Acne Treatment and Spot Creams
Acne is a common skin condition that results in spots, oily skin and inflammation. It usually occurs on the face, but your back and chest are also prone to acne breakouts. Acne is caused by a naturally occurring skin bacterium called P. acne. While it is usually harmless, some things trigger a change in its activity, making it more aggressive, which is what leads to an acne breakout.
One of the main triggers for a change in the activity of P. acne is a change in hormones. This is why acne is particularly common in teenagers who are going through puberty. The good news is that there are plenty of over the counter acne treatments available and here at Tower Health we stock popular acne treatment and spot creams from big brands such as Freederm and Acnecide.
Acne Creams, Gels and Face Washes
Topical acne treatment are products that are applied directly to the skin, such as acne creams, gels and specialised acne face washes. These should help improve your symptoms. Here at Tower Health you’ll find options such as:
- Antibacterial facewash - One of the causes of acne is bacteria on the skin a product such as Quinoderm Face Wash is used just like soap, it contains chlorhexidine digluconate and mytrimonium bromide which helps with the treatment of acne.
- Nicotinamide gel - This is an anti-inflammatory active ingredient which helps to reduce the effects of acne, as featured in products such as Freederm Treatment Gel.
- Benzoyl peroxide - This is probably the most popular acne treatment. It is the active ingredient in Acnecide Gel, and reduces the skin bacteria that cause acne, by up to 95%.