Consider cheaper, alternative, natural, effective treatment methods to get the best cure for your acne, zit, pimple or blackhead problem. 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. By their mid-teens, nearly 35% of teenagers have acne severe enough to require some type of treatment from a medical professional.
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. There are several different types of acne. People of all races and ages have acne.
Understanding that hormones may have some influence on the cause of acne is still being researched. If you've heard that dirty skin causes acne, it doesn't - it's a myth. The liver gets rid of toxins from bad food, drugs and chemicals and sends them through the skin resulting in eruptions, acne, pimples and other skin disorders.
Make sure not to use hot water on your face, always use lukewarm water. Shave carefully and try both electric and safety razors to see which works best for you. The treatment plan for acne includes trying to heal the pimples, stopping new pimples from forming, preventing scarring and helping reduce embarrassment.
Try applying a thin layer of coconut oil and massaging it deep into the skin to heal and soothe the affected area. Never underestimate the healing, restorative power of a good night's sleep. It bears repeating, you want to be good to your skin and never pop or squeeze a pimple no matter how tempting.
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. Try a diligent application of coconut oil several times a day and at bedtime to see the healing benefits. Coconut oil is one of the best, if not the best, treatments I've found for acne.
If you're going to buy acne products, it's much more worth your while to buy acne-treating products that work against current pimples and prevent the occurrence of new ones. It's always best to seek non-invasive and natural treatment for any skin condition. Acne and its treatment is one of the most misunderstood topics there is when it comes to acne skin care.
Coconut oil is very inexpensive; it's a good, cheap, natural home remedy. A new, non-invasive treatment using red light and blue light in combination has been extremely successful on severe acne.
When you change your diet, your lesions should start getting better within a week or two, with significant improvement the first month. 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. 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.
When your liver gets overloaded with toxins it'll send the toxins out through your skin as well as other organs of elimination. Drink lots and lots of pure, filtered water every day.
Eating foods with essential fatty acids are particularly important to people with dry skin or acne. For an easy fiber boost, mix in two tablespoons of ground up flaxseeds into raw applesauce, from two to three apples, made in your food processor. Concentrating on a diet, of mostly fruits and vegetables (preferably uncooked), and no junk food, should give you an observable improvement in your skin within 30 days.
Good clear skin is often a reflection of a good digestive system. Eat high-fiber snacks like raw nuts, raw seeds, fresh or dried fruit, such as dates, and figs.
Analyze all the acne treatments available and make the best decision for you, based on your circumstances. In any case, try not to panic about your acne and take it day by day. Acne prevention is always a better choice than having to search for the right cure.
By Helen Hecker