For those who are battling acne, it can be an all consuming frustrating job. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. The costs associated with the treatment of acne exceeds $3 billion. There are many over the counter and prescription medications to treat acne, but many of them come with unwanted side effects.
Utilizing natural methods of fighting acne can be effective. The best acne treatment, does not dry out your skin, or completely strip your skin of oils and can improve your skins overall health. There are no “overnight” or “immediate” cures but the below list of natural acne treatments can make a quick difference.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid is a natural citric acid found in many soaps and face treatments. The Mayo Clinic states that alpha hydroxy acid helps to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. "Side effects include increased sensitivity to the sun, redness, mild stinging and skin irritation. " Mayo Clinic. We have found it best when used at less then 1% of it's overall ingredients.