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The best anti-acne ingredients for acne treatment

Nov 29,2021 | HISEEK PRETTY

Epidemics are repeated, again and again, masks have become the norm, coupled with heavy work pressure, staying up late, and a high-sugar and high-GI diet, it seems that acne has become an inevitable event. This kind of acne can still be solved very well. In the previous article, I mentioned acne and articles related to diet, such as Some common questions about acne

Today, the editor will talk about the causes of acne, combine common acne ingredients and their corresponding products, and make more specific supplements to this part of acne.

Causes of acne

At present, the main causes of acne (acne) are as follows:

1. The occurrence of acne is mainly related to excessive sebum secretion.
2. The clogging of the hair follicle sebaceous ducts, abnormal keratinization of the hair follicle sebaceous ducts causes duct clogging, sebum drainage barriers, formation of keratin plugs, micro-acne, bacterial infections and inflammatory reactions, and other factors are closely related.
3. A variety of microorganisms, especially Propionibacterium acnes, multiply in the hair follicles.
4. Lipase produced by Propionibacterium acnes decomposes sebum to generate free fatty acids, and at the same time chemotaxis inflammatory cells and mediators, and ultimately induce and aggravate the inflammatory response.

How to treat acne? There are many products on the market that claim to have anti-acne effects, but they are actually combinations of different anti-acne ingredients.

Some are responsible for clearing blockages, some are dedicated to sterilization, and some ingredients are more versatile, and the types of acne targeted by various ingredients are also different. It can be solved one by one.

Anti-acne ingredient-salicylic acid

Anti-acne principle: Salicylic acid is also BHA. It is fat-soluble and can penetrate deeper into the pores and skin than fruit acid. It has a deep cleansing effect. It can clean the pores and deal with the closed mouth buried in the depths. Acne has a better effect.

But as a veteran of the ingredient party, you might know that the salicylic acid product that is very popular at the moment is hiseekpretty's salicylic acid and glycolic acid pads. This product was once a single product for the ingredient party. The packaged salicylic acid is used to solve oily skin, and it has an influence on solving blackhead pores and acne problems. Glycolic acid exfoliates and cleans, and completely gets rid of acne. The skin feels refreshing, I have to admit that this product was on the global market at that time, and it is still famous now. The price is not expensive but also super easy to use, suitable for home acne treatment.


Anti-acne ingredients-tea tree oil

Anti-acne principle: Expert research has found that tea tree essential oil uses its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects to effectively combat acne caused by Propionibacterium acnes. When the acne is in the early to middle stage of growth, there are more serious pustules or redness and inflammation. You can apply tea tree essential oil directly on the abscessed acne, and you don't need to apply it to other intact skin. In general, the redness, swelling, and acne will "dry out" after one to two days. But tea tree oil is generally photosensitive, so it is generally used at night. If the acne is not serious, tea tree essential oil is very effective in removing acne. Some people say that tea tree essential oil is more effective for the kind of white-pointed and a little purulent acne. But it is generally used together with lavender essential oil.



Anti-acne ingredient-turmeric 

Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a very helpful ingredient in fighting inflammation. It can help reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing of acne. At the same time, turmeric is a good helper for brightening the skin. Even the heroine of "Star Wars" Daisy Lei Daisy Ridley is also a lover of turmeric. Serum, mud mask and toner containing turmeric anti-acne ingredients are a good choice


Anti-acne ingredient-Lactic acid

Lactic acid is a kind of fruit acid. It can not only remove the aging keratin deposits of the stratum corneum on the surface of the skin, but also increase the thickness of the dermis, improve the aging skin damaged by ultraviolet rays, and promote skin renewal and collagen synthesis.

Our usual process of applying a yogurt mask is actually the process of lactic acid skincare.

It is worth mentioning that compared with salicylic acid, lactic acid has all the effects of salicylic acid, but it is more skin-friendly than salicylic acid and can be used for sensitive skin.

Lactic acid can penetrate into the bottom of the pores along with the sebaceous glands that secrete oil, promote the metabolism and discharge of the aged stratum corneum in the pores, improve the clogged pores, block the formation of acne, etc., and clear the obstacles for the pores.

So it’s very necessary to regularly use some cleansing mud masks for skincare



In general, for mild acne, you can choose the above-mentioned different ingredients for acne peeling or a more natural herbal formula according to your needs.

Ingredient keywords

Salicylic acid glycolic acid: to clear old dead skin cells, more suitable for people with blackheads and whiteheads.
Tea tree essential oil: inhibits Propionibacterium acnes and is more suitable for people with inflammatory redness and acne.
Turmeric: suitable for Malassezia (fungus), etc. If you can't tell whether the acne on your face is caused by bacteria or fungi, you can use turmeric serum and skincare products.
Lactic acid: antibacterial + inhibiting oil secretion + preventing cell hyperkeratosis + whitening, with salicylic acid function, relatively mild, can also be used for sensitive skin.

Always pay attention to gentle cleaning, after cleaning, pay attention to repairing sunscreen.

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