Yes, you can make these home remedies from your everyday kitchen or home ingredients that you may already have on hand. You may not think of some of these ingredients as acne treatments, but these little-known secret ingredients can really clear your skin up. And you will learn of other factors that will help you have beautiful skin too!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

How To Clear Up Those Embarrasing Blemishes - Acne Skin Care Tips

People of all races and ages get acne. It is most common in adolescents and young adults. Around 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 develop the disorder. Nearly 17 million people in the United States have acne, making it the most common skin disease.

For most people, acne tends to diminish by the time they reach their thirties; however, some people in their forties and fifties continue to have this skin problem.

I remember when I used to get acne myself. Was that annoying. And it sure ruined my social life, that's for sure. There is nothing more embarrasing than going out in public with acne all over your face. You know people are staring at you. You know they don’t want to get near you because of those ugly marks on your face. I think they think it’s contagious, which is not true at all. It’s a good way to lose friends quickly.

So, how did I get rid of my acne? Well, before you can clear up your skin, you should know exactly who the enemy is and what you’re up against. Here’s a summary for you and some real honest to goodness solutions. It worked for me and it will work for you too.

What is Acne?
Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.

Although heredity may be a cause of this problem, it is more associated with hormonal levels and how you care for your skin (e.g. rubbing your skin too much will cause it). Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but foods seem to have little effect on the development and course of acne in most people. In addition, dirty skin does not cause acne and neither does stress.

How Is Acne Treated?

You can buy over the counter medicine (OTC), see your family doctor, or a dermatologist (skin doctor).

Over-the-counter(OTC) Medicines

Benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, and sulfur are the most common topical OTC medicines used to treat acne. Topical OTC medications are available in many forms, such as gel, lotion, cream, soap, or pad.

Prescription Topical Medicines
Several types of prescription topical medicines include benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, adapalene, and azelaic acid.
Some people develop side effects from using prescription topical medicines including stinging, burning, redness, peeling, scaling, or discoloration of the skin.

Prescription Oral Medicines

Oral antibiotics are thought to help control acne by curbing the growth of bacteria and reducing inflammation. Examples are clindamycin, erythromycin, sulfur, or isotretinoin. Some people experience side effects when taking these antibiotics, such as an increased tendency to sunburn, upset stomach, dizziness or lightheadedness, changes in skin color, and dry skin.

Other treatments
There are lazer treatments for rare serious cases and there are safe and natural herbal medications that work like over the counter medications, but often with less side effects.

How Should People With Acne Care for Their Skin?

* Clean Skin Gently with a mild cleanser 3 or 4 times a day.
* Avoid Frequent Handling of the Skin.
* Shave Carefully.
* Avoid a Sunburn or Suntan.
* Use Non-Oily Cosmetics.

In summary, there are many treatments out there for acne skin problems. Talk to your doctor if you’re unsure what to do. Try some of the suggestions mentioned here. In no time at all, you’ll look better, feel better, and you’ll be back out there enjoying your social life, your friends, and your family much more.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

8 Ways How To Conquer Acne

Reports show that over 90 percent of all adolescents and almost 25 percent of all adults suffer from acne at some time. Acne affects males and females worldwide, regardless of nationality.

The most effective methods to combat acne include a combination of prevention and better skincare.

Here are 8 ways you can use to prevent and treat acne:

Monday, February 4, 2013

8 Little Known Acne Skin Care Secrets

An acne problem is not a problem, so long as you know wise acne skin care tips. One does need much money to get that healthy glowing skin, with the natural acne skin care methods, acne shouldn't be treated like monsters under your bed. Here are some acne skin care methods we can practice.

Friday, February 1, 2013

6 Steps To Clearer Skin

Well, I’m writing this because I know there are millions of people out there with an acne problem that seems to not go away. Yes, if you’re like me you have tried all of the popular products. But, what if I told you that in order to have clear skin you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars every month.

Actually, you may not have to spend any money.

So, with all that said here is my simple 6 Steps To Clearer Skin (Yes, this is what I am doing to help my skin clear):

Thursday, January 31, 2013

5 Of The Biggest Pimples In The World

5 of the biggest pimples in the world are shown here.

These are nasty zits that some people around the world have had on there bodies.

Why would anyone wait so long before having any treatment done on them.

A Word of Warning!

Friday, October 19, 2012

5 Acne Myths - Facts And Fictions

Myths about acne die hard. Old wives’ tales about its causes continue to persist, in spite of scientific condition to the contrary. This article aims to shed light on some common myths about acne and attempts to separate fact from fiction.

Myth 1 - People who have acne are unclean and maintain poor hygiene
There is absolutely no truth to this statement. Acne is caused by a hormonal imbalance in the body. When the oil glands responsible for keeping our skin waterproof and moist, over react to produce excessive quantities of sebum, they block the associated hair follicle, causing clogged pores, which develops into acne. So hygiene has absolutely nothing to do with it. In fact unnecessary scrubbing of the skin can exacerbate the problem. Do take care of your skin though - wash your face gently and pat dry.

Myth 2 - Eating the wrong foods will lead to acne
The fact is that there is no co-relation between what you eat and acne. The chocolates, the French fries, the cheese pizza, and all those other fatty foods that have been lambasted ever so often, because of their unhealthy consequence have no affect whatsoever on your skin. However, eating a well balanced diet makes sense. So while you don’t have to be concerned as to whether your favorite treat affects your skin (at least directly), do remember that it does affect your overall health.

Myth 3 - Acne is caused by stress
The truth is that the stress that most of us experience as part of our day-to-day existence does not lead to acne. Sometimes, acne can arise as the side-effect of drugs taken to treat severe stress. Talk to your doctor to find out if your stress medication is responsible for your acne. Stress can however make an already existing acne condition worse.

Myth 4 - Acne is a merely a cosmetic disease
Well, acne does affect the way you look and yes, it is considered a threat to your physical well being. However, the fact remains that in some cases acne can lead to permanent scarring which is more than just purely cosmetic. Acne affects people psychologically. It is known to affect their perception of themselves, their self-esteem and confidence and their interaction with others. It can cause feelings of frustration, depression and social embarrassment.

Myth 5 - Acne can not be cured
With the kind of products that are available in the market today, there is no reason why anyone should have to suffer the agony caused by acne. The fact is that acne can be cleared up with the right medication and a regime specific to their needs. Consult your dermatologist if you have acne.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How To Get Rid Of Blackheads

Blackheads are a bothersome condition that effects lots and lots of people but - it's also one that is very easily treated.

It takes time and patience but the results are worth it.

You do not need to disinfect the skin with blackheads as bacteria are not the issue here - instead focus on exfoliating the skin and more importantly the pore.

Below are a list of BHA products that have the correct pH level to actively work on the problem.

For those with very sensitive skin I've included two products from clinique that contain 0.5% BHA at a pH of 4.5 (ish) ... These will be gentler on the skin than the other options which have lower pH levels and higher 1-2% BHA.

Use a gentle cleanser that doesn't strip the skin and UNLESS you have dry or combination skin you don't need to moisturise.

BUT all skins require sunscreen and these are normally moisturising enough.

Retin-a is a product you should look into as it can regulate how the skin produces new skin cells - making them healthier, smoother and less likely to breakout.

Not everyone can tolerate Retin-a but it's worth trying.

All skins require sunscreen especially when using AHA/BHA and/or Retin-a.

Be kind to your skin.

Low pH BHA products aimed at normal/oily/dry skin types.

Proactive Solution - Clarifying Night Cream Neutrogena - oil-free acne stress control hydrating acne treatment Paula's Choice - 1%-2% beta hydroxy acid gel/lotion/liquid

Higher pH BHA products aimed at very dry/or sensitive skin types.

Clinqiue Turn Around Concentrate Clinique Mild Scruffing Lotion (no alcohol)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How To Get Rid Of Acne In 10 Easy Natural Ways

Are you looking for acne solutions that really work? The good news is, whether you're a teenager or an adult suffering from acne, you don't have to live with it. Here you can find 10 super easy and effective ways to get rid of acne.

1. Do not pick, press or rub your pimples. These actions actually increase the sebum production and rupture the membranes below your skin. The infection and sebum will spread underneath your skin and cause more pimples. Also, you risk increasing the chances of leaving scars on your face.
2. Wash your face twice a day using a mild soup. It is even better if you can buy sulfur-based soap especially for acne. If your skin is too oily, use a soap with benzoyl peroxide. Do not use rough sponges, brushes, or anything similar on your face. You shouldn't, however, over-wash your face because it will actually stimulate your sebaceous glands to produce more sebum which will increase your acne.

3. Check if it is because of the food. For many people, food allergy can cause very serious acne condition. You should avoid eating too much oily and spicy food. Recent studies have shown that acne can also be caused by milk which contains hormones as well as seafood with relatively high levels of iodine. If possible, cut down on those foods.

Other foods you may consider avoiding are: sugar, dairy products, deep-fried food, meat, nut butters, etc. On the other hand, it is believed that green vegetables, vegetable fuices and foods rich in zinc can help alleviate acne condition.
4. Drink more water every day. "Eight glasses of water a day can keep acne away." says Jennifer Thoden, a respected acne expert. The reason is that water can carry waste material out of our body and it really helps heal and prevent acne flare-ups.

5. Do not wear makeup if possible. Makeup products can clog your pores, cause more blackheads and pimples. If you have to wear makeup, make sure it is water-based. Be sure to clean your makeup brushes regularly and cleanse your skin before you sleep.
6. Do not use oily products. Avoid products such as hair pomades, intense oil-based facial moisturizers, and oily cleansers.

7. Keep your face clean. Do not rest your chin on your hands or constantly touch your face. Regular shampoo your hair and keep it off your face, especially when you sleep.
8. Exercise moderately as it helps in blood circulation and eliminataion of toxins.
9. Stay stress-free. Studies have shown that stress not only worsens acne flare-up, it also worsens the overall skin condition. Talk to your friends, listen to your favorite music, or take a walk in the park. There are many things you can do to be stree free.
10. Get Sunshine and fresh air. Sunshine stimulates vitamin D in the body, an essential vitamin for healthy skin. Fresh air and sunshine can also reduce stress (tip #9) and increase oxygen to the skin.

Don't get burnt in the sun though. Burnt and heavily tanned skin forms a layer on the skin that doesn't exfoliate quickly enough and can lead to blocked pores.

Photo By Lampeduza

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Best Acne Cure Program - Fast Results Home Remedy

This Program Will Work For MildI To Moderate Acne And Cystic Acne.

Steps you need to do:

1. Use a mild water based cleanser. Cetaphil is the best.

2. Use 2.5% benzoyl Peroxide (BP) and use a lot. The size of your pointer finger. Apply this to all areas that are effected with acne. Do this twice per day. BP cream is available over and under the counter in most chemists and drug stores. Please use 2.5% unless this proves ineffective. Only then should you increase to 5-10%. 90% of all people using 2.5% will find the program works and works fast. Increasing the strength does not mean it will work quicker so please use 2.5% to being with.

3. Moisturise. Your skin will before dry. VERY DRY. It might flake, peel, and become red. An SPF is your best bet as these are naturally very moisturising and will deal with the dryness.

Depending on your skin condition it might take depends on how quickly the program works. I noticed a massive change within 48 hours. How long it takes your skin to heal will depend on the severity of your condition. It will improve. And fast but you will need to make sure you're following the steps outlined above.

It is normal for the skin to become red. This was not a worry to me as anything was better than the acne i was suffering. Once your acne is under control you will be able to lessen the amount of benzoyl peroxide (BP) you're using and this will stop/reduce the redness and peeling (dry skin) that accompanies large amounts of BP cream.

NOTE: This program also works for acne on the back, neck and chest. You need to bare in mind that BP cream can bleach clothes so if you're using it on your back or chest caution is advised.

I am not the only one to come up with this idea. Here is an excellent website that follows the same procedure as the one above. I wish i had found this website when i was dealing with my acne as it would have saved me a lot of pain, heartache and money searching for products that worked. The site also sells products. I am not affiliated with this website but i can vouch for its effectiveness with the products recommend (the benzoyl peroxide cream).



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