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Acne Care

 – Acne is a condition that causes pimples, cysts and clogged pores to form on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Around 85 percent of all Americans will have at least one outbreak of acne over the courses of their lives. Whether blemishes crop up on your complexion occasionally or acne is a chronic problem for your skin, using the right acne care skin products can help you lessen your symptoms and attain healthier skin.
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When blemishes occur, using spot treatments can help to speed up skin healing and encourage your skin to clear far more quickly. Spot treatment may contain a variety of active ingredients to target the underlying causes of blemishes. Benzoyl peroxide is one of the most commonly used medicinals to address acne and helps to accelerate the disappearance of blemishes by oxygenating the follicles which greatly aids in killing off bacteria. Formulas may also use skin-soothing ingredients to reduce redness and ease some of the discomfort of inflamed blemishes. Many products also use salicylic acid to aid in acne care. Salicylic acid works by exfoliating the skin and by reducing the amount of debris that clogs the pores which can lead to smoother and clearer skin.

If you have oily or combination skin that is prone to frequent blemishes, adopting a daily skin care regimen is vital to reducing the number of breakouts that can occur. You can create your own daily acne fighting system by combining products from the acne care collection here at drugstore.com. Scrubs help to remove surface oils and debris that is caught in the pores and can be used on the face or body to cleanse and purify the skin. It is important to remember not to scrub the skin too vigorously to prevent your skin from becoming irritated or dried out. Use of an acne care mask may help to eliminate even more blockages from the pores, which may improve your skin condition in the long term. It is also important to incorporate the use of facial lotions on a daily basis. These lotions help to rehydrate the skin and can help to normalize oil production and promote clearer skin.

As stated earlier, acne can develop virtually anywhere on the body and take different forms. Those who tend to develop blemishes on the back, chest and neck instead of the face can benefit greatly from body acne products, which are formulated to meet the needs of the body skin and to be easily applied from head to toe. Blackheads can be addressed with pore strips, which help to lift visible debris out of the pores to promote clearer, cleaner-looking skin.

Along with our traditional acne care products, drugstore.com carries specialty solutions that are ideal for those with specific concerns. Our acne devices are perfect for those with chronic problems with moderate to severe acne and can help to amplify the results of topical solutions. We even have homeopathic acne products for individuals who prefer more natural solutions for their dermatological issues.

If you're tired of acne blemishes detracting from your appearance and making you feel self-conscious about your complexion, it's time that you developed an acne care regimen to fight back against the causes of pimples and blackheads. Be sure to discuss your concerns or plans for a skin regimen with your doctor or pharmacist as some over the counter products can cause irritation for different skin types. Once you decide on the best regimen for your skin, come to drugstore.com. We make it as easy as possible to begin an acne care routine with products from top brands. Start shopping our acne care collection to find the best solutions for your skin care regimen and have them delivered right to your door.

*The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that you apply a small amount of any over the counter acne medication to one or two small affected areas for 3 days when using it for the first time. This will help you to make sure you don’t exhibit any hypersensitivity symptoms before using the product more broadly. If no discomfort occurs, be sure to follow the directions on the label and review the Drug Facts.

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