Treatment of Acne

Most people who are seriously looking for acne treatment options will already have exhausted the store of common wisdom on the topic. They will already be washing their face with an over-the-counter acne medication at least daily and will be using facial moisturisers, makeup and other beauty products that are oil free. While these measures are usually sufficient to control acne outbreaks in large numbers of people, a certain percentage of cases will be severe enough to require more extensive treatments.


People with severe acne sometimes resort to using several acne products in combination. This impulse is certainly understandable; they are simply searching for a treatment that will finally be effective for them. However, this strategy can actually make things worse due to interactions between the various ingredients in the products. The last thing an acne patient wants is to produce a situation in which their skin becomes even more aggravated and inflamed.


In such situations, it can be a good idea to consult with a professional skin care services company, such as Thérapie Clinic. They are able to evaluate your skin condition in detail and recommend a course of treatment that is appropriate.


Benzoyl peroxide


This chemical is a common ingredient in face washes and creams bought over the counter. It works by drying out the skin so that bacteria growing in the pores will die. Results of benzoyl peroxide treatments can be seen in as little as two days in some cases. Apply it to clean, dry skin and allow the chemical to sit on your skin overnight for best results. Be careful though, because this chemical can have a bleaching effect on hair or clothes.


Salicylic acid


Designed to unclog the pores, this chemical helps to eliminate both whiteheads and blackheads. It is also found in over the counter preparations, sometimes in combination with benzoyl peroxide.




This is considered a stronger level of treatment, even though it has been in common use for literally thousands of years. Sulphur has the effect of drying out the skin and helping it to peel. It is an ingredient in several creams, soaps and cleansers currently on the market for acne treatment.


Some sufferers prefer not to use sulphur as a treatment because it does have some drawbacks. It can smell quite unpleasant; the odour resembles that of rotting eggs. More importantly, however, some people are more sensitive than others to it and may find that their skin becomes itchy and red. In some cases, sulphur may actually make the situation worse, since it can cause cells to stick to each other, adding to the problem of clogged pores.


For this reason, the best sulphur treatment to try is one that contains only modest amount of the chemical.


Prescription medication


Most people who think of prescriptions immediately imagine pills. There are in fact some acne treatments that are taken orally, but professional acne treatment services can also prescribe facial creams that are applied topically.


For cases of severe acne, work with a professional to find your best option.


To find out about Thérapie Clinic’s acne treatments please call 1890 650 750.