The skin is the largest organ of our bodies and a very sensitive organ. It's an important first line of defense (and so an integral part of the immune system) and will therefore tend to react when confronted with synthetic chemicals which are not good for our bodies. And yes, even as an adult you can still get acne.
Keeping your skin care routine as simple and as gentle as possible is also a must to maintain skin pH and oil balance. Oily skin is often a sign of incorrect diet, genetic, and over applying harsh chemicals – causing the skin to produce more oil to protect itself. Herbal ingredients have the best chance of naturally supporting skin health, without upsetting skin balance.
Over-the-counter Treatments (OTC)
The majority OTC active ingredients to look for in the acne products that you see in the drug store or supermarket drug store is benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. These both have an antibacterial effect. Benzoic peroxide comes in 5% and 10%. Start with the lower number to avoid "burning" your skin.
You may have to experiment with acne treatments before you find the right OTC products for you. You are using this product to reduce the bacteria on the skin and to exfoliate. Exfoliation works by applying the lotion or wash to dry up the skin and help the dead cells and debris come off.
The "Acne Defense" cleansers that you can buy in the market or drugstore help prevent breakouts and keep acne under control.
Witch hazel is very cheap and effective as an astringent. It may be all that an adult needs after several days of use. Read about Tea Tree Oil below, nature's gift to our skin.
Acne Skin Care
Keep in mind all cosmetics and moisturizers should be oil free, ALWAYS read labels. It may be hard to apply foundation evenly during the first few weeks of treatment because the skin may be red or scaly, particularly with the use of benzoyl peroxide. Don't wear it.
Oily hair products may eventually spread over the forehead, causing additional problems. Products that are labeled as noncomedogenic (do not promote the formation of closed pores) should be used; in some people, however, even these products may cause acne, so there is some trial and error in this situation. Be super careful with makeup.
Ask a skin care professional when in doubt. Even your own health care provider may be informed, mine is and he's treating me with a nasty laser for years of sun damage and pre-cancerous lesions. Tom's of Maine is fairly oil-free and won't dry your skin out. The ingredients in Tom's products are "natural", non-drying and effective.
While there are many products that don't work, there are many natural solutions that do. After a bit of trial and error or luck at first try you're bound to find an acne skin care regime that works for you.
I suggest you try Native Remedies ClearSkin Gel and other products. Well worth the money. They are a trusted source for many years.
Native Remedies uses Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree Oil in it's products.
This is one of the most popular natural remedy for acne. Tea tree oil is an essential oil, all you need to do is to dilute the same and apply it topically to your acne lesions. Researchers all over the world conducted extensive studies to portray how this particular oil works. Terpinen-4-ol, one of the main constituents of tea tree oil is responsible for most of the anti-bacterial activities centering round acne and blemishes. When applied topically over the acne lesions, the essential oil is known to kill the skin bred acne bacteria, the Propionibacterium acne.