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The Best Acne Cream for Your Skin Type

Jul 1, 2008
A given brand of acne cream may be the most popular acne cream ever invented, used by millions, yet still not work for you. Why is this? Well, people have different skin types and acne creams contain different ingredients, meaning an acne cream which works perfectly for your neighbor may just cause your skin to become dry and irritated. There are three different skin types and the ingredients in acne creams react differently with them. You skin may be oily, acidic, or a combination of both. When you are choosing an acne cream, you need to know which type you have and what exactly is in that acne cream you're thinking about buying; knowing these things will help you to choose the perfect acne cream for your skin type.

Chemical ingredients or the lack thereof is an important consideration when choosing an acne cream for your skin type. Of course, the effectiveness of the acne cream in question and the cost should also be taken into account. You can read reviews to find out what others have to say about acne creams on the market. Your results may differ of course, but these reviews are a good place to start.

Some acne creams contain chemicals that cause the skin to dry which leads to irritation. When the treatment is done the skin can end up wrinkled giving an aging affect to the face. A treatment that is not as harsh is better. You want to read the label and have lower levels of benzyl peroxide. Search for mild washes with antiseptic value. Although, there is the possibility of getting an acne skin cream that is too mild and does not work. This is very real and one of the things that you should watch for.

To avoid an acid increase in the skin it is best to avoid Azelaic and Salicylic acid as these can increase the acidic property of the skin. There are alternatives to these that do not have them. If oily skin is a problem then the best acne creams for you would be oil free and does not have a clogging effect on pores. If you have oily skin a gel may be the best option for you.

Combination skin types present a difficulty: what works on one area will make the acne worse on another part of your face. If you have combination skin, you probably are all too familiar with this problem. However, you can find an acne cream which is perfect for your skin type, even if you have combination skin.

Those that have passed testing with no problems or doubts would be at the top of this list. The best acne creams for all types of skin would be the ones with a derivative of vitamin B known as topical niacinamide. The treatment must work on mild cases of acne as well as severe cases of acne. It must not cause irritation to the skin. Now with this knowledge choosing the best acne creams should be an easy task.

These acne creams are out there; those which have passed all testing with no bad side effects and with great results consistently. These are the acne creams which you should choose for your skin.
About the Author
Rees Sklear, long time acne sufferer and founder of BestofAcneCures.com, provides information on the best acne creams to use. Learn more so you don't use the WRONG acne skin cream.
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