Most people agree that teenage years are the best time of life, and they call teenage years the wonder years. No doubt, wonder years are simply wonderful; however, due to hormone change, most teenagers suffer acne during those wonderful ages. If you cannot recall how many times you would rather have stayed at home instead of going to the party because of acne, keep reading. Getting rid of those pimples not only makes us look better, more importantly, we feel more confident and can truly enjoy the wonder years without acne.
When it comes to choosing the right acne treatment, we need to pay attention to the ingredients. The following ingredients are all effective to treat acne:
Salicylic acid can get rid of acne by reducing dead skin buildup on the face and exfoliating the walls of skin pores. Its ability to get inside of the skin pores makes salicylic acid particularly effective at clearing acne.
Aloe Vera gel extracts have anti-inflammatory activity which can inhibit action on the arachidonic acid pathway via cyclooxygenase. The antibacterial properties of aloe vera gel are very effective in treating acne and reducing the redness caused by it. It prevents bacteria from infecting acne wounds and accelerates the process of healing. Its anti-fungal properties are useful for treating inflammation like boils and cysts on the skin.
One of the ways in which green tea helps to treat acne is by reducing sebum production. The EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) component of green tea helps to counteract this by interfering with the IGF-I signals which encourage sebum production. The EGCG in green tea is also well known for its antioxidant properties and so may be beneficial in the treatment of acne to help reduce inflammation and stop pro-inflammatory responses.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that is thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's antimicrobial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions has been thought to destroy Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria that is involved in the development of acne.
DermaMed Acne Wash and Acne Prone Gel are two all-time best sellers. These two fantastic, innovative, Health Canada approved products contain those above and other effective organic ingredients for all your acne treatment needs.
Acne Wash: http://www.dermamed.com/products/acne-wash
Acne Prone Gel: http://www.dermamed.com/products/acne-prone-skin-gel
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