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Natural Acne Treatment: How To Treat Acne Naturally And Effecti

Natural acne treatment is one of the best ways to safely and effectively remove acne from the skin.

Many individuals are looking for a natural acne treatment. They may be doing so because their chemical products have not worked. Or, even worse, these chemical products may have done damage to their skin far worse then the acne. Chemical products often come with side effects that natural acne treatments do not. For this reason and many others, selecting a natural cure for acne seems to be the logical way to go.

What Is Natural?

A natural cure for acne will be one that has products in it that are not man made but naturally occurring in the world. These products can be virtually anything as long as they are non toxic to the body. Many natural acne skin care products are the best for your body as the body already knows how to work with these natural substances and therefore can be better suited for you.

What’s Available Then?

There are several natural products available to help individuals to remove acne. These products range in what they are and how they are used so it is important for you to know how to use them properly. Most of the acne skin care treatments available will include a number of different vitamins, proteins and natural acids. Some may contain zinc as it is well known for being effective in the treatment of acne. Some will include Chromium as this too has been shown to help. In most cases, there will be a combination of products that work together at treating the acne.

Why Is It There?

One thing that is important to consider when treating acne is why it is there in the first place. When you find this out, you are better able to find an acne treatment that will work for your specific condition. There are two main causes of acne that have a lot to do with each other. First off, acne skin care treatments may attack the bacteria that are on the face causing the infection which is the acne itself. But, these bacteria will likely be attracted to the skin because of the high amount of oils there. Some individuals have glands that are working overtime to produce and this provides bacteria the ultimate place to live. Most acne skin care products need to work on both aspects of turning off the oil and getting rid of the acne.

The best natural acne treatment is the one that is well suited to your specific situation. Yet, it is ideal for you to use natural products as they are the best suited, in most cases, to provide you with a fighting chance against acne.


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Choosing the Right Acne Treatment

When most people think about acne and acne products they tend to think about teenagers hoping to be acne free for prom. While buying acne skin care products are a part of the teen years’ experience, for many people, acne and acne scars follow them beyond their teenage years into adulthood.

Unfortunately adult onset acne doesn’t always respond to even the best acne treatments or acne products available at your corner drugstore. Acne products that are sold over the counter usually contain a little medication, which does little to help the cystic acne that most adults suffer from. Cystic acne can cause deep scars meaning that not only must the sufferer purchase acne skincare treatments; they must also purchase acne scar treatment products as well.

Cystic Acne isn’t always easy to treat. It can be a result of hormonal imbalances the stem from conditions such as Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome or even Insulin Resistance. Since acne products don’t treat the medical conditions that often are the cause of adult acne, becoming acne free isn’t easy. Adult acne treatment just isn’t as simple as applying an over the counter cream or slew of acne products on a few pimples every night.

The best acne treatments for adult onset acne are all inclusive; they clean, hydrate, and protect. Some dermatologists recommend changes in diet to help adults become acne free, but diet alone, without the help of some form of adult acne treatment, usually won’t clear things up. Just washing your face with acne skin care products doesn’t usually work either. In fact using too many acne products can actually make the problem worse.

The best acne treatments are those that are gentle yet effective, all inclusive, and simple to use. Finding adult acne treatment that meets those standards used to be difficult, until two Stanford dermatologists set to work to create a line of acne products that not only treat adult acne, but in doing so, help to prevent the onset of acne scars. Their product, Proactiv Solution, has transformed the world of acne products. It has been called one of the best acne treatments by doctors and their patients because it really tackles the problems of adult onset acne.

Proactive Solution is more than just a topical treatment. It is an acne management system that gets to the root of the problem and not only heals the acne that you have, but also prevents future outbreaks. Most of the acne skin care treatment options on the market today are more interested in treating existing acne, but do little to prevent your acne from returning. This means that the chances for acne scars is increased and costly acne scar treatment products or even surgery might be in your future.

Proactiv Solution is just that: a Proactive Solution! The best defense is a strong offense and Proactiv Solution penetrates deep into your skin to immobilize bacteria.

Even though Proactive Solution is designed to be used everyday, it is gentle on your skin. Unlike other chemical laden acne treatments that make your skin dry and flaky, Proactiv Solution is formulated with soothing botanicals like allantoin, panthenol, aloe, and chamomile. It hydrates your skin and leaves it feeling smooth and delicate.

Because Proactiv Solution helps to treat acne before it becomes evident on your skin, it is a great prevention for acne scars and expensive acne scar treatments. Used just twice a day, the formula is a great way to not only restore your skin to its former glory; it is a great way to keep it healthy.

Proactive Solution is easy to use. The three step process works together to annihilate acne. You simply wash with the exfoliating renewing cleanser, unclog your pores with the revitalizing cleanser, and then attack bacteria by smoothing on the repairing lotion. The whole process only takes a minute or two each day, but the result is acne free skin for good.

Even women that suffer from cystic acne caused by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are reporting great results from using Proactiv. Before this revolutionary treatment was designed, women that suffered from PCOS were forced to try and hide their acne with heavy makeup, but using Proactiv is actually helping many women to smile at the face they see in the mirror each day.

Adult onset acne is never easy to deal with. It is hard to cope with a condition that you never expected to face once you left adolescence. It no longer needs to be something you spend a lot of time worrying about. With the power of Proactive Solution in your court, clear skin is closer than you think. Not only does it clear your acne, helping to prevent further outbreaks and ugly scarring, it leaves your face feeling soft, supple, and hydrated, unlike over the counter ointments that leave your skin red and dry.


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Acne Cysts And Their Treatment

Deep cysts, inflammation, extensive damage to the skin and scarring characterize severe acne. It often requires an aggressive treatment regimen and should be treated by a dermatologist. Severe forms of acne can require years of treatment and may experience one or more treatment failures. However, almost every case of acne can be successfully treated. There are five popular treatments for acne cysts. There are many effective treatments that are available currently. Drainage and surgical excision, inner lesion corticosteroid injection, isotretinoin (a potent drug for treating severe cystic acne), oral antibiotics, and oral contraceptives are the most popular treatments. Some people may choose a more natural treatment for severe acne, which will also be covered briefly in this article.

Drainage and extraction, or acne surgery as it is also called, should not be performed by patients and is used on some large cysts that do not respond to medication and require drainage and extraction. Dermatologists are trained in the proper technique and perform acne surgery under sterile conditions. Patient attempts to drain and extract acne cysts, by squeezing or picking, can lead to infection, worsening of the acne and scarring. When an acne cyst becomes severely inflamed, there is a good chance it will rupture and scarring will occur. To treat these severely inflamed cysts and prevent scarring, dermatologists may inject such cysts with a diluted corticosteroid. This lessens the inflammation and promotes healing of the acne cyst. An inner lesion corticosteroid injection works by melting the cyst over the course of a few days.

Isotretinoin is the most effective treatment known today for severe acne and acne that is resistant to other medications and treatments. Isotretinoin is a form of vitamin A, a synthetic creation, which comes in a pill form. It is administered once or twice a day for anywhere from sixteen to twenty weeks total. There are many possible side effects that may occur while undergoing this therapy. Possible side effects include severe pain in the chest or abdomen, trouble swallowing or painful swallowing, severe headache, blurred vision or dizziness, bone and joint pain, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or rectal bleeding, depression, dryness of the skin, eyes and nose, and thinning hair. While taking isotretinoin patients are monitored closely by their healthcare provider through follow up appointments.

Oral antibiotics have been a basis of therapy for severe acne for many years. Like topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics work to reduce the "P. acnes". "P. Acnes" are normal residents on the skin, which decreases inflammation. Treatment with oral antibiotics usually begins with a high dosage, which is eventually reduced as the acne resolves. Over time, the "P. acnes" bacteria can become resistant to the treatment. When resistance occurs, another antibiotic can be prescribed or other treatment options may need to be explored.

Oral contraceptives have been shown to effectively clear acne in women by suppressing the overactive sebaceous glands. Oral contraceptives can be used as long-term acne therapy; however, this medication should not be prescribed to women who smoke, have a blood clotting disorder, are older than thirty-five or have a history of migraine headaches, without the advice of a gynecologist. Spironolactone, a synthetic steroid, may be used in combination with oral contraceptives to treat acne in adult females. Spironolactone inhibits androgen, hormones that stimulate oil glands in addition to other effects on the body, production. There are possible side effects that may accompany Spironolactone treatment. A few side affects include irregular menstruation, breast tenderness, headache and fatigue.

Some people choose more natural ways to combat cystic acne. Some natural treatments are eating a whole foods diet that consists of only natural foods that have not been chemically or mechanically processed. Yoga or deep relaxation techniques may be used to reduce the amount of stress that is put on the body and the mind. Essential oils are another natural treatment that may be added to the diet of sufferers of severe acne. These are just a few of the natural methods of treatment for cystic acne. No matter what method of treatment you decide to try you should always consult a professional, whether it is your dermatologist or an herbalist. Your doctor should be able to refer you to a board certified dermatologist if needed.


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