Chemicals used in the treatment of Cystic Acne

In order to keep acne in control, a person must make an effort to keep their face clean. Cystic Acne, the severest form of acne, generally affects the face. It is extremely painful, unsightly and undesirable. Cysts are formed on the surface of the skin, making it appear rough and unattractive. One simple and sometimes effective treatment is Benzoyl Peroxide.

Benzoyl peroxide removes excessive oil from the skin in order to prevent the pores from clogging and the formation of new acne. However if the skin is too sensitive, Benzoyl Peroxide can cause the skin to dry too much and begin chapping. Also, if too much of it is applied, the skin may also become dry. The right amount depends on a person’s skin, e.g. what might work on one person’s skin may be unsuitable for someone else’s. Therefore, many dermatologists warn against face cleansers that are too harsh, after the application of Benzoyl Peroxide or any other chemical that is designed to counteract oily skin.

Medical practitioners also advise against the application of bath soaps or sunscreen lotions, etc. on acne affected skin. Bath soaps can contain chemicals that are too harsh on the skin, which can aggravate acne. Even sunscreen lotions contain chemicals that are not sensitive or skin-friendly, which is why dermatologists advise individuals with acne to use oil-free products. Most oil free soaps or sunscreen lotions will not negatively affect the acne.