Who hasn’t encountered the dreaded “”zit”” at some point in their life making acne one of the most common of all skin disorders. Acne is a common eruption of the hair follicles and oil-producing glands of the skin. Acne usually is found on the face, neck, and upper body. Pimples and blackheads are caused by the increase in hormones adolescence or before a woman’s period and by bacterial infections of the skin.
Waste and toxins are eliminated by the skin through sweat pores. Thus, constipation or irregular bowel movements worsen the problem and need to corrected in acne treatment.
While there no one “”best acne treatment”” the following are the top five natural acne treatments which should be considered by anyone seeking an acne solution.
1. Supplements and Vitamins for Acne Treatment
Zinc 50 milligrams, 2 times per day. If Zinc Picolinate is used (due to superior absorption) 50 milligrams is taken only once a day.
Vitamin A 100,000 Units per day for 2 months. Excess Vitamin A be toxic to the liver and needs to be used under a physician’s supervision. Pregnant women (or women who may become pregnant) should not take more than 10,000 Units per day.
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) topical gel, containing 4% Niacinamide, applied twice per day.
Vitamin B6 100 milligrams per day, especially if acne is associated with the menstrual period.
Vitamin C 1,000 milligrams, 4 times a day. Reduce dosage if diarrhea occurs.
Vitamin E 600 Units per day.
Pantothenic Acid – 2.5 grams, four times per day, orally. In research, this has been used together with a topical cream containing 20% Pantothenic acid which was applied four to six times per day.
Deodorized garlic, 10 to 16 capsules per day, depending on the severity of the acne and until symptoms improve. Reduce this dosage gradually, over a 3-week period, to 4 capsules per day.
Evening Primrose oil or Linseed oil 2 capsules per day.
Most of these supplements can be taken in a multivitamin tablet and extra Vitamin A and Zinc.
2. Proper Diet as an Acne Solution
Increase fruits and vegetables in the diet. Eat at least 2 pieces of fruit and 1 cup of vegetables daily.
Eliminate sugar and sugar containing foods because sugar increases the fats that are secreted by the sebaceous glands. These are the glands that are infected by bacteria when a person has acne.
Limit junk foods, fatty foods, fried foods, and milk products. All these foods tend to aggravate acne.
3 The Herbal Acne Remedy
A tea can be made from equal parts of Oregon Grape Root, Dandelion Root, and Burdock Root. Brew 1 teaspoon of this mixture per cup of boiling water. Simmer 5 minutes, then steep for 15 minutes. Up to 6 cups per day for 12 days are taken, or less if nausea or an upset stomach occurs.
A tea of Vitex has often been considered useful, especially when premenstrual symptoms and hormonal imbalances are involved.
4. Physical Treatments in Acne Care
Exposing the skin to sunshine and fresh air or to the light of a tanning lamp, but not long enough to burn the skin. Overexposure to tanning lights may increase the risk of skin cancer.
5. Homeotherapy Acne Skin Care Products
Silica 6C and Hepar sulph 6C: Each day, 3 pellets of Silica in the early morning and afternoon and 3 pellets of Hepar sulph at noon time and in the evening. The pellets are dissolved under the tongue.
Note: A wide range of homeopathic medicines can be effective acne treatment solutions. A health care professional trained in homeopathic prescribing will usually be the best way to select the correct acne medicine.