Monday, June 6, 2011

How to Treat Acne Using Natural Medicine

In my experience I have successfully treated quit a few cases of acne using natural medicine. Like all things it requires a large effort from the client. The difference is that with acne most of the clients are teenagers and have more of a hard time following through. But none the less the majority of them really want to have clear skin so they are that leverage on themselves to follow through.

Ok so let's get right into it, how can we use natural medicine to treat acne? Well first off if you have a clean body on the inside then you will also have a clean body on the inside and that works the other way around as well. Think about it if you eat fried eggs and onions for breakfast, hamburger and fries for lunch and pizza for dinner. The chances that you are going to break out with some serious acne are pretty high.

In compression if you eat a bowl of granola with cut up fruit for breakfast, a vegetable salad with a grilled piece of chicken breast for lunch and sweet potato soup with brown rice for dinner. You body will much cleaner inside and out.

But what else can be done to treat acne?

First we need to give an explanation of what acne is and what causes acne. Take a look at this informative video.


Now we know what we are up against. Acne is caused by an over production of sebum due to hormonal unbalance during puberty. The pore that the sebum travels through to the surface of the skin then becomes clogged, infected due to build up of bacteria and then inflamed.

So treating acne we need to focus on 5 things:

  1. Healthy cleansing diet
  2. Keeping the skin surface as clean as possible to prevent clogging og the pores
  3. Keeping the hormones as balanced as possible
  4. Keeping the bacteria in check to prevent build up
  5. Keeping the inflammation at a minimum
Now there is one more point that needs attention when treating acne and that is to help promote the healing of the skin from pimples that have popped.

Eating a healthy diet we already touched upon.

Keeping the skin surface clean. The skin should be washed at least two times a day.

Keeping the hormones as balanced as possible. When you eat a healthier diet it will on its own help to keep the hormones more in balance. Also increasing you intake of omega 3 fatty acids can help to also balance the hormone levels and also keep the skin healthier.

Keeping the bacteria in check to prevent build up and keeping inflammation down can both be achieved through a herbal face wash. A face wash containing herbs that have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties should be applied to the skin twice a day after washing.

So in short lets sum it all up:

  1. Eat healthy
  2. Take omega 3
  3. Wash your face twice a day
  4. Make a tea out of sage leaf, lavender flowers, and chamomile and rinse your face with it after every washing
  5. Also taking a beta carotene supplement could be very helpful. Do not take beta carotene if you smoke cigarettes!
Be Well





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