Thank you very much, again, Donna!
So that news is awesome! Honestly I chose tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar because of their antibacterial properties, but that, in my opinion, is a perfect justification. So thank you very much!
So that justifies the tea tree oil/apple cider vinegar "home" remedy, so I've been google searching some information about salicylic acid/benzoyl peroxide/adapalene .1%
So I found a pretty helpful website: http://www.healthcareveda.com/post/Does ... teria.aspx
"Unlike the over-the-counter ingredient benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid penetrates into pores and exfoliate the walls of the pores to eliminate the clogging residue that causes acne
. For this reason, it is particularly effective against comedonal acne
, or blackheads. The main difference between Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid is that benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria on the skin's surface, whereas salicylic acid removes the clogging residue. Benzoyl peroxide can be used in conjunction with salicylic acid for a comprehensive over-the-counter acne
regimen. Salicylic acid products must be used continuously to prevent acne
-prone skin. Use the lowest possible concentration to avoid irritation."
"This ingredient works on acne
by actually helping to get rid of the dead skin cells that are on the skin. When the dead skin cells are not shed, they can often fall into the pores or build up on the skin. If the dead cells get into the pores and mix with sebum and bacteria, this can cause acne
breakouts to occur. Of course, not only does the salicylic acid help to get rid of the dead skin cells, but it can also help to break down whiteheads and blackheads as well. Salicylic acid also helps the top layer of skin to peel off as well, which helps get rid of acne
. While salicylic acid does many things, one thing it cannot do is kill the bacteria on your skin and in the pores."
So benzoyl peroxide somehow KILLS the bacteria, whereas salicylic acid essentially cleans out the pores and clogs in your skin. I am unsure how benzoyl peroxide kills the bacteria, as in if it just lyses it like apple cider vinegar, or if it has its own way of killing the bacteria, however based on this information above, it seems as though the benzoyl peroxide 10% should show some form of results, whereas the salicylic acid might not show anything, because it doesn't actually kill the bacteria according to this article. I hope that makes sense!
So I need to figure out how benzoyl peroxide kills the bacterial cell, and also about adapalene and how it treats acne
specificly. Once I have this information, then I can hopefully justify the future results. Thanks so much for all the help!