Conditions & Ailments

Treat your Acne using Natural Herbal Treatments.

Acne does not just affect teenagers, but can effect people of all ages and races, people like me and you.

Before you  start any acne treatments, this includes natural acne cures, you need to understand what acne is.

Acne is a common disorder that affects the skin of various places on your body.

Acne is the medical term for what we normally refer to as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and nodules.

The areas on your body that acne most likely will affect, are your face, neck, shoulders, chest, back and buttocks.

Acne is basically a pimple that forms when your hair follicles under your skin become clogged and blocked.

The cause of the follicle becoming blocked is the secretion of to much Sebum. Sebum is a think oily substance that lubricates the skin and keeps it healthy.

Hormonal changes in your body play a large role in acne, as hormones control the amount of sebum produced by the skin.

This is one of the primary reasons that teenagers, pregnant women and woman experiencing menstruation or menopause often experience acne problems.

There are several popular myths regarding acne, the most prevalent myth surrounding acne, is that it is caused by dirty skin or poor hygiene, neither of which is true.

Another common myth that has never been proved, is that certain foods can cause acne, however it does appear that certain people react badly to certain foods stuffs. A healthy balanced diet is encouraged when treating acne.

Some people also claim that stress causes acne, while stress does not cause acne, it can and does make existing acne worse.

In trying to treat your acne, there are several basic, non medical steps that may help lessen the extent of your acne.
  • Clean your skin gently and regularly.
  • Try not to touch your skin, this includes picking or squeezing.
  • Avoid the sun.
  • Try and eat a balanced, healthy diet.
  • use oil free cosmetics and face creams.
There are several  natural acne treatments that can help treat your skin disorder.

These natural acne treatments include herbal medicines, vitamins and minerals.

Some of the more commonly used herbal acne treatments include evening primrose oil, flaxseed oil and tea tree oil.

Vitamins such as Vitamin A, B6 and Vitamin C have all been proven as natural acne treatments.

Zinc is a mineral that has been used as an acne treatment for many years.

One of the benefits of using Evening Primrose oil in treating your acne is the anti inflammatory effects it has on your skin. This will reduce the redness and irritation caused by acne.

Some studies have also noted that long term use of evening primrose oil was able to prevent outbreaks from occurring.

Many herbal medicine practitioners prescribe Flaxseed oil for acne. Flaxseed oil helps to speed up the healing of your skin.

Both Evening Primrose oil and Flaxseed oil are rich  in essential fatty acids. These acids help in diluting the sebum responsible for acne and this is why they are considered an effective aid in acne treatment.

The antiseptic properties of Tea Tree oil help to combat acne and the anti inflammatory properties also aid in treating acne.

By taking vitamin A, you will help control the over production of sebum, which is the main cause of acne.

Vitamin B6 can help balance acne related hormone levels. This is especially helpful for women experiencing menstrual cycles or menopause.

Vitamin C can help in treating acne by boosting the immune system, which in turn will keep acne causing bacteria under control.

The mineral Zinc, is effective in acne treatment  because it boosts the immune system and also helps to reduce inflammation and helps in balancing hormone levels.

One point to remember when using zinc, is that over a long term, zinc will inhibit your copper absorption. This is why when taking zinc, it is recommended to take a copper supplement at the same time.

Using a combination of these herbal medicines, vitamins and minerals, should help you to treat and prevent acne.

Please remember, if you are on any other medication, or if your acne is severe, or you start to develop scarring, please consult a medical professional immediately.

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