There are so many different types of acne products on the market today. There are countless ways for treating acne. Because there is such a vast selection of treatments available today, choosing the right one can be a hard task for anyone. As such, most people simply seek out the best acne treatments and hope for the best results possible.
You do have to keep in mind that the reason there are so many different kinds of products and treatments available is because of the many different skin types and kinds of acne that one can suffer from. Your skin type and acne may be different than your friends’ which is why their suggestions never seem to work for you.
You first need to take the time to determine what your skin type is. If you look at the labels of the many products on the market today, you will see that they actually state that their product is only intended for dry or oily skin. You should only use a product which has been specifically developed for your particular skin type.
Then of course there are the many different types of acne that you could be suffering from. Most products only list that they work for mild acne or for severe acne, but what they do not tell you is that they are no good for acne caused by bacteria, or for cystic acne. If you find a product that actually lists the type of acne it has been designed to combat then you are lucky because only a few out there today do this.
Your next step is to take the time to research the product that you are thinking about getting. See if you can find any information from someone with a similar condition as your and see if the product has helped them with their acne problems. At the same time, you may even opt to stay away from over the counter products altogether and instead focus on the many outpatient acne treatments that are available.
For example, if you have to deal with acne causing bacteria, you may opt to undergo blue light therapy. The bacterium that causes acne cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment. If they are exposed to large quantities of oxygen, they die. In blue light therapy, the light causes the skin cells to release oxygen which in effect kills the bacteria and stops the outbreak.
At the same time, if your acne is caused by a hormonal imbalance, then you may be able to easily treat it by changing your diet. For those who have excessively oily skin, their sebaceous glands are over working because of a hormonal imbalance. By consuming more fruits, you can reduce the amount of oil that the glands produce and prevent future outbreaks.
However, if you are like most, than you are looking for a last minute solution to help you get rid of a pimple or cysts in a day or less.
In that case, the best acne treatments are spot treatments. You can choose to purchase any number of over the counter spot treatments, but sometimes home based remedies are the best.
For decades, people have been using toothpaste as a spot treatment for acne. This paste contains a number of chemicals which are designed to kill some of the harshest bacteria on the body. By gently smearing the toothpaste over top of the spot, you will see a reduction in the size of the pimple after only a few hours. A paste made of water and aspirin can also do the same thing. Likewise, many people also use pure honey or even honey with a dab of powdered cinnamon to treat pimples.
It is important that whatever treatment you choose, that you stick with it. You cannot simply try something once and expect it to work immediately. Sometimes you will have to repeat the treatment several times before there are any noticeable results. But remember to never give up.