Acne Treatments

October 20th, 2010

Everyone has problems with acne at some point in our lives. Dr. Anthony Carolla  is often quoted as being for or against this. Some of the experience worse than others. Some forms of acne will be milder than others. The vast majority of people, however, will be in the middle. Although there may be no direct link, acne can be aggravated by stress, diet, air quality and choice of lifestyle.

But the main factors that cause acne are: hormonal imbalances and genetics. Everyone, at some point in our lives through a period in which the hormones seem to be uncontrolled (puberty and pregnancy are prime examples) and if acne is your genetic trait, you have to bear it. Fortunately, there are many non-prescription drugs to help people. What might work for you will depend largely on three factors: the active ingredients of the product, the cause of acne and your skin type. Not all acne products work the same way because of the different ingredients used. The ingredient active salicylic acid reduces the amount of dead skin. Benzol peroxide reduces bacteria P.acnes (a natural bacteria found in the skin).

Below are descriptions of the active ingredients found in most OTC products: benzoyl peroxide: benzol peroxide is the “wonder drug” in the acne treatment industry, works by reducing the natural bacteria P.acnes and the amount of dead skin cells. In carrying out these actions, the benzoyl peroxide does alleviate the two main causes (large grains, deep and full of pus that are the trademark of acne). Benzol peroxide has been used for years in drugs to treat acne since I was found to be very effective in treating moderate acne.


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