Acne Regimen: 3 Easy-to-Follow Steps in Treating Acne

A person who suffered from Acne all his adolescence and early adulthood life, discovered the “Regimen” about 10 years ago in a desperate desire to get rid of the devastating acne. He used the Regimen for Acne Treatment and it was proven to be successful and satisfying. Thus, he wanted to share the Regimen for those who suffer the same dilemma with acne.

The Regimen is actually a process with three easy-to-follow steps, making use of low-cost products bought over the counter. It should be regularly done twice daily, preferably with 12 hours interval to achieve the best possible results.

Step 1. Gentle Washing of Face

Splatter your neck, face, and other affected areas with lukewarm water from the shower or sink. Using a mild cleansing soap, make a lather in your hands and gently wash affected areas for a few seconds. Avoid using a washcloth because it may be too irritating. This facial washing prepares the area for the application of Benzoyl Peroxide. After gently washing the face with soap and water, rinse mildly and pat dry instead of rubbing. Wait for about 5 to 15 minutes to allow the skin to completely dry.

Step 2. Generous Application of 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide

Wash your hands and dry them after. If you are still a novice when it comes to using the Regimen, start using a lesser amount of Benzoyl Peroxide to avoid irritation. After 2 to 4 weeks, the amount can be gradually increased until full amount is reached. Squeeze out enough Benzoyl Peroxide and gently spread it on the skin using your fingers. Avoid rubbing, let your fingers move smoothly instead, use cautiously on the affected areas near your eyes. Stratum corneum, which is the most superficial skin layer near your eyes, is about 0.9% thinner than the rest of the facial skin, and is thus extremely sensitive. When a cream is used, it should be applied to smaller skin areas to avoid drying out of the cream before it is absorbed. Benzoyl Peroxide in gel form can be safely applied to the whole face at the same time. Benzoyl Peroxide can result to itchiness and redness thus it is important to start with minimal amount. Redness or itchiness are normal side effects and will subside but crusting and swelling are signs of an allergic reaction, which prompts the need for medical consultation and immediate stoppage of the application.

Step 3. Application of a Good Moisturizer

Wash your hands again and dry them before you start applying moisturizers. Moisturizer helps mask the flaky effects of the Benzoyl Peroxide, allowing you to go outside the house with your skin looking normal. If you still have flaky skin, applying additional moisturizer is necessary. Start moisturizing once daily. Carefully avoid applying moisturizer near the eyes because it can gather up some Benzoyl Peroxide underneath and may cause irritation to the sensitive areas.

The Regimen, when followed and practiced appropriately, is really effective in treating acne, The secret behind its effectiveness is actually the generous application of 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide, which helps oxygenate the skin and prevents bacterial growth.