Natural treatment for acne

Generalities:

       Acne is the most common chronic skin condition, which is characterized by inflamation of sebaceous glands and hair folicles. Typically, the lesions appear on the skin of face, neck, chest and shoulders.
       According to studies, about 6 out of 10 teenagers with ages between 12-14 years suffers from acne, and it becomes an increasingly embarrassing condition once they begin to worry about their appearance. Though it is not a dangerous disease, the acne can become troublesome and can disfigure, for example a severe acne can give rise to permanent scars.
       The most common form of acne is the juvenile one, affecting approximately 80% of adolescents, and it heals itself around the age of 19, without leaving scars. Other forms of acne are the rosacea acne, and it is noticed especially in women who has past the age of 40 years, and the neonatal acne, which affects newborns, but it doesn’t last more than a few months.


Natural remedies:

  1. Effective vitamins in acne treatment:
           There are two vitamins which are effective in treating acne – vitamin A and vitamin B (niacin).
    The treatment with vitamins must contain an intake of 100 mg vitamin B13, three times per day, and 50.000 IU of vitamin A, 3 times per day. It is also recomended taking a pill of vitamin E, 400 mg once a day. The treatment should be continued for a month.

  2. Zinc
           In some cases of acne, the zinc tratment can give radical results. For an effective tratment, the required daily dose of zinc is 50 mg, which is administered 3 times a day for a month, then according to the noticed improvements by the prescriber, the dose can be reduced to 25 mg per day.

  3. Orange peel
           The orange peel home treatment proved to be very efficient in treating acne. For this treatment, the orange peel is grated, and mixed with a small amount of water, then applied on the areas affected by acne.

  4. Lemon
           One of the simplest remedies for acne is the regular application of lemon juice on pimples and acne. Leave on for not more than an hour, than rinse it with warm water.

  5. Garlic
           Due to its antiseptic properties, the garlic has long been used to treat acne. Thus, for external use, the experts recomment patiens with problem to rub the affected areas with raw garlic, because it helps to cleanse the skin of pimples, spots and boils.
           For internal use, the specialists recommends eating 3 cloves of garlic per day, for a month. This purify the bloodstream and cures acne.

  6. Coriander and mint juice
           A teaspoon of coriander juice mixed with turmenic powder is another effective remedy in treating pimples and blackheads. This paste should be applied every evening, after the face was washed very well.
    The mint juice is used just as the coriander juice.

  7. Cucumber
           The grated cucumber is applied over face, eyes and neck for 15-20 minutes, then is removed with warm water. This is an excelent tonic for affected skin and prevents the appearance of pimples and blackheads.


Diet for acne:

Fruit diet:
       For start, for one week the patient must follow a diet based only on fruits – apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, peach and pineapple.
Also during this period the patient should only drink unsweetened lemonade.

A balanced diet to treat acne
       After a week in which the patient has eaten only fruits, he should introduce in his diet especially fresh products, such as fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, brown rice, millet and sprouted seeds.
The first improvements could be seen even after a month from begining the tratment based on fruits and vegetables.

Avoid tea, coffe, carbonated drinks and processed foods!
       Meat, sugar, tea, coffe, condiments, carbonated drinks, ice cream, candies, processed foods must be avoided whenever possible by people who suffer from acne.


Other treatments:

Effervescent salt bath
       The experts recommends patients to bathe twice a week with effervescence salt. Thus, the water must be heated at 37.8 degrees C, and at 60 liters of water add 1.5 kg of salt.
The patient should stay in water for 25-35 minutes until he is starting to sweat, then he must take a shower with warm and cold water alternatively.

Chamomile tea infusion
       Boil a small pot of chamomile tea and let it infuse for 2-3 minutes. Before you begin, wash your face with water and soap. While is still hot, bend over and keep your face above the pot at a safe distance, at the same time cover your head with a towel so the steam can open your face skin pores. Be very careful not to scald yourself, keep a safe distance from the hot liquid. Hold your position until the tea becomes warm and safe to touch (it should take around 20-30 minutes). When you finish gently wash your face with the remaining tea using a clod of cotton wool. In the end, let your face dry itself (do not use towels). Repeat the procedure once a day, after two weaks you should have a fine baby skin.

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