Acne Vulgaris plagues the lives of millions of people. We are all familiar with the unsightly red bumps that culminate in a “white head”. They always seem to appear when they are the least invited and then comes the urge to “pop” the pimple but you know that action could result in scars or pits in the skin for the rest of your life.
None of us like Acne and many people turn to prescription acne drugs with horrendous side effects just to avoid that stigma that accompanies acne. Studies reveal that people with bad acne can suffer a lifelong struggle with self-esteem and major insecurities. We prefer to not encourage people to go the drug route because of the complications that can and do arise from headaches, nausea and in some cases liver failure but we understand the thought of being “scarred” for life both physically and emotionally are not an acceptable way to live life.
Many times prescription acne medications are not the only solution. Many people want a “quick fix” despite the potential consequences and so they overlook lifestyle habits, cleaning products, herbal preparations and creams that would produce good results if used as instructed.
It is a choice that each one of us that have the “plague” of acne need to make for ourselves. To use drugs or not to use drugs to treat acne. Neither side is right or wrong but all the pros and cons of each decision should be weighed against facts and science. If you have acne because you are negligent in a particular health practice wouldn’t it be prudent to correct that lifestyle practice than to take prescription acne drugs that could cause any number of side effects?