While shopping for OTC medications that are supposed to solve the problem of how to clear acne
, the first item that hits the eye is labeled Benzoyl Peroxide
which all but burn the acne, leaving a parchment dry skin. The effect of this complicates the situation all the more since it prompts the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, thereby ruining the purpose. Then there are the much advertised Chinese Herbal Acne Medication
and Acne Supplements that promise "Clear skin within 20 days". Needless to say, both of these sure fire therapies somehow withhold the growth of acne as long as they are used, ending in a much worse clinical condition. The same is true with most of the creams, lotions, ointments, liniments, gels and balms. And also consider the innumerable side effects that many of these treatments cause.