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How To Treat Acne Without Leaving Skin Sensitive, Dry and Peeling

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Acne is a major skin problem that can affect one’s confidence - especially inflammatory acne because it occurs repeatedly and is difficult to treat. Another problem that is equally agitating is dry, peeling skin. A common side effect of acne treatment.


Combating Acne

There are several ways to naturally combat acne problems. However, most methods require long periods of time and produce minimal to no effects.

Because of this, many people choose to treat acne with drastic methods that produce fast effects. This includes taking acne medications, using anti-acne injections or anti-acne gels, or even using laser treatments aimed at destroying acne.

While these methods can be effective in the short term, it also directly impacts the health of the skin by disrupting the moisture balance deep within the skin layers and causing cell turnover to occur too frequently. This leaves the skin dry and flaky and makes it ultra-sensitive. Especially under sunlight, the skin tends to get inflamed, irritated and itchy.

A better way to treat acne is to use a moisturizing cream that inhibits the growth of acne-causing bacteria and is gentle enough to not produce any side effects.
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Natural ingredients known as the Hydroxy acids, such as AHA, BHA and most recently PHA, are the best ingredients to combat acne.

Here’s how Hydroxy acids helps in combatting acne:
  • They get absorbed deep into the pores and kill the acne-causing bacteria, P. Acne.
  • They prevent the formation of new acne by thoroughly cleaning the pores and eliminating an environment that promotes the growth of bacteria.
  • They promote mild upper layer skin cell turnover. This means that the cell turnover does not cause the skin to become dry and peel.

Alleviate Skin Inflamation

In all cases, the most effective acne treatment products combats the problem at its root, alleviates skin inflammation and helps the skin to heal at the same time. Licochalcone A is a natural extract with anti-inflammatory properties. It helps alleviate inflamed skin and restores the skin’s healthy conditions.

Another effective and long-term acne solution is ensuring that the items that come in contact with our skin are absolutely clean.

For example, a smartphone screen should be cleaned every day. Along with other items like makeup brushes, pillow covers, bedsheets, face towels and blankets. This way, any acne-causing bacteria from the surface of these items won’t come in contact with our skin.

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