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Pimples that are increased due to the inflammation of the skin are called acne, and more precisely, skin glands and hair follicles become inflamed thus causing the skin to get an oily look. If you think that it can be washed, you are fooled, because it doesn’t help at all, as this is the inflammation under the surface of the skin. There are three methods that are used in the acne treatment, and the first one consists of cleansing and exfoliating. Don’t try and wash your face hard, since, by doing that, you can irritate the skin even more. Mild cleansers such as Cetaphil, Aveeno and Neutrogena’s Acne Wash can be used. The process of exfoliating is, in fact, a removal of dead skin, done with facial scrub after the washing of the face.

The second step is to keep your skin clean, so, if you want your skin to maintain smooth effect, all cosmetic products that you use should be oil-free. Neutrogena has a wide range of products that are good for your skin. If you stumble upon a word non-comedogenic, then you can be sure that that product won’t clog any pores. Medications that can be bought without prescription and can be used in the acne treatment have to be used carefully. Benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria that cause acne to spread and it should be used at the beginning with 5% gel or lotion once a day, while after 14 days, it should be used twice a day. If a 5% benzoyl doesn’t work, then try with a 10 % of the same.

Retin A can be used, but it has a severe influence on the dry skin. If you want to treat your skin with Retin A, you should consult your doctor for the possible side effects, and if you do decide on Retin A, then use it only during the night, and during the day use some creams that protect your skin from the sun. A period of two o three months is required in order to see some results, so don’t give up. Pregnant woman should always consult their doctor before introducing a new drug. Antibiotic can also be used in the treatment of swollen, inflamed acnes, but, a prescription from doctor is necessary, and it is not recommended to start treatment on your own. Accutane is a very strong pill that is given only under certain conditions, and it has a side effect that can affect blood cells count and levels. Some doctors don't want to prescribe Accutane.

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