Search for the treatment of acne on the internet and you will get a long list of acne pills at the very first place. There are hundreds of variants containing many chemicals and other drugs being sold in the market under the claim of treating acne. But how to decide which one is the best for you? Have you ever thought of choosing the best one for you? For that you need to know the difference between them, and for almost every acne patient every pill is just the same. But friends, it is only for you, if you look at its composition there is a significant difference between some of them. You should take into account every aspect before settling for one pill to treat acne. And wait, not only pill you have the right to compare all the alternatives available for treating acne. You should be concerned enough to be aware of all the possible ways in which you can treat acne, and also what they can do for your skin (both positive and negative). Pills alone are not the only method of curing acne but there are many effective, safe and side effect free treatment methods. There are many alternatives available for getting rid of acne, medicinal treatment, medical procedure, lifestyle changes, home remedies and many more. Which one is the best depends on what type of acne you are suffering from, and what kind of treatment you are looking for. Let us have a look at what are the various methods of treating this annoying skin issue and what are their advantages and disadvantages.
PILLS FOR ACNE
Antibiotics for acne are the favorite of all the doctors, but in no way are the best option to treat acne. Although the pills or antibiotic can reduce the redness, and make it difficult for the bacteria to survive, they have some negative sides too. The doctor based on how severe you skin infection is will definitely prescribe some form of pills for you. You will in a course of a week or so start feeling that your pimples are drying up. Before jumping with happiness, wait for a few days after discontinuing the medicine. Those unwanted spots would reappear in just a couple of days if you are not the luckiest person on this earth. This is not the only problem with the conventional medicinal treatments, but there a lot of them. Many pills containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or sulphur are common ingredients of many acne pills. These constituents’ acts as peeling and drying agents that unplug clogs and help the skin shed dead cells. But these are only false claims made by the dermatologist who will most probably get commission for prescribing the drugs for you. It is ultimately your skin and you have to find the right way to cure acne. If we talk about effectiveness, trust me you will be aware of acne treatment method more effective than conventional drugs. In addition to everything else, it has many side effects, some of them are even life threatening. In worst case these medicines can cause unbearable irritation on your skin already suffering from acne and some other problems including burning, blistering, crusting, itching, severe redness, or swelling. Sometimes even rashes are developed on your skin or around the pimples.
All the skin ointments come under the category of medical products. These topical ointments are generally prescribed along with the pills. To see its positive effects, all of these medical products are known to heal the pimple affected skin by removing the dead skin, reducing the redness and itching, and prevents the pimples from leaving marks on the skin. But if you look closely at the composition of every other ointment, they contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or sulfur. There is no skin product today without one of these chemicals. Benzoyl peroxide kills the bacteria that cause acne, helps remove excess oil from the skin and removes dead skin cells, which can clog pores. Salicylic acid makes sure the pores of skin are not plugged due to any reason while sulfur mainly works by removing the layer of dead skin. These were the benefits of the medical products that are advertised extensively for the above mentioned benefits. You may not find anything new in this. But has any advertisement told you the possible side effects that can cause your skin a permanent damage? I have not seen any such ad showing the negative sides of these products. Talking about benzoyl peroxide, it is so strong that it can bleach your skin, and even cloths. Other possible side effects include dry skin, scaling, redness, burning and stinging. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you stay away from every product containing this chemical even in minor percentage. The other two also have some problems associated with them. Mild stinging, skin irritation and dry skin are a few of them. You have to beware of these products if you already have a dry skin. With so many problems associated with them, they too have the problem of temporary effect. Yes, just like pills there effect also is seen till they are used in continuation. Once you stop using the product, you will see the acne coming again in just a couple of days.
NATURAL TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR ACNE
This section contains two major elements: one is the natural products that we can use to deal with acne, and other are some minor lifestyle changes. According to this approach you first need to understand the reason behind the outburst of acne. Most of the reasons arise due to your lifestyle choices and food habits. The real cause behind this annoying skin issue is still unknown but many doctors believe hormonal imbalance to be one of the major cause. The hormonal changes during teenage or pregnancy can trigger the ugly spots’ development. You can also get this problem immediately after you start taking birth control pills or just after you stop taking them. This also causes the hormones to get disturbed at once. Without any kind of hormonal disturbance also you can get acne on your face if your parents had the same issue. Several clinical studies have clearly indicated the prominent role of hereditary factors in acne. It is not necessary that if your parents did not have beautiful skin, you too will not have it, but you will more likely suffer from this heart breaking skin issue. Certain medicines can also lead to acne, some clinical studies suggest. Sometimes it is you and your own activities that create the real trouble for you. The small outcome of smoking a cigarette is acne, as smoking reduces the supply of oxygen of your skin. If the threat of cancer and asthma was not enough for you to quit smoking, add this also to the list. Now you may feel like quitting smoking. You might not resist scrubbing the pimple hard due to itching or just a habit of checking it out every now and then. Tell me one thing, do you like those spots so much that you don’t want to leave them alone? Because the more you play with them, the more they will appear. May be they find you the best host who entertains them every now and then!
Not washing your face and bathing right after a hectic work out sometimes leads to accumulation of dirt and bacteria over the skin. If you leave them to take rest on your face overnight, they may grow into pimple till morning. To summarize everything the cause of acne is letting thing accumulate on your face for long time, reason may be sun, dirt, and pollution, sweating or working out. Another cause of acne is the use of skin or hair care products and detergents containing acne stimulating components. Third reason is your lifestyle- bad eating habits, smoking, or not washing your face properly. All these are absolutely necessary steps to take care of if you really want your skin to look acne free. Apart from this to aid the process of acne vanishing you can take help of some natural products. Have you ever heard of the role of tomato in treating acne? Most of you have eaten tomato in some form. Since childhood we have been listening to the health benefits of tomato. This is also one of them. Not only eating tomato gives you red cheeks but applying it is also equally beneficial. Mash a tomato and apply this mash on your face. Tomato reduces the pore size of skin to control oiliness of skin and preventing further break out of pimples. After tomato comes lemon juice. Not so commonly used natural product to cure acne, but lemon juice is surely effective. Lemon is the most easily available ingredient. Lemon juice is an excellent skin lightening agent. It is the acid in lemon juice that helps brighten your skin and make the scars less visible. It can, in fact, fade away freckles and lighten the dark scars faster. Not only scars, if you have swollen pimples, lemon juice can help reduce its redness too.
You can also use curd, that you can easily find in you refrigerator. Curd is the easiest and most effective natural cure for acne. Curd acts as the mellow blanching operator. The fatty substance in natural curd acts as a great lotion & helps to tighten the skin too to reduce the acne scars. Sometimes you need to add a moisturizer like coconut oil to prevent excess drying of skin. Not only these, you have many other natural products with the help of which you can treat acne effectively at home.
Let us try to analyze everything that the above discussed treatment methods have in store for acne patients. No matter which type of acne you are suffering from, when you talk about a treatment method, you acne treatment should have the following capabilities
- Any acne treatment method should have the ability to remove dead skin cells that can cause blockages with time by accumulating around the pores.
- The perfect acne treatment method should prevent or slow down your oil production as oily skin has a tendency to catch dirt and dust. Otherwise also oil production has direct influence on pimples.
- It should never ever let any bacteria survive on your skin and at the same time balance your skin’s vitamin levels. The right acne treatment should have the ability to give you skin the much desired glow while doing the treatment.
However no acne treatment should cause excess of dryness to your skin, and also should not lead to irritated skin as this will cause itching and itching is literally your skins enemy. In no way it should have a risk of some major side effect? Also it is important for any acne treatment method to prevent acne from leaving scars. It is totally the responsibility of the treatment you choose to ensure all the above things.
Evaluating the acne treatment pills, medical products and natural options against these characteristics, you can realize which one is the best treatment for your skin ailments. Out of all these only natural products ensure safety without potential risk of any major or minor side effects. If we talk about effectiveness, nothing can be more effective than natural remedies. You may find instant relief from the drugs and ointments, but that relief also is temporary, not permanent. As soon as you stop using them, your skin condition will become the same once again. Taking into consideration the low price, high effectiveness, totally harmlessness, ease of availability and use, and safety that natural treatment alternative offers while treating acne, it should be the obvious choice of every acne patient who do not want the acne leave any scar on his skin, and at the same time avoid the possible complications that may arise due to extensive use of chemicals.