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Treating Pimples Naturally

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. If you or someone you love suffers from acne - what you want to know is what you can do about it. There is hope -- keep researching, learning and testing and you'll find the right treatment for you.

While almost all young people experience acne at least once, it's been reported that 47% of those in their 20s and 30% of those in their 30s had acne. Acne is most common in teenagers and young adults. The most common type of acne is acne vulgaris. There are several different types of acne.

New studies show that during times of high emotional stress, such as during exam time in high school, there are more acne breakouts; so are stress hormones the culprits? Understanding that hormones may have some influence on the cause of acne is still being researched. I think the cause of acne is related to our acidic, inflammatory 'standard American diet' (SAD) and that would also influence all of our hormones including stress hormones.

Try a diligent application of coconut oil several times a day and at bedtime to see the healing benefits. There are many natural acne home remedies; you may have to try several to find one that works best for your skin type. It's always best to seek non-invasive and natural treatment for any skin condition.

You want to avoid squeezing, pinching, picking or popping your pimples because it can cause scars or leave dark spots on your skin. One treatment method some people have used is applying cornstarch, egg whites or milk of magnesia as a facial mask. Use exercise such as Yoga and Tai Chi to improve blood flow to the skin and support the healing process; it also boosts the condition of your internal organs which allows them to eliminate toxins more effectively.

It's easy to treat acne cheaply, simply, naturally, yet effectively, at home. It bears repeating, you want to be good to your skin and never pop or squeeze a pimple no matter how tempting. A new, non-invasive treatment using red light and blue light in combination has been extremely successful on severe acne.

Too many chemicals can strip your skin of its natural oils and the skin will overproduce oil to compensate for it, blocking your pores and causing more acne. Try not to touch your affected skin to eliminate possible contamination. Besides acne, if you also have eczema or dry skin, coconut oil will treat those skin conditions too.

Popping pimples can cause infection and scarring; best not to do it. Most commercial cleansers are harsh on the face and trying to find the right one for you could cost a fortune.

When you change your diet, your lesions should start getting better within a week or two, with significant improvement the first month. Whether you eat a natural diet of 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 or may not play some part in acne. Essential fatty acids are particularly important to people with inflammatory conditions such as eczema and acne.

Besides external acne treatment it's even more important to work from the inside out too. Adding a lot of fresh, raw fruit to the diet has helped many people clear their skin up; there are tons of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in fruits.

Good clear skin is often a reflection of a good digestive system. Eat at least two organic apples a day while working to clear up your skin; apples are good for skin health - organic so you can eat pesticide-free skin (most of the apple pectin is in the skin), which helps with constipation.

Eating fruits that are red or orange in color will help improve you skin health and help to prevent acne. Good nutrition will help your skin from the inside out. Consider taking cod liver oil or fish oil supplements every day.

Be assured, scientists are constantly looking at new non-invasive ways to treat acne. Don't give up - try everything you can until you get relief from your acne. In any case, try not to panic about your acne and take it day by day.
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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