How To Choose An Acne Treatment?

Posted for Acne On July 2, 2009

Hi,

Water water everywhere… But not a drop to drink! Do you get the same feeling as you browse through the acne skin care section of your drugstore?

There are so many acne products flooding the skin care market that more often than not, people get confused about what to purchase. Even a search on the Internet turns out such overwhelming results that it only adds to the confusion. Fortunately, the right kind of knowledge can make things easier for you and help to decide on the right product…

In order to choose an effective acne treatment, we first need to understand the prime causes of acne.

Causes of Acne
Acne can be a result of a number of reasons including genetics, hormonal alterations, medications, stress and most importantly bacterial infestation. Acne is formed when bacteria, dead skin cells and sebum particles get clogged inside the skin pores. It further gives rise to the formation of whiteheads and blackheads

Choosing Acne Care Products

It is not enough to use acne care products. Rather you should make sure that all the other skin care products that you use help to keep acne at bay. Here are some handy tips…

Cleansers
Should be mild and remove the skin impurities without making it too dry. Dry and irritated skin is more prone to breakouts. Look for \’anti-acneic\’ labels!

Toners
Acne prone skin is usually oil. So consider using toners containing witch hazel.

Moisturizers
Use lightweight oil-free moisturizers preferably in form of serums and gels. Avoid creamy ones.

Spot Treatments

Look for products containing ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. They are powerful acne fighting ingredients and can provide great improvement in acne. Also look for tretinoin, again a powerful anti-acneic ingredient.

So, the next time you go to purchase your skin care products, you won\’t be confused anymore and can make a wise decision.

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