Secret Acne Cure! Acne Free in 3 Days! Clear Skin Overnight!
Oh, how the acne sufferer hopes and wishes these ads could be true. There is ads playing every day. The old adage “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” is true here. One cannot possibly get their skin clear in just 3 days (or overnight) because of one little-known fact:
Acne takes up to 30 to 90 days to form. A pimple that you see today probably started as a microcomedone up to three months ago.
It takes about three to four months to see your skin clear up. Three months worth of acne is going to surface, even when you are using the perfect acne regimen. That regimen is keeping the NEW acne from forming, so you won’t see them surface three months from now. So, just because you are seeing some breakouts doesn’t mean that your regimen (if you are on the right set of products) isn’t working. These are lesions that got a “foothold” in the pore as a microcomedone before you started using products.
Another issue that arises in acne home-care protocol is that you need to take into account the skin’s ability to adapt to product. You cannot start out with a regimen (albeit perfect for your acne type/skin) and just keep it the same. Your skin will adapt and start to form acne lesions again. This is why you need someone who can coach you through the process of getting clear.
So, don’t waste your money on the false promises out there (and they are EVERYwhere!). Give the tried-and-true method a try. Skinn Unique Solutions will give you all the facts and support you need to get rid of your acne. And that’s a promise that you can trust.
Antibiotics for Acne
Antibiotics for Acne? Why Not?
Reading over the questionnaires of our acne clients reveals some disturbing trends. Most have seen dermatologists and most dermatologists prescribed antibiotics as the first course of action.
The first thing I want to say is that antibiotics do not get your acne under control in the long term. Acne is not a bacteria problem – it is an inherited tendency of too many dead skin cells within the pores. Antibiotics do NOTHING to address this underlying cause. Even if you had an antibiotic that killed 100% of the bacteria, you would still have an acne problem.
So, now that you know why they don’t work, let’s also explore why it is not a good idea to take them.
1. MRSA – if you haven’t heard of the superbug MRSA, you need to know that this is a very dangerous type of staph infection. One main reason MRSA is so dangerous is that it is resistant to most antibiotics. Doctors run out of options for treating it and the result is death. Experts believe that MRSA evolved because of the overuse of antibiotics; and dermatologists treating acne primarily with antibiotics is a prime contributor.
2. Now acne bacteria is becoming drug-resistant. Resistant acne bacteria won’t kill you, but it will be much harder to control and achieve/keep clear skin.
3. People who use antibiotics are more than twice as likely to catch colds according to a study in the September 2005 Archives of Dermatology. The common cold is a virus – not directly affected by antibiotics; but antibiotics not only attack the harmful bacteria, but also the beneficial bacteria that are part of the body’s defense system. This results in increased frequency of viral infections.
4. According to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, heavy use of antibiotics may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. The study looked at 10,000 women over eight years and found that those that took the highest amounts of antibiotics the longest, faced twice the risk of developing breast cancer than those that didn’t.
5. The results of a study published in The Lancet asserted that several prescription antibiotic regimens for facial acne vulgaris were not better than over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide.
6. Toxic side effects such as recurring nausea and heartburn.
7. Interference with the useful bacteria in the digestive system.
8. Frequent vaginal yeast infections for women.
9. Possible permanent staining of the teeth.
The best way to treat acne is with an at-home regimen that includes the topical use of an alpha or beta hydroxy acid that is strong enough to exfoliate but not so strong as to irritate or burn the skin, and an antibacterial product that delivers oxygen into the pores.
All of these products must be used correctly; and the best and fastest way to get clear is to get coached by an acne expert. Products alone will not clear your acne – you need an expert coach to get you there.