A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Acne
I had a question the other day about acne.
Acne is a skin problem that starts when oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores.
Some people call it blackheads, blemishes, whiteheads, pimples, or zits.
When you have just a few red spots, or pimples, you have a mild form of acne.
Severe acne can mean hundreds of pimples that cover your face, neck, chest, and back.
Or it can be bigger, solid, red lumps that are painful (cysts).
Acne is very common among teens.
It usually gets better after the teen years.
Some women who never had acne growing up will have it as an adult, often right before their menstrual periods.
How you feel about your acne may not be related to how bad it is.
Some people who have severe acne aren’t bothered by it.
Others are embarrassed or upset even though they have only a few pimples.
For most people, acne starts during the teen years.
This is because hormone changes make your skin oilier after puberty starts.
Using oil-based skin products or cosmetics can make acne worse.
Use skin products that don’t clog your pores.
They will say “noncomedogenic” on the label.
Acne can run in families.
If one of your parents had severe acne, you’re more likely to have it.
Symptoms of acne include whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
These can occur on your face, neck, shoulders, back, or chest.
Pimples that are large and deep are called cystic lesions.
These can be painful if they get infected.
They also can scar your skin.
To help control acne, keep your skin clean.
Avoid skin products that clog your pores.
Look for products that say “noncomedogenic” on the label.
Wash your skin once or twice a day with a gentle soap or acne wash.
Try not to scrub or pick at your pimples.
This can make them worse and can cause scars.
If you have just a few pimples to treat, you can get an acne cream without a prescription.
Look for one that has benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
It can take time to get acne under control.
If you’re a woman, taking certain birth control pills may help.
If you have acne cysts, your doctor may suggest a stronger medicine, such as isotretinoin.
To deal with acne it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily as it hydrates body and brain cells, thins mucus, and flushes toxins.
*Increase Omega3/omega6 essential fats.
*Keep a balanced pH.
*Use Enfuselle and/or ShakleeBaby skin care products.
*Tea Tree Oil is an antibacterial topical treatment.
*Epsom salts baths may be beneficial/soothing.
*Consider liver and/or colon cleanses, fasting, and/or juicing.
*Review my post on candida.
*Consider aloe vera (gel from inside fresh leaves is best).
*Eliminate toxic personal care, laundry and cleaning products.
*Eliminate personal care products that upset skin’s natural pH.
*Decrease excessive sun exposure.
*Decrease exposure to chlorinated shower/bath water, pools and hot tubs.
*Improve your digestion and elimination processes.
*Discover allergies/sensitivities (food and/or environmental) that may trigger or aggravate condition.
*Eliminate free radical damage.
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