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Acne Treatment

Spironolactone

Spironolactone is an oral medication for women with moderate acne. Spironolactone is used to treat a specific type of acne: hormonal acne. That’s because surges in the hormones progesterone and testosterone cause an increase in oil gland production, but Spironolactone is able to bind to hormone receptors, decreasing oil production during these surge periods.

Hormonal acne tends to follow a pattern of hard nodules along the jawline and chin that are painful and long-lasting. Other kinds of acne may be bacterial.

Sulfur

Found on the head of matches and historically known as brimstone, sulfur is a natural mineral used to treat a wide variety of skin problems such as dermatitis and rosacea. Sulfur has a very distinct odor that is likened to rotten eggs. Fortunately, most skin care products containing sulfur add other ingredients to reduce sulfur’s odor. Sulfur is best used to treat mild to moderate blackheads, whiteheads, and red pimples. Sulfur may not be as effective on severe acne but is effective onĀ mild to moderate acne lesions

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