If you’ve been looking for objective, honest and reliable information on how to get rid of acne and acne scars, then you could not have arrived at a better place. Let alone skin conditions, ‘acne’ is easily one of the most searched for medical related conditions on the internet, so it is not surprising that the internet has become swarmed with websites created by marketers, who earn commissions from selling acne products by posting reviews about these products that are supposedly objective and unbiased. Like those sites, the purpose of this resource is to post reviews about acne treatments, but our reviews are reviews you can trust. Why?
“Our reputation as being honest, objective and unbiased is everything to us. We are therefore not affiliated with any of the products reviewed on this site. We also do not accept commissions or benefits, financial or otherwise, as a result of your decision to purchase a product through any of the links provided on this site.”
If you’ve done even a cursory search of the internet on how to get rid of acne and acne scars, chances are you have already been bombarded with hundreds of advertisements for acne treatments which claim to be the single best thing in your fight to get rid of acne. Now, we certainly do not want to suggest that all of these sites are bogus sites just out to make a fast buck, but the question is: how can you be sure that the reviews you’ve read about an acne treatment are honest and impartial when that review was posted by someone who stands to benefit financially when you purchase that product?
So, in an effort to provide acne sufferers with information on how to get rid of acne that is truly honest, objective and unbiased, we decided to put together a resource with acne information and reviews of acne treatments, but with one fundamental difference: believe it or not, we do not accept commissions or any other type of financial reward or benefit as a result of your decision to purchase a product through any of the links provided on this site.
Another major difference between this resource and many of the other acne sites out there, is that while we do give our opinion on each of the products we review, the primary focus of the site is for real users of the products to post their reviews. We believe this to be one of the crucial features that makes our resource independent, honest and unbiased.
How Our Resource Works…
The way this resource works is simple. Each treatment on this site will have both an ‘Editor’s Rating’ and an ‘Average Rating’ based on the average rating that treatment was given by real users of the treatment. The Editor’s rating is drafted by our dedicated team of researchers after conducting thorough research on various acne treatments and then rating them based on the following factors.
100% Natural Ingredients
No Side Effects
Our Editor’s reviews are thorough and aim to enable the reader to make an informed decision about whether or not the particular treatment will be an effective acne treatment for him or her. However, we encourage our users to take note of the individual ratings posted by actual users of a particular treatment and the ‘Average Rating’, which represents the average of all the real user ratings posted. We believe that the best indication of the effectiveness of an acne treatment is not just an impressive list of ingredients and clinical studies, but rather the actual results that have been achieved by the real users of that treatment.
The Truth About How To Get Rid Of Acne
As anyone who has or who has had acne understands, acne can be a highly debilitating condition. Not only is it uncomfortable and sometimes painful, but because it is so outwardly apparent and often prominent around the facial area, it can and often does impact negatively on a person’s confidence, self esteem and their ability to interact socially.
It’s therefore not surprising that most acne sufferers want to know how to get rid of their acne as fast as possible. Marketers of acne treatments know this all too well and they play on the negative stigma attached to acne to lure desperate and unsuspecting acne sufferers into forking out their hard-earned cash for the latest ‘wonder’ acne treatment or acne guide which claims to teach you how to get rid of acne overnight. However, the unfortunate reality is…
There Are No ‘Wonder’ Treatments…
Ever heard that saying: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t true”? It’s a very common saying because it is sound advice and we urge our readers to make it their motto, not just when considering offers for acne treatments, but any offer they come across which claims astonishing results. Now, we are certainly not saying that there are no acne treatments out there that work, because there are some excellent products available. All we’re saying is, when choosing an acne treatment, ignore all the marketing hype.
Making a decision to purchase an acne treatment or acne scar treatment based solely on marketing hype will likely lead not only to disappointment, but also to a nice little debit on your bank account. Instead, take the time to get reliable information on the product so you can make an informed decision about whether or not that product is likely to work for you. The truth is that 9 times out of 10, even the best acne treatments don’t work for everybody and even when they do, the results are less impressive on some people than others.
Acne Products Won’t Do All The Work…
Another point we want our readers to be aware of is that getting rid of acne in the most effective way requires more than just using an acne product. The reality is that in most cases it just isn’t that simple, no matter how amazing the product claims to be. To really get rid of acne effectively and in a way that is safe and creates sustainable, long lasting results, you need to understand that the fastest route to beautiful, vibrant and acne-free skin requires more than just changing one thing. Rather it requires a certain type of lifestyle which incorporates a range of issues, which amongst other things includes your diet, how much water you drink and having a proper skin-care regime that is suitable for your particular body.
At this point you may be thinking about that friend of yours who has beautiful acne-free skin and yet eats junk food, drinks sodas regularly and doesn’t have a skin care regimen at all. Why is her (or his) skin so beautiful when they don’t seem to be doing anything right? The reason for this is that, while the medical world still does not know the specific genetics which affect acne, it is clear that genetics do play a significant role in acne and there is no doubt that some people are more genetically predisposed to the condition than others (learn more about this in our article about what causes acne).
If you suffer from acne, don’t become absorbed in the idea of whether or not you have a genetic predisposition to it. This won’t go a long way to helping you solve your problem at all. Instead, we urge you to make use of the valuable information on this resource which will enable you to address your acne in a realistic way that is sure to bring you significant and sustainable results in your goal to have the healthy and vibrant skin you always wanted.
The following is a great baking analogy which we hope will help to illustrate our point. Think of your mission to get acne-free skin like baking a cake. When you bake a cake, you need eggs, flour, sugar and a bunch of other stuff depending on what kind of cake you’re making. Now, if you leave out any of the ingredients, you’re not going to end up with a proper cake are you? The same is true when it comes to addressing your acne problem. You can’t just use an acne product and expect your problem to go away. For the best results, you need to make all the right lifestyle changes, which we’ll be discussing in a moment. Don’t panic, these lifestyle changes are really simple to implement and won’t just improve your skin in leaps and bounds, but will also promote overall health and wellness. Implement these simple changes and promise, you’ll feel better, healthier and more energized.
Again, there are some very effective acne treatments out there and we encourage you to take a look at the reviews posted on this site. However what we want to emphasize is that when you have chosen a product, don’t expect that it is going to cure your acne overnight or even in just a few days. Rather, we urge that you incorporate that treatment into a lifestyle that promotes healthy skin and which won’t be counter productive to the treatment you are taking.
How To Get Rid Of Acne Fast: The Lifestyle…
What follows is a discussion of some basic yet fundamental acne-free lifestyle changes which, if you are really serious about having beautiful acne-free skin, we highly recommend you incorporate into your life. Again, any acne treatments or products which you decide to take, should not replace these lifestyle changes, but rather they should supplement them. If you do this, you will be setting yourself on the fastest route to beautiful, healthy, vibrant and needless to say, acne-free skin.
Ever heard that saying: “You are what you eat”? Another great saying and it could not be more true. Diet is the first lifestyle change we want to discuss because we believe it to be one of the most (if not, the most) crucial elements in getting rid of acne, simply because it is what you put into your body that is at the very core of the problem. There are some acne websites out there which talk about diet being one of the myths as to what causes acne. To the extent that these types of discussion imply that diet is not important in the fight against acne, they are misleading. While there may not be any conclusive proof that eating certain foods can be a direct cause of acne, there is no doubt that having a healthy balanced diet will significantly improve your skin and there are certain anti-acne ‘superfoods’ such as garlic, pumpkin seeds and walnuts that acne sufferers would do well to incorporate into their diet.
Very basically, your acne-free diet will mean eating lots of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, and cutting out junk foods which are high in sugars, preservatives and trans fats which cause a build up of oils and acne-inducing bacteria. For a more comprehensive discussion on the correct acne diet you may follow the link. There is also a very popular e-book available called ‘Acne No More’ which talks about how to get rid of acne in a holistic way, without the use creams or chemicals. The primary focus of the e-book is healthy living and there is a comprehensive section on the importance of diet in eliminating acne.
The importance of water in your fight against acne can also not be overemphasized. Studies have shown that proper hydration is not only imperative for healthy skin, but also benefits the immune system and reduces the risk of developing kidney stones. Drink as much still water as you can throughout the day – and in any event at least two liters per day – in order to flush out acne-inducing toxins as well as keep the skin hydrated, which is crucial to healthy skin. It is also important that you drink plenty of pure water though and not just fluids containing water in them, like fruit juices and tea.
While it may be true that stress has not been linked as a direct cause of acne, the indications that stress has a negative impact on the skin are overwhelming and there is no doubt that it exacerbates acne breakouts. Stress can be brought on by a wide range of emotional or physical issues. Emotional stress includes things such as situational anxiety or fear of a present or future event, worrying about finances or relationships and mental abuse. Physical stress can be brought on by drug abuse, poor diet and lack of sleep.
What can you do to reduce stress in your life? The single most effective and proven way to reduce stress hormones in the body is to exercise. Make time in your day for cardiovascular exercise, even if only for 20 minutes. It will do wonders for your stress levels and overall wellbeing. Holistic exercises like yoga and tai chi are also immensely relaxing and have been linked to myriad other health benefits. Hobbies are any very effective stress reliever. Make time to do the things which you enjoy, whether it be exercising, cooking, gardening, golfing, playing chess, building model airplanes – engaging in any activity you enjoy will help to lower your stress levels.