Not all acne is the same. Everybody has a specific skin type. The types of treatments
and products you choose should be consistent with your skin type. By using products
that are not made for your skin type you could make your acne even worse.
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Sensitive skin can be painful, and it is tough to find acne products that work. Within
the sensitive skin type there are 4 subtypes: acne, rosacea, burning and stinging,
and contact dermatitis. All sensitive skin types have one common factor: inflammation.
It can be very difficult to find the most appropriate facial products if you have
sensitive skin. This is because most products that are designed for sensitive skin
do not stipulate which subtype it is best suited for. If you feel that you may have
any form of sensitive skin it may be best to contact a dermatologist to get their
opinion on the type of products that work best with your skin.
Home Acne Treatment for Sensitive Skin
With sensitive skin you have to be very careful not to use any type of harsh facial
cleansers or products as these can further irritate the skin. If you are unable to
find a gentle acne product that works for you, a homemade acne treatment may be your
best bet. Below are examples of homemade acne treatments. They are separated into
2 categories: mild and powerful. For those with sensitive skin, it is best to start
off with a more mild acne treatment to determine how your skin will react.
Mild Acne Treatments:
Mild homemade acne treatments use minimal ingredients to ensure that your skin does
not become more irritated and inflamed. One homemade remedy is to rub an ice cube
around your face, This will reduce inflammation and make acne less noticeable. Using
a simple oatmeal mask (ground oatmeal and water) also works well to soothe the skin.
Powerful Acne Treatments:
The homemade acne treatments that are slightly more powerful are still less irritating
to the skin than regular facial products. A great way to spot treat acne is to apply
the juice of ginger directly to the infected area. This treatment does not work immediately.
You will begin to see results after a couple of days. Another great acne treatment
is to combine rosewater and lemon juice and apply directly to your face. After several
minutes rinse with water.
Best Acne Treatment for Sensitive Skin
Those with sensitive skin will need to take extra precautions in order to reduce
inflammation and prevent the sensitive areas from worsening. If the inflammation
gets worse, it is acceptable to take a mild over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and
head to a trusted dermatologist.
The products with a base ingredient of benzoyl peroxide are effective in reducing
acne. However if you have sensitive skin then it might be best for you to try salicylic
acid based products rather than benzoyl peroxide based products. Salicylic acid is
a powerful treatment that banishes blemishes but is gentle enough for dry and sensitive
skin. However you need to keep in mind that both benzoyl peroxide and salicyclic
acid are still have the possibility of causing side effects on sensitive skin.
The best way to eliminate and prevent acne if you have sensitive skin is to use hypoallergenic
products. The great thing about hypoallergenic products is they do a great job cleansing
and moisturizing the skin without adding unneeded chemicals. Almost all facial products
can be found in hypoallergenic forms. It is best to apply the hypoallergenic cleanser
with your finger tips and rub in a gentle circular motion. Toners and moisturizers
can be used on a regular basis. It is best to stop all products if your skin worsens
and try one at a time to determine which treatment was causing the increase in inflammation.