The Bad News
There is no cure for acne. It is a chronic condition that affects some people for short bursts of time and others for a lifetime. You might be one of those people who had clear skin through high school and started experiencing cystic acne at the age of 28 OR you might be a 33-year-old woman who’s had acne since she was 11.
The Really Good News
All three of us—my brother, sister, and I—have clear skin because proper skin care can and does prevent and treat acne. It’s as simple as that.
No, I’ll never be free to fall asleep without washing my face (that’s just asking for a breakout). But who wants to do that anyway? And yes, I do still have small breakouts here and there, usually when I am stressed out or not taking care of my health. With the right treatment products, however, these breakouts heal very quickly.
Also, make sure you’re eating and sleeping well and moderating your stress levels.
Here’s what you should avoid
Stay away from online ‘acne cures’ and fads. These run the gamut from extremely dangerous and ineffective (purposely overdosing on certain vitamins, for example) to fraudulent (any product that claims to ‘cure acne’ is a sham).
Acne, like anything else, simply requires solid, consistent skin care. So, will you have acne forever? It’s possible! But it’s also possible to keep your skin clear and beautiful with the right skin care.
In the words of Mario himself, put your best face forward.