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Acne and Alternative Acne Treatments

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Acne is very common and medically classified as a skin disease. It is
caused by excessive secretion of an oily substance called the sebum by
the sebaceous glands.


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acne. acne treatments, alternative acne treatments


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Acne is very common and medically classified as a skin disease. They are
caused by excessive secretion of oily substance called the sebum by
sebaceous glands. Although sebum is very good in maintaining skin and
hair texture, excess secretion of the same gets stuck in hair follicles
and leads to formation of acne lesions. Due to the oily nature of sebum
and its exposure to dust and dirt causes bacterial growth and results in
what is commonly known as the pimple.

Pimples are not the only outcome of such bacterial formations. Cysts,
whiteheads, blackheads are also quite common depending on exposure and
skin types. Occurring mainly in the age group of 10 to 40 years, these
conditions need to be cared for with various acne treatments available.

Various kinds of acne and various skin types need different treatments.
Keeping this in view, there are some fast acne treatments while there are
some that take some time to help one get rid of acne. Although acne
treatments are available across drug store and on the internet, it is
important to know one's skin type and the kind of acne that they have
been afflicted with before deciding on a cure. In case you cannot assess
your skin type, it is recommended that you consult a dermatologist and
follow his prescription instead of medicating yourself.

Herbal treatments for acne are much sought after now a days, since
traditional acne treatments have become very expensive and so have
dermatologists. Herbal or alternative acne treatments have become more
and more popular due to lack of considerable side effects that most acne
treatments seem to have.

Not only the lack of side effects, but also additional benefits like
vitamin and botanical nourishments such as DMAE (anti-oxidant), anti-
ageing compounds, vitamins and other supplements in alternative acne
treatment make skin pristine, add tone and improve texture.

Pharmaceutical cures for acne treatments have also evolved since and have
stopped making the "magic pill" that fell out of vogue. Although many a
company has made the magic pills in the past, their expensive touch and
side effects have left them in the cold. Taking a cue form alternative
treatment methods that comprise of herbal acne treatment, pharmaceutical
medication for acne treatment have evolved to integrate the goodness of
the additives in herbal medicines and have become more affordable and
grown in variety to suit various skin and acne types.

Alternative acne treatments also include no medication. Yes, no
medication. Acne can also be cured over a longer period of time through
sheer self discipline of eating nutritious, anti-oxidant diet, reducing
stress levels, drinking more water, proper hygiene and through regular
exercise.

Diet recommended for people plagued with acne would consist of fruits and
vegetables, no-oily and non-fatty food taken with a lot of fluids. This
will help in removing toxins from your system and produce healthy sebum.
This kind of diet is also good for overall health and contributes to
proper digestion and detoxification.

Reducing stress levels would result in reducing pressure thus controlling
the secretion of sebum and. This can be achieved through meditation or
even getting proper sleep of at least eight hours a day. Drinking more
water helps in keeping your body hydrated, since dry skin also causes
acne and inflammation. This increases kidney function and removes toxins
via the urinary route.

Exercise helps reduce toxin levels due to sweating and opens up pores on
your skin. It also regulates the water levels in your body. Exercise also
contributed to reduction of stress and contributes to overall health.

Hygiene for acne treatment would include regular washing of the affected
areas. Always wash with plain water, several times a day. Although,
washing with water removes only surface dirt, this would prevent further
development of acne. Never use harsh or oily soaps. Try to use a normal
soap that would help retain the pH balance of your skin.

Added to this, further alternative remedies for acne are available, which
could be classified as grandmother's cure. These remedies are local to
regions and countries and have been developed with many years of
experience. They are known to work because they have been made to the
cure acne in specific environmental and pollution specifications of the
said region.

However, despite all these remedies and perspectives of looking at acne
treatments, it is strongly advised to take the opinion of a qualified
dermatologist before embarking upon any acne treatments.

				
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