Adult Acne Treatment
by Max Bellamy
Acne results when one or more of the following occurs: excess sebum production, rapid production of P. acnes, skin cells shed too quickly or the release of inflammatory substances. For treatment to work it must interfere with what is producing the acne.
One of the better acne treatments available in the market today is Pro-Activ, which is a system that includes a renewing cleanser, revitalizing toner, and repairing lotion. Purchasing the cream does not require a prescription.
A treatment that is available by prescription is Accutane, which is a very strong medication and suitable only for those who suffer from severe and persistent acne. The medication is taken internally, and there are possible side effects such as birth defects, dry and cracked lips, and liver dysfunction.
Certain essential oils are also of assistance in the treatment of acne. These essential oils may be applied topically for the treatment of mild to moderate acne. The best essential oils for acne treatment include tea tree oil, bergamot oil, clove oil, lavender oil, and rosewood oil.
In order to find the best acne treatment, start with something natural like essential oils. If that does not work, go to the next step by trying non-prescriptive topical creams. You may also consider being tested for food allergies, as certain food allergies can cause acne. In this case, the only treatment you need is to eliminate those foods from your diet.
A good diet is a valuable tool while attempting to control acne, especially fruits and vegetable rich in antioxidants. All organs in your body rely upon the same vitamins, minerals and nutrients to function. Being at the end of the food chain, your skin suffers greatly from an improperly balanced diet. A balanced diet will substantially reduce your chances of an acne outburst.
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