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Common Acne Product Ingredients in Over-the-Counter Drugs for Treating Acne and Pimples

Over-the-counter (or OTC, for short) acne medications use a variety of drying and antibacterial agents as active ingredients.

These ingredients, which are meant to dry surface oil and unclog plugged pores, may be used by the manufacturer singly or in combination, and are available in a fairly broad range of strengths.

You will find them in products sold as lotions, creams, gels, medicated pads, and cleansers. Nowadays, some are even included in cosmetics. The most widely used of the OTC acne product ingredients are:

Sulfur and Resorcinol

What: Peeling and antibacterial agents found in many clear and flesh-colored creams and lotions. Often paired with salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide.

Pros: Helps keep your complexion free of excess oil, but doesn’t cause undue dryness in most formulations.

Cons: Effectiveness is limited to mild and moderate cases of acne; can be drying to the skin, especially if used in an alcohol-based formulation.

Salicylic Acid

What: A beta-hydroxy acid (or BHA) derived from willow tree bark; used for its exfoliating (or peeling) qualities. Designed to loosen and soften plugged pores.

Pros: Especially good for the treatment of blackheads.

Cons: Limited usefulness unless paired with other active ingredients.

Benzoyl Peroxide

What: Perhaps the most commonly used active ingredient in OTC acne medications, benzoyl peroxide’s unique attribute is that it penetrates the pore to kill bacteria within the oil duct. Comes in 2.5 percent, 5 percent, 7 percent and 10 percent concentrations, though lower strengths seem about as effective as higher ones, and tend to be less drying.

Pros: Consistently effective against almost all types of acne except the most severe and resistant strains. Widely available in creams, lotions, gels, masks, and cleansers, so it’s relatively easy to find a brand and a formulation you like.

Cons. Can be excessively drying in certain formulations (particularly gels). Can also cause redness and flaking of the skin.

OTC Remedies for Butt Bumps

As we’ve seen, acne doesn’t just attack the face. It can also develop on the buttocks, among other places. Most butt bumps erupt when your pores get clogged with perspiration, bacteria, and dead skin cells—the perfect breeding ground for papule-inducing germs. If left untreated, those germs will continue to accumulate and soon transform your minimally inflamed papules into festering pustules.

The Best Acne Solution?

Acne treatments containing benzoyl peroxide, such as Clean and Clear Persa Gel and Oxy-1O Vanishing Acne Medication. These products not only help heal both papules and pustules by combating bacteria, but also have a drying effect, which can be beneficial if the skin on your buttocks is oily.

If you have dry skin that is prone to flaking, however, opt instead for products containing salicylic acid such as Cool Clenz Treatment and Neutrogena Clear Pore Treatment. These should gently exfoliate your skin without causing undue dryness.

To prevent future outbreaks, we often recommend the use of alpha-hydroxy or acne masks to keep the pores clear and unplugged. Finally, since the skin on your buttocks is thicker than the skin on your face, you can usually try products there that contain relatively high concentrations of active ingredients.
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