We all want clear, pimple-free skin. Unfortunately, not all of us are kucky enough to have the model- look stunnung skin that we always dreamed of. People are always bombarded with those various skin diseases and we are always flocking to our drugstores to buy the latest miracle medicine for that naturally beautiful skin.
Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in your body? Covering you from top to bottom, the skin is one of the essential parts of the human body's defense system. Remember that clean and healthy skin means a healthy body and a estactic you.
Skin experts and practitioners recommend several natural acne remedies.
Here are some natural acne treatments that we have collected just for you.
• Clean your face twice a day (thrice at most) with gentle and unperfumed cleanser. Avoid using soaps as they contain harsh chemicals and ingredients that can harm your skin.
• Refrain from touching your face. Stop putting your hands by your face! I am frequnetly guilty of this, resting my hand on the side of my head while reading. Also stroking or bracing your chin is another usual dilemma when reflecting. Refrain from stroking, handling, or picking your skin with your hands. Your hands hold a lot of bacteria that can cause acne flare-ups. It is possibly one of the hardest things to steer clear of since much of the hand to face contact through the course of the day we are unconscious of. Make it a habit to steer clear of hand contact and be aware of it throughout the day to avoid bacteria.
• Avoid the temptation to pick, prick and squeeze your zits. This will drive the infection deeper into the skin and can cause severe scarring.
• For lesser to normal acne, you can use prescription free topical ointments, solutions, lotions or gels that contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or azelaic acid as an alternative to benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide is exceptional at destroying P. acnes and may reduce oil production. Resorcinol, salicylic acid, and sulfur assist the break down of blemishes and pimples. Salicylic acid also helps reduce the shedding of cells lining the follicles of the oil glands.
• Topical antibiotic solutions and lotions can also be applied.
• Tea tree oil is a natural antibiotic and antibacterial product and has a drying effect on the skin. It keeps the P. Acnes bacteria in check along with reducing facial oiliness, which makes this oil a beneficial product.
• Sulfur helps to heal existing blemishes by unblocking pores.
• Alpha or Beta Hydroxy Acids (AHA or BHA) work by keeping the skin exfoliated. Glycolic acid, the most popular of the bunch is a useful adjuvant therapy for minor acne. Mandelic acid, a not as popular one, but one that combines the keratolytic properties of glycolic acid with natural antibacterial properties that assist lessen the presence of P. acnes, many believe a more useful alpha hydroxy acid in treating pimpiles. It is also not as irritating than glycolic acid, an issue that may be very important to those with sensitive skin who can't use other treatments such as. It is useful in treating mild cases of acne on its own, and can be used efficiently with other therapies on mild acne.
These natural acne cures are usually effective for lesser to normal acne problems only. The results can take several weeks or approximately three to six months to be noticed. For more severe and serious acne conditions, do not hesitate to consult your Health Professional.
Remember, in everything that you do, simplicity and moderation is often the key. Do not mistreat your skin. Go easy and gentle. And face the day with a smile.