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?

Risk Factors of Teenage Acne

Teenage acne differs from other forms of acne. This is of course just a subjective opinion, because actually there is no difference between teenage acne and any other acne – for example, causes of teenage acne are the same as those of adult acne. But here we want to emphasize some major differences. To be more exact these are not differences but peculiarities of teenage acne.

Teenage acne is really peculiar and stands out all other forms of acne. First peculiarity is that teenage acne is the most well-known type of acne. When we say “acne”, we generally imagine teenage acne. However, we think that it doesn’t give any consolation for poor teens, because it is understood that teenage acne is so famous because teens are those people who suffer the most from acne.

The other peculiarity of teenage acne is in its causes. As it is with other forms of acne, it is very difficult to find out the very cause that has provoked appearance of adult acne. And teenage acne is different because, as a rule, the main cause of their emergence is always known.

Hormones. This indispensable part of metabolism and of most of the processes in any organism gives you a shot in an eye in this case. Too much hormones are never good for the young organism (as well as for not young one) and it happens that we see something like “overdose” of hormones for a body. It is what happens every time in teenage organism. Overdose of hormones is one of the risk factors that causes of teenage acne, say, the most major one.

The rest may be not so peculiar, but nevertheless it very typical for teenage acne – we mean other causes. Beside of hormones, teens merely worsen their situation themselves. Teenagers perceive all the out world very sharply. A personality is formed in heavy process. Result is stresses. Stresses influence badly on metabolism and hormones again. So it is no surprise when before a first date or after a big quarrel with parents a teenager gets severe acne.

Teenage acne can be special, but in any case it does not mean an end of the world.