Monday, March 31, 2008

"The Real Medical Cure for Acne"

This is another product that I use myself and know that it works really well on acne and it's side-effect is that it gets rid of wrinkles! Yes, really, because when you read the instructions it is listed as a treatment for sun-damaged skin, as well as acne. You can buy it at your local pharmacy or online and it's cheap.

What it does is gently, but firmly exfoliate the top layers of skin. This removes the causes of acne, blackheads and whiteheads. It leaves you with a beautiful, clear unlined complexion. I never thought I would ever hear anybody complementing me on my complexion, but they do now.

It's a cream containing a natural derivative of Vitamin A and I have included the, ' how to use instructions', below:-

"How to Use Tretinoin (Retin-A) - Using the Acne Treatment Retin-A By Heather Brannon, MD,

Tretinoin (Retin-A, Avita, Renova) is a derivative of Vitamin A and is the treatment of choice for comedonal acne, or whiteheads and blackheads. It works by increasing skin cell turnover promoting the extrusion of the plugged material in the follicle. It also prevents the formation of new comedones. Tretinoin is also the only topical medication that has been proven to improve wrinkles.

Side Effects of Retin-A

The effect of increased skin cell turnover can be irritation and flaking. For this reason, many people stop using Retin-A after a couple of days to weeks, then think that it didn't work.

It is important to realize that Retin-A is very effective for whiteheads and blackheads, but it may take 6-9 weeks to see a noticeable difference. It takes at least 6 months to see a noticeable difference in wrinkles. The best benefit is seen if Retin-A is used for at least a year.

Here are some guidelines that may make it easier to take this great medicine:-

* Apply Retin-A in a thin layer at night. A small amount goes a long way.

* In the morning wash your face with a mild facial scrub or rough wash cloth. This will help reduce the
noticeable flaking.

* After washing, apply a good water-based moisturizer. Yes, guys, this applies to you too. The moisturizer
will make the drying effect of the medicine more tolerable.

* If flaking occurs during the day use a wash cloth to remove it and apply more moisturizer, or just apply

* Try using a moisturizer that also contains a sunscreen. If not, apply sunscreen anytime you are in the sun
even for a short amount of time. Tretinoin makes you more susceptible to sunburn.

* When you first start using Retin-A, apply it every other night or every 3rd night. The flaking and irritation side-effects are usually the worst in the first 2 weeks of application. As your skin adjusts to the medicine, you can apply it more frequently.

* If you notice an increase in the irritation or flaking, it's ok to take a break for a couple of day." H.B. M.D.

I always keep a tube of Tretinoin in the house, so that I can nip any more acne problems in the bud. I also use it for its wrinkle smoothing properties and I can tell you that it works really well in making a very, very noticeable improvement in your complexion.

I buy it here in Spain, over the counter from a Pharmacy, for about 14 euros - about $14 or 7 pounds sterling. It's just another of those excellent products that isn't advertised and so nobody knows about it! Beware of expensive skin-care products containing "Retinol", they are not the same as buying pure Retin A cream, as Tretinoin.

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