I have been taking acne drugs (acne medications) for many years now, and I am here to help you understand the most effective and safest acne medications.
Acne is not a disease. You don't have to be a doctor to understand acne. A medical doctor or specialist will help you understand what acne is, why it is harmful and how to manage it. Acne is an immune-mediated disease, so you can get it from bacteria, toxins, environmental triggers and more. Acne occurs in two stages - early in the life cycle, and at various stages during a woman's life.
In the first stage, the skin can get damaged by environmental triggers. The trigger can be a bacterial infection, a virus, a chemical, a medication or a poor diet. This stage causes the skin to be irritated, red and dry. This is why it is important to prevent the trigger. The second stage is a hormonal or allergic response. This can cause pimples and red, raised bumps around the face or eyes. This happens for a variety of reasons. If you have an acne skin condition, you might also be at risk for developing some of these conditions. If you think you might be pregnant, you should see your doctor to make sure you are not developing any of these conditions. The final stage is a reaction to a topical medication.