Acne sufferers are always on the lookout for the best product or system to get rid of pimples, blackheads and skin blemishes.
This could explain why many people flock to heavily marketed products like Proactiv and Neutrogena.
WHY CHOOOSE NEUTROGENA ACNE SYSTEMS?
Many consumer research websites say Neutrogena’s acne products are among the best over-the-counter treatment systems you can buy.
Many of their products are oil-free and contain 2% salicylic acid, which helps unclog pores and remove dead skin cells. By being oil-free, Neutrogena gets approval by many dermatologists.
Neutrogena also produces very lightweight products, which won’t cake up your face if you use them regularly.
Many of the company’s products also include sunblock which helps protect your skin. Overexposure to sunlight can sometimes lead to more acne breakouts and even fever blisters. The low amounts of SPF help mitigate the risks of exposure to harmful sun rays.
Another benefit to use Neutrogena is its relative low cost and low barrier to getting started with the products, as opposed to other acne treatment systems that require prescriptions, visits to the doctor or even over-the-tv ordering. The average bottle of Neutrogena product costs $3.99-$7.99. Not too shabby.
ARE NEUTROGENA PRODUCTS DANGEROUS?
Let’s put it this way, most people shouldn’t encounter any big problems when using Neutrogena acne products. But you should be aware of some of the chemicals found in a variety of the company’s items.
Some harmful chemicals include:
HYDROXYACETIC ACID – According to Wired.com, this chemical is often referred to as “alpha-hydroxy.” That sounds nice and fresh, doesn’t it. But actually, “corrosive acid that breaks apart the outer layer of skin, spurring new cell growth,” writes Wired.com. This makes your skin more susceptible to sun damage. Also, this chemical can be found in bathroom cleaning solutions.
BENZOPHENONE – Avoid using lotions containing this chemical with kids. If inhaled or ingested, it could disrupt hormones and brain activity.
WILL NEUTROGENA GET RID OF ACNE?
Different products and regimes work for different people when it comes to fighting pimples.
What works for someone else, may not be the best choice for you.
Try a variety of products, but stick with each one for at least 4-6 weeks to give the treatment an adequate amount of time to show results.
Many people give up on a product or system only days into them, often just prolonging the longevity of bad skin.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
Give Neutrogena a try. It’s a relatively inexpensive product with low risk.
Be cafeful if you’ll be applying these products to children’s skin. You don’t want to overdo it.
Have you tried Neutrogena in the past? Share your experiences, likes and dislikes with the products.
Before spending a lot of your personal time and money trying out different doctors and prescriptions, you should start taking these steps to make your body healthier. These steps alone could be the acne cure you’ve been looking for.
Here’s a few ways you can get started on a healthier, and clearer skin, lifestyle.
Steps you can take to care for yourself and help your skin glow are:
Drink at least 8 eight oz glasses of water a day! Hydration is extremely important. Our bodies are composed of water and we need to stay constantly hydrated to keep ourselves healthy. If you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated.
Sunlight can sometimes help your complexion but you always want to protect your skin from too much sun. If you are going to be outside for a long period of time wear an oil free sun protectant.
Wash your face but don’t over-wash it. Use a facial wash appropriate for your skin type. Too much facial scrubbing can actually irritate your skin and make things worse than they are. Stick to washing your face in the morning and at night.
Exercise! Seriously. Exercising makes you sweat and makes blood circulate. This is a natural way to get toxins out of your body.
Take vitamins E and C. These are antioxidants that your skin thrives on. If you have a deficiency in either of these vitamins you could end up with sallow, dry, inflamed skin.
Change your philosophy and your bad habits and you can defintely rid yourself of bad skin.