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How Can Acne Be Controlled?

February 28, 2006

Skin needs to be cleansed, fed and nurtured. Externally, the skin benefits from a simple regimen:

1. Cleansing with a mild, slightly acidic and all natural soap. Other kinds of soaps can cause redness, soreness, irritation or tightness because of the harsh chemicals, colorants detergents and fragrances they are made with. Avoid any products, which contain ingredients which may irritate or dry out the skin. Most often culpable ingredients are petroleum derived, synthetic or animal based.

2. Tone with an alcohol-free, all natural toner, since alcohol is drying to the skin and will cause the oil glands to produce more sebum. Toner also helps reduce the bacterial population on the skin, decreasing the number of bacteria, which will migrate into the pores.

3. Moisturize with a petroleum free cream. Petroleum is comedogenic and can clog pores unnecessarily. Creams which contain natural waxes such as beeswax do not have a comedogenic effect on the pores. At night, massage a facial oil into the skin as this helps increase circulation to the surface of the skin and suppresses the oil glands from producing excess oil.

4. Once per week, use a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells which accumulate at the surface of the pores and lead to blackheads. A mud mask used once every couple of weeks also helps draw out sebum in the pores as the clays present in the mask are highly absorbent.

Internally, the skin is fed and cleansed by a diet rich in fresh fruits, whole grains and vegetables. These foods provide more water, nutrients and fibre into the diet and can make a remarkable difference in the appearance of the skin. Relaxation, adequate sleep, exercise and stress reduction also play an important role in keeping the skin clear and healthy as they assist the body to repair and detoxify itself.

Seasonal or climate changes, such as winter and humid summers in addition to dry, polluted environments also contribute to acne breakouts by drying out or irritating the skin. As the skin is exposed to dry temperatures moisture is lost through the skin, triggering the oil glands to produce more sebum. Keeping the skin clean and moisturized is essential to preventing the pores from becoming clogged with excess sebum.

In humid conditions, the skin loses moisture through sweat and evaporation, triggering the same process, which can lead to breakouts. Moisturizing and regular cleansing in dry, humid or polluted conditions can reduce the onset of acne.

Makeup can also trigger breakouts. If they contain comedogenic ingredients, such as those derived from petroleum, they may contribute to acne despite a clean and healthy skin regimen or lifestyle. Choose all natural makeup, which is in harmony with the rest of your skin care regimen and less likely to contribute to breakouts.

Acne treatments which contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide worsen acne, as these are skin irritants and very drying. Tea tree essential oil is a natural alternative, and works by sterilizing the infected area upon contact without damaging the surrounding skin cells.

It can also prevent microbial growth in that area for hours. Other treatments for acne include hydrocortisone which thins the skin over time, or antibiotics which can contribute to microbial resistance in the long term. Hormone treatments work by decreasing testosterone levels in the body, since this is the hormone responsible for sebum production. There are natural alternatives to aid in controlling acne, such as tea tree, lemon and juniper berry essential oils. These are effective and much safer to use for treating acne.

Acne can be a source of frustration for many. Much can be done, however to minimize the occurrence of breakouts thereby reducing the impact of acne on our lives. Making healthy adjustments to our diet, lifestyle and skin care product choices can lead to clearer, more radiant and healthy skin, free at last from acne.

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Is that from a site wanting to sell you something or related in anyway to a site wanting to sell you something ?

Diet is important for EVERYONE not just people with acne, Following a "normal" semi healthy diet should be what everyone is doing anyway.

This does not mean taking 25 tablets per day.

Ive personally found over the years diet to make little difference to acne.

BP creams have made huge differences for me.

Not everyone can go through life without using things like moisturisers, you can drink 2 litre's of water a day eat fruit fish and fresh vegetables all day everyday and still have dry skin.

Paul

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Is that from a site wanting to sell you something or related in anyway to a site wanting to sell you something ?

Diet is important for EVERYONE not just people with acne, Following a "normal" semi healthy diet should be what everyone is doing anyway.

This does not mean taking 25 tablets per day.

Ive personally found over the years diet to make little difference to acne.

BP creams have made huge differences for me.

Not everyone can go through life without using things like moisturisers, you can drink 2 litre's of water a day eat fruit fish and fresh vegetables all day everyday and still have dry skin.

Paul

nah i think i was lookin up on how to clean your pores or something i can't rember, but i know it wasn't a webpage that sales anything.

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