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Making Acne Treatments Work For You

Aug 17, 2007
You can do it -- look better, feel better, and raise your self-esteem 150% by getting rid of your acne for good. There are times when one has to think about alternative, natural, effective treatment methods to get the best cure or solution to their acne, zits, pimples and blackhead problems. As a registered nurse, I've learned a lot over the years about acne, acne scars, and acne treatments.

Nearly 80 percent of people from ages 11 to 30 years have acne, most often on the face, chest and back. In a survey conducted in Great Britain, 95% of 16-year-old males and 83% of 16 year-old females had acne. The most common types of pimples are whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. The most common type of acne is acne vulgaris.

Understanding that hormones may have some influence on the cause of acne needs to be considered. The cause of acne is really unknown. 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.

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.

One treatment method some people have used is applying cornstarch, egg whites or milk of magnesia as a facial mask. Coconut is one of the best treatments I've found for acne. One good natural method is to apply a thin layer of coconut oil and massage it deep into the skin to heal and soothe it. The treatment plan for acne includes trying to heal the pimples, stopping new pimples from forming, preventing scarring and helping reduce embarrassment.

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. Drinking pure, filtered water may be the best acne treatment working from the inside out. It just takes motivation, a willingness to try it, and diligent application of coconut oil several times a day and at bedtime to see its benefits.

The good news is that there are several types of treatments to choose from for acne scar removal. See your skin doctor, dermatologist or dermatological surgeon for the best acne scar treatment for you. As a registered nurse, I have learned a lot over the years about acne scars, acne scar treatments, and acne scar removal.

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. Some alternative doctors recommend eating raw cloves of garlic daily for acne. Essential fatty acids are particularly important to people with inflammatory conditions such as eczema and acne. Besides external acne treatment it's best to work from the inside out too.

Use flaxseed oil or walnut oil in your salad. Good skin is often a reflection of a good digestive system. Eat foods that contain essential fatty acids.

The skin must be regularly cleaned or it'll become cracked or inflamed. Functions of the skin are disturbed when it is dirty; it becomes more easily damaged, the release of antibacterial compounds decreases and dirty skin is more prone to develop infections.

And whatever you do stop purchasing hundreds of dollars in skin care acne treatment solutions. Analyze all the acne treatments available and make the best decision for you, based on your circumstances. In any case, try not to panic about your acne and take it day by day.
About the Author
For more information on coconut oil treatment for dry skin and dry skin care treatments go to http://www.Best-Skin-Care-Tips.com Helen Hecker R.N.'s website specializing in care for skin conditions with tips, advice and resources for women, men, teens and babies, including information on the best natural products
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