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What Causes Acne 2?

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Acne can be embarrassing, unsightly, and sometimes even just plain painful. Luckily, finding a treatment option that can free you from acne breakouts once and for all may be as simple as just understanding what actually causes acne, and then just reverse-engineering the whole thing. So let’s get right to it! Here are the 3 primary causes of acne:

* Bacteria and toxic build-up
* Dead skin cells
* Excess sebum production

All of three of these can essentially be summed up by saying that your pores become agitated and clogged. Well, that’s easy enough, right? Just unclog the pores and clean them up, right? Well… yeah, kind of. Let’s take a closer look at how the whole process works, as well as ways to get it handled as quickly as possible.

All three of these things usually occur at the same time, so it is difficult to pinpoint each one individually, although excess sebum production is not just a general pore issue, it is something that occurs within hair follicles. Your hair follicles are each linked to a gland that produces sebum, which is essentially your body’s own natural hair oil. Sebum keeps the hair from becoming dry and brittle. The problem is, a variety of hormonal conditions can cause the gland (called the sebaceous gland) too produce sebum in excess.

This will eventually lead to a whitehead (if the follicle bulges) or a blackhead (if the plug darkens). In any regard, if your glands produce too much sebum, you’re going to get zits! And what causes an overproduction of sebum? Genetics play a factor, but more than that, it’s hormonal imbalances caused primarily by lifestyle choices. And that’s good news, right? Because it means you can do something about it.

You’ve heard it a million times before when discussing a thousand different health topics… it’s all about diet and exercise. Well, that is just as true for treating acne as it is for losing weight, improving energy levels, getting stronger, or enhancing your mood. The foods we eat and the activities we engage in play a tremendous role in the outcomes we receive in life, both physically and emotionally. Good choices lead to good results, and that’s all there is to it.

In the case of clearing your skin of acne, the most important decision you could ever make is to only eat and drink natural stuff. This means eliminating fast food, frozen dinners, candy, chips, soda, beer, and virtually anything that is prepackaged and pumped full of chemicals, trans fat, refined sugars, and through-the-roof sodium levels. And you know what that leaves… fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean meats! This one shift alone can positively impact your acne situation more powerfully than you may even realize.

How to Get Rid of Old Acne Scars

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It isn’t breaking news that acne scars can be rather unsightly and embarrassing. They are generally caused by severe acne that may or may not still be plaguing you. The bottom line is, living with acne scars is not fun, and if anything could be done about it, most people would jump on the opportunity to jump on this opportunity immediately. The thing is, not all acne scars are created equal, and not all treatment options are viable for each type of acne scar.

There are different types of acne scars? Yes. In fact, there are four distinct varieties. These are boxcar scars, hypertrophic scars, rolling scars, and ice pick scars. We will discuss each of these in some detail momentarily. If is first worth noting that many people have reduced the appearance of their scarring, so there is definitely hope for you. That having been said, let’s very briefly discuss each of these 4 main types of acne scarring…

The 4 Main Types of Acne Scars:

1. Boxcar Acne Scars. These are egg-shaped depressions which will vary in depth, depending upon the severity of your acne. These generally occur on the face, around the temples and cheeks primarily.

2. Hypertrophic Acne Scars. These can actually arise as the result of other skin conditions, as well. Most often, however, acne is the culprit. These occur as little raised red spots, or bumps. Luckily, this type of scarring can actually disappear on its own, but can certainly be unsightly when it is in

Facial cleansing for acne suffers that actually works

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There is no shortage of acne creams, pills, lotions, pads, liquids, scrubs, and soaps on the market. In fact, we’re pretty much bombarded with them. But did you know that many of these can actually make our condition worse? The problem is, they dry out the skin. And dehydrated skin is a known cause of breakouts. The treatment may dry out the pimple and make it disappear for the time being, but the condition of your skin is going to be perfect for future breakouts.

So what’s the solution? Well, it starts with lifestyle. A healthy diet, exercise routine, and plenty of purified water are a great start, and if you attended to these 3 things on a daily basis and at a high level, your acne would most likely be a thing of the past. But what about cleansers and products? Here are 4 important things for you to keep in mind:

1. Go as natural and gentle as possible. Contrary to what most of us have been sold, scrubbing our skin until it’s red and using industrial-strength chemicals is not really in tune with what our bodies actually need. Added fragrances can cause irritation, and your skin will react accordingly, often times breaking out. A homemade cleanser that may help with acne is 1 tbsp. raw honey, 2 tbsp. natural oatmeal, and 1 cup milk. Simply turn this mixture into a paste, apply to your skin, let set for 5 minutes, and rinse off with luke warm water.

2. Choose healthy, natural oil to break free from acne. What, really? It’s a counter-intuitive measure, I know, but just as eating fat doesn’t make you fat, applying oil to your skin doesn’t make you break out. Of course, as with the diet comparison, it has to be the right kind of fat, and the right kind of oil. Natural oils such as vitamin E and coconut oil feed the skin, keep it hydrated, and fight inflammation. Your skin will thank you by looking and feeling great. Simply apply a layer of oil to your skin right after cleansing. You should notice real results within just a few weeks.

3. Avoid alcohol, including most astringents. Alcohol dehydrates the skin badly. With no hydration, your skin has nothing to wash away the dirt and unclog your pores. You can see how this is a problem, right? There is a homemade alternative to alcohol-based astringents that just might work wonders for you. Ready? This is so simple. All you need to do is take pineapple slices and cucumber slices (approx. equal parts), run them through your blender (or juicer) until liquified, and apply the juice with a cotton ball. That’s it, and it’s amazing!

4. Go easy with the makeup, and go natural when possible. There are plenty of natural choices available today, and these look really, really good. When you cake your face with heavy, chemical makeups, your pores get clogged and your skin gets irritated. I don’t need to tell you that this will lead to a breakout faster than just about anything. Go natural when you can. Obviously, this is not such an important issue when it comes to your eyes and lips.

Try these suggestions out. Their effectiveness may really surprise you. In addition, do your best to adopt a healthier, more natural diet and an exercise routine that you can really enjoy and stick to.

Effective Acne Home Remedies

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Nature comes to the rescue once again. It is nothing short of astounding how many ills can actually be treated at home by just utilizing the power of natural remedies. If you suffer from a skin condition such as acne, you are in no way excluded from nature’s healing touch. Specifically, treatments containing salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and alpha hydroxyl acids can zap zits like nobody’s business, and are most often even more effective than their synthetic counterparts.

In fairness, an acne treatment like benzoyl peroxide is generally faster to get you the results you’re after, but this may come at a price. Many over-the-counter and even prescription astringents, lotions, and creams work wonders in the short term, only to fail miserably as time goes on. Why? Well, for starters, they dehydrate the skin, which allows dirt to accumulate and clog pores at will. They can also cause irritation, which can lead to further breakouts

A natural remedy like a 5 percent tea tree oil lotion, on the other hand, may take a little longer to

Detox and Beautiful, Healthy Skin

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Detoxification is the term that describes your body ridding itself of toxic buildup and harmful poisons. When it comes to ridding yourself of acne by way of body detoxification, the concept is very simple. A body full of poison and pollution is going to do everything it possibly can to rid itself of these toxins as quickly as possible. One of the fastest ways to achieve this is through the skin. Is this starting to come together a little bit for you?

Of course, a whole host of positive physical and psychological transformations can occur when you free yourself from harmful toxins. But for our purposes here, we will just focus a detox diet’s ability to give you cleaner, healthier looking skin in less time than you may realize. In fact, by adhering to the following suggestions, you may start to see changes occur within a few short weeks, if not days!

Acne Fighting Detox Diet

Baby Acne: How to Treat Baby Acne

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When most people think of acne, they immediately think of an oily-faced, hormonally imbalanced teenager. Of course, there is good reason for this and that is quite simply that this is the age when acne is most prominent. There is absolutely no denying this fact. However, this is not to suggest that acne is exclusively a teen problem. Many adults are stricken with pimples all throughout their lives, and guess what… so are babies.

On babies, acne generally manifests itself as tiny red bumps on the chin, cheeks, and forehead. This usually occurs within the first few months of the baby’s life, and is made worse by heat, direct sunlight, and stress (and babies are actually stressed a lot!). Occasionally, little white bumps will manifest, as well. This condition is known as milia.

The main cause of baby acne is a change in the hormonal levels that takes place during the pregnancy. This skin problem is known to affect boys, rather than girls. Despite being defined as a hormonal change, baby acne must not be confused with hormonal problems. Baby acne is generally caused by hormonal changes that occur during the pregnancy. The condition almost always occurs in boys, and very rarely with girls.

While there is very little, if anything that can be done to prevent baby acne from happening, there are a few treatment options you can consider. Of course, these are very limited and often you will just need to wait it out. Bathe your child normally, paying particular attention to the face. You definitely want to resist any urges to scrub or squeeze the acne. The baby’s skin is far too delicate at this point, and this can cause an infection.

Keep your baby as clean as possible and dry the skin thoroughly. This is a situation that will take some patience to get through, although if it happens to persist for more than 3 months, it may be a good idea to take your baby in to see a podiatrist, who may recommend further treatment options. And in more severe cases where the problem worsens or does not seem to improve at all, you should see your family physician for a potentially more aggressive solution.

Since this is not a very serious skin problem, it is better to wait for it to go away on its own rather than to use topical or oral drugs that are meant for teenagers and adults who suffer from acne. Some parents decide to use home remedies for baby acne, such as a solution based on vinegar. In addition, there are many creams that are based on this vinegar solution.

Thankfully, this is not usually a serious condition, though it may be aggravating to your baby from time to time. As such, you would be wise to stay away from chemically-laden topical solutions, since your baby’s skin is so delicate. Give it time, and it is almost certain to clear up on its own.

Adult Acne: How to Cure Adult Acne

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Weren’t we told acne was just a teenage problem? I was. And then you get into your early 20′s and beyond when it hits you. Acne does not discriminate. This is one of life’s cruel little jokes to toy with our self confidence, isn’t it? The truth is, the hormonal imbalances that cause acne can happen at any age, and like it or not, adulthood is by no means off limits.

On the bright side, there is something you can do to get rid of adult acne once and for all. This entails adopting some new dietary habits, as this can directly affect the production of certain hormones within your body. The following is a list of some of these new dietary changes you may want to make:

1. Reduce your meat consumption. The animals themselves come complete with hormones of their own. When you take these hormones into your body, they combine with your own hormones and enzymes, and all heck breaks loose. An overconsumption of meat is one of the leading causes of hormonal imbalance.

2. Reduce your dairy consumption. Much like meat, dairy products are chock-full of foreign hormones that come from other living creatures. Your body doesn’t know what to do with these invading hormones, and you can get thrown out of balance very quickly.

3. Lower your stress levels. Stress is a killer… literally. It causes our bodies to break down more rapidly, promoting the aging process at an alarmingly rapid rate. In addition, it throws our hormones out of whack and causes

Acne Diets? This Diet Really Works

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Acne can affect a person’s life more profoundly than a lot of people realize. It can be embarrassing, painful, and even cause a person to become depressed and isolated. Those who suffer from serious acne have likely tried virtually every cream, pill, and pad on the market. And others can’t really afford to go through a trial and error process. This can be frustrating to say the least.

But here is what most people don’t really realize, or at least they don’t give it the serious consideration it deserves: Acne is not a skin problem. Acne is a health problem. This distinction makes all the difference. Trying to treat acne symptoms with astringents and medicated creams is like trying to bring a wilting, dying flower back to life by spray painting it! All the flower needs is some water and maybe better quality soil. All you need to treat your acne is a better quality diet and lifestyle.

The following is a list of some lifestyle changes you can make immediately to get your acne under control:

1. Go as organic as possible. Go as natural as possible. The mainstream world of food processing and manufacturing does not have your best interests in mind. Most of the foods we buy on the shelves, in the frozen food sections, and at fast food restaurants are pumped full of chemicals that our bodies simply aren’t equipped to deal with. As a result, our bodies try pushing all these toxins and foreign invaders out as fast as possible… through the breath, the elimination systems, and yes… the SKIN!

Eating natural foods like fresh, organic vegetables, fruits, whole grains, seeds, nuts, herbs, and sprouts will clean up the toxins in your body, undoing the damage that’s been done and preventing new damage from occurring. And take in lots of antioxidants. The best source of antioxidants is berries. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and grapes, especially when organic, can work absolute miracles on your skin.

2. Consume lots of yogurt with live, active cultures. We’re talking about the real stuff here, not the sugary kids stuff. The goal here is to clean out the digestive system so that your body is free to repair itself. Did you know that digestion requires more of the body’s energy than any other function? Free up some of that energy and your body becomes a self-healing, self-repairing machine!

3. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Water eliminates toxic build-up. It keeps the blood cells moving and not sticking together. Purified water keeps your body working efficiently, so that it can heal your skin naturally.

4. Steer clear of too many animal products. Generally speaking, excess meat and dairy clog you up and throw your hormones out of whack. In fact, they dump a whole bunch of hormones into your body that aren’t even yours… they were the animal’s! As if that’s not disturbing enough, these

Exercise: Daily Exercise for Clear Skin

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It goes without saying that we can all benefit in a variety of ways by engaging in a bit of daily exercise. It helps keep our hearts strong, our muscles tone, our weight down, and our spirits up. But did you know that by getting plenty of quality exercise, we are also able to enjoy clean, clear, radiant skin?

The following is a list of 3 ways that exercise helps us maintain great skin:

1. It removes harmful toxins from our bodies. One of the greatest ways to get rid of harmful, skin-damaging toxins from the body is through respiration. When we breathe heavily, our lymphatic system circulates and we draw toxic gasses out of our vital organs and fat cells. We then exhale these toxins out of our bodies and begin to free ourselves from them. And you’ll never guess the other primary way that exercise helps us remove toxins. It’s through our sweat glands! This is a double whammy for those pimple-causing toxins.

2. Exercise promotes healthy blood flow. Our blood is the river of life that keeps all things our bodies need being delivered in a timely fashion. It also grabs all the things we don’t need, which are generally really bad for us, and takes them where they need to go to be properly eliminated. The more efficiently this occurs, the less likely it is that toxic residues will end up being

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