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Acne Treatments and Solutions

Acne is a common skin disorder that continues to defy those who have attempted to produce a cure. However, this does not mean that there is no relief for the dreaded symptoms of the disorder. There are many skin care products on the market that will substantially ease the symptoms of common acne. Acne skin care products can be generally described as follows:

* General skin cleansers that help to prevent acne from developing.
* Medicated preparations that are available over the counter.
* Preparations that are prescribed by a doctor for more serious outbreaks of acne.

General skin cleansers, make up removers and mild astringent solutions are used to help prevent acne outbreaks from occurring. Actually, the use of these skin care products should be part of one’s regular daily skin care regimen, in order to keep the skin clean and healthy. However, certain skin cleansers are specifically designed to cater for acne sufferers, and these are the products that should be used as a defense against the disease. By restricting the flow of natural body oil, and thus preventing the clogging of skin pores, cleansers containing an astringent agent will prevent oil from getting trapped in skin pores, which leads to the development of bacteria that allows acne outbreaks to form. These general skin care products also include exfoliation products that help the skin to naturally shed dead cells, and remove the chance of skin pores becoming clogged.

Medicated products that are available over the counter, include vanishing creams, which will remove surplus oil from the skin, as well as preparations that are based on benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. These agents kill bacteria and are particularly effective in the formation of pimples and blackheads. Moisturizers based on alpha hydroxy acid are quite effective in the control of mild acne outbreaks. If over the counter products do not control your acne or the condition becomes more extensive, then you would be well advised to consult a dermatologist.

Your dermatologist is qualified to prescribe more active preparations that are designed to control serious acne outbreaks. There are many solutions available to treat acute acne sufferers, including topical ointments, antibiotics and surgical procedures. If you are suffering from uncontrollable outbreaks of acne, don’t hesitate to consult a health care professional.

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