When we look at the trends, the three most debilitating skin and subcutaneous diseases in Australia are dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne respectively.

Acne plagues many people, but what can you do to remedy it? Although teenagers are the most common sufferers, all sorts of people suffer from the turmoil of pimples and blemishes at all stages of life. Acne is a skin disease that starts in the oil glands at the base of the follicles of your tiny facial hairs. About 3 in every 4 people between the ages of 11 and 30 years old are affected by acne.

While acne is not harmful in any way (just incredibly frustrating), it can scar your skin. Your treatment options will depend on how persistent and severe your acne problem is. Risk factors include menstrual cycles, stress, anxiety, genetics, and hot and humid climates. Using oil-based makeup and squeezing pimples can also lead to an acne breakout.

What You Can Do About It

There are a few over-the-counter acne treatments you can try. For mild acne, you could give a mixture of Benzoyl peroxide, Salicylic acid, sulfur, Retin-A, Azelaic acid, or Resorcinol a try. All of these ingredients should be mixed in whatever treatment you purchase as each plays a different role. For instance, Resocinol will help break down your whiteheads and blackheads while Benzoyl peroxide kills acne-causing bacteria and accelerates your skin’s healing process.

For moderate to severe acne, you could try oral antibiotics Tetracyclines or Trimethroprim. In some cases, oral contraceptives can also help remedy acne problems if its root cause is related to hormones and/or your menstrual cycle.

At-Home Treatments

There are also a few at-home “quick fixes” you can try out if you want to get rid of your acne at the snap of a finger. These may not be long (or even short term) solutions in all cases, but they’re worth giving a shot if you’re finally tired of struggling with your acne issue.

Lemons will exfoliate your skin and kill bacteria. To use them for acne, dip a cotton ball in lemon juice and then dab your acne. Rinse with cool water.

Apple cider vinegar is known for helping a realm of worries. Apply with a cotton ball and rinse with cool water.

Acidic foods can also help your acne by flushing your pores. Dab your affected areas with cotton balls.

Aloe vera can help your acne by fighting infection and reducing scarring. Scrape the gel from the plant and use a spoon to apply to your acne. Try our Aloe Vera skin care face cream.

Witch hazel can help your acne as well. Try using a cotton ball to apply it to your skin during the night.


You’re not alone in your acne problem, many people face it everyday alongside you. Give a few different treatments a shot, something is bound to work for you!

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