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Chemical Versus Natural Acne Solutions

Aug 27, 2008
It can be a never ending war trying to determine which is better for treating acne: commercial, chemical based products or natural acne solutions.

The war is one that is often won by the skin care companies due to their large marketing budgets and ability to publicize themselves so easily. Natural acne solutions however are less well known, and are more so passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation.

For this reason, there are many misconceptions, from both sides of the scope, as to how good both commercial and natural acne treatments are. Trying to dispel these misconceptions is no easy task, and usually requires a lot of researcher by the reader. Fortunately however, this article will serve as a quick reference point for you in determining whether natural acne solutions or chemical products are better for treating your acne.

To start with, let's look at the old time favorite acne treatment method, the method of placing a towel over one's face and allowing hot steam onto the face. With a treatment option such as this, one needs to be very careful not to burn the face with scolding hot steam. The main objective with this method is to allow the front layer of the skin to shed, however one needs to be careful so as to ensure that burning doesn't occur as a result.

Another more natural acne solution is to use plain soap on the face. Whilst this method has proven useful in the past, there are many new treatment options available, such as special creams, which can alleviate acne in a much more effective manner, without causing dryness. Soap can cause these forms of dryness on the face, so always look for a natural, delicate soap for the face as opposed to your ordinary branded soap.

Now, looking at things from the chemical product perspective, there exist certain pills that one may take in order to flush the body out of the bodily products that can go towards creating acne in the first place. Whilst these treatment methods are effective, they also have side effects, and therefore consultation with a dermatologist is essential before embarking upon such a treatment method.

At the end of the day, there are benefits in both chemical solutions and natural acne solutions. You should weigh the benefits of both, carefully assessing each product, its side effects, and its usefulness, before making any long term decision of sticking with just one particular form of treatment.
About the Author
John Hubert is a researcher of acne treatment and maintains a site on Natural Acne Solutions. He also runs the Premium Skin Care Tips portal.
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