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Acne, there is a solution
If you're like most of us, you've probably had a bout or two with acne. Any teenager can tell you about the anguish that accompanies these nasty little bumps. Fortunately we now have many solutions to this old-as-time affliction.
If you are one of the 80% of human beings affected by acne, then you've probably used one or many over-the-counter, drugstore products. Many of these treatments, while fighting the break-outs to some extent, also cause dryness, redness, or itching. Then you're stuck with additional problems. The key is to find out what products are right for you and your skin type.
Many acne fighting treatments available today are infused with active ingredients such as, salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, both of which are proven acne fighters. Whether you're looking for a drying agent (benzoyl peroxide) or an exfoliant (salicylic acid) should be considered prior to purchasing. Benzoyl peroxide, the drying agent works to dry up the oil-ridden skin, therefore vanquishing the pimples. Salicylic acid, on the other hand, is an exfoliant which are designed to slough dead skin cells from the face or body in order to unclog pores, hence relieving one cause of breakouts. Several cleansers, toners, and pads are available with this active ingredient.
No matter what kind of acne you have, it is always good to consult a dermatologist prior to treatment. Dermatologists can also prescribe prescription medication, which may be better and faster than an over-the-counter solution. Oral treatments are available in addition to topical creams and gels.
A popular acne product on the market today is Proactive Solution, which can be purchased online or possibly at your local shopping mall. Many devout users of this product swear by its effectiveness. If you watch television, you surely know what I'm talking about. If you are curious about this and virtually any other acne treatment, simply do an online search and you will be flooded with suggested solutions. Some of these are probably effective while others may not do anything. So it pays to be cautious.
Whether you're afflicted with teenage blackheads and whiteheads, or merely some bothersome mild acne as an adult, there is a solution to your skin problems. While acne affects most of us at one point or another in our hectic lives, whether it's brought on by hormones or stress, we don't have to just take it. Acne can and does affect self-esteem, and should be dealt with before it gets severe. In the wonderful world of technology we all share, there's no reason why you shouldn't take advantage of its innovations.
About the Author: Dave is the owner of Acne Information and Resources , where you find information and resources to help clear up problem acne