Theres different types of breakouts and how you treat them depends on the the type of breakout you’re having.
Cystic/Hormonal acne are those deep, inflammed, purple, sore pimples. When they’re released you will get puss and blood. The most effective way to treat these are with salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Salicylic will treat the acne from above, it gets deep into your pores, cleanses and exfoliates inside of the follicle. Benzoyl Peroxide treats the acne from below. Its an anti-bacterial and will kill the bacteria in the follicle. You can also ice roll the breakout to decrease inflammation which will help with any pain and the size of the breakout.
Congestion: blackheads and whiteheads are those little tiny white pimples and the little cogged pores. The blackheads happen when the congestion oxidizes and turns a dark color. To get rid of and prevent these salicylic is going to be wonders. It will break down the congestion and clear out the follicle of all the dead skin, oil, etc.
Regular deep cleansing facials and the proper at home regimen will help maintain clear, happy skin.
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