Monday, March 31, 2014


Acne Example and treatment


It is the evening you have been waiting for but what is that in the middle of your forehead- and on your chin – AND your right cheek? Oh , NO! Huge, ugly pimples!

Skin is the largest of the body and just when teenagers become aware of the opposite sex, increased hormonal activity causes the glands which lubricate the skin to increase in activity. The result: whiteheads, blackheads and reddened pimples begin to sprout on the shoulders, back, neck, and face.

Acne is a complex process created by interaction between hormones, the oil and wax of the glands of the skin, and bacteria.

Blackheads form when the sebum combines with the skin pigments and plugs the openings the pores. If scales below the surface of the skin become filled with sebum, whiteheads are the result. When the whiteheads build up, spread under the skin and rupture, large pimples can be results.

Heredity plays a role in the activity of these glands.

Fortunately, often by the mid-twenties, acne will no longer be a problem.

Stress, sun exposure and the seasonal change can often bring on an outbreak.

  • Keep your face clean, but not scrubbed. Wash your face thoroughly every night before going to bed (oil-based make-up should be avoided) so that make-up and the debris of the day on the skin is removed.
  • Wash your face again in the morning because metabolic activity during the night has brought impurities to the surface which should be removed before anything is done to the skin (applying make-up, or for men, shaving)
  • Keep your hair clean and off your face.
  • Clean hands are a must. Touching the face is one of the biggest contributors of bacteria which then interacts the facial oils.
  • Do not pick or remove blackheads as this can cause enlarged pores.
  • Pay attention to what you eat. Despite the claims of dermatologists that acne has nothing to do with diet, lots of people have observed that their acne is aggravated by certain foods. Chocolate, nuts, coffee, fried foods and cola drinks are some things that are commonly implicated.
  • Avoid animals fats. A few naturopathic physicians believe that a diet low in the animals fats is the keys to curing acne. Others researchers have concluded that high-fat diets have an adverse effect on the utilization of the zinc in the diet.
  • Increase your intake of raw vegetables.
  • Use an over-the-counter preparation with benzoyl peroxide.
  • You might want to try the juice of 2 garlic cloves mixed with an equal amount of vinegar on the blemish at bedtime.
  • Or, apply the juice of one cucumber to the entire face and leave on for the 15 minutes, rinse off
  • Treat blackheads with lemon juice at bedtime, rinse off in the morning. You need to continue these regimes foe several weeks to see any results, so be patient.