Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Spot Treatment for Acne

here is a tip for taking care of your skin's nemesis, the pimple. a good emergency spot treatment for those zits that pop up at the most inopportune moments would be to mix a drop of benzoyl peroxide with hydrocortisone. apply to the affected area.

benzoyl peroxide helps to dry out the pimple and it also acts as an antibacterial agent. the hydrocortisone will help to reduce inflammation and redness. just use caution to not use too much of either. it can actually make acne worse if overused. 

these products do not require a prescription to purchase and can be purchased at any drugstore or pharmacy. if you need any help finding the product, pharmacists are always happy to come out from behind the counter to show you the products necessary.