Acne is almost every teenager’s problem, not only physically but more for his/her psyche since the condition plays havoc on the looks. Of course, teenagers are not the only sufferers of acne and many people continue to encounter this problem in years beyond their teens. Pharmaceutical companies have prepared a number of effective creams for treating acne and you can get an effective cream for acne at any medical store. Following is a brief description of some of the most popular acne creams.
DDF BP Gel (With Tree Tea Oil)
This is a wonderful acne creams as it contains both natural agents (tea tree oil) and chemically prepared benzoyl peroxide. Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties and works well in treating inflammation. Benzoyl peroxide removes blemishes and prevents the attack of breakouts. Significant improvement is usually seen with this cream in a matter of a few days.
Johnson And Johnson Persa Gel
The key feature of this medicated gel is its water-based formula due to which it has been a favorite treatment for all skin types that suffer from acne. Persa Gel is reputed for both treating acne spots and preventing new outbreaks. Here too the principal chemical agent is benzoyl peroxide. Users of Persa Gel are therefore advised to wear sunscreen when using the gel.
Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel Solution
This acne creams is benzoyl peroxide based and is very effective against stubborn, blemishes that tend to recur. A special featyure of this formula is that it unclogs bacteria-filled pores. This helps in controlling oil and relieving the associated redness. Users should remember that this product is a strong one. It can cause sensitivity of the skin to sunlight. Hence sunscreen should be used with the gel.
Biore Blemish Double Agent Treatment
Here you have a special gel formula that seals in salicylic acid (acne-zapper) and shield the skins against acne. Three to five days of using this formula will make most of the acne disappear.
Oxy 10 Balance Emergency Spot Treatment
A medicated (not a homemade acne cream) cream for acne, this product is especially effective against stubborn type of acne. Since it is very powerful, it should not be applied as general preventive agent but only used for existing blemishes. Sensitive skin may find this formula irritating.
Herbal Cream For Acne
Oil-free herbal creams have also been very effective in treating acne. Several recipes of herbal creams can be tried. A popular one is made from bananas and avocados with some vitamin E ointment. To make the recipe, take one teaspoon of the vitamin E ointment in a blender. Put some avocados in the blender and blend the two ingredients thoroughly. Add a couple of bananas and blend again thoroughly. Apply the resulting cream to the affected area of the skin a few times. This is an effective homemade herbal cream for acne that uses natural ingredients. However, it has the disadvantage of going bad soon and hence cannot be stored for regular use daily. So prepare it fresh each day in amounts you require. Take care not to add much vitamin E ointment or the cream will come out oily.