Acne is a distressing skin condition affecting millions of people worldwide. It is more prevalent in the well developed countries. This has led some to believe that it is partly diet related. Regardless of what causes this condition, you need to follow a total acne skin care system to get the best results.
Acne normally affects your face but it can also appear on your scalp, back and chest. It is not easy to treat due to the fact that in addition to tender pimples, your skin is also easily irritated. An outbreak of acne tends to coincide with an increase in hormones hence why teenagers suffer. This is also the reason why pregnant women and those approaching the menopause can also suddenly fall victim to zits.
But it is not only your hormones that can trigger an attack. Taking a new birth control pill or using new cosmetics may also be the culprit. Alcohol, caffeine and unhealthy diets will not help you fight this condition. You need to increase the vitamin and mineral content in your diet. Vitamin A found in carrots, apricots, tomatoes and sweet potato will help to ward off the infections associated with acne.
If you suddenly develop acne, it is a good idea to review all areas of your life to see if you can determine the cause. If you have other symptoms too such as excess facial hair, extreme tiredness etc then please see your doctor for a check up.
Acne skin care treatments begin by trying to reduce the amount of oil on your skin. Don't scrub your face too often though as this will only lead to irritation. Instead gently cleanse your skin twice a day. You should ensure that your cosmetics are formulated to help combat acne. You need to use oil free moisturizers, toners and cleansers.
Your aim is to keep your pores clear of blockages i.e. preventing the whiteheads and blackheads that lead to pimples. One way of doing this is to use a natural face mask. Watercress contains lots of vitamin A and C so is a very healthy addition to your salad or soup. But you can also use it to make a face mask as it is a natural antiseptic. Blend some watercress with natural yogurt and add a couple of spoons of coarse oatmeal. Instead of your usual cleanser, apply some of this mixture with cotton wool and then gently rinse off residue with warm water.
Tomatoes are a natural blackhead remover. The fruit acids will gently remove the top layer of dead skin thus allowing the pores to breathe. Simply cut up a tomato and use the slices to cover your entire face. Lie back and relax for 15 minutes. Then wash off with warm water and fresh cotton wool.
When reviewing your acne skin care system, you may want to try a gentle face peel. Some clients have finally got rid of their pimples and also noticed a huge reduction in scarring.
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There are a lot of problems that we experience as a result of dehydration. Even though we may drink fluids on a regular basis, we may still not be drinking enough pure water in order to keep our bodies fully hydrated. Believe it or not, our bodies are almost 98% water and in order for us to function properly, we need to make sure that we keep those levels up. By our not doing so, we are taking our bodies out of balance and this will show up in a number of different ways, including a poor complexion.
Most people wonder if it could really be that simple and if drinking water is all that is really necessary for us to get rid of our acne problems. The fact of the matter is, it is rare that anybody is not helped by doing this on a regular basis. The real key is making sure that you are drinking enough water on a daily basis and that you are taking some sea salt along with it in order to allow the water to stay in your system long enough to do its work.
You should be drinking half of your body weight, converted to ounces of water on a daily basis. Try spreading it out through the day as this will make it much easier for you to get this much water down into your system. It may seem like a bit of a hassle but how much of a hassle is having problems skin? Give the water cure a try and see if it doesn't help your skin within a week's time. You will probably be so happy that your skin has cleared up, simply from drinking water that you will always remember the day that you found this article.
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