Why Treating Acne With Combination Therapy Works - Acne Wipeout

What is Acne Combination Therapy and How Does It Work to Clear Skin?

You’ve heard it before. Doctor knows best. When it comes to acne treatments, this statement rings especially true. After all, the skin is a large and complex organ, so treating acne effectively can often require the deep knowledge of a medical expert. While the jury may still be out on which home acne treatment products work best, there is a strong consensus amongst dermatologists on a professional method for treating acne— it’s called combination therapy. Dermatologists recommend it as the first line of defense against acne, but since this is a professional method, we don’t hear about it much at home. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “Combination therapy should be used in the majority of acne patients to target different aspects of acne.”  Simply put, dermatologists recommend combination therapy because when it comes to treating acne, two ingredients are better than one:

  1.  The acne bacteria fighting super-agent; benzoyl peroxide
  2.  The best pore clearing super-smoother ever; a topical retinoid

When used together in a simple daily regimen, these two ingredients can reduce acne faster and more effectively than using just one or the other, or when compared to other single, over-the-counter acne ingredients.

How Acne Combination Therapy Works to Treat Acne:

With the Acne Wipeout Clinical Acne System, you get access to the only time-released combination therapy kit for acne that’s available over-the-counter. Acne Wipeout was designed from the ground up to promote clear, healthy looking skin, using dermatologist recommended combination therapy at home. Let’s take a deeper look at the key ingredients in the Acne Wipeout Clinical Acne System to break down exactly how they treat acne and help you achieve your best, clearest and healthiest looking skin.

How Benzoyl Peroxide Works:

Benzoyl peroxide works to treat and prevent acne by killing acne bacteria inside pores, which in turn helps to clear pores of debris and excess sebum (oil). Acne bacteria and excessive oil are of course key contributors to outbreaks, making benzoyl peroxide a truly powerful and effective acne treatment. Acne Wipeout goes even a step further. The Benzoyl Peroxide in Acne Wipeout is encapsulated and time-released so that it doesn’t just fight acne bacteria when you first apply it and then quit—it keeps fighting acne all day long. 

Benzoyl peroxide helps treat inflammatory acne flare ups

Benzoyl peroxide is a proven treatment against visible acne outbreaks and flare ups. Outbreaks—or breakouts— are typically characterized by those red bumps that contain pus and may often be painful to the touch. That painful, angry zit was weeks in the making, way before you even felt it, having started deep within a pore that had become clogged. Inside that pore, acne bacteria started to thrive on oil that had become trapped there, backed up with nowhere to go. Debri from the bacteria adds to the oil and pressure. Boom! Here comes Acne Wipeout to unclog that pore, kill that bacteria with time-released benzoyl peroxide and clear the affected area — and keep it clear all day long.

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Next let’s take a look at the second component of acne combination therapy, the pore clearing super-smoother Retinol Plus.

How Retinol Plus Works:

Retinol Plus is a topical retinoid. Retinol is part of a large family tree of retinoids, all derived from Vitamin A. Retinol Plus helps clear skin in two ways: First, it gets to work on the skin’s top layer, using natural exfoliating power to remove pore-clogging dead skin cells and debris. Keeping pores clear and open is crucial in stopping excessive oil from becoming trapped, which creates an environment for acne bacteria to multiply. Clear pores are a major factor in helping benzoyl peroxide control and fight acne faster and more effectively. Together, Retinol Plus and benzoyl peroxide are an unstoppable dynamic duo against acne.

Second, Retinol Plus works to keep acne-prone skin looking and feeling smooth. Retinoids are well known as the gold standard for skin smoothing topicals, but many people shy away because of “retinization” – the time it takes your skin to adjust to the treatment, during which there can be redness and irritation. Retinol Plus to the rescue! Encapsulated, time-released Retinol Plus helps buffer the skin against retinization, making treatment far more tolerable. The last thing acne-prone skin needs is any redness. Retinol Plus is optimized to be combined with benzoyl peroxide in a daily regimen for faster, improved acne clearing outcomes while minimizing redness and irritation.

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A Natural Alternative to Adapalene

Retinol Plus is naturally derived from Vitamin A, as an alternative to a synthetic retinoid like Adapalene. Both are topical retinoids. Both aim to reduce retinization. Retinol Plus contains an antimicrobial booster, but here’s where they differ the most; Retinol Plus is encapsulated, time-released, and designed to be used in combination with benzoyl peroxide, which helps to speed up acne clearing results compared to only using a retinoid by itself. Always use a sunscreen when using any retinoid.

A topical retinoid will help treat comedonal acne (Blackheads & Whiteheads)

You’ve most likely heard of comedonal acne by the more common names of blackheads and whiteheads. They usually develop on the forehead or chin. Blackheads refer to “open” comedones, which means that the pore is still slightly open. The black color is from oxidized oil and debris—not dirt, and it can’t be washed off. Whiteheads are “closed”, meaning that the pore has been completely plugged with a mixture of oil and dead skin cells. Retinol Plus works from the top layers of the skin to smooth, resurface, and reopen clogged pores before they turn into inflammatory acne.


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The Only All Day and All Night Combination Therapy

Perhaps one of the most awesome features of the Acne Wipeout Clinical Acne System is the fact that it’s unique time-released combination therapy literally works all day and all night to help keep skin clear and smooth. It’s simple to use;

  1. Cleanse and apply time-released Retinol Plus night cream, before bed and it’s on duty, working the night shift to unclog pores and eliminate blackheads and whiteheads.
  2. In the morning, cleanse and apply time-released benzoyl peroxide and it takes over, protecting pores from acne bacteria and fighting breakouts all day.

To get more information or to purchase Acne Wipeout you can shop at the new Acne Wipeout Online Store or stop by a Walmart near you.