Skin Matters

4 Ingredients That Prevent and Treat Acne

Look for these when choosing your skincare products.

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Much has been said about acne, and one of which is that it’s caused by many different things like oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. It’s a good thing that there exists a plethora of solutions available out there—each with the promise of clearing your skin, and for some, preventing those pimples from occurring ever again.
Choosing a product can be quite overwhelming, so, before you grab the first acne treatment product you see, check first if it contains any of these ingredients.
1. Thymo-T Essence
This breakthrough anti-pimple agent is a combination of Thymol and Terpineol—two ingredients that work side-by-side to treat and prevent the cause of acne at its source. Thymol gets through the pimple-causing bacteria’s cell wall. When this happens, Terpineol follows suit and enters the cell to attack acne-causing bacteria for good. Check out foams and leave-on gel products with this ingredient and target those zits in as fast as three days!
2. Salicylic Acid
One of the most common active ingredients found in acne products is salicylic acid. This type of beta-hydroxy acid has antibacterial properties and works by unclogging your oil-filled pores and helping in the exfoliation of dead skin cells. 
3. Tea Tree Oil
A natural substitute to benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil is a powerful blemish-fighter because it gets rid of skin impurities. It doesn’t strip the natural oils off your skin and has soothing properties.
4. Herbal Clay
Clay is a natural oil-absorbing ingredient. Aside from excess oil, this ingredient helps in clearing skin impurities, too!
It’s tempting to pile tons of products on your face in hopes that acne would disappear in an instant. However, it’s not about how many products you pile on your face, but rather on what works for your skin and what exactly addresses your skin problems. And for people who are pimple-prone, worry no more with these ingredients in your arsenal. Find your match among these products and trust us, those zits won’t ever see the light of day! 

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