Pros and Cons of Retinoids

Are retinoids good or bad? This question is not so easy to answer as many other questions asked by the life. Even the purpose of asking this question determines duality of the subject – it is not clear at all, whether using such acne treatment products as retinoids will do you more good than harm.

This may not seem very clear because the aim of using retinoids and other chemical preparations is the same and surely their use is aimed at having something good, namely get rid of acne. So, the question in the heading just saps the basis of the purpose, why retinoids actually exist.

What are the pros and cons of retinoids? The matter is in some alternatives which exist for everybody choosing or intending to choose retinoids for acne treatment. These alternatives appeared a long time ago…even earlier than retinoids and other similar products did, but still sometimes and somewhere they are undeservingly forgotten.

As you might have understood, the case in hand is natural acne treatment. Retinoids don’t fall into category of products used for the same, because they are merely synthetic analogues for vitamin A.

Vitamin A itself is known as a very useful thing for treating acne and helping in acne treatment, and its analogues have more powerful effects on the abovementioned disease. So in this respect retinoids can be named more good than bad.

However, the subject has not appeared from nowhere, as any acne also doesn’t appear without any cause, even if it seems like that.  There are of course pros and cons of retinoids but the main deficiency with retinoids as well as with some products having similar origin and effect is presence of side effects, which are generally not attributed to any natural acne treatment products.

You will agree that doing harm to oneself instead of doing something good, which was the original intention, is not the best thing you can do for yourself. Here retinoids are undoubtedly more bad, than good.

So follow up and try to justify your choice – will you go for retinoids or for truly natural acne treatment?

How to Defeat Body Acne?

Fighting with acne becomes a lifework for some people. And sometimes significant amounts of money and nerves are spent on its curing. In this respect body acne can be more importunate even than face acne is, because it is much more difficult to cure. The first reason for this is the fact that body skin is much thicker than facial one and therefore sometimes body acne is very difficult to remove or they grow to a large size, causing many difficulties and inconveniences.

The second reason is the fact that usually body acne (especially back acne) is covered by clothes. When a cloth rubs against bad skin, irritation takes place, which can lead to inflammation and further development of the disease. And if you perspire much (for example, during physical exercise), wet cloth becomes a real seminary for body acne. So if you are a sports fan, you are going to be in a risk group.

Different means were elaborated in attempt to defeat body acne, but any panacea has not been developed yet. Though, that is understandable because acne can be caused by number of reasons.

However the most effective single measure against all acne, whether it be neck acne or acne on the forehead is salicylic acid. Doctors advise to shower with preparations based on this acid and wipe one’s body with it in the evening before sleep. Although prescription body acne medications based on salicylic acid help you in fighting with acne, you should understand that one should eliminate root cause to prevent reoccurrence of this misadventure.

Root causes can be various, but generally either something is wrong with hormones or somehow skin pores are getting blocked. In the first case, if it is caused by some preparations that you take (for example, birth control pills), you should think of changing this preparation to another one or of complete refusal from taking it. If it happens due to young age – then you will have to eliminate the acne proper and wait a little until this hormone burst in your organism stops.

The pores in your skin can be blocked if your body skin care is poor or you have an active lifestyle and perspire much. In this case, do not forget about timely shower and prefer lighter natural clothes.