That Enemy, Acne - Facts and Treatment
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That Enemy, Acne - Facts and Treatment

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Acne is the leading skin condition most people have, common in teenagers and young adults. Acne occurs when hair follicles, oil and dead skin cells plug up pores. People with acne will have different symptoms of it, from mild to severe. Symptoms include, uninflamed blackheads to pus-filled pimples or large, red, tender bumps.

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Published 10 September 2017
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Acneis the leading skin condition most people have, common in teenagers and                       young adults. Acne occurs when hair follicles, oil and dead skin cells plug up pores.                             People with acne will have different symptoms of it, from mild to severe. Symptoms                           include, uninflamed blackheads to pus-filled pimples or large, red, tender bumps.                     Most people can experience acne in their lives and can lower self esteem, but don’t                             worry, you're not alone in this fight. With this very common skin condition, there has                             been treatment created to treat and possible get rid of acne!                     Acne treatment can vary; people commonly pop their pimples when they see                       them. It’s highly advised that you should NOT pop your pimples. Popping your pimples                           does get rid of the pimple, but popping pimples can cause the inflamed pimples to                             become worse. Popping the pimple cause some nasty scabs and can leave scars                         behind. Now when you pop your pimples, you use your hands, cause you’re not going                             to use power tools to pop them; you’re hands carry germs and are dirty which can                              
spread acne by touching your face and can cause infection. Resisting to pop your                           pimples can be hard task at hands, but if you are it’s recommended to usePimple                             Popping Toolsthat can be bought online, which is a much more sterile option to                          popping your pimples and can clean out your pores.                 Making an appointment with your dermatologist to treat your acne is a very                         good solution. However, it can be costly and your dermatologist could suggest acne                         medication that can have harmful side effects. The most common medication                     suggested isIsotretinoin, which is marketed asAccutane. Accutane is a powerful                   medication to treat acne but comes with wide range of side effects.                       Major Side Effects:    Bone or joint pain       burning, redness, itching, or other signs of eye inflammation                 difficulty with moving     nosebleeds scaling, redness, burning, pain, or other signs of inflammation of the lips                       skin infection or rash      
Minor Side Effects:    
Crusting of the skin       difficulty in wearing contact lenses (may continue after medicine is                   stopped) dryness of the eyes (may continue after treatment is stopped)                  
dryness of the mouth or nose           dryness or itching of the skin           headache (mild)   increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight             peeling of the skin on palms of the hands or soles of the feet                           stomach upset   thinning of the hair (may continue after treatment is stopped)                  
When taking Accutane, your solution to acne gets worse before it gets better.                         You’re going to have to make monthly visits with your dermatologist to make sure                           you’re not suffering from the side effects of Accutane; you’ll also need to have blood                             work done to make sure Accutane is not damaging your liver.Accutane is just a                           suggestion, your dermatologist could suggest other options to treat your acne, other                       than Accutane.  
Most common and effective treatment for acne is facial washes. It’s a more                         affordable option and can save you a trip to the dermatologist. The key factor is deep                               cleaning and exfoliation, which cleans oil and dirt that are trapped in your pores. Now                             when it comes to washes and creams it can be overwhelming because there's so many                             options and you’ll have to find the right one for you. Some washes can cause more                               skin irritation and you’ll have to find another wash to use. Don’t feel discouraged,                           because this is the best option for you to help fight your acne. Here are some options                                 to help you pick the right acne treatment product.                
Benzoyl Peroxideis a cream to help treat acne and other skin conditions. It is                          used to dry out pimples and kills the bacteria that is contained in acne. Benzoyl                             Peroxides ranges in concentrations from2.5%increasing to5%and a maximum of10%.                  Name brands such asClean & ClearandNeutrogenasells Benzoyl Peroxide creams,                 along with their facial washes to help treat acne.                
There are even washes with Benzoyl Peroxide to maximize efficiency when                     treating acne. A good suggestions isHumaneface and body wash with benzoyl                     peroxide 10%.  
A highly suggested acne wash to use isProactiv.Proactivis recommended by                   dermatologists and is one of the most effective products out there.Proactivbeen                     proven to kill acne bacteria and helps prevent future breakouts.Proactivalso sells                      other acne treatmentproducts such asblemish reliefandsmoothing exfoliatorsto                   help treat acne even further.        
Another wash to use isSt. Ives Naturally Clear Blemish and Blackhead Control                      Scrub, it’s an all natural wash that helps clean out pores, cleans oil and dirt on your                                face. It exfoliates the skin with natural ingredients and salicylic acid. If this doesn’t                           work for you, there are otherexfoliating productsout there that you can try.                    
There are a wide range of acne facial washes to choose from, it’s just about                             picking the right one that’s going to work for you. In addition to washes and creams,                               there are also facial masks to help deep clean your pores. There's a multitude of                             facial masks as well, fromblack charcoal masksto remove clogged pores when you                      peel it away, toIndian healing clay, using natural ingredients to clean and sooth your                          skin. With all these options to help treat acne, there are many different approaches                           and many different angles to attack this very common skin condition that almost                         everyone deals with. These are some of the best solutions out there to treat acne,                             give some of these solutions a try!            