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Acne Treatment Avoid Quick Acne Cures
Because your acne appears on your face and everyone can see it, you may feel desperate to make it go away. But because it’s not life threatening, you may feel reluctant or embarrassed to go to your healthcare provider about it.
Certain people prey on that knowledge. They want to sell you expensive over-the-counter acne “cures” that don’t do you any good, or get you to order them after watching testimonial-filled infomercials.
The people giving those acne “testimonials” on TV are almost always professional actors reading a script. And even those stories that are “real” generally mean nothing. You can always find one or two success stories while ignoring 99.9 percent of failures.
Even if it’s on TV, on the radio, the Internet, or in magazines, that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true. The world of acne fighting is filled with snake oils and false promises.
There are promises that guarantee “five day cures” for your acne, and there are the real slow pokes that state, “try this all time tested home treatment for acne and have clearer blemish-free skin within 30 days of use.” You can find many similar “cures” if you search the Internet.
Also, check out www.quackwatch.com, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies pertaining to health-related issues. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information.
Skin Conditions that Look like Acne, but Arent:
There are several skin conditions that appear to be acne, but that aren’t acne at all. Rosacea and keratosis pilaris closely resemble acne, as does another acne look-alike, pseudofolliculitis barbae — also known as razor bumps. These conditions, among others, are pretenders that sometimes even fool doctors into thinking they’re actually acne. There are many ways to control these acne impostors.
One of that would be rosacea.
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