Would you prefer not to do harsh things with prescriptions and chemicals to cure your acne problems?
Although there are hundreds of manufactured remedies promising alleviation of the disturbing skin conditions, it is always advisable to seek a doctor’s advice before trying them out. Acne break-outs usually occur in the teenage years when most young people experience an increase of testosterone production in the body. Psychological disturbances, stress and irregular lifestyles are also thought to contribute to acne break-outs in adults.
Some of the natural acne remedies used to cure or alleviate the severity of acne includes Aloe Vera, Tea tree oil, vitamin A and Zinc. Tea Tree oil is a very effective acne treatment since it has bacteria-fighting properties. Bacteria are the major cause of acne outbreaks and tea tree has active properties that either weaken the bacteria or kills them.
The over-50 group
Follow the cleansing regimen for ‘the middle years’ folks. Here, we add a natural exfoliant to use just once or twice a week. You don’t want to overdo this, as exfoliants remove layers of dead skin cells. Start with one each week. Go to two if you feel you need it. There are several brands of inexpensive natural exfoliants you can pick up at the drugstore. For moisturizing, again, it depends on the condition of your skin. Most people will benefit most from using avocado oil for day and jojoba oil at night.
Aloe Vera is also among the viable natural acne remedies. It contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory soothing properties. Aloe Vera can also be applied on the affected areas, or taken orally for detoxification of the digestive tract. This in turn helps alleviate the skin condition.
Zinc is potent natural acne remedy usually taken in capsule form. Zinc helps repair the skin and also reinforces one’s immune system. Vitamin A on the other hand is obtained from foods but is also available in tablet form. The vitamin helps the body develop a healthy skin. Vitamin E is considered a natural anti-oxidant and hence beneficial to the skin.
The middle years
Here, the good news is that you don’t worry about pimples much anymore. The bad news is that you may begin to get some fine wrinkles. Wash your face in the method described above for teens, but use a glycerine soap instead. These soaps are hypoallergenic and non-drying. Follow up with the Witch Hazel. For moisturizing, choose sweet almond or avocado oil, depending on the condition of your skin. Avocado is a bit more oily, but is quickly absorbed if your skin is dry or scaly. Avocados are also packed with vitamin E. You might choose to use sweet almond during the day and avocado oil at night.
If you spend much time in the sun, you may start to develop deeper lines. Get in the habit of applying sunscreen every day! This will help prevent the more visible wrinkles. This constitutes the basic mid-life all natural skin care program.
Dermatologists encourage acne sufferers to drink a minimum of four pints of water daily. In addition, eating leafy vegetables and fresh fruit is also beneficial to the skin as it improves the skins ability to heal and rejuvenate itself. Some other natural acne remedies suggested by dermatologists include applying a mixture of tomato pulp, rose water and honey on the face for 20 minutes before washing it up. Tomato contains Vitamin C which is a vital vitamin in alleviating skin conditions.
Soaking 3-4 cloves of raw garlic in milk overnight (to remove the garlic smell) and applying the same on the face the next morning is also a potent natural acne remedy. This is especially effective on persistent pimples. Raw potatoes also contain potassium, phosphorous and sulphur, components which are thought to be highly beneficial to a person’s skin. Rubbing shredded or grated potatoes on the skin cures pimples and reduces both white heads and blackheads. The juice of a green (raw) papaya also reduces the severity of the swelling brought about by pimples therefore preventing the formation of pus and marks on one’s face.
Refrigerate your moisturizing oils, to prevent rancidity.
There are a number of blood cleansing herbs which will flush toxins and wastes from your body. Among other benefits, such as fewer illnesses and increased vigor, you’ll also have good looking skin! Chaparrel, Burdock root, Echinacea root and kelp all contribute to a nice complexion. Ask an herbalist at your herb shop if they have a blood cleansing combination similar to this, or a recommendation on a mixture they carry.
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