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Acne Here, Acne There, Is there a Solution?

Aug 17, 2007
Over fifty percent of adults are prone to acne. In fact, almost all people have developed acne at some point. It usually occurs during adolescence because of the hormonal changes; and absolutely in any race, gender, age, of lifestyle.

Unknowingly, acne also has psychological effects on adolescents having acne problems. At this time, social pressure is at its highest, and they don't want to be criticized or laughed at.

Ever heard of the "acne myth"? It says that acne is caused by dirt and oil on the skin's surface which somehow leads to infection under the skin. True, acne happens when sebaceous glands produce oil that is emptied on the skin, together with dead skin cells being shed. When these dead skin cells clump together and clog the pore, it will result to acne. Once the excess skin cells combine with oil, bacteria will develop bringing about inflammatory acne. But contrary to the myth, acne is not caused by dirt.

There are factors that contribute to acne it includes hygiene, hormonal changes, stress, and other factors. With today's technology, acne solutions are widely available, with many brands to choose from; these acne solutions control the production and binding dihydro testosterone or DHT in the skin. By making use of acne solutions, the development of acne can be controlled.

Below is a list of acne solutions and medications that can answer your acne problem:

1. Benzoyl Peroxide; you can get this medication over-the-counter, it causes the skin to dry and peel, and helps in unclogging the pores thereby killing the bacteria
2. Hydrogen Peroxide; too harsh to use, but it can keep the skin clean
3. Azelaic acid; it is an antibacterial cream that unclogs pores
4. Retinoids; a vitamin A derivative and is a proven effective medication for acne control
5. Isotretinoin or accutane; treats severe acne, both nodular and cystic cases
6. Salicylic Acid; unclogs pores and renew the skin
7. Antibiotics; eliminates bad bacteria and fights infection
8. Anti-Androgens; reduces oil and hormone production

Having acne should be able to encourage you in making changes in your lifestyle, especially your eating habits. Avoid anything that will otherwise make the situation worse. For some people, the quickest way to stop acne is not by actually using acne solutions, but by stopping bad habits that makes acne outbreaks frequent. There are times when you become mindful of little details that can help in improving the situation.

However, if you still want to use any acne solution, it is best if you can consult a dermatologist first. People have different skin types, and your medication will usually depend on it and the extent of your problem with acne. Though time is one factor that many people consider when treating their acne, grabbing a strong medicine does not make any sense.

People suffering from acne problems should stay informed of the many options available for treatment. Get yourself educated and make sure that you choose the right approach to acne treatment. The degree of success in treating acne is not the same all throughout.

If after several treatments of acne solutions, there seems to be no improvement, it might be time for you to get medical assistance. Acne is not just a skin condition; it may also be a symptom of hormonal imbalance or other more complicated cases.
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Article written by Hector Milla, editor of http://www.acnesolutionsproducts.com, a website pointing proactive acne solution , thanks for publish this article in your website or ezine keeping a live link.
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