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Natural Acne Remedies: All Gain With No Pain

Jan 13, 2008
Around puberty time, it's not uncommon for an adolescent's oil-secreting glands to kick into overdrive. The results are blackheads and pimples on the skin in varying degrees. They usually show up on the face, but can also show up on the back and shoulders. Acne and pimples are a part of growing up and we have all gone through that stage. Nothing worse than having breakout days before the senior prom! At one stage, it was once thought that acne resulted from eating the wrong types of foods such as chocolates and french fries, which happens to be a teenager's favorite food. Today we know that acne, along with oil gland secretions, has more to do with heredity and stress and not food.

Simple adolescent acne responds well to products found in your typical drugstore. However, cystic acne is a severe form of this condition that can cause serious ever aberrations and scarring of the face. Dermatologist will treat this condition with special cleansing products and antibiotics. The vast majority of these products, whether prescription or over the counter, will contain alcohol and/or witch hazel which will sting the skin and dry it to the point of redness and pain.

Natural acne remedies, have been the subject of non-physician healer for centuries. For acne treatments, natural remedies are not only effective and safe, they also don't cause skin redness and peeling and pain. Utilizing the skills of ancient ancestor's teaching and demonstrating, the modern natural healers can work wonders with skin problems. Herbal healers believe that natural acne remedies are the best way to go. They don't contain alcohol, which dries up the skin, nor does it sting when applied.

Will Natural Acne Remedies Work For You?

When prepared by a skilled practitioner and applied correctly, there's every possibility that natural acne remedies will prove to be effective and safe. The real key to these products is to choose the right combination of natural herbal substances for the right person. As an example, a boy's skin is generally coarser than a girl's skin. The practitioner may add some Melissa (lemon balm) to the boy's product to insure that the product penetrates deeper into the skin.

Natural acne remedies contained a base, plus a combination of oil control and skin soothing plant and herb derivatives. Natural skin cleaners, makeup removers, toners and lotions can all be formulated to control acne. The base of the product is usually a hydrosol, which is distilled water infused with the essence of steamed that leaves of herbs and plants. Neither alcohol or witch hazel is used in this product. Only the gentle hydrosol base of rose, aloe, sandalwood, chamomile or lavender are used.

The practitioner will now add a combination of 100 percent therapeutic grade essential oils into the base. This may sound rather odd using oil to treat oil for acne skin. Pure the essential oils are different from the skin's natural oils. For one thing, these oils are used in very small quantities and they do not clog the skin's pores and thus, will never cause blackheads and pimples. Some of the favorite essential oils used for acne control are borage oil, burdock root, chamomile, calendula, red clover, evening primrose oil, blackcurrant oil and lavender. A lot of practitioners have good things to say about lavender as a general natural acne remedy. It's one of the few essential oils that can be applied to this skin undiluted by a hydrosol.

Just imagine, a natural acne remedy that actually works and is gentle on the skin too. This is truly, "All gain with no pain!"
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Kerry Ng is a successful Webmaster and publisher of The Natural Remedies Blog. For more great helpful information about natural remedies visit The Natural Remedies Blog
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