Short Term Treatment For Acne And Pimples

Short Term Acne TreatmentAcne is a common skin condition that affects almost every single individual. As teenagers, we all go through it due to hormonal imbalances. But there’s no expiration date for acne either.

For some unfortunate people, acne chooses to stay on and never goes away even after their adolescence has passed. If you’re one of them, don’t despair. It’s not the end of the world.

For teenagers, acne not only ruins their look but also their self-esteem. Most teenagers go through a self-identity crisis in their adolescent years. The acne breakouts along with the peer pressure to behave in a specific way leads to increased stress.

All of this causes a grave impact on the child’s self-esteem. Therefore, it’s something that needs to be addressed at the earliest.

For most teenagers, acne comes and goes within a couple of weeks. It returns 2 – 3 times during the period of adolescences and disappears completely. If this hasn’t happened to you and you’ve been suffering from excess acne even past your teenage years, pay very close attention here.

Curing your acne condition involves two ways:

  • Short-term Treatment
  • Long-term Cure

Here’s an example…

If you were to suffer from viral fever, a doctor would recommend you antibiotics for dealing with the virus (short-term treatment) while advising you to maintain a healthy diet and a stress-free lifestyle for the next couple of days (long-term cure).

The same approach has to be followed with acne as well. Let’s face it… You can’t really attend many social events with acne all over your face.

So it’s always better to have a short-term cure in the form of a facial mask or a cream that is applied topically to ensure immediate and quick results while you work on a long-term cure by changing your diet and eliminating the things that are causing the acne in the first place.

Out of all the short-term cures for acne, the best and the most effective is a facial treatment from a beautician. You can do it on your own by using a facial mask.

But if you’ve never done it before or don’t have a friend who can watch over you, we recommend visiting a beautician and getting a facial treatment done. Explain your acne condition to him/her and have him/her closely examine it.

Depending on whether you’re suffering from blackheads or whiteheads, the beautician will apply a suitable facial mask and help provide you a short-term cure for your acne. You may not notice immediate results. Give it a few days for your acne to subside completely.

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Home remedies to cure acne and pimples

Acne Home RemediesAcne is a skin condition that is caused due to an inflammation of the sebaceous glands and the hair follicles. The skin condition is common among teenagers (during puberty) and pregnant women.

In such cases, acne is caused due to hormonal disturbances and tends to naturally go away after a period of time. However, in some cases, symptoms continue to persist and acne tends to stay on.

If you have stubborn acne that doesn’t seem to go away and would like to make your acne temporarily disappear so you can attend social events, pay close attention here.

The most common treatment method that a lot of people rely on to cure acne is skin care products. There are so many skin care lotions and creams in the market that claim to be the best acne removers.

But if you were to speak to an expert, he/she would say that these products make little or no difference.

Even though acne occurs on the external skin layers, the real cause is not at the skin. Applying topical lotions and creams will only bring you relief to a certain extent. It will not offer you a lasting cure.

Acne is just a symptom of a deeper underlying cause – which is imbalance in your body. Imbalances in your body are caused due to a variety of reasons. One of the main contributing causes is toxins.

When there are too many toxins in your body, your body’s hormonal regulation balance is affected. That’s when many skin conditions such as acne, eczema, etc are caused.

With that said, here’s a simple home remedy that works extremely well for curing acne by attacking the root cause (which is toxins)…

The Replacement Diet

The diet involves eliminating all kinds of junk, processed or cooked food from your diet completely for 3 consecutive days. You eliminate all kinds of processed food and replace them with natural foods such as fruits, vegetables and leafy greens. You also eliminate all kinds of drinks from your diet except for water and fresh juice.

The replacement diet is a simple diet that lasts for 3 days which helps achieve the following things…

  • Remove your body of some or all kinds of toxins
  • Improve your digestive system by introducing more fiber
  • Improve your immune system by nourishing your body with vital supplements
  • Rejuvenate your skin

Within 3 days your body’s toxins will have been eliminated and balance would have been restored. As a result, your acne will vanish too.

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3 easy tips to manage oily skin

Oily SkinDo you suffer from oily skin? Does the fact that you have oily skin frustrate you? If so, don’t worry. Oily skin can be seriously difficult to deal with. People with oily skin are more prone to acne and pimple breakouts than any other skin type.

If you have oily skin, don’t consider yourself unlucky. Even though you are prone to nasty pimples because of the oil nature of your skin, be glad that your skin is free from conditions associated with aging.

Oily skin does not age as fast as other skin types. People with oily skin aren’t as susceptible to conditions such as wrinkles when compared to other skin types.

The oily layer also helps protect your skin from harmful pollutants that can penetrate into your skin and cause unpleasant reactions.
No skin type is perfect. There’s a pro and con with each. But if the oiliness is causing serious trouble, don’t worry. Fortunately, there are some effective ways to deal with it. That’s what we are going to discuss in this article.

1. Removing your shine

There are special creams and other cosmetic products which can be found at many stores that can be used to help remove the shine caused. These cosmetic products contain mineral powder which is an effective remedy for greasy skin.
Applying the powder helps remove the shine of the skin. The best part is… the powder can be applied multiple times a day even while you’re at work (just like how you’d apply lip stick).

2. Cleanse the skin

There are special gels and products that are specifically made for oily skin types which can be used as facial cleansers. For oily skin types, the best facial cleansers are water based or clay based gels.

Goat milk soap is also an effective cleanser. Make sure that you don’t scrub your skin while washing. Just apply the gel or soap delicately and cleanse your skin thoroughly. Keep at it for at least 1-3 weeks. This will help make the oiliness reduce overtime.

3. Apply facial masks

One of the most effective ways to reduce your skin’s oiliness is with the application of facial masks. Facial masks help tighten the pores and prevent the formation of blackheads. We recommend applying a facial mask such as the honey facial mask just before you return to bed every night or a couple of times each week. A steam bath before applying the facial mask is recommended.

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Black acne – How to deal with it

Deal With Black AcneAcne is a skin condition that causes serious problems to a lot of people. It not only affects your look but also your self-esteem. But the regular acne which affects your appearance is not deadly as one of its types – black acne.

Black acne is by far the worst kind of acne and it’s prevalent even among adults who’ve passed their puberty. The regular acne only tends to persist with certain people. It naturally goes away with time.

However, it isn’t the case with black acne. Black acne is quite subtle and tends to stay on for a very long time. Regular acne treatment methods aren’t effective for dealing with black acne. If you’ve never had blackheads before and have had them for the first time, it’s an indication that you might suffer from an acne breakout.

Black acne is commonly found in the nose where the largest number of sebaceous glands exists. Clogging of pores near the sebaceous glands makes your nose (the external skin layer) a favorable breeding ground for growth of bacteria which in turn leads to black heads.

Unlike normal acne that only affects your appearance, the effects of black acne are far worse.

Here are some facts about black acne…

  • Appears invisible from a distance
  • Emits a foul odor
  • Looks nasty when seen closely
  • Can be troublesome when you’re kissing someone you like
  • Could lead to sinusitis

Unlike normal acne, there are not so many treatment methods for blackhead. Drugs and other skin care products do little or nothing to help black acne. Making changes to your lifestyle (improving your diet, reducing stress, etc) could help cure blackheads. But you can’t be sure of it.

In a lot of cases, lifestyle changes help successfully eliminate regular acne. However, with black acne, most of these treatment methods never seem to work. According to clinicians and dermatologist, the most effective way to deal with blackheads is by making a visit to the beauty parlor.

A facial after a fresh steam wash helps clear out the pores and kill the bacteria present. Almost all the blackheads are wiped out in just one session.

You may be required to visit again after a certain period of time (if the condition returns). But it’s certainly the fastest and the most effective way to deal with black acne.

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How to deal with scalp acne

Scalp AcneAcne is a skin condition that is prevalent during puberty. There are so many different types of acne. One of the most painful and worst kinds of acne is scalp acne.

There are a lot of women who go through this condition and it is often a painful experience. This type of acne is quite uncommon among men.

Like other types of acne, scalp acne is the result of inflammation of the hair follicles and the sebaceous glands. This is caused due to increased production of sebum by the sebaceous glands.

In the case of scalp acne, sebum is excessively produced by the sebaceous glands in the scalp. The pores of the glands widen and cause the skin to become coarse and thick.

Unlike other types of acne, scalp acne isn’t directly visible to an external observer. However to the person suffering from it, it can be an extremely painful experience especially if the individual is a woman with a lot of hair.

Here are some other side effects of scalp acne…

  • Skin peels out (dandruff)
  • Scaly flakes all over the head
  • Hair loss due to growth of bacteria and parasites (the increased sebum production makes the scalp a favorable breeding ground for bacteria and other parasites)

Symptoms of scalp acne can be noticed as early as fifteen years. Skin peeling will gradually increase if ignored and will reach its maximum at the age of 18 (three-four years from the onset of the condition). The worst part is total and complete hair loss due to growth of parasites and other bacteria.

If you’ve spotted scalp acne in your child, the first and the most important thing to do is to consult your doctor. Now… the exact cause of scalp acne may not be entirely hormonal.

Acne in the face and neck is common among teenagers. The condition is caused due to hormonal disturbances.

However, in the case of scalp acne, the cause may be something else. It’s often a lack of moisture and nutrients in the scalp and hair follicles.

The deficiency may have been caused due to an imbalanced diet, hormonal disturbances or hair care products. There are so many hair care products that actually dry the hair and deplete the follicles of essential nutrients and moisture. When there’s little or no moisture left, your body naturally begins to produce more sebum to moisturize the skin.

Sebum in moderate quantities is healthy for your skin. However when produced in excess, it turns the skin layer into a favorable breeding ground for bacteria and other parasite which in turn leads to acne and other nasty skin conditions.
Your doctor/dermatologist will be able to examine your child and identify the actual cause and prescribe the appropriate treatment methods for the same.

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