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Nurse's Guide To Natural Solutions For Pimple Problems

Aug 17, 2007
Consider cheaper, alternative, natural, effective treatment methods to get the best cure for your acne, zits, pimples or blackhead problems. The key to healthy, clear skin is to choose a skin care regimen that's right for you based on the type of acne condition you have. Natural treatment methods are cheaper and always a better choice for acne due to less exposure to drugs and chemical-laden acne products.

Nearly 17 million people in the United States have acne. In a survey conducted in Great Britain, 95% of 16-year-old males and 83% of 16 year-old females had acne. Baby acne is a rash seen on the cheeks, chin, and forehead of infants. 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. Check your shampoo to make sure it isn't causing pimples or other breakouts on your forehead. The cause of acne is unknown and there is still much to be learned.

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. 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. 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.

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.
Some natural home remedies include dabbing on non-gel toothpaste or lemon juice to dry out zits. When you wash your face use a soft touch, taking care not to rub or scrub your skin.

A new, non-invasive treatment using red light and blue light in combination has been extremely successful on severe acne. 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. Popping pimples can cause infection and scarring; best not to do it.

Coconut oil is very inexpensive; it's a good, cheap, natural home remedy. Acne prone, sensitive skin can get irritated by using astringents, skin toners, rubbing alcohol, facial masks, make-up and certain hair care products. It's always best to seek non-invasive and natural treatment for any skin condition.

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. Coconut oil is one of the best, if not the best, treatments I've found for acne.

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. 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. 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!

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. 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.

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. Consider taking cod liver oil or fish oil supplements every day. Eat foods that contain essential fatty acids.

Get plenty of sunshine on your arms and legs; sunshine triggers the production of Vitamin D3 which is essential to having healthy skin. Put two tablespoons of coconut oil in your all fruit smoothies and blend.

And whatever you do, stop wasting your money buying hundreds of dollars in acne skin care treatments, find cheaper natural methods. 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. You should see the results of your cheap acne home treatment remedies, with improved skin, within just a few days.
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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