It can definitely be difficult to decide on an acne treatment product, because after all there are literally thousands of different acne care treatment products out there today. Especially if you have never shopped for an acne treatment product before, you will no doubt find it quite confusing and possibly even overwhelming.
You want to make sure that you find the best acne care treatment product for you, and this is going to require you following a couple of important steps.
Determine Your Skin Type
Before you do anything towards finding an acne care treatment product, you want to determine what type of skin you have. You can do this quite easily, by washing your face and patting it dry. Then you want to take a small piece of toilet paper and place it somewhere on your t-zone.
Dry skin is indicated if the piece of toilet paper immediately falls off your face. If the paper sticks, though, you have oily skin. When the paper stays in place for a short time before falling off, that tells you that you have normal skin. This important first step will help you determine just which acne care products will be best for you.
Severity of Acne
You also need to know how severe your acne is in order to select the acne care products that will work best for you. Mild acne means a low number of blemishes each month, while severe acne would indicate nearly constant skin problems.
Find a Product
The final step is actually going to the store and selecting a product to use. You will need to spend the time necessary to compare products and find one that is designed to work for your severity of acne and skin type.
You probably will not be able to find the product that works best for you the very first time you choose an acne care product. Even if you try a variety of acne care products unsuccessfully, there are other viable options that you can investigate. One possibility is acne surgery. Even when countless products fail, this surgery can eliminate acne problems.
Author: Nathan JamesThis author has published 5 articles so far.