Uncovering how to manage acne seems to be a case of reinventing the wheel. What that means is, it seems like folks are forever trying to discover the cause of acne. No one seems to know the cause of this irritation. It seems to be a necessary stage for teenagers to pass through. Like a “right of passage” into adulthood. But, if so, then why do so many adults suffer with adult acne as well?
Upon reflection, it appears something else is going on besides young hormones running wild. What exactly is changing in lives to bring on puss filled zits that is so devastating to everyone who earns the right to show them off?
What does seem to be known about acne is it results from an excess of oil becoming blocked within the skin or clogged pores. Several things seem to contribute this condition. Some of which are stress, allergies, certain drugs, exposure to pollutants, cosmetics, liver dysfunction, being the most common contributors. It seems all of these have one thing in common. A build up of toxins within the body.
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is also where a huge amount of toxins are expelled from the body. As with anything, when it is over used or misused it tends to break down or become backed up.
The skin is not the only release point for toxins. The bowels and kidneys also discharge huge amounts of toxins. It is when these organs, kidneys and liver, become over loaded the skin takes up the slack as much as it can. It is then the normal the function of the skin becomes disrupted and the trouble begins.
As a side bar, the liver and the kidneys do not become over taxed over night. It is a case of contamination or pollution going on for months and/or years until the toxic build up has become so great the organs can no longer handle the job of removing the pollution from the body.
Thusly, correcting the problem which took months and months to create is not going to be fixed or cured over night. Expect to take some time and maybe even expect for things to get worse before they get better, as is often the case.
Below is list of a few things, that are by no means complete, you can do help correct the situation. However, it may take as long as 30 days before you see improvements. So enjoy the process. You earned it with all the indulging you have been doing. Now is the time to pay the piper if you want to cure the condition, not just treat the symptoms.
If you are suffering from acne and would like to know how to it, I would like to offer you some encouragement, as well as some tips to manage acne to help you on your way to clear skin and a healthier you.
TIPS to Follow To Manage Acne
- Drink more water. In most cases, all acne sufferers are in a state of dehydration. Water is one of the best cure-alls available. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. A good rule of thumb is an ounce per pound of body weight. This will help to flush the toxins from the cells and expel them through the kidneys. Water will also carry the new healthful nutrients you are going to eat to the cells. So it helps, going and coming.
- Eat nutritious foods. Going heavy on the fresh fruits and veggies. You know, you have been told this ever since you were a child. It is as true to day as it was then. Give up the sweet junk food and feed your body something that will do it some good.
- Lay off the caffeine, alcohol, sweets, white flour and yes smoking as well. While you are at it get some decent rest and eliminate as much stress from your life as you can. Worrying never helped or solved anything.
- Go to a quality health food store and purchase some high quality multiple vitamins and minerals. Many types will not break down or digest and are only flushed down the toilet. Place one in a spoon of water and see how long it takes for the coating to break down to see if it will do so in your system.
- Get some cleansing herbs like dandelion and burdock and red clover and make a tea from them. They will help heal the liver and clear out the toxins.
- Oregon grape and echinacea will build the immune system.
- Take vitamin D and get some sunshine. Almost everyone is deficient in vitamin D and the sun is a great place to get it. The sun and fresh air are great healers. Use them.
- Vitamin A has been used to treat acne successfully. However large amounts are toxic. Therefor, purchase a juicer of your choice and juice some carrots. They are extremely healthy and nutritious and you would never be able to drink enough carrot juice to ever do you any harm. Drink at least an 8 ounce glass of carrot juice morning and night. Use organic carrots if you can find them.
- There are also some herbal combinations that will do well for cleansing the liver, gal bladder, kidneys and colon.
- Using an astringent such as citrus juice from oranges or lemons or your choice, applied to the face and left for 10 minutes and rinsed with cool water will remove dead skin cells. White vinegar can also be used. These may be diluted slightly if desired.
If you follow these tips on how to manage acne you see some results within about 14 days, however it may take up to 30. Persistence is the name of the game here. Keep with it and you will get the results.