The world of beauty products has become a battleground in the fight against acne, as some have taken a cue from the latest research and claimed to remove blemish-prone skin from the body.
In a new study, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, researchers showed how to remove the blemished skin using a topical cream, and were able to do so without damaging the skin itself.
The study, which involved researchers at St Mary’s University, Cambridge, UK, looked at how the treatment could be applied and why it was effective.
It looked at the use of two products in the United Kingdom, L’Oreal’s SPF 50 Cream and Lancome’s Vitamin E Cream, and compared their efficacy to the skin care products themselves.
Both products have a similar formula and ingredients, but L’Oréal uses an SPF 30 cream while Lancome uses an extra vitamin E ingredient to make it more effective.
The researchers found that applying the SPF cream to the affected area removed the blems in one part of the body, while Lancôme’s product could only remove a portion of the bleme on the affected areas.
“The SPF-50 cream can be applied to the areas where the blembles are present for a maximum of eight hours,” the researchers wrote.
“In addition, we found that the Vitamin E cream, when applied, had no effect on the blemer area.”
The researchers also said the use the SPFs cream and vitamin E cream to remove all blemages on the skin without damaging other parts of the skin would be “very useful”.
But some people may not want to apply the cream or vitamin E to their skin, because of the way it’s applied.
“As with any cosmetic product, the cream and the Vitamin-E cream have to be used according to instructions and the skin should be moisturised before use,” the study’s lead author, Dr. Jules Pompadour, said in a statement.
“This is especially true if the product has been used for a long time, as the skin can become dry after application.”
The study also found that one part, or “laser” part, of the treatment was effective, but the other part, the skin bleming “pigment” removal, was less effective.
In other words, the lasers are not effective at removing blemage on the targeted areas, which means it might be better to apply them to a smaller area first, before the laser.
“I think it’s a bit of a misnomer to say that the laser is useless because it doesn’t really work,” Dr. Pompidour told ABC News.
“It does a good job, but it does not remove blems.
It is still effective on the laser area, which is not the area that needs to be laser-treated, so it’s still very effective.”
The report noted that people who were acne-prone might want to consider an alternative treatment, like the facial scrub.