Acne Treatment On Oily Skin?
I want to ask for advice, so my face does have oily skin, usually pimples that grow large but rarely, but lately the pimples are small like a spout and my skin feels dry even though I only wash my face using water. I have also tried to treat acne-specific products, but there are no changes. I saw several reviews of people whose acne was healed using vitacid, according to the doctor, if we wanted to try using the drug, is it safe without a doctor’s prescription? And what dose should be used for the first use?
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Vitacid is a drug that contains tretinoin or retinoic acid. These drugs include hard drugs that should not be used without going through an examination from a doctor first and you should also not be allowed to buy without a prescription from a doctor. Tretinoin is one of the derivatives of vitamin A which can indeed be used as an acne drug. Besides tretinoin also has a function to fight the signs of premature aging of facial skin such as fine wrinkles, dark spots, and also improve the structure of rough skin. Although it has many benefits for the skin, as mentioned earlier this drug is classified as a hard drug that you should not use carelessly because of the side effects that are also quite a lot when used incorrectly.
To help get rid of zits, you can try doing the following things:
Wash your face the right way. You should always wash your face using soap because washing your face using water alone cannot remove sebum (facial oil) and dirt and dead skin that has the potential to clog pores and cause acne.
Choose facial wash soap that suits your skin type, for example at this time your skin often feels dry, use facial washing soap that is specifically made for dry facial skin. Do not use harsh soaps (such as antiseptic soaps) or soaps containing scrubs. Do a facial scrub only 2-3 times a week.
Wash your face using warm water (not hot water)
Just rub your face gently (don't rub it roughly), as well as when you dry your face
Wash your face 2 times a day (in the morning and at night before you sleep
Use a facial moisturizer after you wash your face
Avoid direct sun exposure on the skin, make sure you always use sunscreen before you leave the house in the morning or afternoon
If your acne is classified as mild acne, you can use a face cream that contains benzoyl peroxide which is also effective for treating acne, or you can also buy facial products that contain retinol. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A as well (which can be purchased freely), which has a lower potential than tretinoin.
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