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Obat Jerawat, Penyebab, Pengobatan dan Cara Menghilangkan

Memang masalah yang satu ini sungguh banyak sekali di alami kalangan wanita dan pria, Dan masalah jerawat terkadang menjadi suatu kendala yang cukup besar dalam hal percaya diri seseorang yang mengalami masalah jerawat. Namun dengan semakin majunya teknologi kesehatan kecantikan kulit para penderita penyakit PD ini tidak perlu merasa khawatir lagi. Sebab mau cara tradisional maupun modern bisa menjadi sebuah alternatif dalam penyembuhan dan menghilangkan noda jerawat yang membekas di wajah.
Obat Jerawat, Penyebab, Pengobatan dan Cara Menghilangkan
Sebelum mengetahui lebih lanjut tentang cara menghilangkan jerawat ada baiknya anda mengetahui terlebih dahulu apakah jerawat itu:

Jerawat merupakan suatu kondisi di mana pori-pori kulit mengalami penyumbatan dan akhirnya menimbulkan kantung yang berisi nanah dan meradang. Jerawat merupakan suatuh penyakit pada kulit yang dialami sebagian besar kalangan remaja dan penderitanya semakin meningkat. Seorang peneliti yang bernama Kligmann berpendapat, “Tidak seorang pun manusia di dunia ini se-masa hidupnya tidak pernah mengalami yang namanya jerawat pada kulitnya. Kemungkinan penyebab utama jerawat adalah disebabkan adanya perubahan hormonal yang merangsang kelenjar minyak di kulit. Selain itu perubahan hormonal yang menjadi pemicu masalah jerawat yaitu menstruasi, masa kehamilan, penggunaan pil KB dan timbulnya stres.

Berikut Ini Beberapa sebab Mengapa Jerawat Timbul:

* Produksi minyak berlebihan:
Timbulnya jerawat bukan hanya karena masalah kurang besihnya muka seseorang. Berlebihannya produksi kelenjar minyak pada tubuh bisa menjadi salah satu pemicu timbulnya jerawat. Sebab dengan banyaknya produksi minyak akan menyebabkan tersumbatnya saluran folikel rambut dan pori-pori kulit. Nah masalah kelebihan minyak ini menjadi masalah yang sering kali dialami para penderita jerawat.

* Sel-sel kulit mati:
Pada umumnya, jerawat disebabkan oleh kelebihan kelenjar minyak sebab sering kali diproduksi hormon androgen. Jerawat timbul karena kelenjar minyak yang berlebih dan pada akhirnya bercampur dengan sel-sel kulit mati. Pada saat terjadinya pencampuran inilah akan memicu timbulnya masalah jerawat. Campuran tersebut membentuk penyumbatan yang akan berbintik hitam atau putih. Jerawat bukan hanya menyerang bagian wajah saja, namun pada anggota tubuh lainnya dapat terkena masalah jerawat, seperti pada punggung, dada, dan leher.

* Penggunaan kosmetik:
Selain masalah diatas, terjadinya jerawat terkadang di sebabkan adanya penggunaan kosmetik yang kurang bersih pada saat membersihkannya. Bekas foundation yang terdapat pada bedak dapat menyebabkan sisa-sisa bedak yang masih menempel diwajah menyumbat pori-pori yang berakhir dengan jerawat.

* Obat-obatan:
Para pengguna obat kortikosteroid, baik obat oral (obat yang minum) maupun obat topical (obat yang di oles) yang memberikan efek samping turunnya daya tahan tubuh juga dapat meningkatkan besarnya potensi untuk timbulnya masalah jerawat, sebab adanya aktivitas bakteri patogen pada wajah akan meningkat dengan turunnya imun pada tubuh kita.

* Telepon Genggam:
Masalah satu ini bisa jadi sering kali diabaikan para penggunanya, Sebab para permukaan Hp bisa jadi tempat bersarangnnya bakteri penyebab jerawat. Untuk mencegahnya timbulnya masalah jerawat yang disebabkan karena telpon genggam wajib untuk anda bersihkan permukaan telepon dengan rutin menggunakan cairan alkohol, dan kalau bisa setiap kali menelpon jangan menempelkan permukaan telpon dengan wajah anda.

* Terjadinya Stres:
Pada masalah terakhir ini bukan menjadi salah satu penyebab jerawat yang berdampak langsung, Namun dengan terjadinya stres, tubuh akan memproduksi beberapa hormon tertentu yang berakhir timbulnya jerawat. Bukan banyak itu saja, stres dapat membuat seseorang mempunyai pola makan yang semakin banyak mengkonsumsi makanan yang manis serta berlemak, sebagai “pelarian” ketika stres melanda.

Beberapa Jenis Jerawat Yang Sering Dialami:

* Komedo: Komedo adalah penyumbatan pada pori-pori kulit, biasanya terdapat disekitar daerah hidung. Penyumbatan tersebut bias berupa penyumbatan terbuka atau tertutup. Komedo yang terbuka atau biasa disebut dengan kata blackhead, merupakan penyumbatan yang menyebabkan pori-pori terlihat seperti pori-pori yang membesar dan menghitam. Komedo yang tertutup atau biasa disebut dengan kata whitehead merupakan kulit yang tumbuh di atas pori-pori sehingga menyebabkan sumbatan yang berbentuk sepeti tonjolan putih kecil. Penyebab komedo biasanya diakibatkan oleh sel-sel kulit mati dan sekresi minyak oleh kelenjar minyak yang berlebihan pada kulit.

* Jerawat Biasa: Jenis jerawat ini mudah dikenal, tonjolan kecil berwarna pink atau kemerahan. Terjadi karena pori-pori yang tersumbat terinfeksi oleh bakteri jenis propionibacterium acne. Bakteri ini biasanya hidup di saluran kelenjar sebaceous yang tersumbat, yaitu di daerah tempat beradanya asam lemak pada kantung kelenjar sebaceous yang tersembunyi di dalam pori-pori kulit. Diberi nama propionibacterium karena mampu memproduksi asam propionik (propionic acid). Bakteri ini merupakan jenis anaerobik sehingga dapat hidup tanpa butuh oksigen, dan mempunyai ciri-ciri aerotolerant yang menimbulkan iritasi pada daerah sekitarnya. Bakteri yang menginfeksi bisa dari waslap, kuas make up, jari tangan, juga telepon. Stres, hormon dan udara yang lembap, bisa memperbesar kemungkinan terbentuknya jerawat.

* Jerawat Batu: Jerawat batu adalah bentuk paling parah dari acne vulgaris. Jerawat jenis ini sering berkembang pada wajah dan/atau area lain dari tubuh. Jerawat batu atau secara ilmiah disebut cystic acne, memiliki tekstur seperti benjolan yang berisi cairan di bawah permukaan kulit. Jerawat ini bisa sangat menyakitkan dan bahkan menyisakan bekas luka yang dalam.

Dua Cara Menghilangkan Jerawat Secara Alami Paling Ampuh:

1. Menghilangkan Jerawat Dari Dalam Langsung Keakarnya
* Minum Air Putih Yang BanyakAir putih membantu menjaga metabolisme tubuh dan yang terpenting membantu proses regenerasi sel kulit. Dengan meminum lebih banyak air putih, akan membersihkan kotoran dalam tubuh yang bisa menyebabkan jerawat. Air putih sangat baik untuk kulit dan kesehatan tubuh.
*Makan Buah dan SayuranBuah-buahan maupun sayuran akan membantu tubuh melarutkan lemak jahat pada tubuh. Sehingga kadar minyak berlebih yang dihasilkan tubuh pun berkurang, tentu saja minyak pada kulit pun berkurang.
*Jauhi Makanan Yang BerlemakMakanan yang mengandung banyak lemak jika dikonsumsi berlebihan akan menjadikanntubuh memproduksi minyak berlebih. Hal tersebut juga berdampak pada kulit, minyak berlebih pada kulit akan menyumbat pori-pori kulit yang akhirnya membentuk gumpalan dan mengundang bakteri Propionibacterium Acnes, bakteri penyebab jerawat.

2. Cara Menghilangkan Jerawat Dari Luar
*Menggunakan Lidah BuayaPotong beberapa bagian lidah buaya yang telah dibuang kulit bagian luarnya. Oleskan cairan lidah buaya tersebut secara rutin pagi dan sore. Jika anda rutin maka jerawat akan mudah kering bahkan juga bisa membersihkan bekas jerawat.
*Menggunakan MaduSudah menjadi rahasia umum cairan dengan begitu banyak manfaat ini juga bermanfaat untuk menghilangkan jerawat. Berbagai penelitian membuktikan bahwa madu terbukti berkhasiat menyembuhkan beragam penyakit dan juga mampu membasmi berjerawat. Cara menggunakanyan sangat mudah yaitu hanya dengan mengoleskan madu pada kulit yang berjerawat. Lakukan hal tersebut dengan menggunakan kapas dan diamkan selama 15 menit, kemudian bilas dengan air putih hingga bersih.
*Menggunakan Bawang PutihBawang putih memang memiliki banyak sekali manfaat, bagaimana agar bawang bisa digunakan untuk menghilangkan jerawat? Mudah sekali Haluskan 2 atau 3 bawang putih dan tumbuk secara halus atau diblender. Oleskan pada kulit wajah dan jerawat dan diamkan kurang lebih 10 Menit dan bersihkan dengan air putih. Lakukan secara rutin kurang lebih 2-3 minggu.
*Menggunakan PepayaKandungan vitamin pada buah pepaya sangat baik untuk kulit. Namun masih jarang yang memanfaatkan untuk mengobati jerawat dikarenakan aromanya. Caranya cukup mudah, blender pepaya sesuai kebutuhan, kemudian oleskan pepaya hasil blender tadi pada wajah selama 20 menit selanjutnya bersihkan dengan air.
*Menggunakan TomatTomat ternyata selain bisa bermanfaat untuk menghilangkan komedo, tomat juga bisa menghilangkan jerawat. Caranya sangat mudah iriskan tomat lalu oleskan atau tempelkan di wajah atau lokasi jerawat dan kemudian diamkan 15 menit – 1 jam, lakukan kurang lebih 1 bulan agar jerawat anda hilang.

Cara Menghilangkan Menghilangkan Jerawat dengan Laser:

Terapi Laser Untuk Pengobatan Jerawat
Kelebihan pengobatan jerawat menggunakan laser:Terapi laser ini bisa membunuh bakteria yang menyebabkan meradangnya jerawat. Selain itu, terapi ini juga bisa meningkatkan kualitas tekstur kulit bahkan menghilangkan bekas luka atau bekas jerawat.
Kekurangan pengobatan jerawat menggunakan laser:Karena merupakan pengobatan modern yang menggunakan alat canggih, tentu saja menimbulkan efek samping. Terapi ini hanya disarankan kepada para pasien yang tidak bisa menjalani pengobatan jerawat biasa karena kulit yang sensitif atau alergi dengan obat.

Jangan dikira jika menggunakan laser tidak berbahaya, tidak sedikit juga pasien yang mengeluhkan tidak nyaman dan kulit yang terbakar seperti terbakar matahari karena efek samping mengerikan terapi cahaya laser. Menggunakan laser adalah satu dari sekian banyak cara yang dapat kita gunakan untuk mengatasi jerawat. Masih banyak lagi cara lain yang dapat kita coba mulai dari cara alami sampai cara modern. Ada dampak positif dan dampak negatif, tergantung mau memilih mana yang terbaik untuk kesehatan kulit wajah. Jadi apakah saudara tertarik mencoba cara menghilangkan jerawat menggunakan terapi laser…?

8 Fakta Menarik Tentang JERAWAT

Selain hubungan asmara, hal apa yang bisa membuat seorang perempuan galau setengah mati? Jawabnya mudah: Jerawat. Mungkin kelihatannya sepele dan kecil, namun jerawat punya kekuatan menghancurkan rasa percaya diri seorang perempuan lho.

Buat sebagian besar perempuan, apalagi para remaja, penampilan adalah segala-galanya. Mereka akan melakukan apa saja demi mendapatkan penampilan paling maksimal. lihat saja banyak perempuan yang rela menghabiskan waktu dan uangnya untuk merawat diri di salon-salon kecantikan, berbelanja baju-baju lucu di pusat-pusat perbelanjaan, atau berdandan berjam-jam sebelum pergi makan siang.

Namun semua usaha tampil cantik itu seolah-olah sia-sia begitu ada satu jerawat muncul di wajah. Mimpi tentang tampil sempurna pun sirna sudah. Bahkan, jika bisa rasanya ingin sembunyi dan tak mau bertemu dengan siapapun selama jerawat belum hilang. Rasanya jadi minder dan tak punya percaya diri lagi. Berlebihan? Tidak. Sedahsyat itu memang efek yang bisa ditimbulkan oleh sebuah jerawat.

Itulah mengapa jerawat seringkali dianggap musuh bebuyutan oleh kaum perempuan. Bagaimanapun caranya, bila jerawat datang sebisa mungkin harus segera dienyahkan. Mulai dari ke dokter, membeli obat anti jerawat, hingga melakukan perawatan. Banyak juga yang memilih percaya pada mitos-mitos tentang jerawat dan melakukan penanganan sesuai apa kata mitos tersebut.

Sah-sah saja sebenarnya melakukan usaha berdasarkan mitos. Karena tak semua mitos itu selalu salah. Tapi sebaiknya, Anda lebih realistis dengan mitos-mitos tersebut. Jangan sampai hal itu justru akan memperparah masalah jerawat Anda. Agar hal tersebut tidak terjadi, mari kita bahas 8 mitos soal jerawat dan faktanya.

Mitos: Jerawat muncul karena muka kotor
Fakta: Salah. Jerawat timbul bukan akibat muka kita yang kotor atau jarang dibersihkan. Jerawat muncul akibat penyumbatan pori-pori yang kemudian meradang. Terlalu sering membersihkan muka dengan sabun pencuci muka justru akan memperparah kondisi kulit. sebaiknya cuci muka seperlunya dan gunakan sabun yang formulanya lembut di kulit.

Mitos: Makanan berlemak menjadi salah satu penyebab jerawat
Fakta: Salah. Cokelat, kacang, kentang goreng, susu dan bahan makanan berlemak lainnya sering dituding sebagai salah satu penyebab jerawat. Beberapa ahli dermatologi menyanggah hal tersebut. Mereka mengatakan, hingga saat ini tidak ada bukti ilmiah dan otentik mengenai makanan berlemak dan kemunculan jerawat.

Mitos: Riasan wajah menyebabkan jerawat
Fakta: Benar. Memang ada beberapa kosmetik yang efeknya memang menyumbat pori-pori dan akhirnya memicu kemunculan jerawat. Namun tidak semua kosmetik seperti itu. Untuk menghindari jerawat karena kosmetik, Anda memang harus mencoba menemukan mana yang paling cocok dengan jenis kulit Anda dan memastikan bahwa kosmetik tersebut aman bila digunakan.

Mitos: obat jerawat dosisi tinggi lebih efektif hilangkan jerawat
Fakta: Salah. Obat jerawat telah dibuat sesuai dengan aturan dosis. Menambah dosis tanpa berkonsultasi ke dokter justru akan memperparah kondisi kulit Anda. Jika memang keadaan jerawat Anda setelah diobati tidak kunjung membaik atau malah memburuk, Anda sebaiknya meminta bantuan dokter untuk menangani masalah tersebut.

Mitos: Aktivitas seksual picu munculnya jerawat
Fakta: Salah. Sampai saat ini belum ditemukan keterkaitan aktivitas seksual dengan produksi kelenjar minyak pada kulit.

Mitos: Dampak jerawat hanya sebatas pada penampilan seseorang
Fakta: Salah. Jerawat bisa memberikan dampak lebih dari itu yakni memberi efek buruk pada psikologi seseorang. Munculnya jerawat bisa mempengaruhi kepercayaan diri seseorang.

Mitos: Jerawat akan sembuh bila dipencet
Fakta: Salah. Mitos ini sangat salah dan berbahaya bila dilakukan. Pasalnya memencet justru akan membuat luka jerawat terbuka sehingga lebih mudah terinfeksi oleh bakteri. Keadaan ini justru akan memperparah jerawat dan kondisi kulit Anda.

Mitos: Jerawat hanya dialami oleh kaum remaja saja
Fakta: Salah. Jerawat bisa dialami bahkan oleh orang yang berusia 30 hingga 40 tahun. Beberapa orang malah memiliki masalah jerawat sepanjang hidup.
Semoga info ini bermanfaat untuk Anda dan sahabat-sahabat Anda yang Anda cintai. 

Tentang Jerawat Yang Perlu Anda Ketahui

Tidak semua orang dianugerahi kulit yang sempurna dan mulus. Banyak wanita merasa tidak beruntung karena memiliki cela di wajah seperti komedo dan masalah wajah terburuk adalah jerawat. Jerawat terjadi akibat peradangan kulit yang kronis sehingga menyebabkan pori pori dipenuhi sebum.
Jerawat
Kebanyakan orang yang mengalami masalah jerawat malu untuk keluar rumah dan berhadapan dengan orang banyak karena jerawat memang membuat kita kehilangan kepercayaan diri. Jerawat tidak hanya dihasilkan akibat hormon, usia maupun makanan berminyak atau cokelat.


Bagaimanakah jerawat terbentuk?
Jerawat sering terjadi disebabkan oleh bakteri yang terdapat dalam pori yang tersumbat. Pori menjadi tersumbat karena kelenjar sebaceous memproduksi minyak yang berlebihan dari biasa.



Bagaimana itu bisa terjadi?
Masalah jerawat biasanya dihadapi pada tingkat remaja karena tingkat hormon di dalam tubuh meningkatkan produksi sebum. Ketika sebum terlalu banyak dan bergabung dengan sel kulit mati, ia akan menghalangi dan menutup pori-pori.


Jika sebum itu terjebak setengah, bintik hitam akan muncul. Jika sebum tersebut terperangkap sepenuhnya, bintik putih pula akan terjadi. Komedo tersebut menjadi hitam karena oksidasi bila terkena udara yang kotor. Bakteri berkembang biak dalam pori yang tersumbat yang menyebabkan jerawat timbul. Jika jerawat tidak dirawat dengan benar, ia bisa meninggalkan parut.


Bagaimana agar dapat mencegah dari kulit berjerawat?
  1. Cuci wajah Anda setiapa hari dengan pencuci muka antibakteri. Jika Anda memiliki kulit yang sensitif, gunakan pembersih wajah yang ringan
  2. Oleskan produk perawatan jerawat di seluruh wajah dan bukannya di tempat yang ditumbuhi jerawat saja.
  3. Gunakan produk yang mengandung asam salisilat yang mampu membersihkan pori Anda dari kotoran.
  4. Gunakan makeup atau produk perawatan wajah non-comedogenic agar tidak terjadi iritasi pada kulit.
  5. Konsultasikan kepada dokter kulit cara untuk menghapus bintik hitam tanpa meninggalkan bekas luka.
  6. Hindari menyentuh wajah dengan tangan karena tangan adalah anggota tubuh yang memiliki banyak bakteri. Jika ingin menyentuh wajah, pastikan tangan Anda bersih terlebih dahulu.
  7. Selalu cuci sarung bantal Anda dan gunakan waslap yang menggunakan kain yang mampu menghilangkan bakteri dan kuman.
  8. Jangan mencubit jerawat Anda karena dapat meninggalkan bekas luka.

6 fakta tentang jerawat

Masalah jerawat memang menjengkelkan bagi siapapun. Bekasnya yang jadi kemerahan dan membuat kulit terlihat kusam sangat sulit dihilangkan. Agar dapat mengatasinya dengan cara yang tepat, sebaiknya Anda mengetahui fakta-fakta tentang jerawat yang berikut ini, seperti yang dilansir dari Family Circle.


1. Bukan hanya untuk remaja
Masalah jerawat yang tumbuh bergantian di wajah ternyata bukan hanya milik remaja saja. Wanita di usia 40-an ke atas pun masih bisa mengalami masalah ini. Hal ini bisa dipengaruhi oleh asupan nutrisi yang tidak seimbang, seperti terlalu sering mengonsumsi daging merah, dan makanan berlemak jenuh lainnya.



2. Bisa dipengaruhi oleh sabun wajah
Jika Anda salah dalam memilih sabun wajah, maka jerawat pun bisa muncul. Sebaiknya, pilihlah sabun wajah yang memiliki konsentrasi zat salicylic acid sebanyak 2%. Zat aktif ini akan secara efektif menangani jerawat Anda, asal tidak digunakan lebih dari 2 kali sehari.



3. Mengontrol stres bisa menjadi obat
Salah satu penyebab terbesar tumbuhnya jerawat adalah stres yang berkepanjangan. Saat stres, sistem tubuh jadi tidak dapat berfungsi dengan baik. Ini menyebabkan produksi dan sirkulasi hormon menjadi tidak normal dan memicu tumbuhnya jerawat.



4. Jerawat wanita dewasa dan remaja berbeda
Untuk mengatasi jerawat, Anda perlu memilih produk yang tepat, yang disesuaikan dengan usia Anda. Jika Anda memilih sabun wajah yang formulanya masih untuk kulit anak remaja, maka masalah jerawat Anda pun tidak akan pernah tuntas. Bisa-bisa wajah Anda malah kebal terhadap kandungan dalam sabun tersebut.



5. Menghindari pelembap bisa memperparah jerawat
Ketika jerawat sudah mulai mengumpul banyak pada wajah, Anda mungkin jadi agak ragu untuk memakai pelembap, karena takut jerawat akan jadi semakin parah. Padahal, jika kulit tidak diberi pelembap, kelenjar minyak yang ada di bawah kulit akan memproduksi minyak lebih banyak dan jerawat pun bisa jadi semakin parah.



6. Retinol bisa menjadi penolong Anda
Anda sebetulnya bisa mencegah atau mengobati jerawat, sekaligus mencegah muncul kerutan di kulit akibat penuaan dini. Caranya, pilih pelembap atau krim wajah yang mengandung retinol. Pada awal pemakaian, biasanya retinol akan menyebabkan iritasi pada kulit, namun dengan dosis yang tepat dan pemakaian yang benar, kulit akan beradaptasi secara perlahan. Coba konsultasikan dengan dokter kulit sebelum mencoba krim retinol.


Semoga informasi mengenai jerawat ini dapat membantu Anda. 

Acne - An Introduction

by: rudy silva
 
Acne is the most common skin disorder. Over 10% of Americans age 25 - 44 have acne. Over 85% Americans age 12 - 25 will have acne at one time or the other.

If ignored, acne can become infected, create scars, and pockmarks that become permanent on your face. I don't want this to happen to you, so I have written a series of articles on how to clear your acne.  

Acne Is a Disease

Acne is a disease called seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis. It occurs when the sebaceous glands, under your skin, become contaminated with oily toxic matter, which contains, 

§ dirt
§ dead skin
§ excess sebum oil
§ acid waste
§ bacteria
§ toxic matter


Under normal conditions the sebaceous glands release oil that comes up through your pores onto the skin surface. This release keeps your skin moist and lubricated for protection from the environment.

If your pores on your face are not open or plugged, this creates toxic oil that cannot move out onto your skin. This results in a growth or pimple that start to increase in size as more toxic oil tries to reach the surface of your skin.

If the pore walls burst under the skin, white blood cells move in to digest the collagen around the pores. When this happens, you will have scars on your face.

To avoid having scars, you need to start an acne-clearing program before you get acne or just as soon as you see acne coming so that your pimples and back heads don't get to the point where they get severely infected and burst.

Clearing Your Acne

Acne is a complex condition that involves many parts of the body even though it shows up as only eruptions on the face and else where on your skin. It is a signal that you have problems elsewhere deep within your body. Acne can be caused by a toxic colon, poor digestion of food, weak liver and other conditions that cause the blood to carry too much toxicity.

To clear acne it is not always possible to just do one thing and expect acne to go away. But it may be possible to just use a special cream and have your acne diminish or clear.

Acne may go away by just doing one thing but don't expect it to. A facial cream, diet, herbal treatment, and colon cleanse alone may not be able to clear acne. A combination may or may not work.

Eliminate Acne without the Side Effects

by: ARA
(ARA) - 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 disorder. And although it is most common among adolescents, some people continue to be affected into their forties and fifties. 

There are so many acne products on the market that it can be difficult to choose what’s best for you or your child. Even among medical researchers there is debate over which acne treatments are the most effective. 

“Most products either don’t work very well or have a litany of side effects,” says Amy Baker, founder of Nature’s Cure, an innovative health and beauty products company. “Acne has internal and external causes, and needs to be treated both inside and outside the body,” she explains. 

Nonprescription Treatments 

Common over the counter treatments typically contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid -- usually in a cream or gel. These medicines take about two to four weeks to work, but only clear the acne to a point, because they don’t address the source of the problem. They also need to be used continually to keep fighting the acne, and as a result some patients experience skin irritation, burning or redness. 

Prescription Treatments 

Antibiotics in a topical form are often prescribed as an acne treatment. They work by clearing the skin of bacteria, but often cannot clear up the more deep-seated cases. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline and minocycline are more effective for severe cases of acne because they work systemically. However, they can cause such side effects as photosensitivity (higher risk of sunburn), upset stomach, dizziness and skin discoloration, and must be taken for as long as four to six months. A further drawback is that doctors are becoming more reluctant to prescribe antibiotics due to the increase in antibiotic resistance. 

For very severe and disfiguring acne, there is a prescription drug called Accutane that has been successful in cases that don’t respond to other treatments. However, it also has serious side effects like joint and muscle pain, eye irritation, hair thinning, and intestinal, urinary and headache symptoms. In addition, it has been associated with an increased risk of depression and suicide. 

For people searching for less toxic ways to treat acne, there is an innovative over-the-counter treatment called Nature’s Cure. “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 all natural treatment includes a homeopathic tablet to rebalance the body, and a cream that works to clear up existing pimples at the same time.” 

Consumers like Sandra Loppnow, a cosmetologist from Caledonia, Wis., are happy to find a natural acne treatment. She and her four daughters spent hundreds of dollars on various treatments, with no success. They saw Nature’s Cure and decided it was worth a shot; within a month, every one of the girls was almost completely rid of her acne and Loppnow finally gained control of her acne at the age of 48. “I was skeptical at first, but I liked the idea of the all-natural tablets,” she says. “I couldn’t believe how well it worked, and it was so easy with just two pills a day. It changed our lives! I recommend it to everyone.” 

Unlike other remedies, Nature’s Cure 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. 

This homeopathic treatment is made from minerals, herbs and other natural extracts that activate the body’s natural defenses. Because these ingredients are in minute concentrations, they trigger the body to heal itself without side effects. There is also 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. For more information about Nature’s Cure acne treatments, visit www.NaturesCure.com. 

Natural Acne Treatment

by: Seth Miller
 
Natural acne treatments are desirable because they have few side effects, are inexpensive, and are effective for many. There are many natural acne treatments available for purchase. These contain various plant extracts that work to dry up the pimple and sooth the skin

Most of these products contain vitamin E, grapeseed oil, calendula, aloe vera, witch hazel or essential oils. For example, tea tree oil applied to acne has been found to be effective for hundreds of years. An herbal blend that can help with acne consists of equal parts of the herbal extracts of sarsaparilla, yellow dock, burdock, and cleavers. Take half a teaspoon of this blend three times daily.
 
Maintain a healthy kitchen with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Eat foods containing healthy omega-3 oils such as ground flaxseeds, salmon, and sardines. Drink six to eight large glasses of water a day. Vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as chromium and zinc, all play a role in reducing and preventing acne. Avoid refined sugar, fried foods, and trans fat (such as milk, milk products, margarine, and any hydrogenated vegetable oils). Some people find that chocolate, caffeine, carbonated beverages, iodized salt, shellfish, wheat and/or milk products aggravate acne.
 
Stress is popularly thought to be a cause of acne. Yoga, exercise, breathing techniques, biofeedback, massage, and meditation may be beneficial. Chinese, Ayuredic, Tibetan and Japanese herbal medicines can be used to treat acne. Massage is often recommended for people with skin problems. It can help to increase circulation and lymphatic drainage and speed the healing of blemishes.
 
When shopping for cosmetics and toiletries, look for the phrase "non-comedogenic" on the packaging. Avoid heavy foundation makeup. Most acne patients should select powder blushes and eye shadow over cream products because they are less irritating and non-comedogenic. Never pick, scratch, pop or squeeze acne, especially inflammatory acne or “pustules”.

THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR ACNE PROBLEM!

by: Beth Scott
Like a good many people I have been the victim of acne vulgaris (what an appropriate name for such a vulgar disease) the medical term for pimples. 

My acne problem has made me aggravated, made me cry, and made me angry. Thousands of people each year are afflicted by an acne problem, and their acne problem makes recluses out of way too many teenagers and even adults. 

Your acne problem is caused when your pores get clogged and the fatty material made by the sebaceous gland accumulates, and a "bump" appears under the skin-or perhaps a whitehead or a blackhead (a comedone). 

Blackheads are not caused by dirt but by the discoloring effect of air on the fatty material in the clogged pore. If this substance becomes infected a pimple results. 

That is the medical explanation for pimples but what people really want to know is "How do I get RID of my acne problem!?" 

As anyone can tell you the worst thing to do is to push or "pop" a pimple. Because this will not only cause your acne problem to worsen, but can result in life long scars. 

No matter what you see on TV or in movies and no matter what anyone in your family or what any friend tells you, DON'T pop that pimple. 

I speak from personal experience, my acne problem was so bad I couldn't stand it so I popped pimples trying to be proactive in getting rid of them. 

That is the wrong method to get involved in doing something to rid yourself of your acne problem. I am still paying for doing it by the scars that remain on my face.

The right way is a simple trick I learned that lessons acne dramatically:

Steam your face at night over a warm bowl of water for 20 minutes before retiring to bed (this should be after washing your face thoroughly with a gentle cleanser like Olay's or Neutragena's facial cloths)

And then massage one half a teaspoon of castor oil onto your face for about 1 minute, until your face is just lightly shiny.

This will help keep your pores open and prevent new pimples from forming (the steaming opens pores and helps get rid of old pimples).

In the morning you should wash your face again immediately after waking and steam face again for 20 more minutes.

After steaming your face in the morning splash your face with cold water and dry off.

Do this consistently every night and morning for optimal results in clearing up your acne problem. 

Now that you are armed with this information put it to use tonight and watch the improvement as your acne problem fades and your skin begins to glow after just a short period of time. 

Cure Acne Naturally In Just 3 Days

by: Peter Morgan
Look Better, Feel Better, and Raise Your Self-Esteem by Banishing Your Acne in Only 3 Days. Chris Gibson shows how to cure acne naturally, using a simple natural acne remedy can follow. Scars can be removed with this treatment too. The pain and agony of acne can now be cured in a 3 day treatment using an easy program. 

Treating, removing and curing acne naturally is possible in three days. Many satisfied customers are stating similar statements to Chris who said "I didn't think I would Ever get rid of the acne that had tormented me for so long. I desperately wanted to feel better about myself. I wanted the acne Gone - so, I gave it a try. After 3 days, I woke up and made the slow walk to my bathroom mirror. I walked in with my eyes closed, and when I opened them, my jaw dropped to the floor!”

The skin care method consists of natural ingredients everyone can get a hold of. Many of the ingredients are available right in your home. It is a guaranteed method to reduce and clear acne (blackheads, whiteheads, zits, pimples). Many users have mentioned how they lost their acne overnight. Chris is so sure about this natural acne remedy that he offers a 90 Days Money Back Guarantee.

Chris Gibson states, "You will find that your acne will start to disappear - if not totally be gone - at the end of 3 days. You will spend more time with your family and friends, showing off your clear skin. You will feel better and look better, and your self-confidence and self-esteem will go through the roof! Plus, you will never have to worry about having a serious acne problem again. After trying this simple, natural acne remedy, I have been acne free for over nineteen years! That is why you need something besides a cream. You need to find a system that will cure the problem from the inside out.

The cure found in our book can be applied at your house. No need to go to the doctor or spend thousands of dollars on prescription medicines.

Clear Your Acne - Naturally!

Most people who suffer from acne go out and spend good money on common over-the-counter acne treatment products. The truth is, most of these products are full of chemicals that can actually slow down the healing of acne, and irritate your skin, causing farther breakouts.
 
When an acne product has 20 ingredients listed on it, it can be hard to know if one of those ingredients is actually stopping you from having success. It can be even harder when you can't pronounce the ingredient, much less know what it is and how it is going to affect your skin. Most mainstream acne treatments are not only much more expensive than common household items, but they also don't always work as well either. With that in mind, I will list some basic household items that can work wonders on clearing up your skin.
 
Baking soda ? A very cheap cooking ingredient that most people have in their homes already, baking soda can be used as a great scrub. The purpose of a scrub is to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin that can eventually clog pores and lead to acne spots. To start off, you'll want to mix a small amount of baking soda with some water for form a paste. Baking soda is very effective as a scrub, so you want to be sure to be extra careful when applying it to your face. Gently massage the paste into your skin for ten to fifteen seconds. Then rinse the baking soda off, and pat your face dry with a clean towel.
 
Apple Cider Vinegar ? Though most people that use vinegar to treat acne use the apple cider form of vinegar, you can also use plain old regular vinegar. Regardless of which type you use, vinegar can be very helpful with it comes to clearing up acne. It can kill off acne causing bacteria, balance your skin's pH, and absorb extra oil on your skin.
Starting with clean, dry skin, apply diluted vinegar (eight parts water to one part vinegar) directly to your skin with a cotton ball, and leave it on. If you want, you can also use a stronger vinegar solution (say, 2 or 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar), and apply it directly to problem areas, rinsing it off after ten minutes.
 
Lemon or lime juice can also be substituted for vinegar. Both of these juices are rich in citric acid, and can exfoliate your skin very well, halting the growth of acne spots, as well as fading previous, non-active acne quicker.
 
Egg Whites ? Rich in protein, egg whites can be used as a mask to heal and rebuild your skin. It can also help to absorb excess oil from your skin. To start off, crack an egg, removing the yolk so that just the egg whites are left behind. Beat these egg whites, and apply them directly to your face. Let it sit for fifteen minutes, and then rinse the egg off.
 
Oatmeal ? As odd as it may seem, oatmeal can absorb unwanted oil and draw out impurities which reside deep in your skin. Cook some plain oatmeal like you would for consumption. Let it cool off, and rub it over your clean skin. Let it sit for a while, like you would a mask, and then rinse off. If you do this on a regular basis, you should begin to start noticing results soon.
 
Tea Tree Oil ? TTO is a commonly used all-natural household antiseptic, which you can pick up at most drugstores or supermarkets. You can apply TTO directly to acne spots to kill bacteria, or, if you strongly dilute it with another oil (such as jojoba oil), over your entire face. Tea tree gel can be easier to apply than the oil, and many are made for applying over large areas of skin, so they aren't quite as strong as straight TTO and do not need to be diluted.
 
Pantothenic Acid (Also known as Vit. B5) ? Pantothenic acid can be taken in large quantities for the benefit of acne reduction. B5 works by helping your body to metabolize fats which would otherwise be later turned into sebum (oil) and excreted through the skin. Small amounts of B5 won't help though, and it has to be taken several times a day.
 
To help with acne, you will need to take 2.5 grams of pantothenic acid (the powder form is much easier to take), 4 times per day, for a total of 10 grams per day.
 
Aloe Vera ? Aloe Vera has been used for many years in kitchens for topical application to burns. Another benefit of aloe is that it can prevent scaring, fade marks and help heal acne spots.
 
You now have an idea of some basic household items you can use on your skin, that work better than many OTC acne products, and are much cheaper to use. Since we have only really covered basic acne treatments, you can always take this to another level and take all natural, internal acne treatments.
 
This sums up our basic list of natural alternatives for chemical based acne treatment products. You can take this a step farther by attacking your acne from the inside out. Acne has been shown numerous times to be very closely affected by the digestive system, so keeping your entire digestive system working as smooth as possible can help reduce acne. I will help give you a basic idea of some all natural products you can take to help clear up acne.
Cucumber, lemon and carrot juice, brewer's yeast, and active charcoal pills are all capable of helping the digestive system function normally. Since the digestive system is closely related with the health of the skin, they should help reduce acne breakouts. Flax seed can also be wonderful for helping your skin heal faster.

What is acne - and how to prevent it

by: Mike Spencer
Have you ever had acne? Chances are that you have had or are still having acne. Teens are primarily the ones cursed with at least with a mild form of acne. But what is acne? Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, occurs when oil and dead skin cells form a plug and clog your follicles or pores. 
Eighty-five percent of teenagers have had at least a mild form of acne. During puberty increased hormone levels cause an increase in oil production. This increased oil can then combine with dead skin cells and cause acne. Acne does not discriminate though as some adults, especially women, have intermittent acne all their lives.
 
What is acne symptoms going to look like to most people? You will most likely notice an outbreak of whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. These can occur on your face, back, shoulders, or chest. Whiteheads and blackheads are clogged pores, while pimples have a bacteria build-up under the clogged pores. Large and deep pimples are called cystic lesions and can be quite painful and create scarring.
 
What is acne treatments going to consist of? Acne treatments depend upon the severity of the acne. The goal is to reduce or eliminate acne outbreaks and reduce any scarring that may occur with an acne outbreak. The first method of treatment to begin with is cleansing with a mild soap and warm water and using benzoyl peroxide. This often controls and prevents mild acne.
 
If this does not reduce or eliminate the acne outbreaks, you will need to consult a physician to try more aggressive treatments. The physician may prescribe antibiotics combined with topical benzoyl peroxide. This increases the effectiveness of your treatment. If there is still no improvement and the acne is severe, the physician may recommend Accutane as a last resort. Accutane has rare but serious side effects and is very expensive. A new treatment available is Light Wave Therapy. This treatment was recently approved by the FDA and is helpful in reducing and eliminating mild to moderate acne that has not been responsive to other treatments.
 
What is acne reducing things that you can do to help reduced your symptoms or outbreaks? Things you can do to help reduce your acne symptoms are cleansing your face twice daily using a mild soap and warm water. Use your clean, bare hands to wash your face rather than a washcloth. Vigorous rubbing of your skin will only make your acne worse. Follow your Doctor's directions fully. This will help to ensure that your acne is reduced or eliminated.
 
What is acne? Acne is a condition that can cause moderate to severe embarrassment and self-esteem problems, as well as depression. If your acne is not responding to treatment then seek out a treatment that works for you or your skin.

The First Step To Curing Acne

by: Naweko San-Joyz
The first step to curing acne is knowing what type of acne you have. This information gives you precious insight to what may have actually triggered the acne outset. Once you know your acne trigger, you are one step closer to removing the acne activator and living acne free.

There are numerous types of acne, which could explain why it is so cumbersome if not seemingly impossible for the acne sufferer to find a cure. Looking at the list below, you may be surprised discover that you acne is not caused by stress, but your new bottle of designer perfume.

·Adult Acne Sudden onset, or continuation of acne, during adulthood. The cause may be hormone imbalances, stress, pollution or medications. Studies have shown a direct link between hormone imbalances and the onset of acne in women ages 30 to 40 years old.

Acne cosmetic This form may be rare but is triggered by use of cosmetics with acne aggravating ingredients such as lanolins, isopropyl mysristate and some pigments.

Acne conglobata Severe hereditary acne that can cause scarring on the face and back.

Acne detergens Acne resulting from abrasive cleansers.

Acne excoriée (Mirror Addict Acne)- Psychosomatic disease caused by constant picking of the face and/or body.

Acne fulminans (Too Much Testosterone Acne) Acute and severe form of acne accompanied by symptoms like fever and joint pain. This acne is common among males. Traits include: abrupt onset of acne, inflammatory and ulcerated nodular acne on the chest and back, severe acne scarring, fluctuating fever, painful joints, loss of appetite or weight, and high white blood cell count. This acne is caused by use of testosterone, used legally or illegally to enhance muscle growth. Over the counter treatments or not effective. If you don’t need the extra testosterone for your health, don’t take it.

Acne keloidalis This acne occurs with people of African descent. It is characterized by firm papules and pustules at the nape of the neck.

Acne mallorca Acne caused by sunbathing.

Acne mechanica Acne provoked by mechanical irritation such as tight, restricting cloths or straps.

Acne medicamentosa (Drug Induced Acne) Acne brought on by medications. Common culprits include phenytoin (Dilantin), isoniazid, lithium, bromides, iodides, androgens and corticosteroids. Lithium worsens acne vulgaris and can bring on acne in persons who have never experienced acne.

Oral contraceptives containing norgestrel or norethindrone may also induce or worsen acne.

Over the counter drugs containing potassium iodide, bromide (cold remedies) and chlorine (chloral hydrate) may cause acne with very small pustules.

Acne neonatorum Infant acne triggered by hormones from the mother transferred to the newborn. This acne usually disappears without treatment.

Acne pomade Acne occurring with persons who use pomades or thick oils daily on their hair. This oil travels from the hair to the forehead where it clogs pores and creates acne lesions. Avoiding touching the face with oiled hands and limiting use of synthetic oils on the hairs usually remedies pomade acne.

Chloracne Acne created by constant exposure to hydrocarbons in motor oil and insecticides.

Imaginary acne Imagining acne when there is actually no acne.

Pitch acne Lesions created by coal tars or dandruff tar shampoos.

Premenstrual acne Acne provoked by hormonal changes prior to menstruation.

Steroid acne Inflammation of hair follicles caused by internal steroids or from topical corticosteroids on the face. Steroid induced acne appears as red papules and pustules concentrated in the area where the steroid was applied. Steroids thin the outer layer of the skin and make the hair follicles more susceptible to rupture. Lesions usually leave after steroid use ends.

Tropical acne Acne experienced by some World War II soldiers in the tropics who developed severe acne with horrible scarring.