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New Holistic Acne Healing Remedies

Apr 17, 2008
Exfoliation is absolutely vital to maintaining a clear, healthy and glowing skin. The only snag though, is that as we gradually age, the exfoliation process tends to dramatically slow down.

This results in a massive build-up of dry skin on the surface that effectively blocks pores...which in turn causes breakouts and contributes to the wrinkling of your skin. In order to prevent this from happening, you want to speed up the exfoliation process, so your skin renews itself much much faster.

Keep reading to discover just how you can achieve this, by using 2 powerful methods recommended by many experts:

Method #1: Peels

There's a huge variety of peels available on the market right now, so it's pretty hard to zero in on one. Having said that, here are the most popular choices of peels amongst acne sufferers, right now -

Glycolic Acid Peel: This is very similar to the rather strong version of the alpha hydroxy fruit acid concoction, and works by loosening the skin cells that are dead and ready to flake off.

A glycolic acid peel is perfectly safe to use and does not cause any harm to live cells instead, it leaves the skin looking even more toned and beautiful. It generally takes up to around 2-4 treatments of glycolic acid peel, over a month, for significant results to start showing.

Phenol Peel: This particular type of peel reacts in pretty much the same fashion as TCA Peels do. (see below) The only difference between the two however, is that a Phenol peel tends to be a lot stronger than its counterpart. Thus, they are only performed by an experienced medical professional.

Although Phenol peels have been around for a while, they are now being replaced by much milder and more effective peels such as Glycolic and TCA.

TCA Peel: A TCA peel is known as a 'true acid peel,' and is usually performed by a professional skin specialist or a certified salon aesthetician. You've got to be prepared to endure a little bit of pain, as this type of treatment burns the outer layers of the skin and may carry with it, the risk of infection.

That said, the TCA peel provides you with almost instant results. Once your old skin peels off, you'll not only find yourself with a new, very even skin tone, you'll also notice a vast reduction in spots and wrinkles.

Method #2: Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids

You can easily get your hands on one of these, as they don't cost much, and are freely available at drug stores nationwide. Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids are also the mildest form of fruit acids used to effect skin peeling, and work to speed up the exfoliation process. In fact, visible results can be expected within just 6 weeks.

Method #3: Dermabrasion

This has been likened to the process of sanding an object with a sandpaper. The main goal of Dermabrasion is to remove the outer layers of the dermis.

If you're experiencing a severe attack of acne, then this might be a good option. Of course, you've got to keep in mind that this process of exfoliation often comes with a hefty price tag attached to it! In addition to this, Dermabrasion usually requires a lengthy recovery period.

On the upside though, it does succeed in effectively removing much of the outer layers of skin, so if you prefer this type of treatment, go for it!
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