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Which Acne Treatment Method is best – Topical or Supplement?

April 13, 2018 by Samantha Smith
acne treatment

Topical or Supplement is the age old question – which acne treatment method is best? It’s hard to say definitively and the answer will no doubt differ from person to person. Here at Works With Water we will always approve of supplement treatment as we believe the body can better heal itself from the inside out, not the other way around. If there are issues within causing outward conditions such as acne, then we believe the best way to fight it is from within.

With that said, many others will feel topical acne treatments such as salicyclic acid or benzoyl peroxide has worked wonders for their skin and their acne has improved. These topical treatments can be used for moderate to severe acne and have been proven to work. The issue is with the side effects that can occur through their application including:

  • Skin irritation
  • Sting or burning
  • An unpleasant odour
  • May cause dry skin or scaling

These side effects may be the reason one acne sufferer chooses supplemental treatment over topical. The help: clear skin range has no known side effects and is made of all natural ingredients that have been clinically proven to fight against the acne causing bacteria p.acnes.

What are the Pros and Cons of Topical & Supplement Acne Treatments like help:clear skin?

Topical Acne Treatments

  • Directly targets the skin externally
  • Prevents clogged pores
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Helps eliminate excess oil
  • Can have undesirable side effects such as burning sensation or skin irritation, unpleasant odour or may cause dry skin & scaling.


help: clear skin and help: clear skin MEN

  • Kills acne causing bacteria from withinacne treatment
  • Made with all natural ingredients
  • Ingredients aloe vera & zinc promote skin health – Helps improve skin health from within
  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory reducing blemishes
  • Helps improve appearance of scarring
  • Helps even out skin tone
  • Has anti-microbial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • No known side effects
  • No unpleasant odour
  • Encourages drinking water which is excellent for skin health & hydration


Do the Benefits of These Acne Treatment Methods Outweigh the Cons?

Again this is a personal preference. If no skin irritation is experienced with topical treatment use but you can live with the unpleasant lasting odour then yes, the benefits of topical will outweigh the cons in that case. On the other hand, an easy to take all-natural supplement that encourages water consumption, has no side effects and contains ingredients that help kill the bacteria which actually causes acne then, in this case, supplementary treatment may be the best option.

For some, supplement treatment may be a last resort as they feel they have tried everything else – to no avail. We hope that after at least six weeks of you taking help: clear skin, that you will see the positive results for yourself.

help: clear skin paired with a good skin care routine can work just as well as an acne treatment than with a topical treatment alone. Ridding your body of the acne causing bacteria is the major pro the help: clear skin range has.

Topical treatments are beneficial to acne sufferers, there is no disputing that. But supplemental treatments can work just as well with little to no side effects which may just make them – the better option.

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