The Experts All Agree: There's No Quick Fix for Acne

The Experts All Agree: There's No Quick Fix for Acne

There's no denying that waiting around for great things to happen is no fun. It would be much more gratifying if we could get the things we want at the moment we want them, but unfortunately that's just not how the world works.

Treating acne is no different. People are constantly looking for "a miracle cure" that can give them clear skin overnight, but eventually they all learn that a product like that doesn't exist.

Instead, the trick to beating acne once and for all isn't in a magic cream or potion -it comes down to having some good old fashioned patience and perseverance.

Things to Remember

  • Your acne didn't develop overnight, and it won't go away that fast either: Think about your earliest experiences with acne. Did you wake up one morning and suddenly find your face covered in a huge breakout? Chances are you didn't. It's much more likely that things progressed slowly-starting with a stray whitehead here and there and progressing in severity into the breakouts you have in the present. These problems developed over the course of months and years, not days and weeks, and treating them can take just as long. As nice as it would be to have a quick fix for acne, this is a condition that takes patience and persistence to fight.
  • Products that can quickly eliminate the symptoms of acne rarely address its underlying causes: Sure, using hope is a strong sales pitch; so numerous products therefore promise you quick results. There are even topical creams and cleansers out there that can reduce the appearance of blackheads or whiteheads in a matter of days, but after you stop using them or often even while you are still using them, your acne problems flare right back up. In addition they may dry, sensitize and age your skin or even cause other problems. The reason this is so is because products like these only treat the symptoms of acne-not its causes. While most of the action with acne takes place on the surface of the skin, this problem actually begins much more internally.  One of the primary, internal causes of acne is an imbalance in your hormones-specifically it's an overabundance of androgens in your blood stream. This imbalance can be caused by a number of different things including puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, but whatever the mechanism, it can easily lead to acne breakouts. From this point of view, treating acne with topical medications seems like a superficial fix for a deeper problem.
  • Natural acne solutions don't work in the same way as quick topical fixes (nor do they carry the same side effects as pharmaceutical products).  All-natural solutions to acne, like AcnEase, aren't a quick fix. Unlike things like antibiotics, natural cures aren't about getting rid of the problem as fast as possible regardless of the side effects. Instead, they effectively work with your body in a way that's not harmful. They aim to bring balance without sacrificing any other aspect of overall health. If you find yourself particularly "out of whack" this process can take a long time. However, once you begin to see the powerful results of a method like this, all the waiting will be worth it.

Tips for Successfully Treating Acne

  • Follow the recommended treatment regimen:  Instructions for acne-fighting products are not suggestions-they need to be followed exactly. For example, AcnEase┬« has very specific roster about what dose and how many times to use it depending on the type of acne you have and for how long you've had it.  These regimens are developed based on research and should be followed to get the most out of the treatment. If you skip or deviate from these recommendations, you are likely to find that you won't experience the best and fastest healing results. In short, the best results require your active participation.
  • Supplement your primary treatment with secondary ones: Just because you're using a product like AcnEase doesn't mean you can't supplement your treatment with additional (supplemental) acne-fighting methods. Find a healthy skincare routine that works for you, eat right, and protect your skin from sun damage as well. While these won't cure your acne on their own, they can help make things easier and more successful.
  • Focus on prevention.  By incorporating preventative skincare methods into your life, instead of  "reacting" to the roller coaster that you've been on for so long, this will help you achieve and sustain the best results. Even though it won't always seem like things are getting better, if you're patient and consistent with your treatment you WILL begin to see sustainable results. You will break the cycle of acne!

With a promise of clear skin,
Dr. A

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