Getting rid of your acne once and for all seems to be a never ending adventure for most of us. Everyone with this sometimes debilitating skin condition is on the constant lookout for that one single cure to end all acne cures.
But if you’ve done any research at all you soon discovered that getting rid of acne problems is not so easy and for a variety of reasons. There is no one single cause for acne and you can find a myriad of acne treatment options available for each cause.
But if you can narrow down what exactly is causing your acne breakouts, then you can narrow down some solutions that can alleviate your skin problems.
I remember watching a late night infomercial on television featuring Jessica Simpson promoting some kind of acne solution product that was said to work great for many skin types. Needless to say, I changed the channel. However, I’m sure many people paid attention because they were desperate to find a cure for their acne. I’m also sure that the product did not work for many who bought the acne product they were promoting.
Before you go off spending too much money on skin products in the hopes it will alleviate your acne condition, one of the first things you may want to do is to see your doctor or dermatologist first. A dermatologist is an expert when it comes to acne, so if you are going to buy an acne product, then buy it from someone who knows what they’re talking about.
Your dermatologist will know what kind of skin you have and can prescribe medicine that will help your specific skin condition. However there are some general guidelines you should follow that will help most people no matter how bad your acne condition is.
Depending on the type of skin you have, here are,
Five excellent tips for getting rid of acne:
1 – For oily skin – If your skin tends to be quite oily you should consider taking a medicated acne product. Many people seem to prefer taking this type of product in gel form.
2 – For dry skin – People with dry skin may have better success using a cream product or medicated products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
3 – For dry skin and oily skin – Yep, some people have dry skin on one part of their body and oily skin on another part. There are combination products available that can cater to you if you have this type of skin condition. You will probably need both the oily skin gels and dry skin acne creams available on the market.
4 – For sensitive skin – Depending on how dry or how oily your skin type is you may need to find acne skin products that have less intense concentrations of the active ingredients in the product.
5 – For those who suffer pain because of their acne – what can I say that I haven’t already; you really do need to see your doctor or a dermatologist as soon as possible.
People have been suffering from acne for thousands of years and no single cure has ever been discovered. There have been many technological breakthroughs and discoveries that help people are made almost daily. But with so many people that have so many different skin types along with so many causes, it seems that this skin affliction will be around for some time to come.
The good news is that as we age acne tends to become less and less of an issue. However many adults still do get acne. By this stage though, acne on adults is different than that for younger teenagers and as such has a different name – Rosacea, which is a different subject all together.
What are some of your tips you use to help get rid of your acne? Send in a comment and share with us.