Neutrogena is a well known name in treating acne. The company has a hoard of product which is specially formulated for treating acne prone skin. According to some user reviews Neutrogena products are not only useful but affordable as well. These are known for their least side affects.
One of the most effective treatments from the company can be found in the three way treatment for acne, this includes skin polishing acne cleanser, acne control lotion and oil free SPF 15 lotion.
The skin polishing cleanser, helps to keep the skin free of the bacteria that causes the acne, the basic ingredient of the product is sailicy acid, which can be very useful in keeping acne at bay. The product should not be applied near the eyes and lips. It is not to be taken internally as well. One should always consult a dermatologist if you are taking some other medications for acne.
The product is very simple to use, take some in your hand, apply it on your face and then rinse thoroughly. There can be a little drying and peeling, but if it exceeds then one is recommended to stop using the product. One of the basic ingredients of the product is alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA), that at times increase the sensitivity of the skin towards sun. One should remember to take care when going out in the sun even if the individual has stooped using the product.
The second step of the treatment consists of an acne control lotion, which will help in soothing the skin after it has been cleansed. The lotion has a mixture of benzoyl peroxide, which helps in the treatment of the present acne.
One should not use this product if an individual is allergic to benzoyl peroxide. If you are on prescription medications then make sure that you have consulted your doctor before using the product.
The above two products make the skin sensitive against sun. The third part of the treatment is an oil free SPF 15 lotion, which helps the skin to stay undamaged in the sun. It constitutes of octinoxate and zinc oxide. The lotion blocks the skin against sun burn. It is suitable and can be applied under makeup as well.
The other effective Neutrogena product is the Neutrogena Acne Mask, the prime constituent of the mask is benzoyl peroxide, which has anti bacterial effect. The drying effect of the benzyl peroxide helps to wash the excessive oil and dead skin away from the skin.
One thing needs to be kept in mind while using the mask, you should not be using any prescription drugs which have a constituent of tretinoin as it can react with benzyl peroxide and can cause severe skin irritations. One should remember that an individual should avoid using harsh soaps and shampoos. Avoid using masks with alcohol compositions as this will irritate the skin.
Neutrogena eliminating microderm cleaning pads have been known to have the same effect of microdermabrasion on the skin, these pads helps the skin to be more smooth and radiant.
The pad has an exfoliating side which contains a firming cleanser along with mircoderm polishers to get rid of the dull skin. The other side is a soft side which has a conditioner that helps in replenishing the skin and making it brighter.
The other product which has got good reviews is the Neutrogena acne stress control. The special formulation contains salicylic acid to treat acne and alpha hydroxyl to keep it under control.
The Acne Stress Control cleans the oil and exfoliates the skin, the salicylic acid helps to get in the pores and unclogs it.
The product is very simple to use you just have to wet the face and apply the Neutrogena acne scrub by massaging it on the face. Then it is to be rinsed off by water, this product is mainly designed for teenagers.