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There's Nothing Like Natural Help for Acne

Aug 17, 2007
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of pharmaceutical companies that want you to believe that their products are the absolute most effective way of dealing with acne, and that you will not find anything better anywhere. Problem is, if you're anything like me, you take everyone's claims worth a grain of salt, especially when that person is trying to sell you something. More and more people will attest that the natural route is the way to go, though if you are an acne sufferer than you also probably already know that there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of natural or alternative treatments being sold in stores and online. And since they are selling products, too, who should you believe? If you are looking for a natural acne treatment, the problem with many web sites is that every one will be stuffed with users claiming how well everything works. Every acne sufferer is different, but there are some things for you to consider when looking for a natural treatment.

The earliest Greek doctors firmly believed in food and drink being the best medicine. This is something to still keep in mind, and in fact, much of Eastern medicine is still based around this philosophy. Drink a lot of water. There is very little that helps virtually every condition the way that water helps keep the human body healthy. Eat fruits and vegetables (many claim that organic is best when it is feasible) and though no specific vitamin has been proven to help fight acne (though many will still make that claim) vitamin supplements can help to keep your body healthy in general, which is the best way of dealing with acne. Anything that is normally could for healthy skin is a pretty good idea to help keep acne away.

One of the most popular methods for helping fight acne from Eastern medicine is green tea. Now one thing to keep in mind about Eastern medicine is that they take a holistic approach, meaning that no one thing is meant to treat your problem. In fact, if you wanted to make green tea your main way of fighting acne, then you would need to drink an average of eight glasses a day. This is possible, though probably very inconvenient. Green tea is best used as a supplement to other methods, which is not to discount it. Many people who have successfully treated acne actually owe their success to a series of treatments working together. The benefit to green tea is that it is naturally loaded with antioxidants, and since it is natural, your body can actually process the benefits far easier than with vitamin capsules. Green tea loses its effectiveness if you add sugar and other preservatives. It needs to be drank as is.

Keeping with the natural, getting a decent amount of sunlight each day tends to help. This doesn't mean sunbathe: there are still risks of skin cancer and burning your skin will not help your acne problem, but getting a couple hours of direct sunlight each day tends to help the body fight off the hormonal imbalances that cause acne. More study into this has resulted on creating "red and blue UV lights" that supposedly has drastically helped multiple individuals with serious acne. This light therapy treatment can be done easily in the comfort of your own home with a laser that safely emits the required light rays, and lab tests have shown this to be effective.

Natural facial peels are also a highly recommended way of treating acne, and soothe and treat the skin, anyway, which makes it a good idea regardless of whether or not you are trying to treat acne.

There are many different natural options, and if the pharmaceutical route has failed you, give a few a try, and remember patience. There is no cure for acne, only treatments, and all treatments take time. Keep this in mind, and eventually you will find the one that works for you.
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Matt OConnor is a writer for http://www.preventingacne.info the complete resource for the acne sufferer
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