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Everything You Need To Know About Top Acne Treatments

Mar 26, 2008
Anyone can get acne. And quite frankly it is embarrassing, especially for adults who thought the teenage days of acne were over. What makes the problem worse is that there are literally hundreds of "acne creams" or treatments that you see all over the television, in drug stores and on the Internet.

How do you know which one's work and which one's don't? This is an important question because a lot of the acne creams out there are junk and will do nothing but cause more acne on your skin.

How do you choose between:
* Astringents
* Cleansers
* Pastes
* Creams
* Pads
* Cover-ups

All of these types of products line the shelves of stores promising to be the top non-prescription acne treatment available. If you arm yourself with a little knowledge of health, your skin type, and the products available you will be able to pick the top acne treatment for your body.

Diet and Exercise Play The Biggest Role

What needs to be said first, before I dive into info about the top acne treatments, is that diet and stress play a huge factor in the amount of acne you do or don't have. Find me a healthy athlete or a vegetarian who has acne problems. They simply don't exist.

That is because toxins in your body (coming from stress, processed food, drugs, prescription medication, alcohol, cigarettes, etc.) are released through your skin as blemishes, acne, discolorations or rashes. Besides some teenage cases that are hormonal in nature, almost all acne breakouts are just toxins being slowly released from your body.

What you need to do is eat a diet of primarily organic fruits, and vegetables. These foods don't have harmful toxins and chemicals in them. You can eat meat if necessary, but just make sure that it is organic. Other meat is loaded with toxins that will eventually show up on your skin.

Get out and exercise. Sweating is the best natural way to rid toxins from your body because it gets rid of them quickly. On top of that exercise is also the best natural stress reducer.

As I said before, go to your local health food store or your local gym and find me people with acne problems. You will have to look very hard to find any. So change your lifestyle if you really want to take care of acne for good. Then if you are still having problems you can use some of the creams listed below. But before you try any creams you must first understand some things about your skin.

Not All Skin Is The Same

Your skin is unique and as a result the products that you use on your skin should be unique to you. Your sister may have oily skin. You may have dry skin. Your mother may have a combination of the two. If all three of you used the same acne treatments to heal your blemished skin, each of you would have different results.

The best thing you can do when shopping for top acne treatments, is to know your skin type. To find out your skin type, see your local dermatologist. Then buy a product that is made especially for the type of skin you have and you will see much better results.

Usually the number one, top acne treatment you can buy is a good oil free moisturizer. It may seem silly to moisturize skin that is already oily, but if you dry your skin out by over cleansing it, you can actually increase your breakouts.

The second over the counter acne treatment you should have is a gentle exfoliate. Exfoliating your skin removes the dead skin cells that make your skin look dull. It also removes junk from the surface of your skin giving a chance for your cleanser to penetrate to the lower layers where pores clog and pimples form.

Every teenager's cabinet should contain a top acne product that isn't usually sold as an acne preventing product. Witch Hazel is an inexpensive yet highly effective astringent. When used regularly it will help prevent acne breakouts.

The final product that helps to prevent acne isn't even found in the skin care section. It's water and it goes along with what I was saying above. Water flushes out the impurities in your body, including those found in your skin.

When you drink at least eight glasses of water a day, you will notice an improvement in your complexion. Beyond that your energy levels will increase and you will just downright feel better.

Please make the adjustments in you life to get healthy and stop eating and drinking "junk." Always remember whatever you put into you body shows on the outside of your body.

If you follow all of these recommendations you should be able to have naturally shiny and clear skin. Make the necessary adjustments in your life and strive towards health and wellness for good!
About the Author
Brue M. Baker, is an expert on natural health and fitness who has helped people from across the world sky-rocket their health and well-being. Rather than hitting your head against a wall trying to find unbiased health information let Brue take you by the hand and give you the best natural health information and resources on the web. Visit DietHealthAndFitness.com to learn more.
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