This condition may take three to four years to heal, or may even continue up to eight to twelve years.
But there are medications for acne that can shorten its duration.
And the following are just some of those many effective treatments available in stores and at home.
You can purchase antibacterial medicine that can counteract with the bacteria, such as creams or soap that contains benzoyl peroxide (a bactericide).
However, you have to supplement this medication with non-comedogenic skin moisturizer because it can cause skin irritation that leads to redness and dryness.
For lesser side effects, you can use an alternative to benzoyl, the Azelaic acid.
Medicines that are based on vitamin A like Retinoids (Tretinoin and Isotretinoin) are excellent treatment that unclogged pores.
But avoid sun exposure and this is not advisable for pregnant women because it can cause harm to the baby.
To fight the bacteria, you can apply lotions that are antibiotic in nature, such as erythromycin or clindamycin.
At home, you can have herbal plants which have natural healing effects for this skin condition.
A good example is the leaves of nettle which have anti-inflammatory properties.
Put the leaves to a teapot and add boiling water to it.
Let the healing properties dissolve to the water for five minutes and drink, with honey or lemon if you want.
Another effective herb is peppermint with its menthol that provides natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is not hard to search for effective medications for acne because of the availability of many treatments for this condition.
Just remember that in deciding what treatment to use, you have to consider the severity of your skin and the skin type that you have, because various medications are intended to certain skin type and condition.