Acne and Skin Care Treatments

A lot of people, young and old, male or female have experienced acne and as a result and in extreme cases, they may lose self confidence in themselves and their ability to apply for or even hold down full time employment. This should never be the case and if you feel that this is impacting within your life, then please talk with a trained professional.

We all know someone who has acne, or we we have experienced it ourselves, However, it is not something that cannot be addressed and tackled. There are literally, loads of acne skin care products available and all claim amazing results. Although we do not claim 1 over another, we do believe that with correct consultation with a medical practioner and a positive plan, you can reduce or rectify the effects over time.

You can classify acne skin care products into 3 broad categories –
* Preventive or general acne skin care products
* Over-the-counter, specialised acne skin care products
* On-prescription acne skin care products.

The general acne skin care products are the ones that are used as acne-prevention measure. These include cleansers, make-up removers and similar products that help prevent acne. In the real sense, these acne skin care products are just those that should anyway be part of your daily routine. However, some of these are more oriented to act like an acne skin care product. These acne skin care products act against the causes of acne e.g. limiting the production of sebum/oil and preventing clogging of skin pores. Basically, these acne skin care products prevent the oil from getting trapped in pores and hence hamper the growth of bacteria that lead to acne. The general acne skin care products also include exfoliation products like skin peels. These work towards removing dead skin cells, hence reducing the possibility of pore-clogging and bacteria development.

Then there are specialised acne skin care products that are available over-the-counter i.e. without the need of a prescription. These include products like vanishing creams which extract the extra oil from the skin. Most of these acne skin care products are based on benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, both of which are the enemies of bacteria (and hence acne). You should start with a product that has lower concentration of benzoyl peroxide (e.g. 5%) and see how your skin responds to it.  Alpha-hydroxy-acid based moisturizers are also popular as acne skin care products. You might have to try a few, before you zero-in on the acne skin care product that is effective for you. Before beginning with any course or treatment, you should consider contacting a dermatologist or a specialist for assistance.

On-prescription acne skin care products are the ones that are prescribed by a dermatologist. This can include ointments that can be applied on the affected area or oral antibiotics. Dermatologist could also suggest a minor surgical procedure to remove the contents of pustules.  However, never try to squeeze or do this by yourself, as it may lead to permanent damage of your skin.  Once again, Your doctor should be consulted for various other safe acne treatments currently available.

Tackling acne is not that difficult, but with all things, professional advice should be sought initially.

We trust you have found this of benefit.

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