Most of us have experienced the need for acne skin care at one point or another in our lifetimes. When do we have the most susceptibility to acne prone skin conditions? At times of hormonal changes like pregnancy, adolescence and just after menopause or childbirth, although for some of us acne prone skin is a constant albeit unwanted companion.

What should we do when our faces break out and how should we care for our skin when acne is more than just unsightly, but risks permanent facial scarring?

The truth of the matter is that you can improve the how severe your breakouts are by changing your diet. Most of us do not drink enough water and that is easiest and first place you should start with your acne skin prone regimen. Our bodies are 80% water and water is needed to maintain cellular health and cell regeneration. Drinking 80 ounces or pure water or more daily will help your cells in you skin to regenerate more rapidly and will help you breakouts to heal much more quickly.

While acne may be unsightly, you may not need to see your doctor for treatment of occasional if severe breakouts. There are numerous oily skin care and acne care treatments on the market, some of which are totally appropriate for mild to moderate breakouts of acne. Try over the counter acne treatments first and you may get the results you are seeking. If your breakouts have become either more severe or more frequent you will want to seek professional advice for stronger skin care products. When purchasing over the counter skin care products for oily skin, milder is generally better. You should also avoid any product containing alcohol since it tends to be harsh and will stimulate your skin to produce oils to replace those that have just been cleansed away.

A third thing you may consider is also a relatively easy acne home remedy. Vitamin therapy for acne while not new has had some varied success with both the prevention and treatment of acne prone skin. Vitamin therapy for the healing and prevention of acne breakouts and oily skin acne focuses on increasing the dietary and supplement intake of vitamins A, E, and B as well as Zinc and Chromium. The common theory is that providing the body with enough of the vitamins and minerals used in the generation of new fresh skin will accelerate the healing process while making the new skin less prone to acne infections and fresh breakouts.

Practicing good acne skin care from gentle cleansing with appropriate oily skin products to improved nutrition will go along way towards making your acne appear less noticeable and occur less often.