As consumers, we are swamped with acne prevention and elimination products. How can anyone be expected to find which acne skin products work and which do not? In this guide I will discuss the different types and methods of acne skin product in terms of effectiveness.
1. First we will talk about masks. A mask is not a quick acne skin product and is more useful for the overall health of your skin than specifically for treating acne that already exists on your face. While there are many mask products you can purchase, I suggest a homemade mask as they are usually just as effective and much less expensive.
2. Now on to washes. Washing your face is a vital part of daily skin hygiene, but adding a wash can be very effective at preventing acne. I say preventing because a wash cannot treat preexisting acne in any way, only prevent it from spreading and returning. When choosing a wash, you need to be careful to avoid anything with excessive amounts of alcohol, as it will dry your face out and can lead to skin complications such as cracking and blistering. Also be careful of anything with abrasives in the actual wash. This will be fine for some people, but if you have sensitive skin (and many people troubled with acne do) these little beads or pieces of plastic can irritate your skin.
3. Finally spot treatments. These are the most common (and really the only) true treatment for acne. Left on any stubborn acne spots overnight, these treatments should not be used unless acne is sudden and severe. These products are powerful and can cause further skin complications if overused. That being said, this kind of overnight acne skin product is very effective at clearing up a sudden attack of acne. If you find yourself in sudden need of a spot treatment, be careful in how much you apply and that you don’t accidentally roll over onto the treatment in the night, as this will just waste the treatment you’ve used.
I hope this article has helped you decide on what kind of acne skin product is best for you and your skin. Remember that not every style of product is best for every person and his/her lifestyle. As long as you take care of your face with the proper treatments, you will be rewarded with clear skin and a happier life.