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Perfectly Natural Acne Treatments

Aug 17, 2007
Below are some helpful tips on what to do to keep your acne under control and keep your skin clear. Natural treatment methods are cheaper and always a better choice for acne due to less exposure to drugs and chemical-laden acne products. While most forms of acne are merely troublesome or embarrassing, there are some forms of acne that can lead to scarring and pitting of the skin.

In a survey conducted in Great Britain, 95% of 16-year-old males and 83% of 16 year-old females had acne. There are several different types of acne. Nearly 17 million people in the United States have acne. Acne will affect almost every person at some stage of their life.

As time goes by, more research may help determine just how male and female hormones influence acne and the role diet plays. 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. 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?

There are many natural acne home remedies; you may have to try several to find one that works best for your skin type. Besides acne, if you also have eczema, damaged or dry skin, coconut oil will treat these skin conditions too. Try applying a thin layer of coconut oil and massaging it deep into the skin to heal and soothe the affected area.

A new, non-invasive treatment using red light and blue light in combination has been extremely successful on severe acne. Use baking soda on a test area carefully for exfoliation, if you feel you need it. When you wash your face use a soft touch, taking care not to rub or scrub your skin.

Shave carefully and try both electric and safety razors to see which works best for you. One treatment method some people have used is applying cornstarch, egg whites or milk of magnesia as a facial mask. Any makeup you use should list on the label non-acnegenic or non-comedogenic.

Popping pimples can cause infection and scarring; best not to do it. Use only products that have natural ingredients or try to use fewer products to allow your skin to heal naturally. No over-the-counter creams can help your acne from the inside out; they can only kill some of the bacteria on your face and help reduce the redness.

It's easy to treat acne cheaply, simply, naturally, yet effectively, at home. Some natural home remedies include dabbing on non-gel toothpaste or lemon juice to dry out zits.

When you change your diet, your lesions should start getting better within a week or two, with significant improvement the first month. Drink lots and lots of pure, filtered water every day. In any case, no matter what skin or acne treatment you choose, whether it's chemical, drugs, alternative, or natural methods, changing your diet alone will be the best treatment you can do for your acne and you'll achieve overall good health in the process.

People with skin disorders such as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis often suffer from constipation; if you are, make sure you're drinking lots of water every day and add more natural fiber from raw fruits to your diet. Besides external acne treatment it's even more important to work from the inside out too.

Consider taking cod liver oil or fish oil supplements every day. Good nutrition will help your skin from the inside out. You want to keep your digestive tract healthy. For an easy fiber boost, mix in two tablespoons of ground up flaxseeds into raw applesauce, from two to three apples, made in your food processor. Good clear skin is often a reflection of a good digestive system. The two most common digestive concerns that affect your skin are not enough water and not enough fiber.

Analyze all the acne treatments available and make the best decision for you, based on your circumstances. Be assured, scientists are constantly looking at new non-invasive ways to treat acne. Pick two or three cheap home remedies or natural treatments and try them out on your skin carefully.
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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