The key to healthy, clear skin, free of breakouts, pimples zits and blemishes is to choose a skin care regimen that's right for you based on the type of acne or skin condition you have. Many sufferers with blotchy skin will try just one acne treatment and if it doesn't work they give up. The problem with most pimple and acne treatments and acne products is that not everyone will react the same way to the same treatment. What worked for one person may not work for another.
Many studies have revealed that acne is not simply a problem for young people, acne and pimples also afflict people of many ages, can severely affect their daily lives. Acne is a broad group of skin rashes that have different causes. There are several types of acne. And acne will affect almost every person at some stage in their life.
Experts still can't agree on what causes acne and pimples. As time goes by, more research may help determine just how male and female hormones influence acne and the role that diet plays. I think the cause of acne is related to our acidic, inflammatory 'standard American diet' (SAD) and how it influences all of our hormones including the stress hormones.
Try to use products that have natural ingredients or use fewer products to allow your skin to heal naturally. Acne, pimples and their treatment is one of the most misunderstood topics when kind to your skin and never pop or squeeze a pimple no matter how tempting it is.
Since the latest research does indicate a connection between stress and acne, make an effort to cut down on stress in any way that you can. Use baking soda on a test area first very carefully for exfoliation, if you feel that you need it. Acne prone, pimple prone, sensitive skin can get irritated easily by using astringents, skin toners, rubbing alcohol, facial masks, make-up and various hair care products. Try not to use any of these types of products unless absolutely necessary.
A skin specialist in New York is using the new red light-blue light combination therapy to treat severe cases of acne successfully it's reported on severe cases of acne. Ask your skin doctor, regular doctor or dermatologist if he's familiar with it. Treatment with cheap organic raw apple cider vinegar, like Bragg's, will work better on your skin if it isn't already noticeably irritated from acne medicines, acne products or other failed treatment. But try a test area first and apply and treat very carefully. If you have to wear any make-up choose it very carefully. All make-up and facial products should be free of any oils.
When you wash your face use a very soft, careful touch, taking care not to rub or scrub your skin. Try not to use any scratchy washcloths, they can really irritate the skin and slow healing. You might try using papaya and its seeds for some exfoliating. It's important to remember, that even the most gentle and natural products you might use to clean your face can leave your skin dry. Use virgin coconut oil to re-hydrate the skin after using any acne commercial or natural cleansers.
There are quite a few natural acne home remedies. You may have to try several remedies and treatments to find one that works best for your type of skin. Virgin coconut oil is very inexpensive. It's one of the best, if not the best, and also cheap, natural home remedy.
Some alternative thinking doctors recommend eating a raw clove of garlic daily for acne. You can chop one up and add it to your daily dark green salad! People with skin disorders like acne, roscoe, psoriasis and others often are plagued with constipation. If you are, make sure you're drinking lots of water every day and add more natural fiber from delicious raw fruits to your diet. The best dietary acne treatments are diets that help the body eliminate waste. And if you are eating the standard American diet (SAD) including meat, dairy, grains and junk food, it'll be reflected in your skin.
Whether you eat a natural plant food diet of living fruits and living vegetables or eat dead junk food, what you eat may have the cause of acne. When you change your diet, your skin lesions should start getting better within a week or two, with significant improvement in the first month.
Make sure to eat high-fiber snacks like raw nuts, raw seeds, and fresh fruit and secondly maybe some dried fruit, such as dates, and figs, although fresh fruits are better for you. And drink freshly extracted carrot juice, if possible, every day. Raw, that is unpasteurized carrot juice is an excellent liver cleanser, great for the skin and contains tons of phytonutrients, all which are beneficial for acne. Good nutrition will always help your skin from the inside out.
And eating bright-colored fruits that are red or orange in color will help improve you skin health and help prevent acne or pimples. For an easy fiber boost, mix in one or two tablespoons of ground up flaxseeds into some raw applesauce, made from two to three apples, that you've processed in your food processor.
Naturally you can't expect to get rid of your acne or pimples in just a few days. Natural treatments will take a little time to work, but if you're persistent, you'll get blemish-free, pimple-free, acne-free skin and won't experience any dangerous side effects or adverse reactions that you find in commercial acne medicines. By simply following a good plan of action that you've developed for yourself and sticking with it, you can reduce the severity of your acne or pimples and even eliminate it entirely. There is hope, many have done it. And keep researching and testing.