Tips for Preventing Acne at
From sweet 16 to
fabulous 40 and beyond, acne is a condition that affects almost
everyone at some time in their lives. According to the National
Institutes of Health, nearly 85 percent of adolescents and young
adults between the ages of 12 and 24 develop the condition, and some
people continue to be affected into their forties and fifties.
"Itís important to remember that acne has both internal and external
causes," says Amy Baker, founder of Natureís Cure, an innovative
health and beauty products company. "However, there are some basic
precautions you can take to help prevent breakouts."
Here are some tips from Baker for people of any age who want to
keep their skin clear:
* Donít pick, pop or squeeze, or otherwise mess with your skin.
Squeezing blemishes or whiteheads can lead to infection or scarring.
It almost always makes the acne you have worse.
* Wash your pillowcase often and always use clean face towels.
Dirty towels and pillowcases can harbor bacteria and germs that can
make acne worse.
* Be sure to pull your hair away from your skin when you sleep.
* Try to shower as soon as possible after your workout since sweat
combined with skin oils can trap dirt and bacteria in your pores.
* Donít go to bed with makeup on. It can clog your pores and lead
* Make sure to clean cosmetic brushes regularly in soapy water and
throw out old, contaminated makeup.
* Use topical treatments, anywhere that you tend to get breakouts
-- don't just spot-treat existing pimples. The pore-clogging process
happens two to three weeks before any blemish becomes visible on the
For a more complete treatment option, there is an innovative
over-the-counter remedy called
Nature's Cure 2 part Acne Treatment .
"Because acne is caused by a combination of factors, including
internal triggers that can cause imbalances inside the body, and an
overproduction of oil and trapped bacteria on the outside, the most
effective way to treat it is by addressing both areas," explains
Baker. "The treatment includes all natural tablets to rebalance the
body, and a cream that works to clear up existing pimples at the same
time," she adds.
* Exercising regularly can help reduce stress and it increases
blood circulation and oxygen penetration to the skin, which may help
to prevent acne.
* Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day to help "detoxify" the
body from the inside out.
By taking these simple precautions, most people can reduce the
occurrence of acne. There are also a variety of products available to
help in healing or preventing breakouts. However, consumers should be
careful about what they choose to use.
"Most acne prevention products either donít work very well or have
a litany of side effects," says Baker. "Unlike other options,
is a homeopathic treatment that is made from minerals, herbs and other
natural extracts that activate the bodyís natural defenses. Because
these ingredients are in minute concentrations, they trigger the body
to heal itself without side effects." The formula is available in a
male and female version. "Male and female bodies and hormonal
compositions are different, and you have to address those differences
when you are treating acne," says Baker.
Natureís Cure also offers a two-part body acne treatment that
includes tablets and a medicated body spray that can be sprayed from
any angle to treat hard-to-reach places like the back and neck.
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More Advice for Getting Rid
- Cleanse the skin with a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid
cleanser, apply an alpha hydroxy, and then use a toner. Then use an
acne fighting medication skin along with a moisturizer.
- To dry out a pimple overnight, try using toothpaste (not gel)
directly on the zit.
- Another quick and easy pimple treatment is any antiseptic
mouthwash. As long as the mouthwash contains methyl-salicylate,
just soak a cotton ball or pad in it and dab it on the pimples. This
will unclog pores and the antiseptic properties will kill bacteria
that causes future pimples.
- A great face mask is to use the white part of an egg and apply
it to your face for about 15 minutes. The vitamin A in the whites is
also good for your skin.
- The egg white is also a great overnight remedy.
- To rid redness from an inflamed zit, apply visine eye drops to
the red spots.
- Aspirin contains salicylic acid which is a key ingredient in
most over the counter acne medications. Salicylic acid helps dry,
lifeless skin cells to shed which rejuvenates collagen, reduces fine
lines, tightens pores and improves skin texture in those who suffer
It's very easy to use aspirin in your beauty routine. Use regular
aspirin tablets and mix as follows:
Dissolve 3 regular aspirin in 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Add 1/2
teaspoon water to make a thin paste. Massage the mixture gently onto
your skin in circular motions and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse
with warm water. You can do this everyday if you have problem skin
or just want to give your face a great treatment. Don't forget to
- Try an acne mask. Click
here for recipes for
Treat Body acne
- Body acne is common in adults and teens, showing up mostly on
the chest, back and buttocks. Like facial acne, stress and hormones
can cause blemishes.
- Tight-fitting clothing such as spandex traps perspiration
against the skin, and it then mixes with surface oils. The result is
a film that clogs pores and causes blemishes ranging from whiteheads
to inflamed papules and pustules.
- Treatments for body acne are similar to those for facial acne,
but body acne tends to be more resistant.
- Wash daily with a
salicylic-acid based cleanser, and be sure to shower as soon
as possible after perspiring. Use a salicylic acid or benzoyl
peroxide spot treatment on individual pimples at night.
- Stubborn acne is usually treated with a topical retinoid such as
Retin-A or a course of oral antibiotics such as tetracycline or
minocycline. It will usually take anywhere from a week to a couple
of months to see results. As a last resort, Accutane is used, though
in higher dosages than for facial acne.