Aug 21, 2010

Are you misusing your acne spot treatment?

According to Angela Palmer from, spot treatments are often used incorrectly.  What do we mean by 'spot treatment'?

We've all had that particularly annoying pimple that we wish we could quickly zap away. Spot treatments are over-the-counter acne products that help you do just that.

Spot treatments differ from other acne treatments because they are meant to be used only on existing blemishes.

While these spot treatments often contain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, if you think that your spot treatment will heal your acne, think again.  They may help the odd pimple and keep it from developing if you get to it right away.  However, they are not a solution for general acne.  For that, you need a stronger treatment that is meant for the whole face, such as a prescription medicine that you can get from your dermatologist.

- Sharyn

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