tips on acne ???
January 10, 2007 6:37am CST
cure for acne vulgaris please ......!!!
• United States
14 Jan 07
There are several things one can do. One thing to watch out for is salycylic acid; a lot of people are alergic to this stuff and it will just make it worse. one thing you can do is go to the health food store and get a facial cleanser with TeaTree oil in it (no it won't make your skin oily), it is a anibacterial agent, antimicrobial, antifungel etc. so it works for various ailments. Or you could just go to walmar or any where and get a jar (about $3) and dip a cotten swab in it and mix it with your lotion (I sujest something made for sesitive skin like Oil of Olay) apply 2 x daily after you wash your face with the cleanser. It works. I had horrible, horrible acne and it cured mine and even helped the scarring.
10 Jan 07
acne is a real problem ever: Simple Tips To Cure Your Acne Naturally: Acne is a tremendously embarrassing and burdensome problem. It is easy to feel that you don't have control over your breakouts. But the fact is, you do. Now, your first response may be to assume that I'm going to recommend you see your dermatologist. Well, think again. Natural remedies can be just as effective and medications. Possibly more powerful. Sometimes, all your body needs is the right nutritional balance and proper skin care. Here are some easy things you can start doing today to help you heal your acne. You should notice a difference in about 4 weeks. Apply a honey mask to your face once or twice a week - Honey has antibacterial properties so it is great for disinfecting and healing minor blemishes. It is also gentle on sensitive skin. Wash twice a day with acne soap - You should wash your face twice a day with a sulfur based soap designed for acne. Once when you first wake up in the morning and then, right before you go to bed at night. Be extremely gentle to your skin when washing - do not scrub or use any sort of rough cloth. Overwashing your skin will actually stimulate your sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, thus increasing your acne. Keep your hair off your face - If you have long hair or bangs, pull your hair off your face. Your hair contains oils as well, and will contribute to your breakouts. Youíll also want to wash your hair everyday and after workouts Take a potent multi-vitamin - Acne can be a sign that something is wrong on the inside. Your skin depends on nutrition. It is a vital organ that is usually neglected. If your body is not receiving the right nutrition, it will fight back. One common way it will rebel is to produce excessive sebum, clogging pores, and reducing the ability for your skin to heal and fight bacteria. Include chromium in your diet - Chromium is well known for weight loss diets. But it is also excellent for healing infections on the skin. Taking a chromium supplement once a day will help heal your pimples quickly and prevent future breakouts. Eat carrots for beta-carotene (Vitamin A) - Vitamin A strengthens the protective tissue of the skin and actually prevents acne. It helps reduce sebum production. This vitamin is essential for the maintenance and repair of the tissue which the skin and mucous membranes are made of. Vitamin A is also a powerful antioxidant needed to rid your body of toxins. Did you know that a deficiency in vitamin A can actually cause acne? Avoid wearing makeup - Leaving makeup products on your skin only contributes to clogging your pores, causing more pimples and blackheads. If you feel you must wear makeup, be sure it is water-based. Drink 8 glasses of water - Drinking water is essential for clean skin and your overall health. Water is essential for carrying waste material out of your body... and is quite possibly flare-ups Do not pick or squeeze your blackheads and pimples - As tempting as it may be, do not squeeze, scratch, rub or touch your pimples and blackheads. Do any of these actions, actually increases the sebum production. Plus, when you squeeze, you are actually rupturing the membranes below your skin, causing infection and sebum to spread underneath your skin. The result is more pimples. Wash your pillow case every other day - Your face lays on your pillow case every day. Your pillow case absorbs the oils from your skin and reapplies the dirt and oil. Thus causing breakouts. Keep your sheets and pillow cases clean. Eat foods rich in zinc - Zinc is an antibacterial agent and a necessary element in the oil-producing glands of the skin. A diet low in zinc can actually cause acne breakouts. About This Contributor: Jennifer Thoden is the author of How To Heal Your Adult Acne Naturally - An easy step-by-step guide to clear skin
• United States
10 Jan 07
Some home remedies for acne cure 1.Orange peel pounded well with water. Applied to affected acne areas 2.Cucumber leaves or grated pieces. Apply to area for acne cure. 3.Rub the pimple( acne) with a fresh cut clove of garlic. 4.Drinking atleast 1 litre of water a day to impart a healthy glow to the skin 5.Clove based face mask or a paste of Fenugreek (Methi ) leaves applied overnight on acne and washed off next morning