How to Treat Common Skin Conditions

Everything you need to know about fixing your skin issues

We're constantly heeding the advice of our trusted, self-proclaimed skin expert friends, and the media is always abuzz with the latest and greatest in skincare innovations. It's hard to cut through all the noise and determine what's legitimate and what's a bunch of hype when it comes to the treatment methods for various skin conditions.

The articles listed below will help you navigate some of the most common skin conditions and their treatment options. Best of all, since they're back by solid medical research, they cut right to the chase.

Treating by Condition

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The treatment methods for some skin conditions are changing so rapidly, it's hard to tell if you're missing out on a better product. Other skin conditions have been treated using the same methods for years. Here are the treatment methods for some of the most common skin issues:

How to Treat Atopic Dermatitis

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We seem to be learning more and more about the best ways to treat atopic dermatitis - the most common form of eczema. Unfortunately, atopic dermatitis can never be completely cured, but it can be managed. Taking care of your atopic dermatitis means learning about the condition, developing a proper skin care routine and having appropriate medication on hand when flare-ups occur.

These articles explain everything you need to know about atopic dermatitis, from background information on the skin condition to treatment options:

How to Treat Cold Sores & Herpes

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Herpes simplex 1 causes cold sores and herpes simplex 2 causes genital herpes, but either virus can affect either site. Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, and genital herpes are both treated with antiviral medication. Different medications are used to treat initial outbreaks and recurring ones. These articles go into detail about the virus and typical treatment options:

How to Treat Acne

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Acne is a problem for many people. If you've ever struggled with your skin, you know how difficult it can be to find products that truly work. Finding the right kind of treatment that will finally clear up your skin for good is hard when it seems like a brand new, life-changing skin care product hits the shelves every week.

With so many brands touting all kinds of science and technology jargon, it's no wonder why searching for the right products is overwhelming. All of these high-tech advancements are great, but you can't knock the tried and true treatments that are just as effective now as they've always been: