Acne is a skin condition which has plugged pores, inflamed pimples, (pustules), and deeper lumps (nodules). It occurs on the face, as well as the neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Although most teenagers get some form of acne, adults in their 20s, 30s, 40 and even older, can develop acne. Often, acne clears up after several years, even without treatment. Acne can be disfiguring and upsetting to anyone afflicted with the problem.
Dealing with acne is an ongoing process. Treatments work by preventing new acne breakout, improving existing acne and controlling the condition so it does not worsen. Existing blemishes must heal and improvement takes time. If you acne has not improved within two to three months, your treatment needs to change. If your problem becomes more severe, we highly recommend a visit to a dermatologist to be placed on a prescription antibiotic.
Topical products may not cure acne and only one prescription medication in the world can cure it. Another important factor is a lack of Vitamin A which we get from eating eggs, carrots, spinach, butter, meat, liver and fish. These offer magnificent benefits to the skin and will keep acne under control and improve the condition. Proper and regular topical treatment helps you to feel and look better. The keys to this becomes using the proper cleanser to control bacteria, a treatment based on the grade of acne and either a face make or secondary treatment.