ChristiaNet.com (http://www.christianet.com), the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, has just launched a directory of articles to help readers learn about acne treatments that make sense. ChristiaNet's president, Bill Cooper, seeks to bring the latest information to people who are suffering with skin problems such as acne. Cooper says, "Many young people and adults that suffer with acne are constantly trying to find acne treatments that will provide some relief. There are many products available to help with this condition including natural skin care and home remedies." (http://www.christianet.com/acne/)
The goals of acne treatments are to heal the lesions, stop new ones from appearing, and prevent scarring. It may also be possible to treat the patient for depression in addition to blemish treatment. Sometimes over-the-counter and prescription drugs are prescribed to the patient as well as topical solutions. Some of the most common over-the-counter topical solutions that are used for blemish treatment include products that contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and sulfur. Some of these solutions may be very drying to the skin and could cause further irritation.
Years ago studies showed that causes for blemishes were related to eating too much chocolate or greasy food. However those are considered myths today as medical science has revealed that the exact cause is actually unknown. Still many doctors believe that fluctuating hormones is a related factor as well as heredity or genetics. It is also possible that certain drugs can cause blemishes and using the wrong cosmetics or skin care products can make it worse. The University of Michigan research shows that, "Acne affects about 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30, some 40 to 50 million individuals."
There are several factors that can actually make acne worse. Cooper says, "We want people to know that squeezing and picking blemishes will not only cause further irritation but it will lead to infection and scarring." Rubbing the skin or cleaning the face too much can lead to irritation and redness. Using natural skin care and home remedies might be a good solution since the ingredients usually contain fewer irritants. However, to control acne many doctors recommend using products that are labeled "noncomedogenic" or nonacnegenic," because they will not clog pores. For more information, visit: http://www.christianet.com/articles/
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