Acne: 4 Myths of the Perfect Acne Treatment Product

Don’t make your acne worse by believing these acne myths

Believing the wrong information about acne can hinder your acne treatment process. Getting misinformation from friends, parents, and the Internet can not only prevent you from getting the beautiful, clear skin you so desperately want, but can make your breakouts longer than usual and make your skin look worse than ever.

Take this quick little test and see if you've believed any of the myths about acne. Learn the truth and get on the right road to clearing your acne fast.

Myth #1 - If the acne product is working, I should be able to feel it.

Not necessarily - if you feel your acne product working, it may be a sign that it's too strong. Acne products that burn and sting might clear up your acne, on the other hand, it might leave you with a whole set of new skin problems like dry, itchy, red and irritated skin.

Myth #2 - I can buy over-the-counter acne products that are just as strong as prescription acne treatments.

It's true there are some strong over-the-counter acne products on the market. Depending on your acne, one of them might do the trick for you and give you beautiful and flawless skin. If you only have an occasional breakout or mild acne, beginning with over-the-counter acne treatments is a good place to start.

However, if you have frequent breakouts, severe acne, or cystic acne, your best bet is to make an appointment with a dermatologist for stronger prescribed acne treatments.

Myth #3 - If the acne product is right for me, I should see results immediately.

If acne were easy to clear up, there wouldn't be so many acne products on the market, and there wouldn't be so many people running around with acne. Acne is tricky and getting rid of it involves a lot of trial and error, often trying many products and even a combination.

Try experimenting with different products but whatever you try, give it a fighting chance. There are no miracle acne products. Regardless of how good they might be, they still take time to work possibly as long as six to eight weeks.

Myth #4 - Natural, holistic and herbal remedies can cure acne as well as any prescribed treatment.

Natural products are great and for mild acne, they may work wonders. The problem with natural, holistic and herbal remedies for acne is that they're very slow to work. If you don't have a severe case of acne and aren't in a rush, try natural products to clear your acne. They'll be much better for you and your health in the long run. If you're looking for more immediate results or are battling severe acne, try a prescription medication.

To get the beautiful complexion you've always wanted, don't believe these 4 myths. If you have mild acne, try over-the-counter acne products and give them time to work. For more severe cases, make an appointment with a dermatologist for stronger acne treatments and products.

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