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Natural Acne Treatments: Alternative Measures

Aug 17, 2007
If you have acne, you most likely know that it is not a simple thing to get rid of. If you find yourself tired of making and paying for doctor's visits and costly prescription medications, or if you would rather just try a much more natural approach to curing your ailment, why not try an alternative or natural acne treatment?

Studies have shown acne can be treated naturally. Natural healing works with the body to achieve desired results. It is believed that if we are healthy on the inside, it will show through to our skin. Therefore, it just seems right that natural and alternative treatments first encourage good nutrition and proper diet. Although foods do not cause acne, they can worsen it. By avoiding these, we can help ourselves. Drinking lots of water is also encouraged.

Massage therapy seeks to open blocked pores. It is believed energy pathways will encourage healthy skin. This is accomplished also through acupuncture or reflexology. Acupuncture can also be used to restore hormonal balance to our bodies. It treats the root of the problem and may require you to make some lifestyle changes. Yoga is also used to relieve stress and body tension.

Once good nutrition and stress reducers are introduced, there are some creams and pastes, which can be applied to acne blemishes. Along the lines of aromatherapy, tree tea oil is a natural antiseptic that can kill bacteria. It can be applied directly to the affected areas or mixed with another oil and applied to the entire face. It will reduce redness and inflammation and works like benzoyl peroxide. Baking soda mixed with a small amount of water will create a paste that will be a great scrubbing agent. It will exfoliate your skin. By exfoliating, surface layers of cells that clog pores are removed. Gently massage it on your face for 15 seconds, rinse and pat dry. Aloe Vera is a topical treatment for burns and helps heal acne. In addition, plain oatmeal, cooked, cooled and rubbed on the skin will absorb excess oil and rid your skin of impurities. Repeated treatments of this will produce results.

A natural acne cream you can make at home would combine 1/2 of a banana, 1 small avocado and 1/2 teaspoon of Vitamin E in a blender. Apply this to your face for several minutes. Plain yogurt is also a good moisturizer. You can also grind several almonds and add to a little bit of water. This will create a moisturizing paste that also exfoliates.

You can also choose foods that help your digestive system. Cucumbers, lemons and carrot juice all aid in this endeavor. Many believe diet can be the best acne cure. Herbs are also believed to be able to reduce inflammation and infection. Echinacea, licorice, dandelion root and burdock all contain properties that kill bacteria. Salvia and red peony can improve the skin's ability to heal.

Trying to treat your acne by alternative or natural treatments is an option you can consider if you are afflicted with this skin problem. You really don't have anything to loose, but you do have something to gain. You can gain control of your skin without exposing yourself to chemicals, side effects or painful procedures.
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