Friday, December 23, 2011

Overpriced Acne Skin Care Systems – Don’t Waste Your Money by Laurel Levine

If you’re like me, you have probably seen all of the ads and infomercials talking about all of the miraculous benefits you will get from using any one of the overpriced acne skin care systems currently on the market. To be honest with you, these systems are not going to be any more effective for you than the average benzoyl peroxide product on the market. Benzoyl peroxide is typically the primary ingredients in the more expensive products too.

One of the things that I noticed about these systems is that they feature a cleanser and a toner as part of their product line. A cleanser is an unnecessary purchase, because despite the popular misconception acne is not caused by dirt getting into the skin. Many people believe that blackheads are formed from dirt due to their dark color, but in all honesty is the color comes from oxidized keratin.

The cleansing formulas in these acne skin care systems would not be capable of washing away the dirt that caused acne formation even if dirt was actually responsible. The blockages that cause acne to form occur deep down in the narrow sebaceous follicles in the skin, where it would be impossible for anything to simply wash them away. These blockages are a combination of excess sebum and keratin.

Next in line are the toning formulas designed to help keep your skin firm and smooth. The way that these formulas seek to firm your skin is through the use of astringents, which mask the loss of firming tissue in the skin by causing the skin tissue to contract. A better way to tone your skin would be to use products featuring natural compounds like Functional Keratin and Phytessence Wakame kelp extract which actually create more collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, but this is an acne article so enough about that.

The final step in these acne skin care systems is always the skin repairing treatment, which along with the skin cleansers contains the primary antibacterial and antimicrobial agent. This is really the only part of the system that you need, and even it isn’t good for you. Benzoyl peroxide is known for causing dryness, redness, itching, burning, peeling, and in some cases even swelling.

What you need to use on your skin in order to avoid all of the problems that benzoyl peroxide products can cause are all natural formulas that feature one or more of a select group of plant based oils. All natural formulas will also help you to avoid all of the parabens and other carcinogenic substances that I noticed while reading the various labels of the highly touted, overpriced acne skin care systems.

Make no mistake about it. All you need are formulas that contain Babassu wax, Jojoba oil, active Manuka honey, Maracuja passion fruit extract, and Shea butter. These compounds will regulate sebum production without causing your skin to become dry, dramatically reduce the inflammation in your skin, and effectively eliminate the bacterium at the root of this inflammation. In other words, these formulas will eliminate acne more effectively and more safely than those acne skin care systems you see advertised.

You can learn more insights by visiting my web site and discovering more natural ingredients I personally use daily.