7 Tips To Treat Acne Naturally

August 28th, 2014

Dealing with an acne problem can be very embarrassing at times. Especially when the flare-ups occur right before an important event. Sometimes the things we do to try to prevent acne can actually make the problem worse! Acne is an outward sign that there is something not quite right on your insides. There are some natural acne treatments and preventive measures you may want to try.

7 Tips To Treat Acne Naturally

Use antioxidants to help treat and prevent acne. Some common antioxidants are vitamins A, B, C and E. Antioxidant minerals are chromium, selenium and zinc. Supplementing these antioxidants in your diet will help both your skin and your immune system. A good multivitamin would also help keep your system in balance.

Some people recommend washing the acne affected areas morning and night with a sulfur based soap designed to help treat acne. Be sure not to overdo the face washing, though because too much washing can actually make your glands produce MORE oil and make the problem even worse. After washing your face use an alcohol free toner to remove dead skin cells and unplug your pores. Finally, apply a cream containing benzoyl peroxide to help heal your acne and prevent future breakouts.

Your hair contains oils. Try to keep it off your face. Be sure to wash your hair every day, especially after a workout.

Don’t pick at or squeeze your pimples. This actually increases the amount of sebum produced and can make a bad situation worse!

Avoid wearing makeup. If you do wear makeup, don’t put it on heavily and always wash your face well before going to bed at night. Otherwise the makeup will clog up your pores.

Drink lots of water. Water helps flush the impurities and toxins out of your body. Drinking water is key to good overall health and clearer skin.

Change the pillowcase on your pillow every other day. While you sleep the dirt and oils from your skin transfer to the pillowcase and are reapplied to your face. This can contribute to breakouts.

I hope these few tips have helped you see there are many simple, every day ways to approach your acne problem. Health care providers will tell you that vitamins and minerals play a very key role in keeping your whole body healthy. Be sure you are eating a well-balanced and healthful diet, drink plenty of water, and supplement any vitamins or minerals your natural diet may be lacking in. This can take you a long way towards healthier, clear skin.

Scar Treatment: Fade Scars to Gain Confidence

August 28th, 2014

If you have ever had acne, you may know that it often leaves embarrassing scars on your body. I would like to help you feel more confident about yourself and your body. Here are some at-home tips on how to fade scars from injury, burns, stretch marks, and acne:

One major thing to remember is that you need to exfoliate your face regularly to reveal a new layer of glowing skin. I like to use an exfoliating treatment once a week in the shower before I use my regular cleanser. Another product I have used that works wonders is Neutrogena Advanced Acne Mark Fading Peel, which contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is used in the treatment of acne. All you need to do is use it 2-3 times a week and leave it on for 5-10 minutes then wash it off with warm water. It is suggested that you use it consistently over time to achieve the best results. Also, I like to use a toner or astringent twice a day (after cleansing) to even my skin tone.

Another product that can be used in the fading of scars and stretch marks is Mederma. It is a gel that you apply to the scar 3-4 times a day. For new scars, use for 8 weeks and for 3-6 months on existing scars. You need to leave in for a few minutes but, once it dries, you can easily wipe it off.

I also like to use lotion with cocoa butter, such as Jergen’s Cocoa Butter with Vitamin E, which is known to smooth marks and soften skin tone and can be used all over as a moisturizer. For your face, use a cream made for your skin type once in the morning and once before bed to brighten your complexion and take the spotlight off your acne scars.

The nice thing for you is, all the products I’ve mentioned can be easily found in your local Wal-Mart, pharmacy, or other stores in your area and won’t break the bank. Remember, though, scars don’t just disappear overnight. Depending on the size and thickness of the scar, and how long you have had it, you may need to follow these tips for several weeks or months to see significant results, and it still may not completely disappear. However, don’t give up if you don’t see results immediately; if you keep it up, the outcome is definitely worth the effort.

Prevention: 5 Steps to Fight Acne Naturally

August 28th, 2014

Do you suffer from acne? Do you spend hundreds of dollars a year on creams and lotions that promise to clear up your acne with no results? Then maybe you need some internal work? Maybe you should start from the inside and work your way to the outside. Acne could be a sign many different characteristics. Acne could be due to hereditary conditions, hormonal imbalances, external irritants, or poor nutrition. There are many preventative measures you can take to help improve the condition of your skin. Start with these five simple steps and you will see great improvement in your condition.

Step One:

Improve your diet. Eliminating foods that clog the pores and are unhealthy for the skin. Fried foods, sugary foods, and junk food, and soda. Add fiber, fruit and veggies, and drink plenty of water, for an added treat for your skin, add lemon to you water every day.

Step Two:

Cleanse your bowel. A good colon cleanse will help remove toxins from your body. There are many colon cleansers on the market that work well for children and adults.

Step Three:

Cleanse your blood. There are many good products that you can use to cleanse your blood. One product that is easy to find is Noni Juice. It is a great blood purifier.

Step Four:

Balance your hormones: There are many good products that can be used to balance hormones on the market; progesterone creams, Female Comfort, and Damiana

Step Five:

Improve general health: There are many great products that can be used to improve overall general health. Multivitamin/mineral or Hair Skin and Nail Vitamin, Omega Fatty Acids, Antioxidant, Fiber. For external use, Black Walnut Extract used to dry up pustules, and Silver Shield as an astringent.

Applying these five simple steps will help you be well on your way to tackling your acne problem. Remember to cleanse your face at least once a day, and never go to bed without removing your make up. If you can avoid make up for a few weeks, this will allow your skin the opportunity to breath.

Natural Treatments for Acne

August 28th, 2014

Are you persistently bothered by blemishes, zits and reoccurring acne outbreaks? Sick of making a lot trips to the doc for costly medicines and creams that
provide little or no relief? If so, you might prefer to try an effective, natural method to treat annoying acne issues and conditions. Unlike prescribed medications, alternative natural acne treatments rarely cause adverse side effects and are usually less pricey than prescribed medication.

A lot of people these days who have acne are looking for more natural ways of treatment and are turning to alternative medicine since it is becoming more popular. Although many people have experienced great success with medications prescribed by a medical practitioner, other people have suffered side effects
or other reactions which results in the medication being as much an issue as the acne.

Many other people may have tried every non prescribed over the counter remedy, only to end up with the condition remaining the same. In fact, when used improperly or in excess, some over-the-counter balms and creams may even worsen your acne.

Acne is often the result of a hormonal imbalance in women. Unfortunately this causes a lot of women to suffer from acne years after they are adolescents. In order to treat the condition effectively long term, it is important to choose a method that will not in anyway endanger your overall general health in the process.

Nowadays there are a lot of natural herbs available that have shown to assist in reducing or eliminating the many effects of acne. A lot of people do suffer pain and embarrassment as a result of having ace. Primrose, black cohosh, red clover, and wild yam are some of the commonly used herbs used to treat acne.

These herbs help in creating a healthy balance of androgen and estrogen in the body. An overproduction of sebrum which can result in blocked pores that lead
to acne is often caused by an excess of androgen in the system.

Herbal treatments for acne are not only for women patients. There are many herbs widely available on the market that can be used by both male or female acne

The herbs assist in improving the skin’s appearance by eliminating first the infection and secondly by soothing the inflamed areas of skin. If you need to purchase any herbal treatment they are readily available at many local health stores. Echinacea root, red peony, dandelion, salvia and licorice are the most popular herbs that are used today to treat acne.

A lot of dermatologists think that acne is the result of a vitamin deficiency in their patients. Clinical studies have indicated that a good portion of people who suffer persistent acne have an inadequate amount of B vitamin in their system. This inadequacy may cause excess sebrum, which results in clogged skin pores. Taking supplements of Vitamin B5 regularly in the diet has proven to be successful in reducing or healing the symptoms of the acne.

Although most natural or herbal treatments for acne are normally safe, you’ll still need to proceed with caution when testing any new form of treatment. It’s advisable to speak with an experienced herbalist or an alternative specialist if you’re unsure about any possible reactions or side effects.

An alternative medical practitioner may also provide you with additional information on suggested dosages to fit your needs. If you’re presently taking any form of prescription medicine for other conditions or illness, make certain to discuss the issue with your doctor or alternative practitioner. Just like prescribed medications, a lot of herbs should not be used in conjunction with other forms of medicine.

Natural Acne Remedies. Chemical-Free Ways to Zap Your Zits

August 28th, 2014

If you’re a typical teenager, chances are you’ve suffered or are suffering from acne. According to Barbara Strickland, 85% of all American teenagers have acne, 60 million Americans have active acne, and 20 million have acne severe enough to cause scars. While roughly 40% of acne sufferers ignore their acne in the hopes that it will vanish on its own, the other 60% use drugstore products, go to a skincare center or see a doctor (in other words: do something about it). If you are one of those who have tried to use nearly every acne regimen on the market, only to have every single one of them let you down, or if you are wary of the drugs in acne products, you may be interested in trying natural acne remedies.

Obviously, you should not use any remedy that calls for something you are allergic to. Additionally, these remedies are guidelines only. Do further research before rushing into doing any of them. Finally, do not overuse any of these remedies. As is the case with typical drugstore products, overuse can lead to the acne bacteria evolving resistance to treatments.

Aspirin mask

To do this mask, crush several aspirin pills. If desired, add a bit of aloe vera, warm water and/or honey, but don’t overdo it or the mixture will be too runny. Apply on affected areas and leave on from 20 minutes to 30 minutes (less if you have very sensitive skin). Once the time has passed, rinse off with warm water. Follow up with a moisturizer, as this treatment can be drying.

Baking soda

First off, do NOT apply onto any cuts. It will sting!

Simply mix warm water with baking soda and gently scrub all over face, as rough scrubbing can lead to irritation. Leave it on for several minutes, and then wash off. Try not to use this terribly often, as it is also used to exfoliate and will cause irritation if used too frequently.

Green tea

Green tea is typically used as a drink, not as a facial. Those who benefited from this treatment say they drink it anywhere from several times a week to three times a week. When drunk on a daily basis, green tea will reduce redness in the skin and prevent acne from breaking out.

It can, of course, be used as a facial. To try this out, steep the tea bags in a small amount of warm water (because warm water opens up the pores) and use cotton balls to apply the water onto affected areas before sleeping. Rinse it off in the morning. This is a treatment you can perform on a nightly basis, as green tea is very gentle.

Egg mask

Take an organic, relatively fresh egg. (To ensure freshness, check the Julian date.) Crack open. You’ll need to preserve the yolk, so filter it out by using either an egg separator or by moving the yolk from side to side until the whites are all filtered out. (I have done this in my cooking class, and trust me-it works.) Place the yolk in a separate bowl and reserve the eggshell.

Take a fork and whip up the egg whites until they’re nice and frothy. Using either your fingers or a cotton ball, apply all over your clean face, including areas where you’re not breaking out. This mask can be left on for anywhere from fifteen to thirty minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry.

Apply the yolk to your face, but this time you should probably use your fingers as cotton balls don’t work as well. The yolk treats acne scars as opposed to actual zits. Once you have applied the yolk all over, gently tear the skin from the inside of the shell and place onto problem areas. Eggshell skin is very effective in bringing pimples to a head. Once the yolk has dried into a hardened mask, first gently strip off the eggshell skin and then rinse the yolk off. Finish with a moisturizer.

There is some speculation as to whether placing yolk directly onto one’s face can cause salmonella. However, the reviewers on acne.org have reported no salmonella infections. Just to be safe, do your research first, and make sure to wash your hands before and after the egg mask.

Honey mask

Wash your face first, to remove all makeup and topical impurities.

Gauge how much face wash you typically use, and spoon roughly this amount into a microwaveable bowl. Heat honey to the point where it is warm but not steaming hot. Wash your face again, but using the honey as the face wash. Rinse off with cold water. Repeat this treatment twice daily: once in the morning and once at night.

Lemon juice

This can be used as a drink or a topical treatment. For the former, simply drink a glass of lemon juice in the morning and in the night. To prevent staining of the teeth, use a straw so that as little of the juice touches the teeth as possible. Wait for one full hour after drinking the lemon juice to brush, so that you won’t accidentally brush off the enamel.

To use as a topical treatment, pour a small amount of lemon juice into a bowl. Dip a cotton ball in and swab all over your face. Leave it on for about half an hour before rinsing off.

Unless you’re allergic to lemons, you can double the treatment by drinking the juice and using it as a topical without adverse side effects.


Take two slices of organic potato and rub in circular motions onto acne scars. While this treatment does not cause breakouts, it does not necessarily prevent them either. This is an acne scar treatment.

Rice water

This isn’t geared specifically towards acne treatment; it’s more of a facial to smooth the skin. This rice water treatment idea comes directly from Michelle Phan’s Youtube video; to watch it in action, pay a visit to her channel.

Take a small quantity of organic rice. Place it in a bowl. Fill the bowl with water to an inch above the rice level. While waiting, cut a mask out of a paper towel. Once the water is cloudy, dip the mask in it for ten minutes. Place the mask on your face for fifteen minutes. Once you take it off, your skin will feel smooth and less painful if you have acne.

Urine treatment

Yep, you read correctly. You can use your body’s smelliest natural fluid to treat your acne. While your first reaction is probably one of disgust, it is quite effective and (obviously) a free resource you’d otherwise flush away.

First, make sure you are drinking adequate amounts of water so that your urine is fairly clear and does not smell terrible. When you are urinating, either catch it in a small container (that you will hopefully not use for food) or a cotton ball. Apply onto your face (it shouldn’t smell that bad if you drank enough water), and wash off after about half an hour. If your urine is smelly, wash off sooner because concentrated urine really isn’t very good for the skin.


You can use your fingers for this one. Take plain yogurt (unless you wish to smell like strawberries or blueberries) and apply onto your face. While this treatment mostly helps prevent peeling and keeps the skin soft, it also helps to fade acne scars, can dry out pimples, and helps prevent new pimples from forming. If you have sensitive skin, add honey or aloe vera; if you have oily skin, add some lemon juice. Keep on for fifteen minutes before rinsing off.

Special thanks to Youtube’s makeup guru Michelle Phan

Myths & Facts About Acne

August 28th, 2014

Acne is a common skin disease faced by many people, male and female, young and adult. It has become a major skin problem that numerous causes were said about acne. Although some are true, there are also misconceptions that can cause a bigger acne problem if not corrected. To sum up, the most effective way to prevent and treat acne is to determine the fact from the myth.

Myth 1. Oils produced by the sebaceous glands or dirt are not contributory factors that can cause acne. The more often you wash the easy it is to get rid of acne.

– Excessive washing can cause dryness and irritation to the skin, thus, it is essential to wash or cleanse your face twice a day with a soap that matches your skin type. To be safe, you can use sensitive skin soap.

Myth 2. Fatty and oily foods can cause acne breakout.

– According to conclusive studies, eating fatty foods has no relation to having acne. But, if you want to experience the full benefits of acne treatment, it is highly endorsed to watch what you eat – healthy food is still the key.

Myth 3. The more you use external and internal medicines, the faster it is to eliminate acne.

– There are many medicines formulated to treat acne but not are all safe to use. In fact, there are some medicines that contain substances that can harm the skin. Hence, it is best to consult a dermatologist first before taking or using any medication for health safety purposes.

Myth 4. Getting tanned will help you get rid of acne faster.

– Exposing your skin to direct sunlight dries, irritates and ages the skin. Again, exposure to the sun takes longer to heal acne.

Myth 5. Stress can trigger hormonal effects and acne.

-It is true but not everyday problems can contribute to acne build up.

Myth 6. One can get rid of acne by squeezing the pimples.

– It is not right to prick the pimples because it will not only irritate the skin but also leaves a dark scar. If the acne is infected, the longer it will heal that could worsen the situation.

Myth 7. Acne will heal on its own.

– With the modern medicine available, there is no reason for acne not to be treated. All you have to do is find the treatment that best suits you.

Myth 8. Masturbation and sex can cause acne.

– Sex or masturbation has no relation to acne problem. This misconception is used to prevent teenagers to engage in premarital sex.

Myth 9. Makeup use causes acne.

-Women can now wear makeup without the worries of acne breakout. The market is flooded with cosmetic products especially formulated for sensitive skin. Most of all, dermatologists are always ready to provide advice on what type of cosmetic products that perfectly suit you.

Myth 10. Acne is not a deadly disease.

-It may not harm the overall wellness of a person but acne leave scars that can affect the confidence and self-esteem of a person.

Doing research and understanding the problem is the right key towards finding the right solution. Arming yourself with substantial information will lead you to fast, safe and effective acne prevention/treatment.

Is There a Product to Permanently Cure Acne?

August 28th, 2014

How does one determine what is the best acne product to treat their acne? Acne is a very serious skin disease that should not be taken lightly. I was a sufferer of acne for several years, and so I had always wanted to find out what was the best product to treat my acne to get rid of the blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and zits.

If you have acne and you are searching for an acne cure, then you would have realized that their are literally hundreds of treatments and remedies which all claim to be the best acne product. So how do you know what is right for you?

In order to know the best acne product to treat your acne you must first know of the severity of your acne. Acne can be mild to very severe and should be treated accordingly.

Here are a few Tips to help you to find the right product to treat your acne:

#1 Product Review

If you are seeking to buy a product to treat your acne then i recommend that you do a thorough research before spending. Most of the acne products that is on the market will more than likely have a product review. This means that someone who has used the product before has reviewed the products and give their opinions. This however may not always be an accurate description of what the product really can do for you but it does give some insight to help you make a decision.
So lets say you found an acne product with a lot of hype and claims, you simply go to the search engines (Google, Yahoo etc) and type in ( ” product name” review).

# 2 Forums

Getting involved in related forums is a great way to help you find out what is the best acne product for you. Forums are where a lot of people hang out and spend most of their time. There you can find out what products other people are using that gave them success in getting rid of their acne. To find relevant forums simply go to the search engines and type in ( “acne” + forums) and there are tons of forums that you can participate in.

# 3 Yahoo Answers

Yahoo is a great source of getting valuable information from people who are experts in this field. There are many helpful folks who are willing to answer you questions and give you information that you need. So you can just head over to Yahoo Answers and type in What is the best acne product and more than likely several people will answers your question.

While I cannot tell you what is the best acne product. I can tell you that there are some product that works effectively whole some don’t. It is recommended that you perform the activities listed above to aid you in finding the right acne product to help you clear up your skin.

How Yoga Can Improve the Look of Your Skin

August 28th, 2014

For those individuals who desire a method in which to improve the look of their skin, resolving condition such as redness, inflammation and acne, while improving the look of pores and creating a more toned image, look no further than Yoga.

Yoga, long considered to provide healthy therapeutic benefits to the mind, body and spirit, has been shown to go one step beyond in curing a variety of ailments, including skin disorders.

So, how does yoga impact our skin tone? Through the process of stabilizing the nervous system, decreasing pulse rate and decreasing respiration and blood pressure, skin disorders associated with redness in the skin will realize an improvement in that redness with regular yoga sessions.

In addition, yoga improves the alpha and delta wave responses in the body, thus leading to a better quality of sleep, thereby resolving the skin disorders associated with sleep; bags, puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.

Your immune response system will also net an improvement from yoga which will, in turn, promote healthy responses to skin’s exposure to bacterial and fungal infections. Yoga may also stimulate the usefulness of vitamin C in the body, providing for protection for protection from a variety of ailments that may alter body temperature, thereby reducing the risk for redness in the face or even a pallor complexion attributed to disease.

Yoga is believed to improve biochemical responses in the body, leading to more controlled blood glucose levels, a decrease in sodium in the tissues and more control over the processing of cholesterol levels. Because each of these factors, when not controlled, can lead to greater incidences of acne breakout and edema, with yoga, you can improve these complications and reduce the risk for long term scarring and deterioration of the pores.

With sun damaged skin, many adults seek out beauty products that may promote and restore serum protein in the skin. With yoga, there is a biochemical response which naturally increases the serum protein in the body and, thus, is a natural anti-aging method for reversing into a more youthful appearance.

As with any health and fitness regimen, becoming familiar with not only the physical benefits but also the spiritual and psychological benefits is important to gaining the optimal outcome from the program. If you are an individual who suffers from skin disorders, such as rosacea and acne, consider yoga as a natural way in which to resolve the skin disorders and also tone skin and reduce the signs of pores.

How to Spot the Signs of Feline Acne

August 28th, 2014

Feline acne, also commonly known as “kitty acne” or “chin acne” is an affliction that some cats suffer from. As with human acne, feline acne is caused by a variety of environmental factors such as allergies, bacterial infections and even stress. If you suspect that your beloved kitty has feline acne, there are some simple ways to check your cat for this condition.


Regular grooming allows cat owners time to relax and bond with their cats. But it offers more than simple one-to-one contact with cat owners and their cats. Use the time you spend grooming your cat’s fur to check its body for signs of feline acne, paying particular attention to the chin area, where feline acne is most visible. According to Franny Syufy, who writes for About.com, feline acne starts off as small black plugs in the chin, which can then turn into itchy bumps if the affected area becomes infected. Keep in mind that if you have a dark coloured longhair cat, that it will be harder to notice the presence of feline acne than if you have a lighter coloured shorthair cat. So be extra vigilant when checking your cat for signs of feline acne.

Excessive Scratching

Has your cat started scratching excessively lately for no apparent reason? The first thing many cat owners think of is fleas. A flea infestation could well be the root cause of your cat’s uncontrollable scratching and should be ruled out before you purchase flea treatment. The best way to rule out the possibility of fleas is to use a clean fine toothed comb to brush back the fur and check for evidence of fleas. If after several brushes, there is no flea dirt or evidence of live fleas, the presence of fleas can be ruled out. But if you find small black specks (with no parasites in sight) in or around the cat’s chin, this is a sure sign of feline acne.

Feline acne is not a condition that cats will complain about; nor will it be blatantly obvious that your cat has this condition. But, feline acne can be a cause for alarm if it is left untreated and the affected area of the cat’s chin becomes infected. Check your cat’s fur regularly during grooming sessions and investigate every instance of excessive scratching, as this could indicate the presence of feline acne, rather than fleas.



How to Prevent Acne Through Proper Dieting

August 28th, 2014

Everybody who suffers acne wants to be familiar on how to treat it. According to elderly beliefs, acne may be caused by the plenteous consumption of oily foods and chocolates. A great deal of skin professionals and dermatologists today state that there exists no proven scientific association amid food and acne. Nevertheless, a great deal of us prefer to think that what you ingest in your body is going to have a definitive consequence on your health condition, including your skin.

In particular if your skin type is susceptible to acne, a poor diet would undoubtedly not support the circumstance. There are a number of reasons why acne may occur. It is a known fact that over eating refined carbohydrates and sugar may result in an upsurge in insulin. This successively might invent a condition denoted as IGF-1, where an increment in insulin produces the producing of surplus male hormones. Exuberant male hormones may invent an surplus of sebum, the fatty stuff that may clog pores, draw in bacteria, and invent monster zits. Similarly, increase in the hormone level causes oil glands to invent more oil. The oil blends with all the dirt and dead cells causing infected pores. The septic pores thus result in pimples and other types of acne.

Doctors have consistently cautioned about the health risks of intake of saturated fats and trans fats. Saturated fats lay an overall negative burden on your body, dampening the immune system, advancing inflammation, for acne sufferers, possibly lifting the skin’s oil output level. To experience the best complexion level possible, maintain your body hefty and filled with good, health-advancing nutrients and strive to decrease saturated fats. Sure oils are, nevertheless, utterly necessary to your health. These necessary fatty acids cut down inflammation, and support publicize healthy skin, hairs and nails. Example – olive oil, flax oil and fish oil.

You must similarly ensure that your body has a decent supply of vitamins and minerals regularly. Vitamin A is paramount for advancing healthy skin. Avocados and carrots are magnificent source of vitamin A. Vitamin c; vitamin b-6 and zinc form other crucial nutrients for advancing a perfect complexion.

Some other appearance to look at in terms of a diet is your food allergies. Most times, people experience serious cases of acne, whether or not they lead an actual healthy diet and suffered from serious acne before. In the following case, the ground may be a possible food allergy. Whether or not you doubt your acne is induced through a food allergy, start by increasing your everyday quantity of water consumption. Not drinking sufficient water similarly doesn’t support in repair of skin and shaping of new tissue. Food allergies are commonly caused by dairy productions, excess sugar, and refined flour and grains.

The only means to test whether or not there is a link amid your acne and food is primary by making definitive alterations to your diet. Observe conservatively and see whether or not you’re better competent to manipulate your acne through change of diet. Even if your acne isn’t a diet concerned factor, you benefit in terms of getting a fitter and well nourished body. And as you are avoiding junk food, you will end up having a great appearance. Hence by following the above methodologies a perfect body exempting pimples can be attained.

Jitesh Arora, “Acne Elimination With The Help Of Proper Diet”, ezinearticles