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Natural Tips To Heal Your Acne

Aug 17, 2007
Below are some helpful, cheap and natural tips on what to do to keep your acne under control and keep your skin clear. 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. 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.

Acne is the most common skin disease. The most common type of acne is acne vulgaris. Acne is one of most common skin conditions in the world, affecting more than 40 million people. Acne will affect almost every person at some stage of their life.

Experts just can't agree on what causes acne. 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 cause of acne is unknown and there is still much to be learned.

For the best acne treatment, which has worked for many, apply virgin coconut oil to the area daily; try it on a small test area for a day or two first. Some natural home remedies include dabbing on non-gel toothpaste or lemon juice to dry out zits. 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. This is a little messy but you can try making a paste by mixing three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon together and applying the paste on your pimples at bedtime for two weeks, and wash it off each morning; honey has anti-bacterial action - a cheap, natural home remedy. Try applying a thin layer of coconut oil and massaging it deep into the skin to heal and soothe the affected area.

Besides acne, if you also have eczema or dry skin, coconut oil will treat those skin conditions too. Remember, that even the most gentle and natural products you might use to clean your face can leave your skin a bit dry; use coconut oil as an excellent way to re-hydrate the skin after using any acne commercial or natural cleanser. Make sure to stay out of the sun if you're taking any acne medications.

A new, non-invasive treatment using red light and blue light in combination has been extremely successful on severe acne. Acne and its treatment is one of the most misunderstood topics there is when it comes to acne skin care. Shave carefully and try both electric and safety razors to see which works best for you.

Never underestimate the healing, restorative power of a good night's sleep. A skin specialist in New York is using the new red light-blue light combination therapy to treat severe cases of acne successfully; ask your skin doctor or dermatologist if he's familiar with it.

When your liver gets overloaded with toxins it'll send the toxins out through your skin as well as other organs of elimination. To cure yourself of acne, you need to correct the problems going on inside of your body that are causing the acne. 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.

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.

Eat high-fiber snacks like raw nuts, raw seeds, fresh or dried fruit, such as dates, and figs. The two most common digestive concerns that affect your skin are not enough water and not enough fiber. Drink plenty of pure, filtered water, a minimum of a quart a day.

Get plenty of sunshine on your arms and legs; sunshine triggers the production of Vitamin D3 which is essential to having healthy skin. The next time you want to have a snack, instead of junk food, help your skin - have an apple, orange, peach, pear, banana, plum, berries or any other fruit.

Don't give up - try everything you can until you get relief from your acne. Analyze all the acne treatments available and make the best decision for you, based on your circumstances. There are many acne products on the market today, some are good, some are cheap and some are not good or cheap; no one knows but you what will work for you.
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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