Acne is a very common condition that affects women more than men. Although it begins in adolescence and is often related to it, it can reappear for years, sometimes even in your fifties. Here are some healthy and natural acne treatment methods you can try.
Characteristic: Small fatty balls (sebaceous glands) are frequently inflamed and surmounted by a black or white head, and if pressed, they can cause a cycle of re-infection due to bacterial activity of the surface of the skin. When these growths eventually disappear, they almost inevitably leave scars. In general, it is rather the face that is affected, but acne can also appear on the neck, shoulders, back, and sometimes on the neckline.
Blackheads, microkysts (white-headed) and other red pustules, are all caused to varying degrees, by constant hypersecretion of the sebaceous glands and a number of frequently associated infections. The classic treatment consists of taking regular antibiotic treatments: local treatments: antiseptic creams or gels and antibiotics (retinoids and / or benzoyl peroxide): these treatments are aimed at reducing the proliferation of bacteria responsible for acne. But they dry, irritate and increase the sensitivity of the skin to the sun and can also cause a rebound effect when you stop them.
Antibiotic Treatments: Treatment with successive courses of antibiotics is usually prescribed in moderate to severe acne. But it is ineffective in 82% of cases. Most importantly, the longer the treatment takes, the more resistant the bacteria involved in acne becomes and the more likely you are to develop resistance to other germs.
Treatment with isotretinoin (or Roaccutane): normally it is reserved for severe acne and resistant to other treatments, but in practice it is widely prescribed in case of numerous and recalcitrant pimples. Yet the side effects are very heavy: dryness of the skin and mucous membranes, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, damage to the liver and kidneys and, most serious: fetal malformations in case of pregnancy and the appearance of psychiatric disorders, depression or even suicide attempt. The best alternative to conventional treatments with their long-term side effects is to use natural treatments based on herbs and essential oils, which not only are anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, but in addition also regulate the natural production of sebum.
Natural Acne Treatment
Acne prone skin is oily and reactive skin, prone to pimples, infected. It needs antimicrobial assets to curb the development of pathogenic bacteria, but also restorative care. Some natural products and some essential oils are particularly suitable for the natural treatment against acne. Here are the list of some effective natural acne treatment products, we’ll discuss about them in upcoming articles.
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Antibacterial Agents: Yarrow, benzoin, blue cypress, eucalyptus, galbanum, geranium, Laurel, aspic lavender, fine lavender, lavandin, myrrh, neroli, palmarosa, grapefruit, patchouli, petit-grain, ravensare, geranium thyme, alba sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver.
Astringents: Ladaniferous cyst, geranium, myrrh, bitter orange.
Antiseborrhoea: Atlas cedar, fine lavender, lavandin, Myrtle, Bitter orange, palma rosa, grapefruit, clary sage, vetiver.
Repairers: Yarrow, benzoin, chamomile, cyst, olibanum incense, geranium, helichryse, immortelle, fine lavender, lavandin, myrrh, patchouli, rose, clary sage.
Plants and Hydrolates: Burdock, Cedar, calendula, Rosemary, rose, sage, tee-tree.
Fruits or Vegetables: lemon, cucumber, orange, grapefruit, pomelo, tomato,
Various Ingredients: Green, red, white clay, Dead Sea mud, aloe gel, vinegar, honey, propolis, benzoin, Brewer’s yeast, grapefruit seed extract.
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All above mentioned natural ingredients are effective to acne treatment. We’ll discuss about each of them separately in next articles.