When looking to buy acne skin care product, you should first try and determine what is causing your pimples.
For example, acne can be a sign that you are suffering from an underlying condition called polycystic ovary syndrome. It is important that you see your doctor to make sure that your skin eruption isn’t related to this illness as it can affect your fertility and lead to long term health issues.
Other factors known to cause acne are stress, the progesterone only contraceptive pill, steroid drugs and some make up and skin care routines.
Mild acne can be helped by using oil free skin care products to cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin. You can also apply an anti-bacterial agent called Benzoyl peroxide. Your doctor may also suggest a vitamin B3 cream.
If these tips don’t help your acne, you need to see your doctor. He may prescribe the contraceptive pill called Dianette which has proven quite effective at treating adult acne. He may also give you an oral antibiotic. Severe acne which hasn’t responded to the above treatment will require further treatment from a specialist.
One skin care product your doctor or local beautician is not likely to mention is an apple. We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away but it may also keep acne in check. Eat an apple a day to make up part of your seven recommended daily fruit and vegetable consumption. But you can also put apples onto your skin. Whiz up the apple in a blender until it becomes a pulp. Apply as a face mask and twenty minutes later, it should have helped reduce the appearance of your pimples.
When you think about buying acne skin care products, first consider your diet. Are you getting enough vitamins and minerals? Do you drink at least a litre and a half of water every day? Could you be allergic to dairy products? Some acne sufferers find that their pimples improve when they cut out milk, cheese, butter etc. I would never recommend that anyone cut any one food group out of their diet but if your acne is severe speak to your doctor as it may be worth a try. You need to take specific supplements to combat the loss of such a rich source of calcium.
Most people with acne tend to buy cleansers which strip out the natural oils in your skin. It is true that excess oil can contribute to acne but your skin needs some oils to prevent it becoming dry and sensitive. You can cleanse your skin by using some watercress and oatmeal. Watercress is an excellent source of vitamins A and C and you should add it to your salad. But it also has antiseptic properties when blended with oatmeal making a mild scrub.
So next time you buy acne skin care products check that your skin will actually benefit from the product as opposed to the manufacturers pockets!