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Your Quick Guide To Facts About Acne And Natural Treatments

Aug 17, 2007
Almost 100% of people between the ages of twelve and seventeen have at least occasional breakouts of whiteheads, blackheads or a pimple, now and then. 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. By their mid-teens, nearly 35% of teenagers have acne severe enough to require some treatment from a medical professional.

The most common types of pimples are whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. While almost all young people experience acne at least once, it has been reported that 47% of those in their 20s and 30% of those in their 30s had acne. People of all races and ages get acne. Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. The most common type of acne is acne vulgaris.

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. Scientists are looking at ways to prevent plugs and ways to stop testosterone from causing acne, if it truly does. Check your shampoo to make sure it isn't causing pimples or other breakouts on your forehead. Experts just can't agree on what causes acne.

One treatment method some people have used is applying cornstarch, egg whites or milk of magnesia as a facial mask. It's always best to seek non-invasive treatment for any skin condition. Use baking soda carefully as an exfoliator. Stay out of the sun if you're taking any acne medicines. A skin specialist in New York is now using a combination of red light and blue light therapy to treat severe cases of acne successfully. Coconut oil is one of the best treatments I've found for acne.

Popping pimples can cause infection and scarring. Acne scars result from increased tissue formation, response to the inflammation of acne and loss of tissue. A number of treatments are currently available to remove or improve acne scars. Acne scars can give the skin an aging look.

Besides external acne treatment it's best to work from the inside out too. Whether you eat a natural diet with living fruits and vegetables or eat dead junk food, what you eat may have a direct or indirect affect on the male hormones which may play a part in acne. When you change your diet, your lesions should be getting better within 30 days. People with skin disorders such as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis often suffer from constipation.

Use flaxseed oil or walnut oil in your salad. Eat high-fiber snacks like raw nuts, raw seeds, and dried fruit, such as dates, and figs. Eat at least one organic apple with the skin on every day.

Unclean skin favors the development of pathogenic organisms - the dead cells that continually slough off of the epidermis mix with the secretions of the sweat and sebaceous glands and the dust found on the skin to form a filthy layer on its surface. The skin must be regularly cleaned or it'll become cracked or inflamed.

And you should be able to get rid of your acne, zits and pimples and their symptoms, providing you've removed the cause, so it doesn't reoccur. Be assured, scientists are constantly looking at new non-invasive ways to treat acne. When it comes to acne, acne prevention is always a better choice than searching for a cure.
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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