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How To Make Natural Treatments For Pimples Work For You

Aug 18, 2007
The problem with most acne treatments and acne products is that not everyone reacts the same way to the same treatment; what worked for one may not work for another. Below are some helpful, cheap tips on what to do to keep your acne under control and keep your skin clear. Many sufferers will try just one acne treatment and if it doesn't deliver they give up.

Numerous studies have revealed that acne is not simply a problem of the young; it also afflicts people of many ages, and can severely affect their daily lives. Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Acne is the most common skin disease. In a survey conducted in Great Britain, 95% of 16-year-old males and 83% of 16 year-old females had acne.

The cause of acne is unknown and there is still much to be learned. Experts just can't agree on what causes acne. As time goes by, more research may help determine just how male and female hormones influence acne and the role diet plays.

Never underestimate the healing, restorative power of a good night's sleep. Most commercial cleansers are harsh on the face and trying to find the right one for you could cost a fortune. 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.

Use baking soda on a test area carefully for exfoliation, if you feel you need it. 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. 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. Try not to touch your affected skin to eliminate possible contamination. Any makeup you use should list on the label non-acnegenic or non-comedogenic.

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. Use papaya and the seeds for exfoliating. 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.

Coconut oil is one of the best, if not the best, treatments I've found for acne. It's easy to treat acne cheaply, simply, naturally, yet effectively, at home.

When you change your diet, your lesions should start getting better within a week or two, with significant improvement the first month. To cure yourself of acne, you need to correct the problems going on inside of your body that are causing the acne. Drink lots and lots of pure, filtered water every day.

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. 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!

Eat high-fiber snacks like raw nuts, raw seeds, fresh or dried fruit, such as dates, and figs. Consider taking cod liver oil or fish oil supplements every day. Eat foods that contain essential fatty acids.

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.

Be assured, scientists are constantly looking at new non-invasive ways to treat acne. Analyze all the acne treatments available and make the best decision for you, based on your circumstances. And you should be able to get rid of your acne, zits and pimples and their symptoms so it doesn't reoccur.
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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