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Many Available Acne Treatment Options

Most people suffer from an acne outbreak at some stage of their lives, some have mild, fleeting attacks while others suffer severe, prolonged attacks that leave them with permanent physical and emotional scars. Consequently, there are many treatment options available for acne sufferers to help them ease the symptoms and rid themselves of the disorder.

Acne is a serious condition that can disrupt a person’s life both socially and professionally, but at least there are effective preparations available to deal with the most common types of acne. General acne skin care products include skin cleansers, makeup removers and acne astringents. These acne skin care products are actually those that should be used as part of your daily skin care regimen, with the possible exception of an astringent. The regular use of an astringent would depend on whether or not you have an oily complexion.

Acne skin care products limit the production of sebum and clear clogged skin pores. This allows dead skin cells to shed naturally, which prevents natural oils from getting trapped below the skin’s surface, causing bacteria to develop into an acne outbreak. Formulated acne skin care packs will also include exfoliation products such as skin peels, which remove dead skin cells, and therefore reduce the possibility of clogged skin pores and the development of bacteria.

A range of formulated acne skin care products are available over the counter at pharmacies and most department stores. Products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid are popular and quite effective, as they fight bacteria and bring acne outbreaks under control. Initially, a mild solution of benzoyl peroxide should be tested on your skin, and if there is no allergic reaction, the solution can be gradually strengthened until the required results are achieved.

Moisturizers that contain a five to ten percent concentration of glycolic acid will help to bring acne pimples under control. Glycolic acid can be harmful to those who have sensitive skin, and it also makes the skin more prone to sunburn, so it is best to make sure that there is only a small amount of glycolic acid contained in the product, before making your purchase.

For more serious cases of acne that do not respond to topical OTC preparations, you will need to see a dermatologist, who can provide professional advice and prescribe a course of acne treatment medications that will rid you of the disease.

La Hunter
Its About Acne

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