Home Remedies, Natural Cures & Preventions Of Acne
Acne is a problem that has always plagued mankind. While teenagers are usually thought of in relation to this skin condition, the reality is that many adults suffer with the problem.
Perhaps it is because the problem is so widespread that there are so many curative options available, many of which can be done at home and do not require a prescription.
Acne can be a chronic condition which is characterized by an inflammation of the skin’s sebaceous glands. It should also be noted that hair follicles are also affected. Acne usually appears as small lesions on the face, neck, shoulders, and chest.
Other frequent areas for outbreaks include temples, cheeks, chins, and the back. Although acne can occur at any age, it most frequently happens between the ages of twelve and twenty-four. The severity of the condition varies greatly from one individual to another.
A regular regimen of vitamins has been shown to effectively cure acne for many. Such regimens should include vitamins A and niacin, and the vitamin therapy should be taken for a period of not less than one month. Zinc is another easy technique to use for an easy acne cure.
Other simple but reportedly effective cures include a regimen of thoroughly washing the face with a mild soap and water, followed by a rub down with a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel, and then an application of an oil-free moisturizer.
Witch hazel is a combination of water, alcohol, and extract from the bark and dried leaves of the witch hazel plant.
Some people use the same routine as above except they substitute alcohol for the witch hazel. This is not suggested because alcohol can be damaging to the skin as it has a very drying effect. Witch hazel is just as effective without being as destructive as the alcohol.
Until we need a cure we often forget how precious preventions are. One of the simple preventative procedures for acne is the use of cucumber treatments. The application of grated cucumber extract to the face, eyelids, and neck for 15 – 20 minutes works to exfoliate the skin and helps to prevent the formation of pimples and blackheads.
Basic steps to good skin include a healthy diet and good hygiene. For some people good skin requires much greater effort though. Washing the face (or affected areas) 2 – 3 times per day is recommended. A mild soap or specially developed soap for acne treatment should be used. The washing motion should be a gentle, circular massage.
Always check the ingredients of anything that you put on your face, including makeup, soap, lotion, creams, etc. Stay away from oil-based products. Natural-based products are safer and as effective.
People with acne often have oily hair as well as oily skin. In order to prevent hair oil from getting on your face keep it clean and pulled back. Taking extra precautions may seem grueling but the relief you feel after your acne is clear will make all that effort worthwhile.
Warren Tattersall has been a full time nutritional consultant for over a decade and works with people all over the work to help them improve their health, increase their personal energy levels and to use supplements to assist with diet related health issues.
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