Because your acne appears on your face and everyone can see it, you may feel desperate to make it go away. But because it’s not life threatning, you may feel reluctant or embarrassed to go to your healthcare provider about it. Certain people prey on that knowledge. They want to sell you expensive over-the-counter acne “cures” that don’t do you any good, or get you to order them after watching testimonial-filled infomercials.
The people giving those acne “testimonial” on TV are almost always professional actors reading a script. And even those stories that are “real” generally mean nothing. You can always find one or two success stories while ignoring 99.9 percent of failures.
Even if it’s on TV, on the radio, the internet, or in magazines, that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true. The world of acne fighting is filled with snake oils and false promises.
There are promises that guarantee “five day cures” for your acne, and there are the real slow pokes that state, “try this all time-tested home treatment for acne and have clearer blemish-free skin within 30 days of use”. Make sure you do your research and avoid getting scammed.
Also, check out QuackWatch, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to combat health realted frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies pertaining to health-realted issues. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information.
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