For acne treatment, two factors are important in success- the right selection of medication and its right usage. Most of us choose the right medication but not many of us use that properly. The result being that the medicine does not produce desired effects. What is the right way of using topical acne medication for acne treatment? Let us find out.
Do not apply the medication immediately washing your face. Use the medication after 15 minutes. That gives better results and causes lesser side effects. Some medications such as retinoids need to be applied after half an hour of washing the face. Know your facts about this.
Do not miss applications. Acne treatment needs sustained applications. By missing your application you may be reducing the chances of cure substantially.
Overuse of any medication thinking that it will remove acne faster is a fallacy. Lot of research is done before directions are decided about use of any medication. Please follow these directions.
Apply the medication all over the acne prone area. Do not apply on the blemishes. By applying the medication all over the acne prone skin, you will be reducing the chances of getting acne in those places.
Most of the acne medicines dry the skin. Avoid use of ant harsh cleansers; toners and any such product that may contain alcohol, which may further dry the skin.
Avoid any OTC medication that may contain any drying agents such as Salicylic Acid or Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Avoid use of masks. Avoid cosmetics while you are using your acne medication.
This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from information obtained from this article.