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Acne Treatments That Work: Acne Remedies for Pimples and Zits

Acne Treatments to Get Rid of Zits, Pimples and Bumps

A Google search of the internet looking for “acne remedy” will give you thousands of pages with possible results.

In addition, one of the pages may have hundreds of suggestions for a cure. Some of the remedies seem very strange but others may actually work.

Some acne remedies, such as massaging in coconut milk and leaving its oily remedy on the face seem counterproductive. With soy sauce, one has to wonder if the salt or soy is the actual help for the problem.

Some of the natural cures for acne sound like a mixture used to keep vampires away as you sleep with a garlic paste covering your face. Others seem more appropriate for cooking a gourmet meal. In fact many different herbs and spices are suggested as an acne remedy.

Products containing benzyl peroxide have been shown to be effective at preventing acne and drying up active outbreaks. It is important to dry up the active patches as soon as possible and before they grow larger in order to avoid scarring on the face, neck, chest or back.

Benzyl peroxide is not recommended for adults with acne as it can strip vital oils from the skin and cause premature aging. Adults will find salicylic acid containing products to be effective and not as harsh as the benzyl peroxide products.

The acne light is a newer approach to helping overcome acne. The blue light of this device helps to kill off bacteria that may cause infection of acne sites and cause scarring. Many lights also have red lights to help speed healing of sites that have been affected by acne. For this treatment to begin working, it takes at least eight weeks of daily exposure to the light.

Begin by trying the over the counter products or even some home remedies. If none of these treatments works, make an appointment to see a dermatologist for your acne. He or she can help you to lessen the permanent effects of acne.

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1 Comment

  • Windsor
    Jun 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Great post. So many people deal with acne on a daily basis. It’s true as you stated, some of the natural remedies (soy, coconut milk) seem to do more damage than good. Thanks for the tips.

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