Saturday, 31 December 2011

How To Get Rid Of Acne Without Antibiotics

Anyone that has ever suffered from acne will know what a devastating effect it has on confidence and self esteem. It seems like a catch twentytwo situation, acne triggers feelings of anxiety and depression which in turn makes the acne a lot worse.

According to Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicine, acne is the result of too much heat and toxins in the body, or more specifically in the blood. The Chinese term for this is Yang, and in Ayurveda it known as Pitta. Excess heat in the system can be caused by a number of different things including stress, high hormone levels and even the consumption of certain foods. Acne signals an imbalance inside the body which needs to be treated internally to be truly effective.

The good news is that it is totally possible to treat most mild to moderate acne naturally and holistically, but it does take a degree of dedication and perseverance. Treating acne with natural therapies is not only effective, but it has no, or very minimal side effects unlike allopathic treatments. Natural acne treatments are gentle, effective and more importantly treat the underlying causes of acne instead of just treating the symptoms.

These are some tried and tested techniques to control and treat acne naturally.

*Neem is by far the best natural acne remedy I know of. A natural antibiotic that can effectively kill the bacteria responsible for causing acne, but to be truly effective it should be taken internally and also applied topically. A simple acne face mask can be made by mixing equal quantities of fullers earth and Neem powder with a little water and applied to cleansed skin.

*Regular internal cleansing treatments are a very useful tool in the control of acne. Helpful herbs for acne include Dandelion Burdock and Sarsaparilla. The easiest method of taking cleansing herbs is in tea form. Most supermarkets and health food stores sell cleansing herbal teas that are effective, and affordable.

*Reducing stress and finding ways to cope with stressful situations is also important. While stress may not directly cause acne, it definitely makes it worse. Deep breathing exercises can help acne in two ways, firstly by calming stress and inducing relaxation, and secondly by increasing oxygen levels in the blood which in turn detoxifies and cleanses the body by filtering impurities.

* foods that put a burden on the body should be avoided or at least reduced. The main culprits include caffeinated drinks, chocolate, alcohol and all processed/fatty foods.' You are what you eat' is a very true statement, if you are prone to acne, diet will make a positive or negative difference to your skin depending on your dietary habits.

* Most makeup and cosmetics contain large quantities of synthetic ingredients that can aggravate acne. The use of heavy foundations and moisturisers based on mineral oils can block the pores which can lead to breakouts and irritation.

* Plenty of pure, filtered water, is an excellent cleanser and detoxifier that flushes impurities from the body. Mixing a few drops of fresh lemon juice to fresh water increases its cleansing properties considerably.

Disclaimer: Please refer to your health practitioner prior to taking any herbal remedies for acne.

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Revealed - The Best Acne Treatment of 2011

You want the easy road?

It is pretty clear to me that most if not all people who are suffering from acne, seem to always be looking for that quick and easy fix for their acne problem. Most who are trying to get rid of their acne problem have exhausted their options from going to the doctor, to trying expensive pharmaceutical products, to buying infomercial sponsored skin care products that promise them the world.

In many cases, the methods I described above may actually be the best acne treatment for certain individuals. However, it is a sad reality that most of the time; they do not result in a permanent fix. The reason for this is simple; they only get rid of the symptoms and none of them deal with the root cause. A lot of products that have claims of acne elimination actually do succeed to some extent. However, you should always keep in mind that these products often use harsh and sometimes toxic chemicals that can cause even more problems.

For example, let's say you're in great pain, and you go to a doctor who then gives you pain pills. You may feel relief from your pain temporarily. However, what will happen when that pain medicine wears off? The pain will come back! And that's because the root cause was not addressed. The pain pills only addressed the symptoms which in this case was pain.

So what is the reason you get acne?

Could it be that your genes are bad? Not necessarily. Could it be that your skin is horrible? No that's not it either.So it must be because you have bad luck right? Nope!

Give up? Acne happens because our skin, which just happens to be the largest organ in the body, works together with the liver to get rid of toxins that get built up in the body. The primary job of your liver is actually to break down toxins.

When the liver cannot handle the amount of toxins that you are putting in your body, your skin comes to the rescue to help remove toxins. These toxins appear as little pimples at the surface of your skin. So if your body does not produce more toxins than your liver can handle than acne will not become a problem. Pretty simple right?

With that said, it becomes clear that acne is actually just a warning that something else going wrong with our bodies and the best acne treatment may be a more holistic approach.

While there are many ways that our bodies can accumulate too many toxins, our diet is one of the main sources that can overload our body with toxins. However, there is good news as you can detoxify your body so that the liver is able to deal with the toxins by itself. And the end result is no acne.

Of course it's also important to keep good care of your skin so that you can clear infections and get rid of the bad bacteria that are on your skin. Drinking lots of water is good to detoxify your body gently. And don't wash your face more than twice a day, washing too often will strip your skin of its essential oils, thus making your skin dry. This in turn will cause your skin to produce an excessive amount of oil which can then lead to you having even more pimples.

One of the fastest ways you can get rid of acne is to clear all the toxins from our bodies. When you detoxify your body well you will be able to see results within just a few days.

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Natural Remedies For Acne - Which Ones Should You Try Out?

Let us talk about the natural remedies for acne.

Did you know that 80% of people with ages ranging from fifteen and fifty all suffer from some form of acne? This number might sound shocking to you, but please consider how many folks have chosen an unhealthy lifestyle (just look at America). Now acne has become so common and accepted that it is being seen as a phase when going through puberty. Well, that would be true if it weren't for my first sentence. As I already mentioned, people who are 50 years old are also suffering from this skin disease, so there must be much more to acne than most people realize.

Let's first discuss what acne is. By knowing your enemy you are halfway there to victory. Acne is a very common skin disease that affects people with the densest population of sebaceous follicles. Usually, it appears on the back, face, buttocks and upper part of the chest.

That is a very brief definition, but you did not come here to read Wikipedia. Let's discuss which natural remedies will work against acne.

1) Be on a diet - eating healthy doesn't necessarily mean that you are overweight. When you are "poisoning" your body, it's often the skin that first feels the impact. Try to eat more fruits and veggies, and make sure that it isn't some crap from the grocery that is polluted with chemicals. Make friends with farmers who will sell you fresh fruits and vegetables for cheap.

Eliminate sugar containing foods, because it increases the fat, which on its hand gets secreted by the sebaceous glands that are later on infected by acne bacteria.

2) Supplements and Vitamins - consuming vitamins and supplements is also a great way to keep your skin healthy and protected. Although you need to use them under you doctor's supervision, because even the "good stuff" can lead to complications.

Retinoids - derivatives of Vitamin A - are great for treating different kind of disorders. Usually, prescribed both orally and topically.

Zinc - is also considered to be a good way for treating acne, although the benefits aren't completely clear.

Vitamin B - National Institute of Health states that skin inflammation is caused by a B6 deficiency.

Vitamin C & E - according to dermatologists, these vitamins help to keep the skin protected.

As you can see, there isn't much to knowing about how to treat acne at home. But let me please be clear: before doing anything, please consult your doctor.

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Natural Ways to Fight Acne

Anyone that has acne knows the constant fight for clear skin that we who suffer are constantly fighting. It seems that we are always looking for new acne treatments, remedies, cures, etc.. But what usually happens is that you go to your local drugstore and you end up buying the most expensive acne treatment creams and cleansers only to be disappointed within a month because you can not even tell that it is working, or it is not doing the job like you expected it to. This is the frustrating cycle of acne treatment products that all of us acne sufferers face.

With so many acne cures on the market who's to say that one might or might not work for your acne. But one thing is clear, these acne product companies are not making a product for you, they are making a acne product for everyone an so it is hard for them to get the right formula for your acne condition. This is not to say that some of these acne treatments do not work, but they just might not be working for you. You must also remember that these chemicals in all of these acne products can be harmful to your skin and sometimes even worsen your skin by irritation, or trigger an allergic reaction. At this point you probably give up for a while and then later you will start the whole process over again trying to find the right treatments for acne.


Some of the problems that you face when fighting acne are no so much on the outside of your body, but yet on the inside. You have heard the saying you are what you eat right? Well if you are the type of person who loves to drink sodas and stop off at your favorite burger place for your lunch break then you can only imagine what your body has to work with to fight off acne. When you load up on all of these greasy fatty foods you are not providing your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to fight the bacteria on your face and body.

When you put healthy foods into your body you are then giving your body the tools it needs stop the acne before it occurs. Some great examples of foods that fight acne are those that contain vitamin C. Vitamin C can protect your skin from scaring and even make it stronger.

Great Vitamin C foods:


Dealing with stress is a major trigger for acne. Since stress is not a natural part of the body, when we invite it into our lives it has been proven to make our bodies to over produce testosterone which results into us having acne. To fight the stress that we encounter in life it is important to maintain a healthy exercise routine.

Some of the most simplest exercises can help bring stress levels down dramatically. Not only does alleviating the stress help fight off the acne in our bodies, it also makes us feel better about ourselves and when we feel better we think more clearly and make better decisions about what we put into our bodies which cycles all back into eating a healthy diet.

Exercises to alleviate stress:
RunningWorking outSwimmingBike riding

If you take care of your body it will take care of you. Eating healthy and staying in shape may seem like a no brain-er but it is two of the simplest things we over look in our everyday lives. Implementing these two principles alone will show you a major change in your skin and you will start to see your acne fade away. The best part of these methods are that they cost you no extra money from what you already spend. Next time you go for a lunch make a healthier choice and before you plop down on the couch after work, take the time to get outside and exercise. I have been Using these two methods for years and I rarely ever breakout anymore, and I had severe acne!

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Prevent Acne and Remove Those Dreaded Clogged Pores

One of the most frequent concerns I hear from my dermatology patients involves how to handle clogged pores. Seems even just washing their face more frequently doesn't quite address the issue. However, there are some easy ways you can both remove these unsightly skin blemishes and diminish their return. Here's how.

Clogged Pores - What Can You Do About Them?

It's fairly simple - what clogs pores is a buildup of a greasy, waxy sebum containing dead skin cells, dirt, and skin germs. Sometimes this debris can be removed with just a good washing with a stiffer nap washcloth and other times a whitehead forms, which is a milky, pus-like collection inside the pore that eventually works its way out. Sometimes, blackheads forms, which are hardened, darkened plugs of this material, which usually has to be manually removed. The more pores get clogged by whiteheads or blackheads, the more they stretch out the pores so that, even after the clog gets removed, these pores are likely to re-clog again. So, let's talk about reducing, and/or preventing, this waxy sebum and dead skin cells from building up on the skin in the first place.

Diet: Recent research out of Australia has shown that diet and acne are closely linked. However, it's not the fat in our diet that's the culprit. In the past it was thought that greasy foods caused whiteheads, blackheads, and angry red acne. Rather, it appears that the level of sugar in our diets is the major contributing factor. Researchers found that diets high in sugar, and high glycemic index carbohydrates, is what really influences the development of acne.

They also found that a diet low in sugar, low glycemic index carbohydrates, and higher protein, helped clear the skin with 50% of the subjects studied having a significant reduction in their acne. Likely if your diet is high in sugar and carbohydrates you're missing out on crucial skin-nourishing vitamins like Vitamin A, the B vitamins, and Vitamin C. You're also most likely not eating enough protein to maintain skin integrity. Therefore, eat lower glycemic index carbohydrates, omit/cut down refined sugar (count sugar-sweetened sodas as well), eat at least 0.3 grams of protein per lb of your body weight.

Water: I always stress the importance of drinking enough water for the health of your entire body, but it couldn't be more important in keeping your skin clear. Adequate water helps flush out toxins and debris from your intestinal tract which can show up on your skin. Be sure to drink at least eight, 8 ounce glasses of water a day, more if you are sweating heavily and/or taking prescription drugs.

Hygiene: As I mentioned above, simply washing your face more often, although a good start, may not be all that is needed to clear clogged pores of its whiteheads and blackheads. A good battery operated sonic facial cleansing brush system, the bristles of which can get into the pores and clean them out, is a good choice. In addition, a facial sponge available at cosmetic counters, under different brand names, can also work. Wet your face and apply cleanser to the pad, or your face if you're using the brush, and work in a circular motion around your entire face. Be sure to rinse well with cool water which helps close the pores.

1. Normal/sensitive skin: If your skin occasionally collects some whiteheads and blackheads use a gentle cleanser so as not to irritate the skin. A good, old-fashioned, gentle, natural soap to try is glycerine, or even a castile soap. These are usually available in the cosmetics or soap aisle of your pharmacy and can also be bought at most health food stores that carry skin products.

2. Oilier skin: This skin tends to collect blackheads and white heads more easily; a cleanser with some exfoliation ingredients can help clear clogged pores. Look for a finer-grit exfoliation/cleanser product, or you can make your own out of plain sugar. Follow the same procedure as noted above, except to take about a quarter-size amount of the exfoliating cleanser, or sugar, and apply to your face with your fingertips before using the brush or pad.

3. Acne prone: This type of skin can have a variety of both whitehead/ blackhead clogged pores as well as red pustule-like formations. It requires a mild cleanser with a mixture of keratinics, agents that break down the dead material in the pores and include glycolic acid, Retin-A, salicylic acids and/or benzoyl peroxide to both quiet down the acne and clear clogged pores. There are also leave-on keratinics that do extra duty after the cleaning to help clear the skin.

Removing Whiteheads/Blackheads: Even with the best of cleaning, sometimes very hardened blackhead plugs or difficult whiteheads need to be manually removed. You can do this by first cleaning the skin as noted above. Then, very carefully, using both index fingers, place your fingers on either side of the clogged pore and gently push down. After a good cleansing, this should be enough to pump the debris out of the pore. However, do not aggressively pinch the area to prevent breaking capillaries and causing redness in the skin. A professional facial every 4-6 weeks can also help remove these clogged pores as they use special instruments to do this.

Shrinking Enlarged Pores: After you get your face very clean with either the brush or the pad, and you have removed as many clogged pores as you can, you will need to use a good astringent, an agent that will help shrink the pores, so they will not be as quick to re-clog again. Astringents can be commercially purchased cosmetics or you can use simple witch hazel, aloe vera, tomato juice, rose water (for normal to sensitive skin), rice water, lime/lemon juice (for oilier to acne skins) apple cider vinegar, or green tea (which also disinfects acne).

Most of us have memories of having clogged pores and acne more frequently as teenagers, but this condition can still cause skin troubles even in the over 40 population. As noted above, check your diet to be sure you are eating the most beneficial diet and drinking enough water. Your skin is your largest organ of your body and reflects your overall health. It follows then that keeping your body as healthy as possible will also help you keep your pores clear of debris and your face with a youthful, healthy glow!

Stay Healthy,

Jay Brachfeld, M.D.

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Friday, 30 December 2011

How to Stop Getting Pimples

Although I never have been a severe acne sufferer, it still absolutely annoyed me when I looked in the mirror and saw horrible, unattractive white head pimples on my forehead and cheeks.

It seemed strange that, when I did focus on cleaning my face more, I would still get new pimples appearing out of nowhere! After a little research, I learned that cleaning your face too much can actually encourage pimples.

You see, when you clean your face, you are always going to be leaving new dead skin cells behind, and it's these dead skin cells that can actually bond to the sebum that is naturally on your skin, causing new blockages in your skin pores.

So, what's the solution, stop cleaning your face? No, of course not. You must clean your face, otherwise sweat and dirt will build up and cause blockages again. Just don't go overboard and clean your face three times a day with harsh soaps! I personally now only wash my face once a day with a gentle facial cleanser.

I'm also careful to keep pillow cases and bedding sheets clean. This may sound obvious, but I bet there's a handful of acne sufferers who don't even think about this.

Of course, severe acne sufferers, may not benefit at all following the simple tips I have mentioned here, but that doesn't mean you have to go see your doctor and spend a fortune on unnecessary antibiotics. Your diet (as has been recently proven) can play a huge role in preventing acne. It is true that diet alone does not directly cause acne, but it's the side effects caused from eating certain foods, that can encourage or discourage pimple development.

Many have argued that sweet foods like chocolate do not cause acne problems at all. This is not true, diet does matter, and new research has proven this. While a lot of people can eat whatever they like and never have to worry about waking up to new pimples, others are not quite so lucky. This is mainly due to genetics and the fact that some of us have a weaker than normal liver function.

Let's not forget about water. If you're an acne sufferer, ask yourself how much water your drinking or not drinking each day. Chances are, you're simply not drinking enough! Water is vital to help flush out impurities from your system, these impurities can remain on your face when you sweat, causing new, unwelcome acne!

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How to Get Rid Of Pimples Naturally

There are numerous people finding ways to overcome from problem of acne. So, to help you, here are some tips that you can use to overcome from the problem of acne without wasting much of your money.

Acne affects both women and men alike regardless of age. But adolescence is the worse stage of life when it comes to acne breakouts. But the main reason that leads to acne are hormonal imbalances, deficiency in vitamin B5, excessive heat, clogged pores in the body. So, to help you here are some important tips that you have to follow in order to get rid from acne overnight.

Natural Diets

There are numerous people out there those who are unaware about the fact that due to vitamin B5 deficiency or pantothenic acid acne can occur on their skin. If you like to consume processed foods such as like junk foods and sugary desserts then it may lead to acne breakouts. It is recommended that you should replace the junk food with some natural diets that are based on whole grains, cheese, green and leafy vegetables. Apart from this you may also add Green peas, dried vegetables, and chicken breasts along with your natural diets. These foods will help your body to fulfill the deficiency of this anti acne nutrient. Try not to take toxins, apart from this you have to drink plenty of water per day. Try not to consume fruit juices and soda.

Secret Paste for Pimple

Today you will notice that thousands of people are using anti acne cream to dissolve the ugly bumps. But they don't receive any satisfactory results from it. Still people are finding some other alternatives to treat those ugly bumps. So, it is always a perfect idea to use some effective homemade paste to treat your zits. To prepare the paste you have to take 15 drops of tomato juice along with some pure honey and mix it properly. After mixing it add half teaspoon of camphor lotion which will help to make the paste a bit thicker. Apply this paste on the affected area and leave it for half an hour. This paste will act just like a cleansing agent and also like an anti bacterial lotion.

Follow these steps to getting rid of pimples. It is a natural way to cleanse the body and achieve clear skin without spending a fortune on skin products.

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Home Remedies - No Side Effects When Wiping Out Acne

Toxins, excess skin oil, hormonal changes, and stress are some of the factors responsible for breakouts of acne. Chemically formulated products are useful in removing acne but also cause severe side effects whereas home remedies help get rid of them without being harsh on your skin.

Hydrated skin is less likely to damage and get infected. That's why doctors recommend drinking plenty of water. Believe it or not, water can help you reduce the intensity of acne, if not get rid of it altogether. Throwing in a couple of more simple acne relief treatments along with this one, you can make your skin acne free for sure.

A handful of reasons contribute to the sprouting and growth of acne including oiliness of skin, stress, changes in hormones, toxins, dust and heat. Whatever may the reason be, it results in irritation - not just in skin but mind as well. With a face spurted with acne, you don't feel like going out of your house and eventually lose your confidence.

When you go about looking for a treatment for acne, you come across umpteen products, most of which contain benzoyl peroxide. It's a chemical that sucks out excessive oil from the skin. Though effective in lessening acne, it often leaves skin dried out, so much that most users experience severe burning and itching. People with sensitive skin witness slight swelling and peeling of their skin.

With this many side effects, using over the counter products doesn't seem like a common sense choice especially when you have access to all those effective acne relief products probably lying around in your home. If they are not, you can conveniently shop for them at the supermarket. These natural products deep clean the skin and provide relief from acne due to their anti-inflammatory properties.

Tea Tree Oil is a natural anti-inflammatory which has long been in use for treating different kinds of skin infections. Highly effective in clearing off the acne, it is often compared to benzoyl peroxide. It cleans and disinfects acne bacteria, dries out the acne without causing itching and burning. If you have an overly sensitive skin, dilute it with water.

Apple Cider Vinegar, made of fermented crushed apples, flushes out impurities and toxins that cause acne, boils and blisters. Known as the miracle cure for acne, it removes excess oil and balances the skin's PH level. It's a natural anti-bacterial product which kills the bacteria that contributes to acne breakouts.

Honey has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and it works as an effective natural moisturizer. It clears the acne and leaves your soft and glowing. Apart from removing acne, it helps in reducing the intensity while providing relief from the irritated skin. The effects of honey vary from one individual to another and some may notice quick results whereas others may not find a difference.

The cost of these home remedies is way lesser than over the counter products and most of them can be found on your kitchen shelf. Therefore, you can get rid of acne without breaking your budget. With a variety of blogs, articles, products reviews available online, you can find out more info on how to make your face free of acne using home remedies. Learn about other acne remedies at home products that can wipe out the acne and leave your skin appearing fresh and rejuvenated.

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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Learn How You Can Clean Your Entire Face Correctly And Avoid Pimples

Your first line of self-defense going up against break-outs is to ensure that you clean your face meticulously every single morning and night-time.

Washing certainly is the primary thing you should consider:

• Be sure to apply an acne soap made for your particular type of skin (dry, oily, combination),

• Splash your face,

• Don't use a wash cloth,

• Put on lather from the acne soap using your fingers and lightly massage it to your facial area making certain you get every wrinkle and about the nose area and brow,

• Rinse extremely well, and

• Pat dry with a paper towel or a new towel.

Occasionally this could not be adequate to stop acne pimples. As soon as you detect that washing doesn't feel to be operating as nicely as you would like, there are certain methods that can be added to your regimen or replaced.

The first simple change you can make is to add a toner and/or moisturizing cream after washing. The skin toner will get rid of any residue still left from washing and the moisturizer will treat your complexion and guard it against the surroundings.

An additional step is to cleanse, as an alternative to wash, your skin. Cleansing is far more effective and is highly recommended for individuals who use cosmetics. Under no circumstances use cosmetics that use oil, or oil derived, items for their base. This primarily contributes much more oil and dirt to your facial area.

The cleansing course of action includes the following:

• Cleansing - the cleansing lotions are superior at getting rid of dirt from your entire face and they are kinder on your skin pores than washing.

• Exfoliation - using very tiny granules you eradicate dirt and dead skin cells from under the outer layer of the epidermis.

• Toning - the products used help get rid of any remains left from the cleansing and exfoliation. Toning items also help to shut and firm up your pores.

• Moisturizing - the creams used to hydrate assist healing your pores and skin and control the tough conditions dealt with daily.

In all cases the products you pick out are required to be designed for your skin type.

So long as you have the ability to protect against pimples, whether you wash or cleanse your countenance, is a matter of preference.

On the other hand, a lot of my customers combine the procedures. Considering the fact that cleansing may go just a bit deeper and is considerably better at taking away waste and makeup, quite a few make the decision to cleanse at bedtime and wash the next morning. Anytime this is done they normally put on the moisturizer in the morning or at both times. Some also use the toner upon waking.

Either course of action or a combination should aid you in preventing acne. There exists a third operation to support you even more in your challenge to circumvent outbreaks.

An each week serious purifying of your skin pores is not just advantageous in your combat but it is very stress-free.

Deep cleansing of your skin and pores is a two stage practice of deeper exfoliation and a steam cleaning of your pores. A facial mask application is a strongly recommended third procedure.

As you see you have many techniques in your system for preventing acne breakouts. Choose a number that happen to be best for you. End break-outs well before it might be a situation.

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Susan Baker has been a licensed, professional aesthetician in Oregon for nearly 20 years. She has treated many clients with acne and have found that following a daily routine of washing or cleansing your face, and following a weekly routine of deep cleaning your pores you can prevent most acne breakouts.

For those who do have breakouts, she offers advice for how to treat pimples, prevent acne scars, and even pop pimples.

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How to End the Battle Against Acne

Acne is a common problem, but it can be solved. Since can sprout on your face easily, it is considered by many as unsolvable. They are wrong. If you only use the right acne cream, acne will be gone and forgotten before the next month comes. But it isn't that easy. Before you get the effects of the said acne cream, you need to know first what it is and what its ingredients are. Furthermore, you need to know the products that you should avoid so that you will not end up with a wrong one.

There are different acne products out there. Some of them actually have something to do with exfoliating the skin because most of the creams in the market exfoliate to get rid of acne. Little do people know that this method dries up the skin and sometimes it can reach up to a point when the natural protection of the face is already stripped of beyond repair. Your acne would have dried easily, but along with that is the rest of your face. Would you like that you happen?

If not, you should beware of some of the ingredients that are potent when it comes to overexfoliation. These are salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. At the right dosage, they can work as exfoliating agents, but at the wrong amount they can be a great danger to your skin. For instance, these two have already been linked to cancer, birth problems, and even death. If you don't want to end up with a major problem all because you wanted to have better looking skin, acne creams with these ingredients should not be one of your choices.

On to choosing the acne cream, you must always remember to check out reviews. These reviews are your best source of information if you want to know many things about the certain product. You will have an idea about the average price of the product and what promos it currently has. You will also know if they are offering free trials or if the price is too much for a tube of the acne cream. Aside from that, you can also find out if the product actually works or of it is just one of those products that do not do anything but still gets your money. Also make sure that you know if the product is scamming people by billing them for products that they do not really like at all.

Mark A. Robbins is a marketing consultant to a company that is trying to come up with the best acne cream product in the market of today. He gives valuable information to help conceptualize the said product in order to surpass any that has already been developed by other companies.

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Blue Light Therapy For Acne Treatment

Acne is something that affects almost everyone. It can be an embarrassing condition for many teenagers and even worse for adults who continue to suffer. It can be difficult to discover an effective way to get rid of acne. There are a number of products on the market that claim to lessen acne breakouts. However, it may require different methods besides topical or oral treatment.

Research has revealed that blue light therapy for acne treatment promotes the production of purifying oxygen in the skin. These are powerful molecules that are able to quickly kill bacteria that leads to acne. This leaves the skin more vibrant and clear. Unlike other treatments for acne, this light does not have harmful radiation that damages the skin or dry it out like other topical treatments. There is also no known side effects.

Certain wavelengths promote a response from the body. Blue wavelengths get into the skin and make oxygen which kills bacteria that causes acne. It is beneficial to treat acne vulgaris, which reduces comedones and inflammatory acne. This light therapy is becoming more and more popular in the cosmetic industry as the best and non invasive way to get the skin back to normal and more energized. The results of this treatment may differ according to a person's skin type. Results are not immediate, so patience is needed. However, continuing the application will give better results that last into the long-term.

Recently, the FDA has approved a type of blue LED light as an acne treatment. Blue Acne Light Therapy have become one of the most famous acne treatments. They can be done on any part of the body. Throughout treatment, waves of light are delivered through a handheld device that has many LEDs. After being delivered, the energy from the light is taken in by the bacteria that causes inflammation of acne. It releases porphyrins, which occur naturally throughout the body. When these porphyrins take in these waves of light, free radical damage kills the bacteria. Without this bacteria, no inflammation will occur and the acne will clear away. Porphyrins absorb light best in the range of blue waves of light. The light is not the same as the damaging UV rays which harm the skin. It also does not lead to side effects like excessive redness, dryness, or pain.

The Academy of Dermatology has released a report which claims that two 15 minute treatments a week of low intensity blue wavelength light for one month will lessen acne by 60% in more than three-quarters of patients. Acne stayed away for up to 8 months.

The British Journal Of Dermatology has stated that blue light therapy used to treat mild to moderate acne was studied. After three months of 15 minute daily treatments, patients showed a 76% improvement in inflammation from acne. Patients and doctors prefer using blue light to treat acne and feel that they work better than many other forms of treatment. It has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for many of those individuals who want clearer skin.

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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Causes of Acne - Does Eating Chocolate Cause Acne?


Bet your mother or father told you that when you enter your teen years you will have to cut down or completely eliminate your consumption of chocolate. Why? Because you will develop a severe case of acne and subsequently have acne scars for the rest of your life.

Well let's explore that and see what causes acne to develop and why chocolate does not contribute to the development of acne.

How Acne Develops

Close to 50 million people in the United States will develop acne this year. Most of those who will suffer from this embarrassing condition will be teenagers going through puberty.

The direct cause of acne is not known, but it is believed to be triggered by a hormone imbalance in the human body. This is exactly what teenagers are undergoing when they undergo puberty, a significant hormone imbalance.

This is further supported by the fact that women who take certain birth control pills or are undergoing stress, also have a hormone imbalance and have a tendency to develop an acne breakout.

When you get this hormone imbalance, the body's skin will start to excrete sebum (oil) in larger amounts than normal. This excess oil will allow dead skin on the surface of the skin to clump together.

When this clumping occurs, it can block the pores allowing for an ideal environment for bacteria to grow. As the bacteria grows, the immune system responds by attacking the growing bacteria, causing inflammation, thus acne.

Chocolate And Acne

So when you consume chocolate it will need to either upset your hormones in your body or cause your body to secrete more body oils than normal. But so far research has shown that eating chocolate will not cause you to make more sebum or upset your hormones.

So there is no connection between acne and chocolate.

What Does Chocolate Do To The Body

There are a couple of negative aspects for consuming chocolate. It can make you fat if you consume too much and can cause you to have a sugar spike in your blood.

But if you consume chocolate in small doses, such as one square of dark chocolate a day, you can realize the following benefits:

Chocolate has been found to be beneficial to the brain.It is also beneficial to your body because it relieves hypertension by expanding or dilating your blood vessels.It also contains magnesium which helps convert your food to energy.


Acne is believed to be caused by a hormone imbalance in the body causing the body to secrete more sebum than normal. Chocolate has been found not to cause a hormone imbalance nor does it cause the body to secrete more sebum than normal.

Based on this, chocolate and acne are not connected, but dark chocolate, taken in moderation, can be beneficial to the body in general.

Jimmy C has been studying skin care for many years because of his skin problems in his youth and he is the Editor in Chief of a number of skin care web sites. Being a victim of acne in his younger days, he has researched this subject to help people prevent and stop acne. He has also studied many aspects of caring for the bodies skin and keeping it youthful and free of irritants.

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Combination Skin - What Are the Best Acne Products to Use on Combination Skin?

Acne Cures And Remedies.

Natural and effective treatments for this skin disorder for everyone who ever experiences acne or pimples or any other types of skin blemishes will need to learn just what they are and how to cure them. There are quite a lot of people who will have this skin disorder during some point in their life and will need to understand that there are several natural ways to rid themselves of acne scaring and zits. These cures and remedies are natural treatments and effective ways to help cure these problems with the skin. Here are some of the most effective acne cures and remedies that are helping many others with this skin problem naturally.

Acne is a very common skin disease found in many humans and are characterized by certain areas of the skin where it is red skin, white and blackheads, pustules, papules, nodules and even scarring. This disease affects areas of the skin that has the densest amount of sebaceous follicles, but with acne cures and remedies this can be avoided.

They can be found in areas like the face, arms, chest and back. Some acne can be very severe and it can also be manifested as inflammatory as well. Some of the causes are from changes in the pilosebaceous units, along with the associated sebaceous glands and also changes that require some stimulation of androgen.

This skin problem is very common during adolescence and can continue right into adulthood where it can then turn to scarring, but when using acne cures and remedies this can be cured. With adolescence the skin disorder can be the result of the increase of testosterone, which both genders go through during the time of puberty. In some cases this problem does diminish over a time period and will go away or decrease as the person reaches into the early twenties, but with the acne cures and remedies this problem can be resolved.

But for many others this can become a life time of suffering and will be difficult to ever predict if and when they will ever go away at all. This problem can be carried into the adulthood as late as the forties and more. Beside scarring, this problem can also have a psychological effect on many people by reducing their self esteem and in some cases, even depression is known to occur. It is important to prevent this from happening to use the acne cures and remedies.

You should be able to find several acne cures on the market that are designed to assist in fighting this skin problem. Some of these acne cures and remedies are vitamin A, zinc, tea tree oil and aloe vera. There are many products that are out on the market that do promise to help with this kind of skin problem, but many of them contain chemicals that may not be advisable to use, which makes the natural acne cures a more safer type of treatment for this skin disease.

The several natural acne cures and remedies for this problem with the skin should take around four weeks before you notice a change. To start with making a honey mask is one of the acne cures and remedies for this skin disorder. This will need to be applied onto the face on the affected areas at least once or even twice a week. Honey is known to have antibacterial properties and is good for healing and disinfectant for some minor blemishes and is a great idea for acne cures and remedies to use.

Taking some multi vitamins can also help with this type of skin disease, as it is sometimes considered to be a sign that there is something wrong inside the skin in regard to nutrition. When the human body is not getting the proper nutrition this kind of problem can happen. So taking multi vitamins can be very helpful when you want to find acne cures and remedies.

It is known that vitamin A will help to strengthen the protective tissue inside of the skin and can prevent acne from forming, as it helps to reduce any sebum production and is a great acne cures and remedies that is effective. One great source of vitamin A can be found in carrots. So eating plenty of carrots will provide plenty of beta - carotene is another one of the several acne cures and remedies.

Tea tree oil is another effective way of fighting and preventing this problem and is yet another one of many acne cures and remedies being used to fight and prevent this skin disease. This is due to the fact that it contains substance called terpenes, which acts as a bacteria fighting substance. It is known that acne is caused from bacteria and it is the terpenes that will kill off the bacteria that creates acne.

The watery substance or gel that is found in aloe vera is another one of the more natural acne cures and remedies that is very effective for fighting acne. It is the enzyme rich gel which has a very soothing and anti inflammatory bacterial properties that are acne cures and remedies that shall help to reduce or prevent this skin disorder from occurring.

If you wear any makeup and have this skin disease, then now is the time to stop using it. When leaving any makeup on the face will clog up the pores and it will contribute to acne forming on the skin. But, if you really feel that you must wear it, then it is best to only use makeup that is water based.

One thing to take into consideration for one of the acne cures and remedies is to be sure that your pillow case is washed and changed each day as the face is always laying on it when sleeping. The pillow case will absorb oils that are from the skin and will reapply dirt along with oil back onto the facial skin. This will lead to breakouts of acne, so it is a good idea to always keep the pillow cases clean and fresh, as this can also be considered acne cures and remedies for this problem.

One other very important thing to remember to do is to drink plenty of water each day is one of the most natural acne cures and remedies being commonly used, as this will be very beneficial for the skin and is another of many acne cures and remedies you can use. Also consider adding plenty of fresh fruits and vegetable to your daily diet, as this can help to improve the overall appearance of your skins complexion.

If you suffer from the embarrassing problems of acne or any other types of blemishes and are tired of using the over the counter products that never seem to help, then the natural acne cures and remedies mentioned above will certainly be very effective for fighting and preventing this kind of skin disease from ever occurring again in your life.

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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Effective Acne Treatment - Win The Fight Against Acne Now!

Did you know that while there is no cure for acne you can however control it with an effective acne treatment regimen? Many people think that acne is just something that you have to live with and there is nothing that you can do to stop it. Right?

Wrong. There are 3 simple steps that you can take every day to stop and control the frequency of acne breakouts. I promise you that once you follow this simple regimen you will definitely see MAJOR improvements.

Effective Acne Treatment Products That You Must Use Daily For Successful Acne Control

There are 3 simple products that you must use at least two times every day. And, the best part about these products is that you don't have to take time out from your busy schedule to see a dermatologist and they are very cost-effective. So what are they?

1. Cleansers

2. Toners

3. Products with an active ingredient (active ingredients are products that contain chemicals like salicylic acid, resorcinol or even sulfur)

YOUR Morning Regimen


So this effective acne treatment regimen goes like this. Every morning you should start out by using a cleanser that is used for acne skin care or for use on oily skin. Place a small amount on your palm and massage ever so slowly and very gently onto your face for just a couple of seconds. Next, you are going to rinse it off with warm fresh water and gently pat dry your skin.

Step 2

Next, use your toner. Make sure that you purchase a toner that is marked for oily skin or for skin that is acne-prone. Use a small amount of toner on a thin piece of cotton and gently wipe your face. As you wipe your face don't be alarmed by what you see. You may see brown or yellowish stuff on your cotton pad. That just means that the toner is doing its job of cleansing deep down into your pores. Toners remove all the dirt, excess oil and residual debris deep into your skin pores.

Step 3

Lastly, you're going to use your active ingredient directly on your skin blemishes. Apply it right onto the blemish. (Side Note: Some active ingredient skin care products not only treat blemishes but they are sometimes tinted so that they can act as a cover up to hide skin blemishes)

YOUR Evening Regimen

Step 1

You are going to repeat step number one mentioned above in the morning treatment.

Step 2

You are going to repeat step number two mentioned above in the morning treatment.

Step 3

You are going to use an exfoliate such as glycolic acid. Depending on what product you buy it may contain different levels of glycolic acid. The glycolic acid will remove dead skin cells from your pores that cause clogging. This will unblock the clogs you have now and the ones that will try to crop up in the future. Then you should use the smallest amount of benzoyl peroxide directly onto your existing blemishes (benzoyl peroxide can come in gel form with 10% benzoyl peroxide).

So that's it. That's all there is to it. Once you follow this effective acne treatment regimen daily you will see DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS in your skin.

My name is Jessica Marie. I am the author and medical researcher, as well as webmaster for One of the few websites that GIVES YOU All THE FACTS about your skin, acne type and the CORRECT treatment options before you choose an effective acne treatment regimen to clear your skin. I created this website out of my own trial and errors with skin care treatments and products. The information on this website was gathered from my own long hard research and personal experiences with annoying pimples that pop up and seem to never want to go away. So what I am passing on to you is the knowledge of treatment options that ACTUALLY DO work. I invite you to visit my website now and learn more about REAL treatment options that work. Isn't your healthy skin worth it?

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How to Shave and Deal With Acne

Acne is the bane of many, if not all, teenage men. Most everyone has dealt with acne in their lives. Some adults still have to deal with occasional breakouts due to stress or other environmental concerns. This article will show you how to shave with acne.

Acne is caused by the blockage of hair follicles. A waxy plug interrupts the oils from leaving the follicle's pore. To stop acne, one must stop the blockage from occurring and interrupting the flow of oil. This is why all acne sources recommend exfoliation. Exfoliation is the removal of a layer of dead skin cells.

Our faces are made up of dead skin cells on top of a layer of live skin cells. The live cells produce the oil, hair, and surface skin. Hair and surface skin consists of dead cells, which is why we don't feel anything when our hair is cut. These dead skin cells can clog pores with the help of oil and dirt. This is why exfoliation is so very important.

Shaving is quite possibly the oldest form of exfoliation known to mankind. What the makers of exfoliation scrubs and peels don't want you to know is that a sharp blade scraped over your skin exfoliates extremely effectively. Better if the blade is truly honed. Don't believe me? Take a sharp knife and shave off a small patch of hair on your arm or leg. All of that other stuff that came off is dead skin cells.

So, shaving is clearly beneficial to our faces. Even women can possibly benefit. Although most would probably prefer to just use an exfoliating scrub. Yet, for us men, we get to shave. Before you go out and buy another Mach X 10 bladed razor, read on. Modern day multi-blade razors are the worst for your skin. First of all, they aren't sharp. Secondly, they are designed to keep the razor away from your face to "help eliminate nicks and cuts." So, not only do they perform poorly, but they don't even exfoliate well. Have you ever stopped to ask why 4 blades are better than 1? And then stopped to ask why you still have to do a minimum of two passes to get baby's butt smooth? No? You should.

A few acne sources recommend an electric razor. Others recommend staying away from electric razors. I personally am in the stay away from them camp. They don't really do anything for you and are more likely to spread bacteria and irritate your face. They don't even cut that close anyway. A viable alternative is a beard trimmer which will cut your beard to an even stubble. You won't be fresh shaven, but you'll look decent.

Acne sources also recommend single bladed disposable razors. Some sources don't even recommend any particular type of razor. That said, these sources are clearly unfamiliar with the shaving instruments our forefathers used. Double edge and straight razors are vastly superior to anything the current market produces. Yes, they are still being produced for a handful of stalwart adherents.

Both the double edge and the straight razor have the advantage of being both sanitary and sharp. They both require at least two passes to achieve super smooth cheeks, and a straight razor does require some learning on your part. However, the benefits vastly outweigh the costs. These blades are much better for people with acne.

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Monday, 26 December 2011

Make Solving Acne Easier by Finding the Root of the Problem

Acne does not happen overnight. It takes about two weeks for the problem to show on your face. It starts off as blackheads or whiteheads and then it becomes pimples and then acne. At any of these levels, you are free to use any acne cream to get rid of the problem. Some even dry out the pimples and have the blackheads and whiteheads taken out by an expert. However, it would be better if you could find a way to prevent such things from happening. And that is knowing where acne starts and what causes it.

Hormonal changes in teens causes acne. This is evident when they are in puberty and changes are happening to their bodies. Acne can show up on the face, neck, shoulders, and in the back and chest area. This is due to the sebaceous glands' production of fluids in the pores, which are supposed to flush out the clogs that are clogging your pores. Those with enlarged pores tend to have a higher chance of having acne problems because the problem starts there. When there is an impurity stuck on your pores, that will turn out to be blackheads or whiteheads. Acne is the result two weeks later.

The sebaceous glands produce the oil called sebum. In normal circumstances, the production level of sebum is just normal, but due to the stimulation of hormones, the glands tend to produce more than necessary. Too much sebum is also the impurity that clogs the pores on your skin. Aside from this, dead skin cells are also another culprit. The bacteria that get trapped inside the pores tend to multiply. With these two clogging your pores, you will begin to notice symptoms such as itchiness, redness, and swelling.

Now that you know how acne happens, the next thing that you need to know is how to solve it. You can try home-made remedies if you have the time, but acne scar removal creams are also available. These acne scar removal creams work well with acne and acne scars. It is better to use these than acne gels that promise to get rid of acne because these also work on acne scars. With a good acne scar removal product, you will experience a long-term effect, which means that you do not have to suffer from acne ever again. That is, if you continue to use this acne scar removal product regularly.

Mark A. Robbins is the head of a team of dedicated writers who research about the ingredients of the best acne cream and acne scar removal product that their company wants to come up with in the near future.

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Learn The 8 Phase Recommendation For Proven Methods To Pop A Pimple Without Risk

Nearly all professionals counsel that you on no account should pop your pimples.

You can safely, hygienically, and easily pop your pimple.

I am an accredited skilled professional aesthetician who has been offering facials to my valued clients and getting rid of pimples for nearly 20 years. I have discovered and claim that many solutions can easily protect against the necessity to pop a pimple; Nevertheless, for those who have a full pustule something will have to be undertaken. If not, it will likely burst by itself and pass on its infection and maybe result in a scar tissue. We must be realistic, if you don't pop it, it may burst open itself and distribute its transmittable bacteria everywhere your face and result in a mark that probably will leave a scar.

Acne starts deep in your epidermis when over working sebaceous oil glands make too much sebum. This sebum combines with dead skin cells creating a closed skin pore. As the pimple grows the naturally happening bacteria in the pore becomes contaminated. And then 2-3 weeks after it commences, a pimple shows up on your face.

The best procedure for pimples is prevention. Start using an acne soap produced for your personal type of skin and apply the froth from it to your facial skin only using your fingers to stimulate it in to eliminate all grime along with external matter. Splash water onto your skin to clean and rinse it. Rinse completely by splashing water and dab dry using paper towels or clean towels each time. Be tender but thorough.

You can also use cleansers, exfoliants, toners, and moisturizers for a more intense purifying.

I also highly suggest an each week serious cleaning up of your face employing a courser exfoliant, a steaming inside your face to spread out your skin, and finally a cosmetic mask to draw out excess sebum and other contaminants.

If acne breakouts do come about, start treating them early on. You might want to check out a number of the anti-biotic acne items for instance benzoyl peroxide that is on the market OTC or using your physician.

Try drawing out the afflicted product using commonplace household items such as lemon, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Applying a moist pure cotton pad packed with salt is superb for pulling out the infectious material in pimples. Even ice can reduce their appearance.

Should a pimple show up on your skin treat it for what it is - a hazardous acne breakout that can spread and result in a lot more pimples and scar your facial area.

If the pustule must be removed please eradicate it properly:

1. Put very warm water onto a wash cloth for at least 20 minutes. Keep the hand towel hot by re-wetting it. DO NOT RUB!

2. Clean 2-3 inches around the pimple with an alcohol soaked cotton ball.

3. Puncture the pimple to a depth of about ¼ inch.

4. Empty the pimple by making use of natural cotton pads draped across the edges of your index fingers. Do not use your thumbs or the points of your index fingers.

5. Squeeze very softly making use of the edges of your index fingers. Glide your fingers to make sure you squeeze back to the inside from all portions of the blemish. Use very gentle force.

6. Gently and cautiously move away all the pus or fluid working with a pure cotton ball drenched in isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Go out sufficiently wide-ranging to disinfect any region which could happen to be touched with the contagious fluid

7. Utilizing nice and clean 100 % cotton balls, delicately roll the epidermis back to the inside to ensure that it is made flat covering the center of the pimple.

8. Apply an anti-biotic skin cream. This is really important to make sure all of the bacteria in the acne breakout are remedied and to avert new bacteria from re-infecting the acne.

Finally, review your techniques for day by day and every week washing, cleansing, and deep cleaning your skin and be sure that your choice of very first range of protection is formidable.

To get comprehensive information check out How To Pop A Pimple at ? today. Make sure you also check out Acne No More Review for further information.

Susan Baker has been a licensed, professional aesthetician in Oregon for nearly 20 years. She has treated many clients with acne and have found that following a daily routine of washing or cleansing your face, and following a weekly routine of deep cleaning your pores you can prevent most acne breakouts.

For those who do have breakouts, she offers advice for how to treat pimples, prevent acne scars, and even pop pimples.

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Prescription and Non-Prescription Acne Treatments

Essentially the most helpful acne treatment strategies could be in the type of non-prescription acne therapy or prescription acne therapy. Non-prescription acne treatments are those that can be bought over the counter and don't demand a prescription from the dermatologist or physician. Alternatively, prescription acne remedies are medications and skin ointments that need to have a prescription from the physician. Both are successful in treating acne to some extent.

Non-prescription acne remedies are helpful when used on mild acne. The primary purpose of this type of remedy is geared towards the prevention of further blockage with the pores by mopping away excess oils, curtailing the sloughing off with the skin, and by killing bacteria that causes skin infections. As mentioned, this type of treatment is only advantageous when you have minimal acne. The non-prescription topical goods in treating acne are of two forms. First may be the Acne cleanser that contains Salicylic and Glycolic Acid and Antibacterial constituents. Second is Benzoyle peroxide.

Salicylic acid is most commonly utilized in treating non-inflamed acne and it acts as an exfoliant. It can be of any form like lotions, facial cleansers, pre-medicated pads, and creams. Glycolic acid is known for its reputation in successfully destroy the bacteria that causes acne and in reducing acne and removing acne scars. Antibactertials components could be in the type of soaps and cleansers. They contain probably the most important ingredient Triclosan, a germicide that's discovered mainly in most antibacterial soaps

The second type of non-prescription acne remedy may be the Benzoyle peroxide. It works by killing the anaerobic bacteria P. acnes by introducing oxygen into the pores. It also get rid the pores of excess dead skin cells. This is the drug of selection in treating the acne at your back.

Prescription acne remedy is intended to treat acne if the non-prescription acne therapy fails to do so just after a particular period of time. 1 effective acne treatment that a dermatologist can prescribe is Retinoids inside the type of Retinol-A. It is utilised to accelerate the shedding of the skin. An additional is using the use of Topical Anyibiotics like erythromycin and clindamyin. Both are utilised to kill the on the surface of the skin.

Your dermatologist may well also prescribe you with oral antibiotics and oral contraceptives. Oral antibiotics, usually taken no more than three years or according to what the dermatologist advised kills the bacteria that causes acne. Examples of these antibacterial drugs are erythromycin, tetracycline and minocycline. Alternatively, oral contraceptives also take months for the remedy to take its course. It acts by downing the effects of the male hormone in females thereby decreasing the production of oil. A different one is with the use of Acutane, that is a really potent drug and encompasses distinct actions like germicide, and exfoliant and in decreasing the quantity of oil production by the sweat gland.

Both the non-prescription and also the prescription methods of are useful acne treatment. No matter what your possibilities are, generally remember to couple them with moisturizers as some of them causes drying of the skin too as to take or apply only what is necessary and prescribed by the physician to keep away from dangerous side effects.

Acne and blemishes can be cured! There are many different kinds of Acne Treatment available today. Currently I have written a review on Exposed Skin Care. Feel free to check it out.

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Sunday, 25 December 2011

Find Acne Treatments That Really Work

Having acne at any time of life can be a very difficult condition. It is often laughed at by peers, but the acne itself can cause deep scarring, and may be hard to overcome by simple washing and cleansing. General practitioners will often offer pro-topic treatments that take a long time to work, if at all, and the acne can really start to affect the face. When you have this problem you may also find your self-confidence failing, and this is when it is time to take action, and find acne treatments that work.

There are many places where you can go to seek advice on finding the best sorts of acne treatments for your face. If the situation is particularly bad, then you may be sent to a dermatologist, who will give you a range of prescription medication. However, you may prefer to shop around, and look at some of the different acne treatments that work which are on display at your local chemist, or perhaps available online. These are often much cheaper than the medicines recommended by your dermatologist, and used correctly can be just as effective. These acne treatments come in a range of different forms, depending upon the severity of the condition, whether you want creams or pills, or even professional services designed to get rid of acne using lasers.

If you are looking online for acne treatments that work, and are still unsure what the best treatments are, then you should consider finding a website which offers acne treatment reviews, giving both professional and client comments on the different types of solutions to the problem of pimples. In the UK, one of the most popular products is the Johnson & Johnson range, but they may not be strong enough to treat your problems. The reviews will help you to decide exactly what treatment is necessary to remove the pimples from your face.

Reading acne treatment reviews will also help you to realise that you are not alone in facing this condition, and that many other people are suffering just as much as you. In order to get rid of the pills, you may be tempted to try the strongest first, but again the acne treatment reviews could guide you to one which is efficient and the best suited treatment for your type of acne. Taking the measure of the treatment will ensure that you manage to get what you want without having to resort to heavily medicated formulas. Instead, you can pick the cream, lotion or pill that most suits your particular need.

Get more advice on your Acne Treatments, and what solution you must use, by visiting the website today. Acne Treatment Reviewer is a website that gives you information to either combat your acne or to discover more about this condition that affects so many of us. This site is run by individuals who have both suffered from extensive acne during our lives and decided to pass on our knowledge to help others. Our aim is to constantly update our site and become a community to help acne suffers cope and treat their acne. Visit our site to get more information about acne and its treatment.

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Get Rid of Acne Naturally With Tamanu Oil

Previously, tamanu oil, an all natural product, has been utilized in Southeast Asia and Polynesia as a conventional treatment widely respected because of its superb skin healing capabilities. The oil has been said to enhance the creation of brand new tissue to replace existing scarred tissue brought on by acne resulting in healthier skin. For this very reason, the secret is out that that using tamanu oil for acne is another one of the many fantastic reasons this oil has become increasingly popular in the West. It's thought to be a treasure from nature and is commonly known as the Sacred Oil of tamanu or "Green Gold." Using this oil on acne as well as the associated scars consistently for six to nine weeks can cause the acne to gradually diminish week by week. This will come as a comfort for the many people who've battled with acne unsuccessfully, used expensive treatments, or maybe made their acne worse yet.

Studies are finding that tamanu oil is actually a restoring agent by generating new skin tissue. Also, it has been shown effective as an anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and anti-oxidant product. BioScience Laboratories carried out research on tamanu oil by subjecting six people who had obvious scars which were 12 months or older in age. Through the study, subjects weren't permitted to use any moisturizers 7 days before the test as well as through the 2.5 month testing time period. Photos of the scars were taken prior to the test and following the 9 week period. Tamanu oil was used twice daily for 9 weeks in a row. The outcome demonstrated a notable improvement in the size and shade of the scar. The average scar size decrease seen by the individuals was a dramatic 0.28 centimeters in length and 0.12 centimeters in width. This study has demonstrated that tamanu oil for acne treatment is one thing anyone should think about using if they're seeking to lessen acne and its associated scarring.

Tamanu oil for acne can be used on your skin as a moisturizer as well as a facial scrub. You can combine it with sugar and exfoliate your skin for 5 minutes then rinsing it away. The oil can be applied to the skin with clean hands as a moisturizer. The oil could also be used to help remedy conditions like psoriasis, sun burn, cuts and bruises. The oil may only be used on the skin and cannot be consumed. Tamanu oil for acne is quickly absorbed on the skin without leaving the person oily.

Outcomes of using tamanu oil for acne may be relatively immediate and in many cases noticeable to the naked eye after the first few uses. In 9 weeks, scars size and length will have dwindled leaving the person with smooth vibrant skin free from spots. This oil is so effective that it may be utilized to treat scars which were previously tough to remove from your skin. This provides an individual self-confidence to stroll into a room and get plenty of attention. What's more, it boosts one's self-assurance.

Tamanu oil is a powerful skin regenerating treatment that was traditionally utilized in healing and treating a variety of skin related issues due to its incredible lipid properties. To learn more about this amazing oil and how it can improve your skin naturally visit or Tamanu Oil Benefits

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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Blemished Skin in Adults

We might not talk about it much, but sadly - like long hair and bad music - acne isn't something that's limited to your teenage years. Long after you stop being a teenager your pores can still occasionally get blocked and become infected, leaving a small lump on your skin that can be as small as a pinhead or considerably larger. More than 50% of adult women and 25% of adult men suffer from acne, and older people are increasingly beginning skincare routines and seeking treatment for the condition.

Where there are lots of spots and blemishes, your skin will often become red as the skin around the blemishes becomes inflamed. Acne can leave permanent blemishes and scarring, particularly if you "pop" spots!

We've all been told that eating fatty foods or not getting enough exercise can cause acne, but that's more or less bunk. Unless you spend your days rolling in mud and never go for a bath, general hygiene isn't really an issue when it comes to the causes of acne. While this does mean you don't have to feel quite so guilty, it also sadly means that you need to start a proper skincare routine. As is so often the case, it's all largely down to genetics. Four factors, usually working in combination, can contribute towards acne:

1) Testosterone, which is present in varying quantities in men and women, can lead to the over-production of sebum, a natural moisturiser secreted by your skin.

2) This leads to blocked pores and can trap dead cells, which clump together in sebum.

3) This is the perfect environment in which bacteria can grow.

4) White blood cells - your body's antibodies and last line of defence - attack the invading bacteria. While the white cells will almost always win the fight, they also clog up the pore and form the pus that fills a whitehead.

Proper skincare and removing any one of these factors should seriously reduce the appearance of acne and blemishes.

Acne causing hormones are at their most active when we are teenagers, but usually stabilise as we move out of adolescence and into our later twenties. Sudden, significant break-outs when you are older might indicate that your hormones are imbalanced, possibly as a result of glandular disorders - check with your doctor to investigate possible causes since some glandular disorders can be serious.

Sebum, dead cells and bacteria can all be washed away, but be careful with the cleansers you use as many high street skincare brands contain harsh chemical ingredients that can damage your skin. Skincare can easily become skinharm.

Many men suffer acne outbreaks after shaving. These spots and blemishes are a common reason some give up on shaving altogether and grow a beard. Shaving properly is an important part of skincare and can really help reduce your rates of acne. Buy an electric razor, or failing that, a single blade disposable one. The shave may not be quite so close as from a multiblade, but leaving some of the follicle exposed means the pore doesn't close and cause a shaving bump. Use warm water to heat your face before shaving: it's an old barber's trick and makes your face more pliable and less prone to acne. Also, keep your lather to a thin film and find a shaving cream or skincare product that doesn't irritate your skin, as these can be another cause of bumps and blemishes.

Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, Chamomile and many other natural skincare ingredients have all proven effective at reducing inflammation. Although it may be a precursor to an acne breakout, your skin needs sebum, and when it is scrubbed away your skin's natural response is to produce more, leading to an even greater imbalance.

With the proper natural ingredients and a good skincare routine, however, you can maintain your skin's natural balance and seriously reduce your risk of developing acne and blemishes.

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Causes of Acne - Does Eating Greasy Foods Or Chocolate Cause Acne?


Since your pre-teen days, your parents have warned you that eating greasy foods and especially chocolate, will cause you to develop acne. Can you imagine not being to eat your favorite foods, such as French fries or chocolate?

Not me! But let me give you some scientific findings. Scientist have not found one shred of evidence that links greasy foods and especially chocolate, to the development of acne.

Causes Of Acne

What research has found is that the cause of acne is because of the excess secretion of sebum or oil from your skin. This production of excess amounts of sebum is linked to the imbalance of hormones in your body that occurs during puberty years, taking medicines or if you are under stress, to name a few causes.

This sebum will cause the dead skin to clump on your skins pores trapping bacteria in the pores. When this happens, the bacterium begins to grow triggering a response from your immune system.

The response of your immune system is to attack the bacteria causing inflammation, acne, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.

Greasy Foods

Since these foods have been proven to not cause acne, it is not an open season to go and eat all the greasy foods you want. Greasy foods, especially those cooked with saturated or trans fats are bad for your health. Much worse than developing acne.

Health conditions that can develop from you eating too much of this greasy foods are clogged arteries, high blood pressure and heart disease.

If you must have foods cooked in grease, cook your foods with unsaturated fats and eat foods or take supplements, with Essential Fatty Acids (Fish Oil). This will provide the proper fats to build fluid cell walls allowing for the easy absorption of nutrients and discharge of wastes.


Now chocolate on the other hand is better for you than greasy foods. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, contain vitamins D, E and antioxidants. All three of these are excellent for you skin and body.

It is recommended that you eat a maximum of six grams (one square) of dark chocolate, to get the full benefits from it.


Those threats your parents told you about greasy foods and chocolate causing acne, have no bases in fact. In fact, research has shown no connection to development of acne and eating chocolate and greasy foods.

What has been found is excess sebum, caused by an imbalance in your hormones, will cause you to develop acne. This imbalance can be caused by a number of reasons with the top two being puberty and stress.

Jimmy C has been studying skin care for many years because of his skin problems in his youth and he is the Editor in Chief of a number of skin care web sites. He has studied many aspects of caring for the bodies skin and keeping it youthful and free of irritants. He has helped many people keep their youthful appearance and operates the web site which discusses many aspects of caring for the skin.

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How To Get Rid of Acne Scars - Tips For Getting Rid of Acne Scarring

Who would not want to have a flawless skin that is scar-free? Scars found on any part of the body can be very disturbing and it can greatly affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. There are some people who were born very lucky, for they have blemish-free skins. However, most people are suffering from scars. Scars do not only affect your skin, it also has a great effect on your life.

If scars can be easily treated, there would not be anyone complaining about having them. Unfortunately, getting rid of scars is quite difficult and scars seem to not go away. Whatever the cause of your scars, may it be from acne, cuts, burns, mosquito bites, injuries, etc., scars are always hard to treat. These days, there are a lot of different ways on how to get rid of scars.

Scar treatments have been used by lots of people, however, they do not come in cheap. Instead of using commercialized scar treatments which possibly contain harsh chemicals that are not good for your skin, why try following home remedies? You will always be sure that the things you apply on your scars are all natural and are less evasive.

Natural ways of getting rid of scars get be as effective as using some scar treatments out there. The difference is just that you will not have to spend a lot of money from purchasing expensive scar treatments. Here are some ways on getting rid scars naturally:

1. Drink lots of water

When you drink water, you will hydrate your body. When your body is well hydrated with water, dead skin cells will be shed off easily and healthier new skin cells will then grow and replace the damaged skin faster.

2. Eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits

We all know that vegetables and fruits contain a lot of healthy nutrients that are good for the body. Fruits and vegetables are also beneficial when you have scars, since its numerous nutrients can help restore your skin to its former glory.

3. Eat a well-balanced nutritious meal

When you want to get rid of your scars, you have to go through a healing process. Eating a well-balanced nutritious meal all the time can greatly help in the growth of new and healthy skin cells.

4. Use fresh lemon juice

Lemon juice contains citric acid that is very effective in lightening dark scars. You can either apply the fresh lemon juice directly onto your scar (rinse with clean water after 10 minutes) or you can drink fresh lemon juice regularly, or better yet, you can do both. When you take in lemon juice, it will help your body's natural detoxification process and it will help shed dead skin cells off from your skin faster.

5. Applying honey

Honey when applied to the scar several times a day can help in the lightening of the scar.

6. Massaging the scarred area

Using the rolling massage technique to the scarred area can help get rid of scars by breaking down the scar tissue. Massaging can only be done when the scar is already fully healed.

Susannah Blake is a dermatologist and webmaster at Best Scar Cream - a resource site dedicated to reviewing the "best scar creams" in the market. Read up on the latest acne scar treatment - Dermajuv acne scar cream as well as dozens of helpful scar removal tips.

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Correctly Washing Your Entire Face Is Extremely Important For Your Zits Free Complexion

Do you put up with acne?

Are you sure you actually are washing your face adequately? Remarkably, plenty of people never do and their skin is affected because of this.

As a registered and professional aesthetician with nearly two decades of knowledge, I have found that almost all pimples could be prevented or substantially lessened by implementing a day-to-day regime of thoroughly washing or cleansing your face and, on an every week basis, of deeply cleaning the pores of your skin.

If you're like millions of others, you are washing your face in a way that is in fact facilitating pimples to spread.

It's important to know and to fully grasp what pimples are and the ways in which they propagate. Simply stated, acne breakouts are the result of your skin oil glands making excess skin oil, designated sebum, mixing up with dead skin cells and debris, and plugging your face follicles.

It is a purely natural activity that can happen at every age but is most widespread in teens partially considering that at that period your skin is more oily than later in life. Acne breakouts occurs at all ages and adult acne breakouts are quite common (50% of women, and 25% of men)

The procedure starts 2-3 weeks before the pimple appears on you skin's surface area.

As the pimple is increasing in your epidermis, common bacteria in the pore are intensifying because just as the sebum, they can't move out like usual. For the reason that the harmful microorganisms are holed up, they become infected.

They in due course reach the surface as white heads, blackheads, papule, or pustule. Or more serious, they do not break out but stay below your epidermis as nodules or cysts.

If you wash in the time-honored method, you utilize a normal soap bar, rub with a wash cloth and scrub dry by using a towel.

There are numerous details improper using this set-up;

• The soap bar is probably not intended for use on your skin type and features not a single thing to combat the acne breakouts.

• The wash cloth has quite possibly been utilized earlier and may have infected bacteria on it.

• Anytime you clean using the wash cloth you can actually open any acne sores and pass on the inflamed bacteria all round your countenance.

• Every time you scrub your face to dry it with the towel, you again open pimples sores and disperse the unhealthy bacteria around.

• Lastly, at this point you hang up the wash cloth and towel with active transmittable bacteria on them anticipating the next time you clean your facial area.

There is a misconception that acne pimples are brought on by bad hygiene; the reality is that regular healthy processes could potentially cause pimples to spread.

The correct way to clear your skin is:

• Begin using an acne soap that's developed for your personal type of skin (dry, oily, combination).

• Utilize only lukewarm water and splash it on.

• Lather the acne soap and apply it to all your face and massage it all about to eradicate the dirt.

• Make sure you clean up all of the creases and wrinkles, the nose area, and the brow.

• For anyone who is removing makeup products you'll want to rinse and re-wash to make sure that all cosmetics and dirt is eliminated.

• Rinse, rinse, and rinse again.

• Pat, don't rub dry employing a paper towel or a sparkling dry towel. Do not re-use the towel when you've got productive breakouts!

You may add to this treatment with a toner and/or moisturizer.

On a weekly basis it is best to include a penetrating cleaning facial to obtain in-depth within the skin pores and get rid of acne pimples that could be beginning.

A note of information: Young skin is usually oily while mature pores and skin is typically dry or combination. Grownups should really check out their type of skin and not merely make use of the items they made use of as a young person.

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Susan Baker has been a licensed, professional aesthetician in Oregon for nearly 20 years. She has treated many clients with acne and have found that following a daily routine of washing or cleansing your face, and following a weekly routine of deep cleaning your pores you can prevent most acne breakouts.

For those who do have breakouts, she offers advice for how to treat pimples, prevent acne scars, and even pop pimples.

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Important And Useful Information For Patients Suffering With Deep, Sore, And Inflamed Acne

Many people are looking for treatment for serious acne, because acne is a very popular skin problem that affects more than forty million individuals in the US annually. This skin condition comes in a vast array of manifestations. It usually happens to people during their teen years; however, it can additionally start or continue with adults in age groups of twenty, thirty and even older. The emotional influence acne has on individuals is not something people can ignore - it is connected with elevated rates of people developing depression, missing work or becoming unemployed, unbelievably, but yes, and even anxiety.

If you suffer from serious acne and you are looking for treatment for severe acne, you already understand how this kind of skin problem can affect your lifestyle. It is important for you to realize that you have several treatment alternatives and the majority of instances of acne are treatable. There has been great success in treating such skin issues. The key element to help this process is to confer with a dermatologist and arrange a treatment scheme that is suitable for your particular skin requirements.

Severe Acne Indications

The precise reason why acne occurs is still a mystery to many medical experts. However, there is a pattern and it appears to happen in generations. If you have signs of serious acne and have a mom, dad, sister or brother that encountered unyielding acne (that left scars), you might wish to visit a dermatologist to talk to him or her about treatment for serious acne.

Unyielding acne can be a scarring condition that can frequently end up leaving permanent scars. Scars usually happen after deep blemishes or lesions have healed. Some people get pimples that are deep, sore, red and are like boils underneath the skin too, another severe form of acne.

What does real serious acne look like? Individuals with critical acne might have the following:

• Sensitive, painful and/or deep cyst like sores

• Lumps

• Swelling

• Abnormalities to the surface of the skin

• Permanent scars

Treatment for Severe Acne - Remedy Ideas

An extremely powerful medication known as Isotretinoin is used frequently as a remedy for acne, the most serious instances, cases that involve serious swelling. Individuals with mild to serious acne who do not seem to respond to additional drugs, which include antibiotics, and folks who have destructive, forceful, painful, scarring acne sometimes receive a referral from their dermatologist for Isotretinoin, also known as Claravis, Amnesteem, Sotret and Accutane.

Isotretinoin, resulting from Vitamin A, is an effectual remedy since it targets severe pimples by stopping oil generation and reducing swelling that could cause disfigurement. It has the possibility of suppressing acne for long timeframes and patients used it as a treatment for serious acne need to take the drug for a period of three to six months.

Patricia Farris, a dermatologist, also an MD, says, "In worst case situations, we recommend Isotretinoin. Ms. Farris works in a private office in LA and is a medical professor in the dermatology department at TUSM in New Orleans (The Tulane University School of Medicine). She continues by saying, "It is a miraculous medication for folks who have serious acne, who have tried all other medications and options."

What are the Side Effects of the Acne Medication - Isotretinoin?

Whilst the drug can be an effectual remedy for severe acne, Isotretinoin has some harmful side effects and it is important for consumers to know.

One crucial side effect is related to childbirth. Pregnant moms and breast-feeding moms should be aware that birth defects are one of the serious side effects with this acne treatment. Therefore, the Food and Drug Administration asks females to use birth control methods while prior to taking the medication, while they are taking it and for at least thirty days after they finish taking this drug.

The Food and Drug Administration additionally warns that taking this medication might be associated with psychosis as well as depression, and in some rare instances, it might bring about suicidal thinking or tendencies.

While an individual takes Isotretinoin, his or her doctor will monitor him or her for side effects, which means that a patient will need to see a doctor once per month for evaluation. Eighty out of every one hundred individuals who use this drug as a treatment for severe acne have seen positive results. Around thirty-three percent of individuals taking the medication experience a relapse of serious acne after effectual Isotretinoin treatment ends. Generally, this happens within the first twelve months after the therapy completes. Your physician might suggest an additional trial of this medicine or he or she might choose an entirely diverse treatment altogether. The treatment depends on the seriousness of your acne.

Additional Critical Acne Therapy Alternatives

How can you get rid of severe acne?

If you experience huge, continuous cyst-like acne, ones that do not respond to drugs, you might choose to try other remedies like extraction procedures or drainage treatment, otherwise known as surgical procedures. These procedures might lower the chance of scarring. It is vital that you visit your dermatologist, one who can do surgery in his or her office for these alternatives (also known as in-office acne surgery).

To remedy seriously inflamed pimples, lessen the pain and evade scarring, your skin specialist might suggest a medication known as an anti-inflammatory drug or injections that do the same thing, such as help reduce swelling and pain. The injections are known as steroid, anti-inflammatory injections. The shots go into the skin where the severe acne is present. Intralesional-Corticosteroid-Injections operate by reducing swelling, and the cyst-like acne generally shrinks within two to five days once you have the shots.

The latest treatment for serious acne is known as PDT, which means "Photodynamic Therapy. It is a nonintrusive treatment done by lights. The light treatments help to eliminate bacteria, which is the root of acne. Studies performed in recent months have proven the effectuality of MAL-PDT, which is a special kind of PDT use to treat mild to critical acne, conditions that involve serious swelling and pain.

In several patients, this skin condition is an ailment by which the indications generally come back year after year. Therefore, locating a treatment for severe acne and establishing a plan with an expert dermatologist is a crucial aspect of managing serious, deep, sore and scarring pimples and getting rid of them for the last time.

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Discover The Best Acne Treatment That You Can Find These Days

Acne is definitely a very annoying issue, which can bring a lot of trouble and discomfort in someone's life. And this is because acne has an immense impact on the self-esteem of those individuals who are suffering from this condition. If you are also suffering from any form of acne, searching for the best acne treatment is something that you must do. The reason for this is that finding a suitable treatment can help you to get rid of a number of problems, including mockery and embarrassment.

It is true that most people who have acne intend to get an easy and quick treatment which can deliver a permanent solution to their problem. And who can blame them? Many individuals are trying everything they can, from checking the available natural remedies to buying the most expensive products, which promise incredible results. However, only a few of them can actually get rid of the annoying acne. The reason for this is that most over-the-counter treatments offer a temporary solution, which does not deal with the root cause of the problem. Therefore, if you really want to get the best acne treatment, you have to discover the root cause and start treating it.

In order to understand the main problem which causes acne, we can start with the question "why do you get acne?" If you consider that everything is about genes and skin type, you must know that you are mistaken. The main cause of acne lies in the fact that your liver cannot really get rid of the toxins that exist within your body. Your skin tries to help the liver and takes over a part of these toxins. As a result of this process, the acne appears on your skin. Thus, if your body produces different toxins that your liver cannot handle by itself, you are going to have problems with acne.

If you are searching for the best acne treatment, you have to make sure that it does not add more toxins to the ones that already exist inside your body. Another thing that you must know is the fact that specific foods and medication can create different toxins which your liver might have problems breaking down. Therefore, in order to complete a truly efficient acne treatment, you should adopt a healthy diet which allows your body to get detoxified.

But besides the fact that you must adopt a healthy diet, which should include appropriate foods and a lot of water, there are some other things that you must do in order to enjoy the beneficial effects of the best acne treatment. This way, although you have to wash your face regularly, you should try not to do it too often. As well, you must use appropriate products for your skin type. It is also very important to visit a specialist who can determine your skin type. This point is important as only this way you can discover the best acne treatment for you.

You should also bear in mind that you must complement the best acne treatment with a suitable life regime, which includes enough sleep and as little stress as possible. By respecting the aforementioned things, you will be able not only to get rid of acne but also to keep it away from you for good.

Acne is the other name of abashment and sometimes this compels you to run a low profile in your social circle. At we not only offer the best acne treatment but also address the cause of the same. It is time to say goodbye to your acne issues.

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