It can be overwhelming, to say the least, to find an effective acne skin care treatment product. There are many to choose from, some of which can be virtually free that you can make yourself at home, to other treatments that cost hundreds of dollars that you can only get with a prescription.
Many of these home remedies can be made using various herbs. The great thing about using herbs is that you will assure yourself that your acne treatment is completely organic. This way you don’t have to worry about introducing potentially toxic chemicals to your body.
If your acne is severe and before beginning any treatment on your own, the best thing to do is speak with your doctor to see if there is something he or she recommends either over the counter or prescription. A prescription may be covered by insurance, so you won’t have to foot the entire bill all by yourself.
Do your research and be fully aware of the cost of anything you want to try. You can set a limit on what you want to spend, but it’s a good idea to have a range, instead of a solid number, that way you can be prepared for anything.
Read packaging diligently and pay close attention to the active ingredients. Then check out the generic products most likely located on the same shelf. You will probably notice that the active ingredients are identical and come in the same strength as the name-brand product you first looked at. This is one good way to save a few bucks.
Benzoyl Peroxide is most likely the active ingredient you will find in any product you want to try and usually comes in a concentration of 10%. Any concentration above 10% is too drying and may make your skin look blotchy and even peel in spots. Where’s the sense in getting rid of the acne only to create another problem for yourself.
Be careful of allergic reactions. If you’ve never used a product before checking out the ingredients carefully and do a test on an inconspicuous area of your body first; to ensure you won’t have a reaction. Having acne then introducing an unknown and not testing it first could lead to more heartache. You want to get rid of the acne not add to it by having hives or a red rash all over your face.
Hives or a red rash would be a completely different treatment and would cost you more money, not to mention another possible trip or trips to the doctor
Many people don’t think of the skin as an organ, but it is. It’s also the biggest organ in your body. It just makes sense to take good care of your body and all of its organs.
Preventing and treating acne can be a little confusing due to the enormous amount of products on the market today. Don’t let that discourage you, there are many acne skin care treatment products available. Find the one that works best for you and your skin will thank you.