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Acne: Treating Mild Acne

Acne Treatment Blackheads And Whiteheads

Blackheads and Whiteheads are known as the first stage of acne. If acne is treated during the first stage itself, you will save a lot of effort that you may have to take if acne develops to the second and third stage. You will also prevent scar formation.

Blackheads and whiteheads are commonly termed as mild acne. Some papules may be present along with blackheads and whiteheads in acne classified as mild acne. Most of the people with mild acne treat themselves with OTC (over the counter) medicines.

Topical Medication For Blackheads And Whiteheads -

Blackheads and whiteheads are treated with topical medication that includes Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Resorcinol and Sulphur, Alcohol and Acetone, Azelaic Acid, and Topical Retinoids. These are the names of the active ingredients. Active ingredients are formulated as cream, liquid, gel etc. for easy application.

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Most of these medicines may cause dryness and redness or peeling of the skin in the beginning. If you have dry skin, you may want to use a moisturizer .The skin takes some time to adjust to the acne medications. If irritation persists, you should change the medicine.

Please note that acne medication takes time to clear acne and you must be patient while treating acne. Some of us keep changing the medication after some days if they do not see any result. That does not help. Use the medicine for at least a month and if you don't see results after that, change the medicine.

Physical Procedures To Treat Blackheads And Whiteheads -

Blackheads and whiteheads can be extracted physically. It should be done carefully otherwise you may develop infection and also increase the size. To know more about physical procedures, Click - Physical Procedures.

Article created on: June 14, 2006

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