Almost 100% of people between the ages of twelve and seventeen have at least occasional breakouts of whiteheads, blackheads or a pimple, now and then. The problem with most acne treatments and acne products is that not everyone reacts the same way to the same treatment; what worked for one may not work for another. Because I’m a registered nurse and have come in contact with many acne patients, I’ve learned a lot over the years about acne, acne scars, and acne treatments.
Baby acne is a rash seen on the cheeks, chin, and forehead of infants. Acne vulgaris is most commonly experienced around puberty, typically of the face, shoulders and chest. In a survey conducted in Great Britain, 95% of 16-year-old males and 83% of 16 year-old females had acne. While almost all young people experience acne at least once, it’s been reported that 47% of those in their 20s and 30% of those in their 30s had acne.
Understanding that hormones may have some influence on the cause of acne is still being researched. New studies show that during times of high emotional stress, such as during exam time in high school, there are more acne breakouts; so are stress hormones the culprits? The cause of acne is unknown and there is still much to be learned.
The treatment plan for acne includes trying to heal the pimples, stopping new pimples from forming, preventing scarring and helping reduce embarrassment. Use baking soda on a test area carefully for exfoliation, if you feel you need it. A new, non-invasive treatment using red light and blue light in combination has been extremely successful on severe acne.
Try not to touch your affected skin to eliminate possible contamination. Any makeup you use should list on the label non-acnegenic or non-comedogenic. Acne and its treatment is one of the most misunderstood topics there is when it comes to acne skin care. Make sure not to use hot water on your face, always use lukewarm water. Shave carefully and try both electric and safety razors to see which works best for you. Some natural home remedies include dabbing on non-gel toothpaste or lemon juice to dry out zits.
Acne prone, sensitive skin can get irritated by using astringents, skin toners, rubbing alcohol, facial masks, make-up and certain hair care products. No over-the-counter creams can help your acne from the inside out; they can only kill some of the bacteria on your face and help reduce the redness. Most commercial cleansers are harsh on the face and trying to find the right one for you could cost a fortune.
If you wear make-up choose it carefully; it should be oil free. A skin specialist in New York is using the new red light-blue light combination therapy to treat severe cases of acne successfully; ask your skin doctor or dermatologist if he’s familiar with it.
When your liver gets overloaded with toxins it’ll send the toxins out through your skin as well as other organs of elimination. The best acne treatment is a diet that will help the body eliminate waste; if you’re eating the standard American diet (SAD) it’ll be reflected in your skin. To cure yourself of acne, you need to correct the problems going on inside of your body that are causing the acne.
Whether you eat a natural diet of living fruits and vegetables or eat dead junk food, what you eat may have a direct or indirect affect on the male hormones which may or may not play some part in acne. In any case, no matter what skin or acne treatment you choose, whether it’s chemical, drugs, alternative, or natural methods, changing your diet alone will be the best treatment you can do for your acne and you’ll achieve overall good health in the process.
Eating fruits that are red or orange in color will help improve you skin health and help to prevent acne. Good clear skin is often a reflection of a good digestive system. When the skin is dehydrated, dead skin cells remain on the skin which may block pores and promote acne; drink plenty of water.
Drink plenty of pure, filtered water, a minimum of a quart a day. Drink freshly extracted carrot juice, if you can, every day; carrot juice is an excellent cleanser for the liver, great for the skin and contains tons of nutrients, all beneficial for acne.
Fortunately, many people have discovered through trial and error how to cure their acne. There is hope – keep researching and testing. And you should be able to get rid of your acne, zits and pimples and their symptoms so it doesn’t reoccur.
For more information on natural treatments for acne and acne light therapy, go to http://www.Best-Skin-Solutions.com Helen Hecker R.N.’s website specializing in acne, pimples and skin disorders with tips, advice and resources for adults, teens, and babies, including information on acne scar treatments