Acne Treatment Product information

The main factors that contribute to acne are dead skin cells, excess sebum or oil, P. Acnes Bacteria and inflammation. True acne is caused when your dead skin cells combine with bacteria and excess oil in your pores, causing inflamed areas that turn into pimples. This inflammation in turn causes even more inflammation. Acne breakouts can also be triggered when combined with environmental causes, such as too much sun exposure, stress and a diet heavy in iodine.

Most over-the-counter acne treatments work either by removing dead skin cells, controlling oil and/or reducing surface bacteria. It's also important to treat inflammation. And keep in mind there are other skin conditions that may look like acne but aren't, including rosacea and eczema. For this reason you may want to see a dermatologist before you begin treating acne yourself.

Dr. Murad's Recommended Products
Product name: Murad Acne Complex Kit
What it does: Contains clarifying cleanser, exfoliating acne treatment, skin- perfecting lotion, acne spot treatment. In independent clinical studies, over 90 percent of the participants experienced a reduction in blemishes in just four weeks.
Price: $59.90
Available at: Murad.com

Product name: Murad Pure Skin Clarifying Supplement
What it does: This nutritional supplement contains vitamin A and zinc to control breakouts, and antioxidants like grape seed extract to help keep skin healthy and protected. Reduces breakouts from the inside by 55 percent in six weeks.
Price: $35
Available at: Murad.com

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