Are you looking for effective facial acne remedies? Read the article and find out how to get rid of acne for good, and how to prevent it and correct wounds.
Although mainly associated with adolescence, acne is a problem that also affects adults, and women in particular.
It is an actual pilosebaceous follicle disease, leading to the appearance of more or less severe wounds.
The triggers may be different, but there is one factor that all sufferers have in common: the emotional stress that acne brings along. In particular, facial acne causes real discomfort that greatly impairs the quality of life.
Especially in more severe cases, facial aesthetics is seriously compromised, first by acne and then by the resulting scars.
Finding effective remedies for acne becomes not only an aesthetic necessity, but also an emotional and psychological one. The aim of this article is precisely to provide an overview of the different remedies for facial acne.
In particular, we will look at the following:
Those who suffer from this disorder will probably think they have tried every remedy for facial acne. So much so that one wonders with a lot of frustration, are there effective solutions?
The first and essential step, which may seem trivial but is by no means obvious, is to avoid trying ‘do-it-yourself’ solutions.
At the first symptoms, it is essential to consult a dermatologist who, after due evaluation of the case and the triggering factors, will prescribe a targeted therapy for the patient. Depending on the level of severity, there will also be different remedies for acne that the specialist will suggest to the patient:
- Mild cases of acne: generally, specific cleansers (e.g. pH-neutral or acidic soaps); sebum-reducing creams; disinfectants and exfoliants are effective
- Moderate acne cases: topical drugs (such as retinoids) are usually prescribed. Other drugs that have proven to be effective remedies for facial acne are benzoyl peroxide (with antibacterial action) and antibiotics
- Severe acne cases: topical drugs may be combined with oral antibiotic therapy and isotretinoin (reduces sebum production and prevents hair follicles from being blocked)
In the case of acne in adult women, and after carrying out all the appropriate investigations, the specialist will also assess whether to administer hormone therapies.
Notwithstanding what we said about the importance of consulting a dermatologist, there are also several natural remedies for facial acne.
Some of them include:
- Tea tree oil: helps fight the bacteria that contribute to acne formation and reduce inflammation. Before dabbing it on your face with a cotton wool pad, it should be diluted with a carrier oil
- Green tea: rich in antioxidants that act by reducing sebum production and inflammation. As a remedy for facial acne, it can be used by preparing an infusion to apply to the skin
- Aloe vera: thanks to its soothing and healing properties, it helps reduce inflammation and redness and promotes the healing of acne scars
- Hyaluronic acid: a substance naturally present in the dermis, which has a moisturising, regenerating and filling effect. Thanks to the characteristics and properties of hyaluronic acid, it can be used, in the form of creams, as a support to prevent or alleviate the scars caused by severe acne
In the case of hyaluronic acid, it is often the dermatologist who suggests that the patient use it to support the prescribed therapy.
Eliminating acne permanently can take time. Much of it also depends on the underlying causes.
According to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, very severe acne generally disappears (completely or almost completely) after 15-20 weeks of appropriate drug therapy, which will need to be repeated in the event of a recurrence.
If eliminating acne once and for all can be relatively ‘easier’, what is decidedly more difficult is eliminating the scars that frequently result from it. These are permanent marks, and, since they are on the face, can cause psychological discomfort.
Acne scars have different characteristics and shapes depending on the severity of the problem. Let’s see what treatments are available to fill acne holes.
Aesthetic medicine treatments are necessary to fill acne holes.
Among the most popular and effective – besides peelings, dermabrasion and laser therapy – there are some specific hyaluronic acid fillers.
The filler is injected through very thin needles into the scars. This allows align the skin with the surrounding tissues, eliminating depressions and considerably improving the appearance of the skin and the quality of life of the person.
As hyaluronic acid is a molecule completely reabsorbable by the body, the treatment will have to be repeated periodically.
Although it is a non-invasive and outpatient procedure, it is essential that the treatment is only performed by an experienced aesthetic medicine doctor. The doctor will identify the best filler and choose the application method according to the specific case.
We have seen the remedies for face acne, both pharmacological and natural.
We also talked about how to fill acne holes. In particular, how the effects of hyaluronic acid on the face make this molecule, injected as a filler, a very effective solution for eliminating scars.
However, it is also important to know what are the right tricks and good habits to follow to prevent acne or to avoid its worsening.
- Use only mild cleansers and do not wash your face more than twice a day
- Avoid squeezing pimples and blackheads
- Choose non-comedogenic cosmetic products (which promote pore occlusion)
- Consume foods with a low glycaemic index (low sugar)
- Protect the skin from sunlight
- Keep stress at bay, which is one of the worsening causes for acne
In conclusion, getting rid of acne for good is a long and difficult path. However, it can be successfully solved by adopting the right behaviour and, above all, relying on competent specialists who know how to identify the right treatments.