Information is the key to success in any kind of action. For instance, choosing a career path in an informed way will actually increase the chances of you being successful at it. In the medical world, informing yourself over the causes that have led to the development of a medical condition will allow you to find the best treatment for your patiens.
Acne makes absolutely no exception from the norm when it comes to this. Keeping yourself informed on this topic will actually increase the chances that you are successful when it comes to your acne treatment. With so many myths going around out there and with so many products from which you can choose, it is only proper information that can help you select the best cosmetic acne treatment for yourself.
One of the things you will have to absolutely know of is the fact that almost all the most important ingredients contained by acne treatment products have both advantages and disadvantages. For instance, sulfur has been used ever since ancient times in treating acne (as ancient Egyptians and Romans used it) and it can definitely help with treating acne. At the same time though, this element does dry out the skin excessively, which will eventually lead to the secretion of even more sebum and it will also make the skin look tern and unappealing (and you definitely want to avoid this).
Furthermore, benzoyl peroxide is an almost “magical” ingredient when it comes to acne treatment. Basically, it fights all the 3 primary causes that lead to the development of acne: it removes the dead skin cells that block the pores, it removes the excess oil on the face and it also disinfects the face so that no bacteria is left behind. This ingredient can be found in medication for acne treatment but also in cosmetic products as well and it can be found in various percentages. You should make sure that you find products that contain the right percentage for your own skin as too much of this ingredient can actually harm your skin by promoting dryness and redness.
The best way to determine your exact skin type and the exact causes and factors that make your skin acne-prone is to visit a specialist. A cosmetologist will be trained to determine the outer factors, while a dermatologist and an endocrinologist will be able to determine the inner causes and treat them accordingly.