Saturday, 12 January 2013

How to Cure Acne

Acne is an inflammatory disease of the skin arising from obstruction of the sebaceous glands. It usually affects the face but other parts of the body can also be disfigured by it on a temporary basis. It most frequently occurs among teenagers following puberty. If severe occurrences of it are not treated, then scar tissue can form in the area of the outbreak.

Acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum, a fatty secretion produced by small glands under the skin, causing clogging of the pores leading to a bacterial infection. The overproduction of sebum can be caused by the following: an intake of foods high in saturated fats or sugars which become saturated fat in the blood; a vitamin A or zinc deficiency; an allergic reaction to a polluted environment, certain foods or to cosmetics.

An overabundance of toxins in the body overwhelms normal channels of secretion, such as the bowls, urinary tract and the lungs. When this happens, the excess toxins are excreted through the skin, which combine with surface bacteria, causing the infection.

Conventional treatments for acne in the form of antibiotics, drying agents or creams do not work because they do not address the underlying cause of the problem. What is causing the body to react in such a way as to excrete toxins through the skin needs to be identified as soon as possible. An unbalanced diet containing too many saturated fats or sugars is the answer in the majority of cases.

If you are currently suffering from an outbreak of acne, avoid anything interfering with the kidney’s ability to do its job, which includes an intake of  refined sugars, saturated fats, processed meats, fried foods, alcohol and coffee.  Cut down on anything containing a high carbohydrate content, and get enough daily protein from a combination of vegetables, fruits, fish, eggs, wholegrain cereals, wholegrain bread and non-fat yogurt.      

If the symptoms persist after your change of diet, it may be prudent to check with your doctor about testing for an allergic reaction to certain foods. If you regularly apply cosmetics to your skin, stop for a while to see if an outbreak of acne will subside. If you are a smoker, it is best to stop and try to avoid all secondary smoke as far as possible. Try to avoid working or being in places that brings you into contact with chemicals.  

In order to ensure there isn’t a deficiency of vitamin A or zinc in the diet, the food sources of these are beef liver, egg yolk, fish, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, lettuce, leafy green vegetables, melon, apricots, oranges and wholegrain bread. If you fail to get enough of these from food sources, then food supplements can be taken instead.

The following herbs can also help with acne in the ways indicated: horsetail tones the skin; red clover is a blood purifier and cleanser; dandelion root is a liver cleanser; silymarin (milk thistle) aids the regeneration of liver cells needed to detoxify the body of poisons; it also helps prevent the liver cells from damage.

Some things you can do to an affected area of the skin are: keep the skin clean by just washing with water without soap; apply aloe vera gel three times a day; rub the inside of a banana peel over the affected area prior to going to bed.

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  2. I have acnes on my shoulder, I hates them

    thanks for sharing, I'm following your blog

  3. I've been fortunate to have never had a problem with acne, but I'm sure it's devastating for those who suffer with it.

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  4. That is a wonderful health advice..From my experience,acne takes years to completely treat and patience plays a good role.I also have a blog and surely I will follow your blog

  5. Thanks for your comment Justice.

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  7. Thanks Kieran a very good, informative and helpful blog .
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  8. Previously, when entering puberty, I have a lot of acnes on my face. But now, the acne began to decrease. As you said above, that vegetables are good for skin. I am currently undergo a healthy diet, of course vegetables and fruits be my menu. And it was very good for acne prone skin.

    Very nice post, Kieran.

  9. Thanks for your comment,Laurent. Yes, diet is the key and fruits and vegetables should be prominent in it.

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  15. WoW! Found so many interesting ideas on how to cure acne in the most safest and effective ways. As for me, I highly recommend people who are suffering from acne to drink a lot of water to flush all the toxins away from their body, have proper diet, stay away from junk foods and sodas, have a healthy hygiene and use all natural acne remedies like you mentioned above. If else is nothing happen, it is vital to consult a dermatologist.

  16. Thanks for your comment. Yes, water is good for flushing toxins and wastes from the body, and steering clear of junk foods and sugar-laden drinks like sodas is essential.

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