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  1. How Lactic Acid Helps with Acne

    Introduction to Lactic Acid How Lactic Acid Works to Clear Acne Lactic Acid Treatments for Acne Characteristics That Affect the Strength of a Lactic Acid Product Lactic Acid Side Effects Efficacy of Lactic Acid on Acne Introduction to Lactic Acid Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). Alpha hydroxy acids are a group of acids used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, ichthyosis, keratosis, warts, psoriasis, and sun-damaged skin. Lactic acid is...
  2. How Does Jessner's Solution Help Clear Acne?

    Introduction to Jessner's Solution How Jessner's Solution Works to Clear Acne Jessner's Solution Treatment Side Effects of Jessner's Solution Efficacy of Jessner's Solution on Acne Summary Introduction to Jessner's Solution There are several types of chemical peels used to treat acne, and these peels normally contain one acid. Jessner's solution is a different type of chemical peel, made with a combination of ingredients. The components of Jessner's solution are: Salicylic acid (14%): Salicylic acid is a...
  3. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) vs. Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)

    Introduction to AHA and BHA Differences Between AHA and BHA Similarities Between AHAs and BHAs Side Effects of AHAs and BHAs Comparing the Effectiveness of AHAs and BHAs Introduction to AHA and BHA Hydroxy acids are a group of acids used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne. There are two main classes of hydroxy acids: Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) The main AHA used to treat acne is glycolic acid, while...
  4. How Glycolic Acid Helps with Acne

    Introduction to Glycolic Acid How Glycolic Acid Works to Clear Acne Glycolic Acid Treatments for Acne Characteristics that Affect the Strength of a Glycolic Acid Product Glycolic Acid Side Effects According to the FDA: Glycolic Acid Does Not Cause Cancer Efficacy of Glycolic Acid on Acne Introduction to Glycolic Acid Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which is a type of acid used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, ichthyosis, keratosis,...
  5. Glycolic Acid (Alpha Hydroxy Acid - AHA)

    Evidence that glycolic acid works Many of us here at Acne.org have known for years that alpha hydroxy acid helps keep us clearer. Finally, the scientific community is backing us up:1-7 According to a 2012 article in The Journal of Dermatology "... experiments performed by Atzori et al. and by our group showed significant improvement of inflammatory eruptions from the first application."1 According to a 2012 article in the Journal of the German Dermatological Society "... Patients assess...
  6. How Mandelic Acid Helps with Acne

    Introduction to Mandelic Acid How Mandelic Acid Works to Clear Acne Mandelic Acid Side Effects Efficacy of Mandelic Acid Introduction to Mandelic Acid Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), an acid that can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne. Mandelic acid is a less common acne treatment. However, it is often found in skin care products because it has anti-bacterial properties and can help restore proper skin pigmentation. Scientists have...
  7. The ZIIT Method (Acne Spot Treatment)

    This is a method you can use if you want to do everything you possibly can to prevent a zit from forming. It is important that you catch the pimple early, in its initial stages. Once a pimple is full-blown, this method may help it heal a bit faster, but there will not be much you can do at that point. Zinc Zinc helps heal wounds, is an antioxidant, and acts as an anti-inflammatory.1-2 It has been...
  8. How Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) Help with Acne

    Introduction to AHAs Types of AHA Used to Treat Acne How AHAs Work to Clear Acne AHA Treatments for Acne Characteristics That Affect the Strength of an AHA Product Side Effects of AHAs According to the FDA: AHAs Do Not Cause Cancer Efficacy of Alpha Hydroxy Acid on Acne Introduction to AHAs Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are a group of acids used to treat skin diseases like acne, ichthyosis, keratosis, warts, psoriasis, and sun-damaged skin....
  9. Does Lemon Juice Clear Acne?

    Numerous online anecdotal reports suggest that lemon juice helps reduce acne, while others report no acne-clearing benefit. Scientists have not performed any studies investigating the effect of lemon juice on acne, but studies on how individual chemicals present in lemon juice suppress the factors involved in acne help shine some light on the subject and point toward the possibility that lemon juice, and oils in lemon peels might help to some degree. Chemical Composition of Lemons Lemons...
  10. Does Salicylic Acid Make Your Skin More Sensitive to the Sun?

    Salicylic acid is an extremely common ingredient in over-the-counter acne products, as well as professional chemical peels. It is an acid that can exfoliate the skin (remove dead skin cells from the skin surface and from inside pores), but it can also reduce skin oil production, decrease inflammation, and act as a mild pain reliever and disinfectant. Thanks to these properties, salicylic acid decreases the chances of breakouts and provides some relief of acne symptoms...
  11. How Exfoliation Helps with Acne

    Exfoliation refers to the removal of dead skin cells. Exfoliation happens naturally when dead skin cells fall off to be replaced by new skin cells in a constant process of turnover. However, in acne-prone skin, this process does not function properly, and products that exfoliate the skin can help. Products that exfoliate the skin come in two types: Chemical exfoliants: These are acids that are applied topically to the skin. You can purchase over-the-counter products containing these...
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