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Acne - Causes and treatment

By Edited Apr 25, 2014 1 2

Acne Causes and Treatment

Causes.

Avoid Dairy foods. Dairy foods are harmful to the skin because they can cause an imbalance in hormone levels and increase Sebum oils which clog pores. You will be ok as long as you eat dairy products with moderation.

Sebum. Sebum is an oil produced by the skin due to dry skin or eating the wrong foods. Eating foods like yeast and dairy products can increase Sebum, which causes breakouts by blocking pores.

Skin products. Certain products can end up making acne worse and cause breakouts by irritating the skin.  Benzoyl peroxide and Salacitic acid are notorious for irritating skin and making acne worse.

Dry skin. When your skin becomes dry and starts to peel, the flakes become smaller and break off into the pores and cause clogged pores, which results in acne breakouts.

Treatment.

Rosewater. As far as home remedies are concerned, rosewater is one of the most effective acne remedies. You can add 6 rose pedals to 1 cup of water and wait till the mixture turns red to make this remedy. You can then apply this mixture with a cotton ball to acne breakouts and leave on affected areas for 15 minutes before rinsing.

Skin products. Avoid harsh chemicals and use all natural products that contain high concentrations of vitamin E and aloe. Use a mild cleanser and moisturizer twice per day.

Eat the right foods. Honey and carrots are two examples of "skin healers" which help the skin heal itself. Avoid foods with a lot of additives as they can change the hormonal balance of humans and cause increases in Sebum.

Drink more water, less soda. Not only does the sugar in soda cause an increase in Sebum, but the caffeine also causes acne by causing an imbalance of certain hormones which regulate skin oils. Water helps to increase skin cell turnover and moisturize from within, while also flushing harmful toxins from the body.

Vitamin D. This essential vitamin is often undervalued and under-appreciated in terms of its impact on the acne. Yes, it's known as the "skin" vitamin but it's even more important than vitamin E. A lack in this essential vitamin causes more harm to skin than any other vitamin deficiency.

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Comments

Jan 4, 2012 1:11am
AuroraWindsor
Great article on acne. I did not know that honey and carrots are skin healers.
Jan 5, 2012 12:08am
Fact_Finder
Honey is unbelievable.
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