think of them. Our trialists are: Michael – a 17-year-old male with teenage hormonal acne, and Marina – a 21-year-old woman suffering from hormonal and adult acne.
We’ve also rounded up a list of other acne skincare regimes you might want to consider, based on the customer reviews from BeautyHeaven.
Based on the customer reviews from BeautyHeaven, these are the top products recommended for acne-prone skin. People have tried and tested these acne treatments and left raving reviews. While we didn’t put these products to the test, they may work for you.
Unfortunately, there’s not one uniform cause to acne. It’s actually different for everyone. Some examples include hormones, stress and diet, sometimes it’s hereditary and sometimes it could be a reaction to certain cosmetics and skincare.
This is why it can be hard for some to effectively treat their acne and get rid of pimples for good, because there are a number of factors that can cause it. For some, it can be a change in diet or for others it can be using a different range of skincare products. If your acne is severe or is bothering you, we recommend consulting your GP who can give you advice or may refer you to a dermatologist for a specialised review.
Cystic acne is one of the most serious forms of acne. Cysts form deep underneath the skin and can become quite red and inflamed. They can feel tender and/or painful to the touch. The cause? A combination of bacteria, oil and dry skin cells that get trapped in your pores, eventually forming the under-the-skin pimples.
Cystic acne is common among teens and women dealing with hormonal imbalances, but that’s not to say it can’t happen to men too. Dealing with cystic acne can be much more difficult compared to getting rid of pimples. So, we strongly recommend seeing a dermatologist that can help you and your skin.
Acne can be frustrating, but it becomes even worse when the pesky pimples leave behind scars. Acne scars come in four different forms:
Treatment is different for everyone, so it may be worth trying a few different methods to see what works for you.
Chemical exfoliation is one of the most popular methods. For topical ingredients, things such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and lactic acid are great chemical exfoliators that are gentle on the skin. There are also a few facial treatments on the market that can help with treating acne scars. Both chemical peels and dermarolling work to exfoliate dead skin cells and reveal a new layer of skin.
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