I will tell you about some acne reduction products on the market today for the treatment of acne. Then too, I will inform you of some natural solutions that you might just want to look into.
This is a “jumping off” point; you will have to do your own research. I just want to give you some ideas.
Here we go:
1. Proactiv. A product which is popular among celebrities, Proactiv has 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and it is known to perform well for many people. Proactiv appears to be a good acne product for many with sensitive skin – yet it still may cause a problem for some people with sensitive skin. It does unclog pores – but if you’ve got extra-sensitive skin, an alternative to consider that might keep your skin from burning is castille soap. It doesn’t contain benzoyl peroxide, and is actually made with pure vegetable oil; it gently moisturizes and should be used NO more than twice per day. Any more than that would stimulate your skin to produce oil, and oil often encourages acne – an outcome you don’t want !
2. A good example of a mild acne wash with Salicylic Acid is Neutrogena pink grapefruit facial cleanser. Neutrogena’s acne wash is oil free. It claims to produce a thorough cleansing of your face, gently.
*Note: I have used Neutrogena facial wash in the past; I have sensitive skin, and it did well by me. With this product, your skin cannot become dry. If you have acne scarring, then after washing your face with Neutrogena apply aloe vera (must be in its natural form); you may want to even grow your own aloe vera plant. Why? So you’d have daily access to this wonderful plant, with its immune boosting properties and ability to re-generate damaged tissue. Aloe vera invigorates new cell growth.
(You can gain 3 more acne/skin care tips at this “natural remedies” post – Hubpages)
3. Clearasil. A well know product, Clearasil contains salicylic acid. Certain Clearasil acne products have Benzoyl peroxide though – and you might want to avoid this particular type of Clearasil, if you have sensitive skin. If this is the case, you can look for one of the Clearasil acne products that has aloe vera.
One tip that parents use is this: apply a small amount of benzoyl peroxide gel (maximum strength) to just the problem area, after using the acne wash. To understand this better (and get actual proof of a parent’s use), visit this blogger blog.
The product Clearasil has existed for some time – and some folks are helped by it; it can keep their outbreaks under control.
It comes with cleaning pads to keep your skin clean and prevent outbreaks. You also can opt for it in a cream form, or you could try Clearasil Perfectawash, which comes in a hands-free dispenser.
Skin Care: Consider Other Factors
Sometimes being able to achieve clear skin is a matter of using a skin care product and changing certain things in your diet. This is something to look at; for sometimes small changes made in the menu can provide clearer skin. (*Note – you may want to keep a food diary, and chart your progress as you begin to eliminate harmful foods from your diet – things such as fried chicken, Taco Bell tacos, McDonalds – or at least, as you start to limit the number of junk foods you consume
Hydration is essential too. Water helps to carry away toxins and poisons, and expel them from the body. The health of one’s body begins on the inside. Therefore, do your best to eat quality foods – have many fruits and vegetables, and eliminate greasy type food. Have salads, and incorporate lots of leafy green vegetables.
Making the change in your diet will stop many skin outbreaks before they begin.
Of course, you need to get out and get some fresh air and exercise, too – as you sweat, you’ll rid yourself of many toxins. The sweating process is good for your skin; in fact, even sweating doing housework is a good thing.
Now, let’s get back to the hydrating – you ought to get about eight glasses of water every single day to keep your body properly hydrated.
And, last but not least, do not ignore your body’s need for good quality rest. It’s always worthwhile to get enough rest, so your body’s immune system can fight off what it needs to.
I would like to sum this whole process up, without being trite. Basically, I think that it makes sense to exercise moderation and to have balance in all things. This means getting enough rest, eating properly, and not putting yourself under too much stress; of course, monitoring your diet and keeping a food diary until you get the skin cleared up only makes sense, too.
Good luck in your journey. Do lots of research until you find a product that is right for you – and don’t be afraid to go with natural remedies, as that might be a good fit for you.