The Amazing Natural Solution For Acne

by Helen Hecker - Date: 2007-06-03 - Word Count: 780 Share This!

While most forms of acne are merely troublesome or embarrassing, there are some forms of acne that can lead to scarring and pitting of the skin. While it's easy to find acne treatments, finding the just the right treatment or treatment product for you is what's important. Natural treatment methods are cheaper and always a better choice for acne due to less exposure to drugs and chemical-laden acne products.

Acne vulgaris is most commonly experienced around puberty, typically of the face, shoulders and chest. Baby acne is a rash seen on the cheeks, chin, and forehead of infants. Acne rosacea is a red rash predominantly on the face. Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.

Doctors think certain factors might cause or contribute to acne including hormone increases in teenage years, hormone changes in pregnancy, starting or stopping birth control pills, heredity, medicines and greasy make-up. Understanding that hormones may have some influence on the cause of acne is still being researched. New studies show that during times of high emotional stress, such as during exam time in high school, there are more acne breakouts; so are stress hormones the culprits?

If you're going to buy acne products, it's much more worth your while to buy acne-treating products that work against current pimples and prevent the occurrence of new ones. Use only products that have natural ingredients or try to use fewer products to allow your skin to heal naturally. Since the latest research indicates a connection between stress and acne, make an effort to cut down on stress. any way you can.

If you wear make-up choose it carefully; it should be oil free. Try relaxation techniques to reduce stress, including meditation and yoga breathing exercises. Acne prone, sensitive skin can get irritated by using astringents, skin toners, rubbing alcohol, facial masks, make-up and certain hair care products.

When you wash your face use a soft touch, taking care not to rub or scrub your skin. Make sure not to use hot water on your face, always use lukewarm water. Use baking soda on a test area carefully for exfoliation, if you feel you need it.

For the best acne treatment, which has worked for many, apply virgin coconut oil to the area daily; try it on a small test area for a day or two first. A skin specialist in New York is using the new red light-blue light combination therapy to treat severe cases of acne successfully; ask your skin doctor or dermatologist if he's familiar with it. Any makeup you use should list on the label non-acnegenic or non-comedogenic.

Raw apple cider vinegar application to the skin is a cheap, alternative acne treatment that has worked for many adults, teens and children with acne, zits, pimples, or blemishes. You want to avoid squeezing, pinching, picking or popping your pimples because it can cause scars or leave dark spots on your skin.

People with skin disorders such as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis often suffer from constipation; if you are, make sure you're drinking lots of water every day and add more natural fiber from raw fruits to your diet. In any case, no matter what skin or acne treatment you choose, whether it's chemical, drugs, alternative, or natural methods, changing your diet alone will be the best treatment you can do for your acne and you'll achieve overall good health in the process. Whether you eat a natural diet of living fruits and vegetables or eat dead junk food, what you eat may have a direct or indirect affect on the male hormones which may or may not play some part in acne.

Besides external acne treatment it's even more important to work from the inside out too. Drink lots and lots of pure, filtered water every day.

The next time you want to have a snack, instead of junk food, help your skin - have an apple, orange, peach, pear, banana, plum, berries or any other fruit. Good nutrition will help your skin from the inside out. The two most common digestive concerns that affect your skin are not enough water and not enough fiber.

Good clear skin is often a reflection of a good digestive system. Get plenty of sunshine on your arms and legs; sunshine triggers the production of Vitamin D3 which is essential to having healthy skin.

Be assured, scientists are constantly looking at new non-invasive ways to treat acne. With cheap, safe, simple, natural, effective, alternative home treatments for acne and pimples, your skin should be well on its way to recovery. And whatever you do, stop wasting your money buying hundreds of dollars in acne skin care treatments, find cheaper natural methods.

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For more information on natural treatments for acne and acne light therapy, go to Helen Hecker R.N.'s website specializing in acne, pimples and skin disorders with tips, advice and resources for adults, teens, and babies, including information on acne scar treatments

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