While natural acne treatment is the preferable way to rid your skin of blemishes, most people use products found in their local pharmacy. Many over-the-counter remedies contain chemicals that kill acne bacteria quicker.
There are two general ingredients found in many acne treatment products. Benzyl peroxide kills the bacteria that causes acne; however, it often irritates sensitive skin and cause overall dryness. Salicylic acid removes the dirt and oil that clogs pores and destroys acne-causing bacteria. It is easier on the skin and does aid in collagen production. These two ingredients are found in most over-the-counter acne medications and are the most common forms of treatment.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|