Friday, April 3, 2009

PRIVACY POLICY

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

27 – Super Strategies for Stamping Out Acne

Most people with acne attempt to treat their irritated skin with external face washes, soaps, lotions and treatments. However, the best way to treat acne is by changing your diet and getting rid of acne-causing ingredients such as fried foods.

A healthful diet rich in natural whole foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans is the first recommendation for treating acne. Foods containing trans-fatty acids, such as milk, milk products, margarine, shortening and other synthetically hydrogenated vegetable oils, as well as fried foods, should be avoided.

It seems the prevalence of acne in the United States is built into the typical American diet. Americans tend to eat fried foods in large quantities, usually cooked in the most harmful of fats and oils. Not all fats are bad, but the fats that typical Americans eat make them more prone to develop acne and skin problems, such as what’s in ice cream, cheese, bacon, and milk.

Acne cannot really be treated using creams and soaps because the root of the condition lies beneath the skin. Pimples and blemishes are caused by bacteria and other irritants embedded underneath the skin's oil glands and hair follicles, which are generally caused as a result of improper hygiene and poor diet – such as too much processed, fatty, fried and sugary foods.

A skin-healthy diet emphasizes raw and lightly cooked vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables that contain valuable trace minerals and are rich in fiber. Fresh green vegetables are essential. Also include in your diet lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates, such as rice, whole-grain bread, and potatoes. These fiber-rich foods help ensure a clean gastrointestinal tract, which is especially important in the management of acne. Eat three healthy meals daily to provide important nutrients and to decrease your appetite for sugary or greasy fried foods. Foods rich in vitamin A, like apricots, watermelon, and broccoli, as well as foods like lean beef, nuts, beans and whole grains that are rich in zinc can also be helpful in reducing acne breakouts. It’s also imperative to drink lots of water to help flush the toxins out that contribute to breakouts.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Change Your Foods and Avoid Acne

Amazingly enough, a few of the so-called experts will say that foods are not relative to acne breakouts. Nothing could be further from the truth about this myth.

It's very important to understand, acne works it's way to the skin surface from the inside, out. Acne is generally caused by an over production of sebum. This is the oily sweat that is mixed with bacteria, the body is trying to eliminate. When the sebum is mixed in with dead skin cells, then this clogs some of the skin's pores. This clogged build-up, will then become infected in some of the pores. The pimples are a reaction to the infected pores. This is acne. This is why simple washing of the acne area is not enough to cure the problem.

There is some truth in that old saying, "You are, what you eat". Quite often, one of the main culprits to the cause of acne, will originate with an improper diet. Let's face it, if you are not eating healthy; your skin can't be expected to be healthy. Added to this, if you are ingesting foods that trigger more sebum production, with more bacteria to be eliminated; then, you can expect to have more pimples to fight off.

By eating more natural foods, your body will begin to act in accordance. Our bodies are designed to breakdown the complex carbohydrates and fresh foods. When we eat fast foods, junk foods, processed foods; then our body's whole processing plant gets sluggish and out of sorts.

What we eat will directly effect the quality of our skin. By eating processed foods that are high in oils, fats, refined sugars, starches and chemical additives; this is certainly not a diet that will help reduce your acne outbreaks.

Eating a steady diet of junk foods has been shown to directly correlate to the acne condition. Most nutritional experts agree that, individuals who consume more organic foods into their diets, have less acne outbreaks.

Your skin is the largest of your body's organs. It requires the right nutrients in order to function correctly. Often times vitamin supplements can make a world of difference, in fighting acne.

Acne is not treated by one simple line of treatment. It is a combination of attacking it internally and externally. When you consider that your body is eliminating a lot of waste and toxins through your sebum, your sweat; then you have a better idea about what is added to the acne condition, when you eat the wrong foods.

When fresh vegetables and fruits are not an option, take a look at some of the canned, or frozen food varieties. Everything you need to know, is in the fine print on the package labeling. Many of the bottled fruit juices in the market, contain a vast assortment of chemicals and sweeteners. Corn syrup as a sweetener, will feed your acne breakouts.

If this requires a big lifestyle change, then consider what you might have to lose. Of course you can still eat your favorite foods and snacks. If your favorite foods are junk foods, this only means you will not be eating those "Twinkies" as often as you used too. Maintaining a healthier diet will make a large impact on your acne, reducing the outbreaks considerably.

Simple and Natural Acne Treatments for Adults

When we think of acne, we are most likely to think of it as being a problem for teenagers, but the truth of the matter is that many people encounter acne much later in their life as well. Acne, far from being something that is caused by greasy foods or age, is something that is a reaction to hormonal issues in the body, and because of this, it can strike anyone at nearly any time in their life. If you are suffering from adult acne, you'll find that there are many natural treatments that are available to you.

When you are thinking about acne, first keep in mind that you should stop and really think about what you are putting on your face. If you often put things on your face that sting, you'll find that this can contribute to your acne problems. When you put astringent on your face, you'll find that his can irritate your skin, making it crack and dry out, and you'll find that because of this, your acne might get even worse. With this in mind, take some time to think about what you can do for your complexion that does not involve astringents.

If you are considering natural acne treatments for adults, make sure that you think about what you are putting on your face in general. The harsher something is, the more problems it can cause, so your first step should be to stop and to really take a look at your daily skin care regimen and to weed out what might be making your acne worse.

One thing that you might want to think about when it comes to getting rid of adult acne is that you might be interested in simply washing with water for a while. While it might leave your face feeling a little bit greasy for the first few days, you'll find that within a very small amount of time, you'll be able to simply rinse your face and go from there. With this in mind, remember that your face will balance itself out, and when it does so, it might take you acne problems away completely.

For many people, the more natural the acne treatment, the better off things will be. You'll find that you have many options open in front of you, and with the right amount of research, you'll find a terrific solution for what you have been looking for. For instance, you'll find that gently dabbing green tea to the acne, letting it sit for a while and then rinsing it off will give you the benefits of the antioxidants in the tea, and you'll also find that you can make up a solution of lemon, honey, and aloe vera and apply it to your face that you might get some great results.

When you are in a situation where you want to think about making sure that you can improve your acne by natural means, you'll find that you have plenty of options open to you. Take some time and think about what you can do to ensure that your face gets cleared up as quickly as possibly.

Toothpaste for Acne. Not Only for Teeth.

Did you know that a tube of toothpaste has more than one function. Not only does it help keep you teeth clean, in many cases, toothpaste is used as a home remedy for treating acne. Yes, that’s right. Toothpaste can be used to clear acne, but there are certain factors that determine how effective it will be. However, toothpaste is a common remedy and here are some factors that should be kept in mind while using it to treat acne. Read on to find out more.

There are thousands of toothpaste brands available in the market and it is often difficult to choose the right one. Some toothpastes will suit you better than others and help treat acne better. Gel based toothpastes, for example, are usually less effective than plain toothpastes. It is advisable to avoid using toothpastes that contain teeth whitening chemicals, for they contain a high amount of hydrogen peroxide that may cause burning and irritation of skin. In order to select the right toothpaste, read the various reviews carefully or you may seek advice from friends who might have treated acne with toothpaste. This will make it easier for you to determine which toothpaste will suit you best for treating acne.

People who have dry skin complain that toothpaste leaves their skin even drier. This is because they make the error of leaving the toothpaste on through the night. That’s not the correct thing to do. This makes their skin dry and itchy in the morning. People with dry skin, therefore, should wash the paste away half an hour after applying it.

Acne is generally caused due to lack of nutrition, bacterial infection, a weak immune system, accumulation of toxins and inflammation of hair follicles. Most toothpaste contains anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agents that can help in clearing acne. But acne caused by hormone fluctuation, pregnancy or malnutrition cannot be treated with toothpaste. It is best to consult with an expert and follow a proper treatment method.

Select toothpaste that is low on fluorides. If you find that the tooth paste is showing some positive results in treating your acne, then the chances are high that the toothpaste doesn’t contain fluoride which, when applied on the skin can cause much irritation, sometimes leading to allergies. Wash your face with mild soaps, for example baby soaps that contain no harsh detergents and pat your face dry with a soft towel. Take a little amount of toothpaste and apply it on the pimples, papules and pustules. Wait for the toothpaste to dry.

Though this method is successful in most cases, some people may respond negatively because of sensitive skin and unsuitable toothpaste. If your skin is sensitive, talk to an expert before proceeding to apply toothpaste to treat acne. Even though it is safe, in some cases aggravation of the disorder might take place. So be careful. At first, try one pimple to see how your skin reacts. Do not apply the toothpaste on all the spots in the very beginning. This helps you to understand, if the toothpaste is suitable for your skin and minimizes the chances of aggravation.

Latest and Fastest Treatment Techniques for Acne

Millions of acne sufferers become discouraged and disillusioned for years, because they can't seem to make any headway in their fight against acne. It can be agonizing and depressing. A lot of acne sufferers actually give up the fight, not knowing what else they can do to stop their outbreaks from happening.

The real key is, knowing about what the latest techniques and advances are to fight the acne condition with. Another consideration is, knowing the type of acne that you are experiencing. Your skin type and genetics will have a lot to say, about what types of acne treatments will work the best for you.

What acne treatments work well for one person, may not be effective treatments for you. In order to find acne treatments that are effective to your condition, you will have become an acne detective. It's a matter of finding those acne solutions that actually work for your personal acne condition.

Consider what causes acne. It is not just one thing, but a combination. Essentially, your skin pores become clogged with dead skin cells and bacteria. This causes the skin pores to back up and become infected. When this happens, pimples will begin to form. This is acne.

What many acne sufferers do not realize is, the problem is external and internal. It is not just keeping your acne effected area clean, it is also getting into the skin's pores and finding treatments that will be effective at eliminating the cause. Once this approach is utilized, then you can begin to effectively ward off future acne outbreaks.

It should not matter if your acne is mild, moderate or severe; there are quick, effective treatments for all of these types of acne conditions that really will work. Again, the key is finding the right treatment for your type of acne. What type of acne you have, your skin type, etc. As an example, if you have mild acne, getting an over-the-counter treatment for severe acne, will probably cause more problems. The heavy duty acne medications usually contain chemicals that will actually irritate your skin. If you look at the warning labels on the medications, they will even caution you about this.

Today, acne treatment is advancing at a very rapid pace. There have been many newer treatments, that can halt acne in it's tracks at the initial stages.

Chemical peeling and microdermabrasion treatments are used to stop acne, along with other treatment methods employed. Both of the types of procedures are effective at removing dead skin cells. This helps to accelerate new skin growth. Both microdermabrasion and chemical skin peeling have been a success at removing scars and wrinkles. These procedures have now been found to be very successful at treating acne.

Blue Light treatment therapy, destroys the bacteria that is responsible for causing acne. It is a painless procedure, that lasts about fifteen minutes per treatment. There might be some minor swelling, pigment change and dryness to the effected skin area, yet these side effects are of a short duration.

Green-yellow light, combined with heat energy will kill the P. acnes and shrink the sebaceous glands; the skin pores that are responsible. This will decrease the production of sebum, which is the oily sweat that contains the P. acnes bacteria. This treatment can dramatically decrease the formation of new acne to form.

These are just a few of the newer advances in acne treatments available. Again, the real key to success, is knowing what type of acne you are going to be treating.