Acne Products – What You Must Know
Acne seems to be most common in the adolescent but it might affect both the sexes between the age groups of 10 and 40 years. Not only is the problem very common but it is also detrimental to regular social interaction as it takes a toll on the self confidence and also, sometimes, subjects him to ridicule.
There are several reasons and the causes, but the immediate cause is when oil (sebaceous) glands come to life, stimulated mainly by male hormones secreting from adrenal glands of both sexes. Under certain circumstances, cells close to the surface tend to block the openings of sebaceous glands causing a buildup of oil underneath. This oil stimulates bacteria (which live on everyone’s skin and generally cause no problems) to multiply and cause surrounding tissues to become inflamed.
Products for the Prevention and Cure of Acne
Anyone who suffers from acne prays for a miracle acne product which will take care of their problem, but before selecting a product, one should consider the following:
a) Going through the product reviews carefully is a must.
b) One should not be hesitant to ask about any doubts regarding the product.
c) For unbiased reviews, there are several acne support sites available.
d) One should be conscious about one’s own skin type before choosing any product.
Ayurveda for a Natural Treatment
Ayurveda, believes in the balance of the tridoshas ( pitta, vata and kapha) for the solution of most health problems, offers a natural and side-effect free remedy for acne. Several plants like the ones mentioned below help cure acne:
• Haritaki (terminalia chebula)
• Amalaki (embelica officinalis)
• Lajjalu (sensitive plant)
• Gokshura (tribulus terrestris L)
• Guduchi (tinospora cardifolia)
• Kumari (aloe vera)
• Ikshu (saccharumofficinarum)
Other products that promise to take care of the zits are:
a) Dermajuv: This miracle process offers a range of products like:
1. Detoxifying Acne Cleanser
2. Acne Scare Reduction System and Acne Scar Fading Cream
3. Clarifying cream
This product not only helps cure acne but also takes care of the ugly scars after acne has subsided.
b) OTC acne treatment: Benzoyl peroxide is the commonest over the counter acne treatment. A few products with benzoyle peroxide are:
• Glyton 10% benzoyl peroxide acne treatment gel
• Benzaderm gel
• MD formulation benzoyl peroxide 10
• Benzoyl peroxide creams
There are several kinds of products available in the market that promises a cure. These are mostly creams, gels and also purifying masks and spot removal creams which work overnight. Besides, there is also laser treatment for acne which offers a complete removal in only a few sessions.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
a) One should always consult a dermatologist for accurate detection of the cause of acne and its cure.
b) Although a product may claim to act like magic, one should keep in mind that any kind of treatment takes time.
c) Sometimes it also happens that the results vary from person to person as a particular product may not suit everybody.
Thus, the choice of products becomes extremely important for acne treatment.