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The Acne Treatment Just For You

Azelaic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Resorcinol, sulphur, and Adapalene are products that approach acne skin care with the intent to reduce clogged pores by peeling or sloughing off dead skins cells. Salicylic Acid is found in over-the-counter acne care products, such as Stridex, as are Resorcinol and sulphur. While most acne skin care treatments in this group target the surface of the skin, Adapalene, a prescription-only medication, reduces the build-up of dead skin cells inside the pore itself. Also a prescription-only skin care product, Azelaic Acid has the added benefit of killing P. acnes bacteria.
Instead of using medicine that may have side effects, try using natural methods to cure Acne. For example, a soap made from Echinacea and other herbal ingredients is an effective antibiotic facial cleanser that helps fight acne and restore clear skin. Tea tree oil also has known antibiotic properties and serves as a mild anesthetic that will soothe the irritated skin. There are also other natu…

More Acne Myths

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When I was a teenager, I was known as the Acne King -- and not without reason! With a visage that had scores of both black heads and white heads, I was a walking, talking advertisement for acne medication. If the scorn of my peers (especially the girls) was one thing, the impossibility of removing the ugly acne I had was another thing altogether.
The general myths about acne didnt help. My family members firmly believed that acne was a result of poor (or more specifically, junk) diet. While it was true that I enjoyed the frequent dose of junk food that the neighborhood fast food joints dished out, I wasnt too sure that eating out was the cause of my acne. I mean, a number of my friends ate out with me, and whats more, ate junk food even more frequently than I did. But they hardly had any acne. Something had to be wrong with the popular belief right? 
Another associated myth was that chocolate causes acne. And since I love chocolate in any form or shape, I would have found giving it up, …

Natural Acne Treatment

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Many individuals are looking for a natural acne treatment. Since the skin is the largest organ on the body and it assists other major organs in the human body with eliminating waste, one of the best natural acne treatments is diet which has many home remedies for acne in the foods that we eat. A dog encountered a rattlesnake and killed it; however, the dog sustained a bite during the fight.
Since many of today's prescription medications are harsh and carry the risk of devastating side effects, why not try a natural acne treatment? The advantages to natural acne treatment are that you avoid ever having to see a dermatologist, your body will benefit from healthier eating, and you are not exposing your skin to harsh chemicals. While herbal products contain many natural facial treatment ingredients to help eliminate pimples and blackheads on you skin, you will normally find a combination of acne ingredients with a mixture of natural emollient's and skin soothing properties.
Using na…

Best Acne Solution

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Most everybody has to deal with acne at one time or the other. Acne is especially noticeable during teen years when individuals are the most self-conscious about their looks and wish to make a favorable impression. The disfiguring effects of acne (especially on the face) are quite depressing and can greatly damage anyones self esteem. 
Acne is caused by an imbalance in the skins physiology. Hormonal changes during adolescence trigger hyperactivity of oil producing glands in the skin. This oil and dead skin cells block hair follicles. Opportunistic skin bacteria then infect these follicles.
With so many commercial anti-acne medications to choose from, how does one know which medication suits him or her best? Different skin types react differently to medications. What works well for one person may not work for another. While it is always best to consult a dermatologist, below are a few popular medications used in the battle against acne. These drugs act on factors that cause acne -- oil, …

Acne Scar Treatment

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Acne scars develop after severe cases or when the acne has been forcibly picked or scratched. There are many types of acne scars, each entirely treatable.
The only sure method of acne scar treatment is prevention early on. In general, you should never pick or squeeze acne, especially inflammatory acne or pustules. Squeezing forces infected material deeper into the skin, causing additional inflammation and possible scarring.
But there are many acne scar treatment options. All acne scar treatments are short procedures  fifteen minutes to an hour  but recovery times vary from fifteen minutes to many months. Scabbing, redness, swelling, flakiness, dryness, bruising and uneven skin tone are common post-treatment effects. Acne scar treatment can cost anywhere from $50 to over $3000. Ask a dermatologist which type of acne scar treatment is right for you.
Dermabrasion works on shallow acne scars. For decades, sandpaper was used to scrape away damaged skin, allowing new skin to grow in its place,…