Acne Treatment Skin Care – What Ingredients You Shouldn’t Use

Published: 23rd June 2010
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If you suffer from blemishes you'll be interested in what I have to say about acne treatment skin care.

Acne is a huge problem for teenagers, but many adults find they are still fighting this problem. This article should help either age group to get a handle on this skin disorder.

There are a few ingredients you should not use on your skin, no matter what skin type you have and even if you don't suffer from blemishes.

These are alcohol, mineral oil and fragrances.

Alcohols, which are labeled as ethanol, ethyl, methanol, benzyl, isopropyl, and SD alcohol are all drying to your skin. If you have oily skin, you may think this is a good thing, but it isn't in this case.

These strip away the skin's natural acid mantle, which leaves you wide open to bacteria and viruses, which will cause skin problems, acne and blemishes included. You shouldn't use acne treatment skin care that contains alcohol.

Just a side note here, two ingredients that have alcohol behind their names, stearyl and cetearyl, are the good guys, and have nothing in common with the bad guys listed above, so if your products have them in don't hesitate using them.

Mineral oil also called liquid paraffin, petrolatum, or paraffin wax, is a by-product or petroleum that will clog your pores. When your pores aren't open the toxins can't get out of your body. These toxins in your body will contribute to acne and other skin disorders.

Mineral oil also strips the natural oils from your skin will cause your skin to be chapped and will lead to premature aging of the skin. So along with encouraging acne, you are also helping yourself to look older.

That's not a very comforting thought is it? Just ditch the mineral oil and you can be ahead of the game.

Fragrances in acne treatment skin care may make you smell better, but many of them can be toxic or negatively affect the nervous system, causing hyperactivity, depression or irritability.

Do some cosmetics take your breath away, as in you're not able to breathe, because they are so strong? When I encounter one of these I wonder what they are covering up.

The products I use have no fragrance in them and they smell good. The natural ingredients used smell fresh and are not overpowering. And I know they aren't toxic to my skin, which will just lead to skin problems like acne.

The substance in the night cream I use, that I like best for acne treatment skin care, is active manuka honey. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties that can help heal acne.

You can find out more about this night cream and other healthy skin care products at my website listed below.

Elizabeth Ruby is passionate about good health and using healthy products on her skin. She does extensive research on the best products to use and what products to avoid. Visit her website at to find out what products she recommends.

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