Saturday, August 1, 2009

What Can You Do to Cure Acne on Your Own?

It may be so you have no need to visit a doctor, if your acne problems are quite insignificant. Sometimes a due skin care is enough to cure acne at home. Let's get down to facts, there are three well known causes of acne and you can focus your home treatment on the following: open pores; clear bacteria; minimize the oil.

You should also revise views to you lifestyle. To control your acne even if your routine is too intensive, you should remember about some simple rules: sleep enough; drink enough of water; eat healthy things. It wouldn’t cure acne by itself; these rules are in your health foundation.

Open the pores. Washing once or twice a day with a mild cleansing bar or liquid foundation will keep the skin clean and minimize sensitivity and irritation. A variety of mild scrubs, exfoliants, and masques can be also used. These products remove the outer layer of the skin and thus open pores. You can also make you own scrub: take a handful of oatmeal and mix it with some herb tea and honey. If your skin is very oily, use some fine grinding sea-salt with oatmeal.

Clear bacteria. There are a lot of gels, creams, and lotions, which are used to clean problem skin area. The active ingredients that kill surface bacteria include benzoyl peroxide (the most popular ingredient in over-the-counter antibacterial cleansers today), sulfur, and resorcinol. Take care; benzoyl peroxide may cause red and scaly allergic skin in a small number of people. Please, be a thought more careful with products that contain alcohol, it usually has a profound effects on sensitive skin.

Minimize the oil. You cannot stop producing oil. But you can get rid of oil on cutaneous surface and reduce the embarrassing shine. You need a gentle astringent/toner to clean oil. Masques are also useful to draw out facial oil.

If you are going to cure acne yourself, the convenient preparation selection is an important thing. Pay attention to natural acne products that are available in chemist's shops. There is a lot of new acne preparations made from natural ingredients and has no side effects. As usual they work from the inside and can cure acne naturally and everlastingly. Some of the most popular acne cures are creams or pills. Naturally, creams are used for topical treatments while pills are for intake and work from the inside out. And one question of great importance: very often the acne is caused by Vitamin B5 deficiency.