Acne is a common skin condition in which excessive oil and dead skin clogs the skin’s pores. The condition is most common among individuals with oily skin. According to recent studies gels can be very effective when it comes to treating oily skin. Gels provide a better and wider coverage to the skin without leaving the skin oily. This avoids acne to an extent.
There are a lot of gels with various compositions available in the market. Here we try and see the different composition and the effects of a few of them.
There is a new Aczone gel introduced in the market, which is believed to be very effective against acne. It is a water based gel with dapsone as its main composition. Aczone is one of the only gels that use a topical formulation.
It is believed that this particular gel has been more successful among women than in men. There can be some side effects of this product. There have been complains from a fwew user of dryness, skin peeling and skin redness.
Another ingredient that can be very effective in removing acne is Panoxyl. The panxoyl helps the gel to remove the top layer of dead skin, which is loosened by the gel. The main reason for acne appearing on the skin is the presence of dead skin that blocks the skin pores. This gel effectively eliminates that, helping the skin to be clear and remain unclogged.
The gel has been specially formulated in treating acne and it has an antiseptic properties. The treatment needs to be continued for at least two to four days depending upon the requirement. You have to apply it on the affected area once during the day; preferably at night as the skin will not be irritated further. Keep it for two hours and then wash it off.
If you suffer from severe acne then you might need to increase the dosage. If there is no discomfort felt from the product then you can apply it for four hours and continue doing so for three to four days more. If this does not help and there is no skin irritation then you can leave it overnight as well.
There can be some side effects of the product. One of the main components of the product is Benzoyl peroxide, those who are allergic to it should not use it. Most of the people who use the product suffer from a mild burning sensation if the irritation becomes severe then discontinue using the product. There will be redness and peeling in one or two days after the application but that is the part of the treatment. The old skin gives way to new skin.
There is another product in the market, which according to user have been affective on acne prone skin. The ionskinclear, is specially formulated to treat and prevent acne and rosacea. This is not only effective on acne but is known to be effective in treating pimples, zits, white heads, blackheads and cysts also. Some users have also stated that it is effective in treating the acne scar as well.
It is believed that an acne treatment that targets both inflammations as well as helps in killing the acne bacteria will be the most useful product. The product, which helps in the scar removal also, is a perfect treatment.
Murad acne gel is one of the most effective gels that is available in the market. This is an exfoliating gel that is very effective in treating the acne. It is not rough and comes in a mild form. The Murad acne gel comprises of salicylic acid, retinol and glycolic acid. The gel has to be applied on the entire face. There are times when these products can cause redness and other skin irritations.
Mary Kay also has an effective acne treatment called Acne gel. According to a survey this can fix the acne problem almost immediately. The results have been seen soon after the first application. The prime constituent of the gel is benzoyl peroxide. The product has to be used on a clean skin, so remember to wash your skin with an anti bacterial soap and apply this at least three times a day.
The list of the acne gels can be a very exhausting but these are a few, which have been tested and liked by users. Though every skin type needs specially formulated products, this mostly works for every skin type.