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For People Who Don't Have Time for Their Acne Skin-Care Regiment

Aug 27, 2007
Instant gratification is what society wants in most things these days - a pill for what ails you, 'complete' meals in less than 60 seconds, information from around the world at the touch of a keyboard or view of a TV. We want it, and we want it NOW!

When it comes to your skin and specifically treating acne, sometimes you just have to be patient. Sure, you can opt for the pulse light or acne laser treatment routes, but it'll be expensive.

When dealing with problem skin, a regular skin-care routine and selecting the correct products for our skin, along with a good dose of time or what will lead to an effective treatment and lasting results that can be seen.

Acne solutions many times will show results very quickly as the affected areas are soothed and red, irritated areas look better but after a few days, the effects seem to level off.

With most acne treatments, it can take upwards of four to six weeks to see those lasting results you're after. This simply has to do with the way our skin cells operate and how long they take to rejevenate. Also during this time, the acne products you're using actually penetrate the skin layers as they are forming.

If you're a person in your teens or 20's, you can expect it to take about a month to completely replace all of your outer skin cells. As you get older, it takes longer for the top layer to essentially shed and the lower layers to rise to the top. When you reach your 60's this process can take about a month and a half to complete.

So, after this thirty to forty-five day period, the treatments havre had a chance to be fully absorbed into the skin and the cells are becoming healthier.

Exfoliating products can also make your acne treatment products and acne creams work even better, sometime dramatically better. This is because exfoliating actually scrubs off the top, dead cells much faster than waiting on your natural body to do its thing. This exposes new, fresh skin cells to your products and allows them to work faster.

Exfoliating also helps to clear those clogged pores and remove blackheads which is critical in your acne fighting regime. Exfoliant clears out the junk that's accumulated and always that 'junk' or clogged pores that leads to pimples. It will also help your acne treatments containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid penetrate into the pores better to do battle against bacteria.

So give your acne treatment products time to work, even if you don't see results after those first few days. Stay on the skin-care regiment the products specify and give them a chance to show you what they can do. You may love the results!
About the Author
Battling acne problems? You don't have to let those nasty whiteheads ruin your life! Get real tips and skin care help to allow you to win the fight against zits.

Visit ez-stop-acne.com and check out articles such as Zenmed: Natural Treatment for Acne from the Inside Out
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