Acne Skin Care Treatment Products

By: suegold


Many people suffer with the skin condition known as acne or Zits; fortunately, the problems it causes are being investigated. A great deal of effort is going into research for a cure; in fact many new remedies are proving very effective. The type of acne skin care product you might use would come under three general categories:
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Drugstore: Preventative treatment

Over-the-counter

Prescription: Issued for specialized medication from a doctor etc.

General or preventative products form part of a large skin care market, they deal with skin creams, lotions and cleansers that can help to stop acne. This is a market where many people use this type of product every day to condition their skin. They use these products to protect their skin from the environment even if they do not have the acne condition.

Many of these cleansers act in almost exactly the same way as acne skin care products which have been formulated to limit the amount of oil or sebum forming in the pores. When the pores become clogged with this oil, bacteria which can cause the problem begin to grow. These skin care products are designed to prevent this from happening.

This type of skin care treatment also includes those which exfoliate such as skin peels. These can be bought over the counter or on the internet. These work towards removing dead skin cells, reducing the possibility of pore-clogging and bacteria development.

The growth of the skin care market has allowed even more specialized acne skin care products to be available without the need to visit the doctor. These include products like vanishing creams which extract the excess oil from the skin. Most of these are based on benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, both of which are the enemies of bacteria (and hence acne).

It is preferable when you first start using this type of product to keep the concentration of it low, around 5.5 percent is best. You can always try a cleaner or cream containing alpha hydroxy acid if this doesn't work. You might have to try a few different creams or lotions before you find the acne skin care product that is effective for you're skin. If nothing you try seems to work, you should contact a dermatologist.

There are benefits of seeing your doctor or dermatologist, they can prescribe you with a prescription for treatments not available over the counter, for example a course of antibiotics. In some case your doctor may suggest the pustules are drained of harmful contents under local anesthetic, this is a minor procedure which if carried out by yourself could result in skin damage.

Your doctor may even suggest a course of hormone therapy as a skin care treatment. Hormone changes are sometimes responsible for acne and can be very effective when used under prescription. Constant research has paid off, and whilst they cannot cure the condition, it is becoming easier to treat.

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Author Suzie Goldie is the manager of a skin care products online store. She manages a great skin care products store. Suzie offers the best skin care products at the low prices.

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