Natural Acne Treatments
There are so many acne treatments available simply because there are so many
types of acne.
Due to the fact that everyone has a different lifestyle, eating habits, hormonal levels, stress levels and general bodily make-up, there is no one acne treatment or solution that will work for everyone. There are numerous acne cures that have helped some and not others. This is why the "acne solution" industry is so huge with numerous products both chemically and naturally based.
Try to identify the most likely cause of your acne, before attempting treatment, to ensure you are solving the right problem.
To introduce people to the concept of detox and cleansing the body to improve health, well-being and promote healing to all parts of the body including the skin.
Natural remedies for acne including herbs and oils have proved very helpful to some people - again it depends on the individual and what you need to do is try them out until you find something that works.
There are medical / prescription acne treatments that have shown results with clearing problematic skins but people are becoming all too aware of the dangerous side-effects and are looking to the natural remedies to find an acne treatment solution.
While there are many factors that contribute to acne, by adopting a lifestyle that promotes general good health the body is given the best chance of functioning correctly and this includes the skin.
Detox Your Lifestyle - Acne Treatment
By excluding irritants and toxins from your diet and your environment you will support the skin’s natural functioning more effectively. By avoiding the following items you can at least know that you are not making your acne condition worse.
- Avoid heavy hair dressings such as pomades and the de-frizzing agents that are used to treat very curly hair. These products smother the skin, blocking the pores and encouraging the formation of blackheads which go on to develop into acne.
- Stay cool! In excessive heat and humidity the body will sweat. The sweat secreted can block pores and the action of constantly mopping excess sweat away from the skin introduces bacteria onto the surface. The combined effect of blocked pores and bacteria leads to acne.
- Avoid applying any mineral oils to the skin – this includes most baby oils, surprisingly. The molecules in mineral oil are too large to permeate the skin; they simply sit on the surface blocking the pores.
- Exercise caution with sunblocks. Some sun lotions have been shown to cause and worsen acne.
- Tight clothing or clothing that rubs can cause acne so wear loose fitting, comfortable garments.
- Be conscious of the cosmetics you are using. Look for any reactions that might suggest your skin is not happy.
- Although acne sufferers should not discontinue medication without the advice of their doctor, they do need to be aware that certain medications can contribute to the development or worsening of acne. Medications that contain androgen and corticosteroids, such as testosterone and prednisone, can increase oil production in the skin, leading to clogged pores and the formation of acne. Additionally, some anti-seizure medications, such as phenytoin and carbamazepine, as well as lithium and barbiturates, can also cause acne. If you suspect your medication is contributing to your acne, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider to discuss alternative treatment options.
- Manage your stress levels. Stress can be a contributing factor in the development or worsening of acne. Stress activates the body's "fight or flight" response, which can increase oil production in the skin, leading to clogged pores and the formation of acne. Additionally, stress can also cause inflammation in the body, which can worsen existing acne. It is important to manage stress through techniques such as exercise, meditation, and time management to help reduce the severity of acne.
Detox Your Skin - Acne Remedy
The skin is the largest organ of the human body and it is responsible for excreting the toxins that the liver cannot metabolize safely. It is an organ of absorption too – hence many medications are now delivered by “patch”.
A natural health view of acne is that it is caused by the build up of toxins within and under the skin and that if these toxins are eliminated the acne will heal. The skin has certainly been proven to be one of the fastest self-repairing organs in the body.
What steps can be taken to detox the skin?
- Skin brushing to regularly exfoliate, removing the dead surface layer and allow pores to breathe.
- Adding two tablespoons of table salt to your bath to encourage the release of toxins from the skin. You can also try
Dead Sea Salt Acne Remedy
Drinking at least 2 litres of pure water every day
- Avoiding any personal care products that contain toxic chemicals, by-products from the petro-chemical industry and synthetic perfumes.
- Aloe Vera Gel is excellent as a moisturiser for acne skin. It's not-greasy, soothing and has healing properties.
- There is a acne detox diet called Acne Free In 3 Days. It is basically an intense 3 day detox system for helping heal acne skin. It's not for everyone especially if you don't fancy the idea of a strict diet.
- Bee Propolis is a fantastic healer for acne sores.
Apple Cider Vinegar Acne Remedy - Many people report very good results from taking Apple Cider vinegar as a tonic or applying it to the skin.
- More Natural Acne Treatments and Acne Remedies
- Read about using Evening Primrose Oil For Acne
By offering the liver additional support to enable it to function more effectively, less toxins will be deposited in the skin for excretion. Supplements to support liver function are Glutathione,
Milk Thistle and Dandelion.
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