Some websites would like us to think that there is only one acne treatment worth trying as an educated consumer you know better. There are no secret ingredients that will suddenly clear your acne overnight, however in saying that there are a few things you should know to avoid getting scammed and wasting your money on worthless acne treatments.
Understanding Your Acne
Acne can be caused by a few different things and knowing what causes yours will help you find the right treatment. The majority of acne is brought on by stress and/or hormonal imbalances. Both of these causes affect men and women both adolescent and adult ages. Depending on the root cause of your acne different products are going to produce different results and possibly have different side effects on you.
There are particular acne treatment ingredients that product results and others that just don’t seem to do anything for your skin.
Ingredients used in acne treatment formulations you should consider are:
- Salicylic Acid
- Vitamin B5
- Benzoyl Peroxide
- Alpha Hydroxy Acid
It’s worth mentioning that some people will have different side effects to the more harsh chemical ingredients. This could be in the form of dry skin or your acne appearing to get worse before it gets better. Unless you know ahead of time what your skin is sensitive to this becomes a trial and error experiment for you. So if you use a product that contains Salicylic acid and your acne appears to get worse or you skin appears inflamed, consider trying a product that doesn’t use that active ingredient in any of it’s products.
Reading acne treatment reviews is the fastest way to find products that contain the right key ingredients to fight acne causing bacteria and clear your skin in a timely manner.
So in the end it’s not so much of a secret to choosing a good acne treatment but rather just the process of educating and trying a product that has worked for others. Once you have a solid understanding of what products produce results then you can spend your time researching worth while quality acne treatments that use those ingredients.
I’d suggest sticking to products that have a refund or money back guarantee. This way if you don’t achieve the results you expect you won’t be out a dime. Keep in mind that everyones skin is different, so while some people may rave that a particular acne treatment worked wonders for them but didn’t work for you doesn’t mean the product doesn’t work, it just may not be the right match for you skin.