Acne home remedies - find the one that works for you

Acne and problem skin is not only a medical problem, but also affects the self esteem and social behaviour of the person who is affected. If you or anyone close to you suffers from acne or pimples, please take it seriously - help is at hand in many forms. As always, if the problem persists get professional medical assistance.

There are acne solutions that really work and this article will give you some ideas of what you can try so you will be able to find some acne solutions that really work.

The first step towards a clear skin is a healthy balanced diet.

Eat less refined food like fried, fatty and junk food and more natural food like fruit and vegetables, as close to raw as you can.

Drink a lot of water, at least a litre a day.

Replace fizzy drinks and preserved juices with water

Increase your fibre intake with lots of cruciferous greens and fresh fruits

Eat less candy, chips, chocolates etc and keep your sugar intake limited

Eat more lean proteins and fatty fish rich in omega 3

Keep your skin clean, but be careful not to "over clean" as this will only stimulate your skin to produce more oils. Clean hands and nails are very important as you tend to touch your skin often, especially when you have acne.

Honey and cinnamon mask

  • Research has shown that cinnamon has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties

  • Historically, honey has been used by humans to treat a variety of ailments through topical application, but only recently have the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of honey been chemically explained.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon with 3 tablespoons of honey to form a paste. Apply to the affected area and leave on for half an hour. scrub lightly and rinse.

    This mask works to lift all impurities from the skin acne, pimples, black heads etc.

    More remedies you can use to clear your skin

    Echinacea (taken with water)and tea tree oil (applied to the skin)are the very common natural herbal remedies known for treating acne and is available widely.
    Echinacea can help in increasing the immune system of the body. While tea tree oil consists of terpenoids, which is known for its antifungal and antiseptic property.

    Green tea is used in the defence of bacteria lowering the hormone activity, thus acne can be controlled.Drink as a tea and rinse the affected area.

    Almond oil is very good in removing acne scars.Apply to affected area.

    Fresh apricot and citrus juices applied to the affected area alleviate the presence of cysts and acts as a natural exfoliate, getting rid of the dead skin cells making the pores free from clogs.

    Green tea, chamomile and oatmeal are excellent herbs for treating inflammation due to its anti inflammatory properties. It helps to soothe the affected part and aids in the release of heat and making the skin to heal properly. Use as a mask. When the affected part is washed with oatmeal, the itching sensation is reduced.

    Ginger helps to reduce redness and inflammation and can be consumed in any form.

    Acne Cures: Is there a Natural Acne Cure that Works?

    Are there natural acne cures that work or is it a new age myth? Is there a permanent cure for acne or are all acne sufferers sentenced to the Sisyphean battle of tackling the ‘on the surface’ symptoms? Is there an honest, natural and safer alternative to the endless use of over the counters and to the nasty side effects inflicted by conventional drugs, creams and topical acne treatments?

    Most dermatologists and other western medicine followers have already answered that controversial question by claiming that acne, among other diseases simply cannot be cured.

    There are 2 reasons for that:

    1. Most dermatologists don't even know what the real cause of acne is. It's amazing but true. They are highly familiar with the symptoms of acne and they specialize in tackling the 'on the surface' symptoms, but unfortunately they cannot tell you what the internal conditions are that cause your acne to form in the first place. If you don't believe me just ask your dermatologist.

    2. Most doctors work in conjunction with the pharmaceutical and drug companies and the latter is not motivated, so to speak, at discovering a cure for Acne or Aids or Cancer - simply because hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on finding treatments for the symptoms of diseases. Why? simply because their global aim is to make more profit by creating consumer dependency. By applying medications and creams that deal merely with the symptoms while ignoring the source or the internal cause of the disease, acne will never be cured. The average acne sufferer will become more and more reliant on drugs that temporarily calm the symptoms and that means steady income for the drug and pharmaceutical companies.

    There's a lovely metaphor describing acne among other chronic diseases and the way modern medicine deals with these afflictions: If you manage to kill all the mosquitoes around a stale pond using chemicals, for a little while there will be no mosquitoes.

    But since the source of the problem (what causes the mosquitoes to appear) is still there – the stale, disgusting pond where mosquitoes can find food and fertile ground for laying their eggs – mosquitoes will always come back!

    The same thing happens with your acne!

    Without eliminating the source of your acne condition, you will never get rid of your acne. Without fixing the internal problem that is causing your acne, you may find temporary relief, but your acne will always come back until you do something fundamental to eradicate the cause from within...until you make the pond (your body or internal system) a place where ‘mosquitoes’ cannot exist.

    Ultimately, every disease results from a breakdown within your body. All major diseases and chronic conditions are warning signs of something very fundamentally wrong inside. Deepak Chopra refers to this as "The violation of simple laws of nature that make our body function."

    The very surprising truth is that you are lucky for having acne. Let me explain...Acne, like constant headaches, irritable bowel syndrome or dandruffs is only a small message from your body that something is wrong internally and should be addressed and corrected.

    Now, there are two choices you can make - you can:

    1.Ignore that message - big mistake! The internal imbalance that caused your acne will, in most cases, turn into a chronic condition. Now instead of just having acne you'll start having other hormonal imbalance or toxic overload related symptoms in addition to acne. Because the internal problem is not fixed, the disease symptoms get more and more intense.

    2.Listen to your body and start fixing the internal problem that causes your acne to appear in the first place; you will not only get rid of your acne you will also achieve beautiful, healthy, even toned clear skin complexion, re-balance your body and prevent future hormonal or toxic overload related conditions.

    The simple truth are out of balance. We now live a 'far-from-natural' lifestyle. There are over 300 synthetic industrial chemicals present in our bodies that did not exist 50 years ago. We are filled with toxins from the food, and medication we ingest and use.

    By fixing the internal condition that causes your acne in addition to adopting a healthy lifestyle (healthy diet & mindset, cleanse & detoxify, hormonal balancing etc.) you will put your body back into balance – holistically - your acne will cease to exist and you feel as healthy and attractive as ever!

    It doesn't matter what type of acne you have. Whether you suffer from: acne vulgaris, acne Conglobata, acne Rosacea, Acne Fulminans, Blackheads, Whiteheads, Papules, Pustules, Nodules or Cysts: The principles required to cure your acne are basically the same. The "holistic" ways of treating people have been around for thousands of years, and they absolutely work whether you have teen or adult acne; whether you suffer from acne on your back, shoulders or chest or if you suffer from female related acne such as menopause acne or acne due to monthly cycles.

    Whatever your acne condition is, when you finally decide to stop making the same acne treatment mistakes that have been holding you back and begin applying the holistic approach to curing acne, you can literally choose to become clear and stay clear. You will have the power to make it happen.

    Mike Walden is a certified nutritionist, independent medical researcher, natural health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book, "Acne No More- Open The Door To An Acne Free Life." Mike has written dozens of holistic health articles and has been featured in ezines and print magazines, as well as on hundreds of websites worldwide. For information on Mike's Holistic Clear Skin program click here

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