How to reduce acne inflammation quickly
Clean off excess oil - In order to prep your skin for optimal acne-free results, Dr. B suggests cleaning and prepping skin with a toner that removes excess oil and dirt.
We recommend using Derm Choice Toner, an alcohol based toner to effectively remove stubborn oil, dirt, and make-up. . By applying a toner after cleansing and before moisturizers or treatments, allows for the skin to be clear from dirt and oil that can get in the way from active ingredients trying to penetrate the deepest layer of the skin. Basically, remove the excess oil and dirt from the skin to make way for what your skin really needs to treat acne like glycolic acid and benzoyl peroxide.
Apply glycolic to clean out pores - If you have dry skin we recommend Glycolic Peel Cleansing Pads. If you have normal to dry skin we recommend you use the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream. Apply this immediately when you notice acne. The high percentage of medical-grade glycolic acid in these two products will combat the substance clogging the skin's pore and allow healing before it becomes too inflamed and irritated.
Finish up with an Acne Lotion that contains an ingredient like benzoyl peroxide. It is known to kill the bacteria that causes acne. We recommend using our Mild Acne Lotion and applying it every other day or everyday for more severe acne.
Lastly, If you tend to get breakout in a certain area we recommend routinely spot treating the area (like the "T-Zone") with a mask or chemical exfoliate with the ingredients glycolic acid and/or salicylic acid. This will zap the beginning stages of acne a minimize it from getting too inflamed.
Let us know below, what do you find works best for breakouts?