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From A Nurse - The Best Cheap And Natural Acne Treatments That Start Healing Overnight

Aug 17, 2007
Because I'm a registered nurse and have come in contact with many acne patients, 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 type of treatment from a medical professional. If you or someone you love suffers from acne - what you want to know is what you can do about it.

Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Acne is the most common skin disease. 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 one of most common skin conditions in the world, affecting more than 40 million people.

The liver gets rid of toxins from bad food, drugs and chemicals and sends them through the skin resulting in eruptions, acne, pimples and other skin disorders. The cause of acne is unknown and there is still much to be learned. As time goes by, more research may help determine just how male and female hormones influence acne and the role diet plays.

Since the latest research indicates a connection between stress and acne, make an effort to cut down on stress any way you can. When you wash your face use a soft touch, taking care not to rub or scrub your skin. 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.

Most commercial cleansers are harsh on the face and trying to find the right one for you could cost a fortune. Raw apple cider vinegar application to the skin is a cheap, alternative acne treatment that has worked for many adults, teens and children with acne, zits, pimples, or blemishes. If you're going to buy acne products, it's much more worth your while to buy acne-treating products that work against current pimples and prevent the occurrence of new ones.

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. Acne prone, sensitive skin can get irritated by using astringents, skin toners, rubbing alcohol, facial masks, make-up and certain hair care products.

Any makeup you use should list on the label non-acnegenic or non-comedogenic. 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.

Besides acne, if you also have eczema or dry skin, coconut oil will treat those skin conditions too. Never underestimate the healing, restorative power of a good night's sleep.

Essential fatty acids are particularly important to people with inflammatory conditions such as eczema and acne. Some alternative doctors recommend eating a raw clove of garlic daily for acne; you can chop one up and add it to your daily salad! 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. The best acne treatment is a diet that will help the body eliminate waste; if you're eating the standard American diet (SAD) it'll be reflected in your skin.

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. Use olive oil with a little very fresh flaxseed oil in your salads. When the skin is dehydrated, dead skin cells remain on the skin which may block pores and promote acne; drink plenty of water.

Eating foods with essential fatty acids are particularly important to people with dry skin or acne. Good nutrition will help your skin from the inside out.

Acne prevention is always a better choice than having to search for the right cure. Pick two or three cheap home remedies or natural treatments and try them out on your skin carefully. Don't give up - try everything you can until you get relief from your acne.
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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