BEST WAYS TO PREVENT ACNE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER MENSTRUATION OR OTHER HORMONAL CHANGES
- We are always advised to visit our Doctors.
- Medications usually prescribed for acne include;
Topical treatments (treatments applied to body surfaces in form of oilments, creams, gels).
Antibiotics (Use to treat and prevent bacterial infections by killing or inhibiting bacteria growth).
Isotretinoin (A retinoid, meaning it is related to vitamin A and primarily used to treat severe acne).
and laser and light therapy
- Over the counter (OTC) treatments for acne are medications sold directly to a consumer without a prescription from healthcare professionals. They often contain BENZOYL PEROXIDE, SALICYLIC ACID and SULFUR.
WHAT WORKED BEST FOR ME
Problems come from within so topical treatments alone do not work well.
So I used a combination of Benzoyl Peroxide and the antibiotic Doxycycline while watching my face with lemon or lime juice.
Avoid taking antibiotics for longer periods of time in order to prevent antibiotic resistance.
ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE is the ability of a bacteria to resist the effects of an antibiotic to which they were once sensitive.
It is believed that a combination of antibiotic with Benzoyl peroxide reduces risks of antibiotic resistance and increases efficiency.
Consuming Milk products reduces the efficiency of antibiotics like Tetracycline e.g. Doxycycline and Minocycline.
Benzoyl peroxide is known to cause facial dryness during the first few weeks of application. Application of Face moisturizers once or twice a day helps deal with dryness until skin gets use to Benzoyl peroxide