While dealing with acne one has to be extra cautious and follow certain measures because if not handled properly they might leave acne scars on the skin. There has always been a debate regarding what medication is to be used in case of mild acne, whether they can be used for severe acne problems too and whether natural products are better than medical products or not .Even if someone uses chemical products or medicines, he has to see whether it contains antiseptic properties ore not. Antiseptic treatments save the skin from infections and even prevent more acne. They are anti bacterial in nature and hence we can say that treating the skin with antiseptics is the best way. Some antiseptic treatments that can be used for the acne as well as rosacea treatment are:
Azelaic acid: Azelaic acid is used to treat mild acne. It stops the bacteria from erupting and thereby prevents acne. Though the acid has antiseptic properties it can only be bought at the doctor’s prescription.
Benzoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide is an anti acne agent and therefore is prescribed by chemists and medical experts. It is also one of the main components of almost all anti acne lotion.
Resorcinol: resorcinol is used in the treatment of mild acne and other skin diseases. It has antifungal as well as anti bacterial properties and therefore is prescribed by many medical experts.
Tea tree oil: The antiseptic properties of tea tree oil make it the most popular choice for acne treatments.
Apart from these there are various other antiseptics like cetrimide, erythromycin, hydrogen peroxide, triclosan etc that can be used as a treatment for acne. But it is always better to follow precautions and consult a medical expert before using any treatments.