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Find out the basics of acne treatment in this article

adult acne

If you're like most of us, you've probably had a bout or two with acne.  Any teenager can tell you that the anguish that goes with these nasty little bumps, is detrimental to one's confidence.

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 toyed with one or many over the counter, drugstore products.  Many of these treatments, while fighting the break-outs to a small 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 to fight acne.  Whether you're looking for a drying agent or an exfoliant should be considered prior to purchasing.  Many topical acne creams contain benzoyl peroxide, which is a drying agent.  The goal is to dry up the oil-ridden skin, therefore vanquishing the pimples.  Salicylic acid, on the other hand, is an exfoliant.  Exfoliants are designed to slough dead skin cells from the face or body, in order to unclog pores, hence relieving breakout.  Several cleansers, toners, and pads are available with this active ingredient.

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mature acne
No matter what kind of acne you're afflicted with, it is always good to consult a dermatologist prior to treatment.  If you prefer, your dermatologist can also prescribe a medication, which may be better 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 solutions to those stubborn, little bumps.

Whether you're afflicted with teenage blackheads and whiteheads, or merely some bothersome mild acne as an adult, you can certainly find 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 be a horrible shot to anyone's self-esteem, and should be dealt with before getting too severe.  In the wonderful world of technology we all share, there's no reason why you shouldn't take advantage of its innovations.

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