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Choosing the Right Acne Product

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 0

      Choosing the right acne treatment for you is an important question. There are a countless companies trying to sell you their acne products, washes, lotions, medications and treatments saying how great they are. But how do you decide on the right acne remedy suits your needs? Well that up to, in large, your genetics lifestyle, and preferences. In short, acne is caused by bodily oils blocking the hair follicle outlets, resulting in a blemish. Multiple blemishes are categorized into different levels of acne. Depending on if which scale you use, which vary from 1-4 to 1-10. The most common is the Leed's scale which separates your acne in categories. Try to be honest with yourself and put yourself into the category that best so suits you. Most acne product users will fall between 3 to 7. This guide is meant to help you determine what acne product you need.

 Acne Facial Wash : Since acne is created by excess oils blockading your skin, your first step should be to try out one of these products. Deep acting facials get into the pore and cleanse the area. Anytime your face feels oily it is a breeding ground for acne. Using wash should be your first line of defense from acne and should be your first option. The best facial wash for acne is wash that is “oil free” and has few chemicals. Using the right acne wash will notable reduce your acne.

Eating the wrong foods:  While it has not been scientifically proven that food and diet can cause acne. It has been proven that certain foods can increase acne in individuals. I ask you this, since food breaks down into chemical compounded and travels throughout you bloodstreams. Common sense screams that putting excess oily, unhealthy foods in your body all the time can only have negative effects. Eating healthier foods may not stop acne, but my guess is will help.

External Medication:   If acne still exists, your next step in stopping acne should be external medication. External Medication is used as a form of a cream or gel and placed on the affected area. I would recommend a gel based solutions using Benzoyl Peroxide. Benzoyl Peroxide has been used since the 1950's and has shown to have very mild side effects. Side-effects include burning, itching, peeling and swelling. The solutions that include Benzoyl Peroxide are in concentrations of 2.5%, 5% and 10%.

Internal Medication:   Internal medication, is any pill or capsule which is taken orally. This should be considered after all other possibilities have been exhausted. This goes back to the concept earlier, while doctors may have passed certain drugs like Accutane, this does not mean that they are 100% safe. Artificially adding an excess of foreign chemicals in your bloodstream are sure to have an effect.


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