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Over-The-Counter Acne Products vs. Prescription-Only Acne Medications

If you are one of the many people who suffer from acne on a regular basis, then you are probably also constantly searching for effective acne relief to help ease your discomfort. Not only can acne be physically painful, but it can also leave some emotional scars as well. Embarrassment, social withdrawal and depression may all result from acne, which is why it is important to locate quality acne products that are both safe and effective.

When it comes to acne relief, there are both prescription-only and over-the-counter products available to sufferers. Typically, over-the-counter products are more affordable and can often be just as effective as prescription-only acne medications. However, it is often necessary to seek medical attention if acne worsens or fails to respond to conventional acne products. When this occurs, a more aggressive relief approach may be needed. The main goal is to determine which category you fall into and when, if ever, it's time to seek medical help.

Currently, a number of over-the-counter acne products line retail store shelves. Some of the most popular are those that contain a natural ingredient known as aloe vera, which is known for its healing effects, gentleness and soothing ability. This ingredient is thought to expedite the healing process and is, therefore, a very common ingredient in over-the-counter acne products.

Although acne formulas featuring aloe vera are widely available at local retail stores, they should be used with a certain degree of knowledge and care. For instance, aloe vera acne products are not recommended for the relief of infected or severe acne breakouts. The main reason for this is because it is unadvisable to apply any type of lotion to a deep or infected area without medical consultation.

Speaking of medical consultations, severe acne breakouts are often handled with Accutane, which is a powerful prescription-only medication that is commonly sought when all other methods of acne relief have failed. Although some users may find that their skin actually worsens in the beginning of the Accutane acne program, this typically subsides within four weeks. The entire program typically takes between 4-6 months and has been used by more than two million acne sufferers.

Although Accutane can be effective in relieving acne under proper, medically-supervised conditions, it is not without risk. Among the potential side effects are depression, birth defects, headaches, thinning hair, nosebleeds, dry skin, and joint or muscle pain. A high cost, combined with potentially dangerous side effects, have forced most acne sufferers and physicians to use Accutane only as a last resort. With that being said, many acne sufferers have succeeded with Accutane where other acne products had previously failed.

When selecting acne relief, it is essential that you understand both the benefits and risks of use. Any medication can have the potential for dangerous side effects. A little research, a lot of knowledge and some patience will prove to be a great asset in selecting both safe and effective acne products.

Lorde Jokes With Fans About Acne

Singer/Songwriter Lorde has opened up about her issues with acne. Recently she joked about the annoying skin conditions to let those that have know their not alone. Allure.com, "In a series of eight videos, the singer showed viewers exactly what not to ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:12:15 GMT



Lorde Calls Out the Annoying Advice People Always Give Acne Sufferers

One thing absolutely no one loves Unsolicited advice. Whether it comes from well-intentioned aunts ("I really think you'd look better with a more subtle shade of lipstick") or random bros on the street ("If you smiled more you'd look twice as pretty!

Published:  Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:32:00 GMT



Lorde shares her acne woes with the world

Kiwi singing sensation Lorde has opened up to her fans about her acne problems. In an Instagram video, Lorde held a purple acne LED face light on her face while talking about how much "acne sucks". "You know what also sucks" the 21-year-old asked.

Published:  Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:56:00 GMT



9 drugstore acne products that really work, according to dermatologists

Is there a really a difference between treating your acne with high-end or prescription products versus over-the-counter ones Top dermatologists spill the beans. "The Yes to Tomatoes Acne Daily Pore Scrub is the best acne product for comedonal acne ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:21:00 GMT



Here's How Sulfur Can Help Minimize Your Acne-Prone Skin

Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. We've all had our ups and downs with skin conditions and skincare routines, and just when I thought I had mine down to a fine art, I had a hormonal breakout I couldn't get rid of.

Published:  Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:38:03 GMT



Getting rid of acne: Tools and techniques for extractions

DO you or someone you know struggle with acne If so, one of the biggest challenges with acne is getting rid of them, and in doing so, knowing the extraction techniques and tools vital for not creating lifelong scars as a result of bad extraction techniques.

Published:  Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:15:00 GMT



Here's how you can safely treat acne during pregnancy - and what to avoid

Pregnant people should always consult a dermatologist before using any acne treatment. Benzoyl peroxide, Tretinoin, salicylic acid and Accutane are some products and ingredients that should not be used during pregnancy. Light therapy is a nice acne ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:19:00 GMT



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