Acne is so widespread nowadays that manufacturers are climbing over each other to provide solutions to those that suffer from the skin condition. Most people will unfortunately suffer from this problem at some point in their life, and virtually every teen can expect to get it some time, those providing the solutions to it can become very wealthy. There is always a fresh supply of pubescent teens every year, so it is a business that doesn’t come and go. For many reasons both parents and kids alike will want to find acne solutions that work consistently. Getting rid of acne is always tough but you do have options.

There are some very popular and probably the most well known brand of acne treatment medications. But popularity is not always correlated with successfully clearing ones skin problems. One of the reasons for this is that certain treatments are designed to work on certain types of acne. So if your acne is due to oily skin and the product you are using is meant to treat dry skin acne, then you will not be effectively treating your problem – you may be even worsening it. To make the best buying decision you need to know what kind of problem you have first and then be a smart shopper when you go to the drug store to get something to deal with the problem.

But even then there will be a big selection of treatment types. You might feel inclined to buy the cheapest treatment and give it a try to see what it can do. But you might end up spending money twice after needing to buy the expensive stuff anyway, meaning you just wasted a bunch of money. A teenager can suffer from acne for a good many years, so you will want to get straight to it and find a product that works.

There are a number of ways to find out what the current best acne treatments are. Ask around. There are kids everywhere suffering from acne and trying out all the different skin care products.

So you or the teenager in your life no doubt know other people fighting the same battle you are. Why not join forces and find the best treatment on the market by pooling your knowledge? So as soon as someone finds a treatment that works, you can all share and learn from that knowledge leading to everyone being able to use that same treatment.

You dermatologist will also have a great deal of advice to give you. Drug companies are always visiting doctors so you can bet that they will have a good knowledge of all the various brands and their uses and be able to recommend the best ones to you. Even if the acne is not severe, an initial trip to the dermatologist is in order so he can advise you on your current condition and let you know what to do if it worsens. In many cases, the dermatologist will have a number of samples on hand that you will be able to test out.