Our culture conditions us to turn to harsh medications to control all our problems, including acne. The pharmaceutical industry supports this mind set because it is how they make money. Accutane is heralded as the ultimate acne treatment, but is it really worth the risks?
Many people are turned off by Accutane because of its harsh side effects which start at extremely dry skin and end at severe depression and suicide. For some people it simply isn’t an option due to existing mental illness or it might not have worked in the past, so what is the best alternative to Accutane?
- Firstly, you want to look for a gentle yet effective acne system. There is no point trying lots of different products at once, because then you won’t know what is working and what is simply irritating your skin. It is important to pick a product that treats both the internal and external causes of acne, via a pill and a cream for example.
- Secondly, you don’t want something that is overly drying or harsh on your skin. This is because when the skin is dried out too much, it reacts by producing more oil. More oil means more blocked pores which just makes acne worse in the long run.
- Then you want to look for effective ingredients like Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid and Aloe Vera. Salicylic acid has an antibacterial effect which kills of bacteria deep down in pores to prevent spots erupting, or to get rid of existing spots. Glycolic acid has long been heralded as one of the most effective acne cures due to it’s ability to get rid of dead skin cells and unblock pores. Aloe Vera soothes the skin so it doesn’t become irritated and too dry.
One system that has everything you need in a accutane alternative is the Clear Pores range. It consists of a 3 or 5 piece anti acne kit (depending on whether you also want to treat body acne) . The basic kit contains an internal pill, a body wash and an external pore unclogging cream and contains gentle yet powerful spot fighting ingredients.
The advanced kit also contains a body wash and body protection cream which get to work quickly on treating body acne.
The kit is so easy to use, gentle whilst being powerful, and presents great value for money. Particularly if you buy a few months package at once, which you will want to do if you have more severe acne that might take longer to treat.
It won’t overly dry out skin and has no known side effects, which is a complete contrast to Accutane’s dangerous side effects.
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