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Are You Looking For Acne Cure? You Need To Read This First!

Jun 7, 2008
If you are just starting to find an acne cure, it's best to first try the less aggressive approach before moving onto prescription drugs and topical treatments. There are alot of over-the-counter acne treatments available in your local drugstore nowadays. And Most of them work quite well on mild to moderate acne.

Try the over-the-counter products like Neutrogena and Clean & Clear acne treatments if you only have a a mild to moderate acne problems. You could also try some all-natural essential oils. Some have been around thousands of years for their anti-bacterial properties. Tea tree oil, Bergamot Oil, Clove Oil, Lavender Oil, and Rosewood Oil are all supposedly to be beneficial to acne-prone skin. I personally have great results with tea tree oil. Once to twice a week I would steam my face by pouring hot water into a bowl, then adding a few drops of tea tree oil in the water. It is also great to use as a on-the-spot treatment because unlike the harsh chemical, it wouldn't dry out my skin. Be sure to check if the essentials oils need to be diluted before using though.

If these products don't work for you. I do recommend that you try something like Proactive. It is stronger than over-the-counter products but still a tad milder than the prescription acne cure. The main effective ingredient in Proactiv is sulfur, which has an anti-bacterial property. I did try Proactiv before and although it helped me from having large cyst pimples, it really dried out my skin. After about 2 months, I felt like the product has stopped working for me and so I didn't make my next order. But still I have heard some great reviews from other people. Like my sister for example, this might be her acne cure.

The reason why I suggest you to move slowly from one level to the other is that even though prescription treatments may work on more serious acne. It may be too harsh for sensitive skins. People with serious acne problems have no choice but to go this route and many have to endure the side effects of dryness, sensitivity to sunlight and redness in their skin. The popular prescription drugs, Accutane, for example is a very strong medication and it's only suitable for severe acne sufferers. However, side effects include dryness, chapped lips and possible liver dysfunction so it's best not to take it unless it is necessary called for.

Last but not least, remember to consult your dermatogist before taking any medications.
About the Author
Linda Hayes is a certified nurse and has been an acne sufferer for the past 12 years. Until 2 years ago she finally got rid of her acne.

Find out what works for her at Stop Acne Now
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