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Natural Acne Control - No Harsh Chemicals

May 24, 2008
Are you being overrun with pimples and zits? Hopefully not, but if you are then lets look at some alternatives to expensive medications and treatments.

Let's start with "what is acne?" Acne is a skin disorder that is primarily caused by your hormones acting in conjunction with the skin's oil glands called the sebaceous glands. The oils excreted from the sebaceous glands may lead to congesting you skin pores. At this point your acne is forming. Acne can breakout on your face, neck, chest, back and shoulders, and occasionally even on your scalp because this is where the glands are most profuse. Without proper treatment and occasionally counseling, severe acne can lead to other psychological disorders such as depression.

Acne is often linked to your genetics which there isn't going to be anything you can do about that. However, acne is also attributed to hygiene. This isn't to say that you never shower or you play in the dirt all day long. It just means that you have a situation where your skin accumulates oil and possibly dirt which contributes to acne breakouts. Using the natural solutions below, you will be able to address the hygiene issues.

1. Get your recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables to balance your body's chemistry and you'll be surprised at the how well you feel afterward.

2. Try cleaning your face with Rose Water twice a day to keep your face clear of oils and feeling refreshed.

3. Don't give up when you see a pimple forming. Take control and take action before it is too late. Try patting ice on the swollen location to reduce the swelling and additionally help with the release of the trapped oils in the pores.

4. Take your vitamins just like your mother always told you. Taking your vitamins will help maintain your body's chemical balance or correct chemical imbalances. Start with a multivitamin that contains a zinc supplement because it helps to make your skin stronger and builds resistance to acne.

5. Cucumbers - I know, we've all seen the movies with the ladies sitting on the couch with cucumbers over the eyes. It's done to produce a laugh but the reality is that it works. Blend some cucumber with water and make a facial mask. Leave it on for about half an hour and then rinse off. This is very affordable and not only helps control acne but refreshes your skin as well.

6. Avoid harsh soaps and cleansers. While it is tempting to use soaps that will dry out those pimples, you really want to use a soap that is much milder and leave your skin moist. Avoid using petroleum based and animal based soaps because they will irritate your skin.

7. Avoid using alcohol based cleansers on your skin because they tend to dry it out. Alcohol free is a better way to go and will be much kinder to your face and body.

8. Pick and choose your makeup carefully because many contain petroleum products and will dry you skin out which isn't necessarily what you want. You want to keep your skin clean and fresh not dry and flaky.

9. Drink lots of water. I know, everybody always says drink lots of water. But, don't you think if everybody is saying that then there must be at least a little truth to it. Well, there is! Do it and you will feel better and your skin will feel better.

Using this list of natural acne remedies you will be able to at least reduce your acne if not completely obliterate it. As a wonderful side affect, your skin will feel better than it ever has and you will have an over all improvement in energy. Say goodbye to your acne today!
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