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Effective Natural Acne Treatments

Aug 17, 2007
Acne is caused by the clogging of the follicle of a skin gland causing a pimple to grow. As a registered nurse, I've learned a lot over the years about acne, acne scars, and acne treatments. By their mid-teens, nearly 35% of teenagers have acne severe enough to require some treatment from a medical professional.

Acne vulgaris is most commonly experienced around puberty, typically of the face, shoulders and chest. Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Several factors have been suggested to influence acne including diet, menstruation, sweating, UV radiation, stress, and occupation.

Numerous studies have revealed that acne is not simply a problem of the young: it also afflicts people of many ages, and it affects daily life. Acne is the most common skin disease.

As time goes by, more research may help determine just how male and female hormones influence acne and the role diet plays. Experts just can't agree on what causes acne. The cause of acne is really unknown. Check your shampoo to make sure it isn't causing pimples or other breakouts on your forehead.

Try not to touch your skin to eliminate possible contamination. Treatment with raw apple cider vinegar will work better on your skin if it isn't already noticeably irritated from acne medicines, acne products or other failed treatment.

One treatment method some people have used is applying cornstarch, egg whites or milk of magnesia as a facial mask. For a good acne treatment, that has worked for many, try applying virgin coconut oil daily, but on a small test area first.

Popping pimples can cause infection and scarring. A new treatment using red light and blue light has been extremely successful on severe acne. You want to avoid squeezing, pinching, or picking your pimples because it can cause scars or dark spots on the skin.

Healed acne leaves scars in some people however, and it isn't easy to predict who will end up with scars after an acne outbreak and who won't. See your skin doctor, dermatologist or dermatological surgeon for the best acne scar treatment for you. Acne scars resulting from loss of tissue are more common than scars resulting from increased tissue formation.

The liver sluffs off toxins from bad foods, drinks, drugs and chemicals and sends them through your skin resulting in skin eruptions, acne, pimples and other skin disorders. In any case, no matter what skin or acne treatment you choose, whether it is chemical, drugs, alternative, or natural methods, changing your diet will result in your overall good health!

Some alternative doctors recommend eating raw cloves of garlic daily for acne. Drink lots and lots of pure, filtered water.

The two most common, sluggish, digestion culprits that affect your skin are not enough water and not enough fiber. Put 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in your smoothies. Eat foods that contain essential fatty acids.

Many skin conditions can be converted into healthy skin using natural home remedies. The skin must be regularly cleaned or it'll become cracked or inflamed.

Be assured, scientists are constantly looking at new non-invasive ways to treat acne. You should see the results of your acne home treatment remedies with improved skin within just a few days. One should always think about alternative, natural, effective treatment methods to get the best cure or solution to their acne, zits, pimples and blackhead problems.
About the Author
For more information on natural treatments for acne and acne light therapy, go to http://www.Best-Skin-Solutions.com 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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