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Best Acne Control Methods

Aug 17, 2007
Acne is a nightmare for so many people. Not only teens, many adults have acne too. Is there an ultimate acne control treatment? Unfortunately the miracle acne medicine is yet to be discovered. If any acne product promises you an acne free face in three days don't you believe that. However, there are several ways to control acne that work well for most people. Want to know what they are?

Acne control - is there an ultimate acne treatment?

Can acne be cured? Unfortunately not, at least not completely. Scientists are still not certain what cause acne. Most agree that it is related to hormonal imbalance that happens during puberty. But there is still no explanation why some teens are so badly affected while their lucky peers can clean faces. But the good news is that whatever causes acne, it can be controlled and acne outbreaks can be prevented.

The most unlucky group who has acne is teenagers, but adult acne happens often too. It can suddenly pop up at any age. Common condition called acne rosacea occurs after 30.

As with any disease it is better to prevent it than to cure. With acne this is especially true - preventing acne outbreaks is very important.

Acne control diet

Your diet is important for acne control. It was previously believed that oily foods like pizza and other fast foods can cause acne. Recent studies have shown that this is not true. However, these foods are "empty calories" meaning that they don't deliver any useful vitamins and nutrients.

To help your skin fight acne you need to provide it with good nutrition. So plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables is a must for a good acne control diet. Most important vitamin for preventing acne is Vitamin B5. You can take it as additional supplement. Eating fish is also beneficial, because Omega 3 fat is important for healthy skin. Also avoid drinking too much milk. Milk contains some hormones that can cause acne breakouts.

Regular cleansing is the best acne control treatment

Use gentle acne cleansers to wash your face. Usually using a cleanser in the morning and in the evening gives best results. Doing it more often won't help, it can only irritate your skin. It is important to use an acne cleanser even when you don't have an outbreak. It will prevent acne from popping up. Cleansers with benzoyl peroxide give best results. You can get acne cleansers in any chemist or supermarket.

Prescription acne medication

For mild cases of acne simply cleansing your skin every day will help. However, if you used a good cleanser for a couple weeks and saw no improvement, it is time to visit a dermatologist and ask a professional advice. Don't waste you time and money trying other over the counter products that promise miracles - most of them contain the same ingredients any way. So if one cleanser didn't work for you, it is unlikely that any other would ether.

A doctor can prescribe you an acne control treatment suitable for your skin. It can be acne antibiotic cream or an oral acne medication. To clean your skin a doctor can also suggest a cleaning treatment such as dermabrasion or a chemical peel.

The key to best acne control treatments is not to give up. If you found acne cleanser or cream that works, use it regularly. And don't forget about your diet too. Follow doctor's instructions, if you are prescribed acne treatment. This way you can clear your face of acne and prevent farther outbreaks.
About the Author
Tanya Turner publishes Acne Treatment Guide where you can find independent information and reviews of best acne control methods, acne skin care advice and natural acne remedies
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