Acne is a common skin disorder that affects the sebaceous glands of the face, back, and neck. Most people are affected by acne at some point in their lives and suffer with the resulting pimples, blackheads, blackheads and cysts.
The sebaceous glands work to expel excess fat from the skin. Invariably, they will become clogged from time to time and the resulting accumulation of oil can cause acne as well as other skin conditions. Acne vulgaris is the most common condition and mainly affects teenagers.
Many factors contribute to acne vulgaris and include nutritional imbalances, allergens, emotional stress, liver abnormalities, heredity, excessively oily skin, certain medications and hormones.
Another factor contributing to acne is the overabundance of toxins and poisons in the body. The body uses the liver and kidneys to get rid of these dangerous substances. If the body contains more impurities than those organs can effectively handle, the skin takes over by sweating the substances.
All these processes that work at the same time alter the body’s natural healing capacity and create various skin conditions, causing the formation of pimples and blackheads.
There are many natural products available that will effectively treat acne. Listed below are several of the best and well-tolerated alternative methods to eliminate the effects of acne.
Note, however, that some of these methods may have to be repeated over the course of 2 to 4 weeks before lasting results are noticed.
Apply white vinegar (distilled and diluted if necessary) to areas of skin affected by acne. Allow it to remain on the skin for up to 10 minutes and then rinse gently with cold water.
Use Echinacea daily to improve immunity.
Take Oregon grape daily to protect against acne-causing bacteria.
Apply lemon juice to areas of the face affected by pimples, blackheads, and other skin conditions. Let juice remain on face for up to 10 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Other citrus juices may be used and diluted if they cause itching sensations. This solution will function as a natural exfoliant by rubbing dead skin tissue.
Use dandelion or red clover daily to remove toxins from the liver.
Use Natures Sunshine’s Ayurvedic Skin Detox to remove liver toxins.
Use of vitamin A supplements will help severe acne. Consult your doctor to determine the correct dose because too large amounts can be toxic.
Take zinc supplements to stimulate tissue repair and prevent skin scarring.
Try Alternative Homeopathic Remedies to dry pimples and heal damaged tissues.
Eat a well-balanced diet and take vitamin and mineral supplements to prevent nutritional deficiencies. Keeping your body healthy will promote the natural healing of your tissues.
Drink plenty of water daily to eliminate toxins and keep the body hydrated.