Does the Common Acne Products Work?

by Robert Kokoska

Posted on Thursday 12th of March 2009

I'm sure the majority of us have been up one night, only to turn on the TV and find there's a late night infomercial about some amazing acne product that's endorsed by a multitude of celebrities and was created by some genius doctor and sells for only $39 a bottle.

Many people choose to opt for over the counter creams and lotions that can sometimes be quite expensive, but mainly all contain the same active ingredients. These choices can work good for some people, but the majority of people won't see any major improvement of their acne condition and become open to other treatment options.

Those late night infomercials can be extremely convincing with their dramatic before and after photographs and tear-filled testimonials and not to mention their high paid celebrity endorsements. Some of these products can be reasonable, but others are the same as any other product you can purchase at your supermarket at a fraction of the cost.

You need to understand one basic thing, and it's that products that are applied externally to treat acne can only work a little because they do not deal with the problems that are happening inside of your body that is causing your acne condition in the first place. External acne products will kill the bacteria and they may assist in the healing of the skin. What this means is that these products can never cure you, but will only reduce, at best, your acne.

I personally used these types of creams for many years, continually believing that they were doing something to help me but if I think back to that time, I realize they didn't do much at all except waste a lot of my parents money. I was led to believe that it was all I could do to help my acne condition and that I would just have to keep buying these products weekly for years until my acne finally clears up in it's own time.

One of the most important things to remember when treating your acne is keeping your face as clean as possible without over doing it, otherwise it can cause dryness and itching. Good hygiene will always help to minimize the severity of your acne. Remember that acne is mostly and internal problem and so you should develop a diet that is as natural as possible, limiting your processed sugar and fat content.

Acne generally means that there is some sort of imbalance inside of your body, and most of the time it has to do with an imbalance of hormones that trigger the skins pores to create too much oil. This is why acne goes away after puberty, because your hormone levels return to normal.

If you decide that you would like to use the common acne product on your face and body, you should also take into consideration of the other aspect of acne, which is the internal side. Consider detoxing and giving yourself a "colon cleanse" every now and again to remove excess toxins from the body. Doing this can strengthen your liver, which is the main organ that deals with hormones. Cleansing your insides is also a great way to get rid of nasty parasites that have been shown to also cause acne in some people.

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