Pimple Treatments

There are many different kinds of pimple treatments that are being offered. If you believe what the advertisements say, all of them will cure you from acne quickly. If you have tried them, you probably know that they don't work nearly as well in real life as they do in the advertisements.

The problem when you are looking for a treatment for acne is really that there are so many choices and options available to you - it can simply be overwhelming. So how can you tell a good pimple treatment from a bad one? There really is no easy way. The first, you have to understand the causes of pimples.

What Causes Pimples?

cause of pimplesMedical doctors and dermatologists agree that most acne is caused by an excessive production of male hormones in the body. This causes the sebaceous glands of the skin to produce too much sebum.

The skin is also constantly getting rid of dead cells through it's pores. When these dead cells and an excessive amount of sebum come together in the follicle shaft of the skin, this can lead cause your pores to become congested.

Once your pores are congested with sebum and dead skin cells, it's an excellent breeding ground for acne causing bacteria. These are called P. acnes, or Propionibacterium acnes.

An infection develops, and soon acne appears.

Now that we are clear about the causes of pimples, we can look at different acne treatments.

Pimple Treatments

It doesn't really matter whether you have pimples on the face, the chest, the shoulders or the back. Almost all acne is created equal when it comes to that.

But different treatments attack the acne from different angles.

For example, skin cleansers, light therapy, tea tree oil. lotions, creams, gels - all of them try to cure acne by eliminating the acne causing bacteria that thrive in congested skin pores.

This can be an important part of the process, but in and of itself, it's not enough. Because the acne will reappear. Also, many acne treatments can actually have side-effects on the skin. Popular cleansers that are based on benzoyl-peroxide often make the skin flaky, dry and sometimes peel off. Prescription drugs for pimples can be even worse.

Other kinds of treatments try to reduce the amount of male hormones the body produces. The problem with that is, that it is very difficult to regulate hormone production precisely using drugs, and the male hormones play an important role in a healthy sexuality (in both men and women).

That is why I believe the two natural and holistic pimple treatments that I talked about on the homepage are the best choice for you if you want to get rid of your pimples fast.

Because they don't just attack the bacteria that live on the skin. And they don't try to chemically alter your hormone production. Instead, they look at the cause of your hormonal imbalance, and help you to implement small and simple changes in your diet and lifestyle. This will trigger your body to optimize it's own regulatory mechanisms, and restore a healthy balance of male and female hormones in your body, so that your skin clears up and your sexual function is save. That's the kind of pimple treatment you should be looking for.