Acne Causes and Cures Inverness
Acne Causes and Cures
Author: Andrew Hook
Acne is a very distressing problem faced by millions of people worldwide.
One of the main types of people that suffer are teenagers. as you enter puberty and evolve into adult hood, your body starts to produce the sex hormone androgen. When your body reaches high levels of androgen, it also starts to produce sebum. sebum is the natural oil in the skin. These excessive levels of sebum reacts with the bacteria which lives on the dead skin cells and acne is produced. It must be noted that acne affects people of all ages and its not uncommon for older people to have skin troubles
Acne is also the result of high levels of toxins in your body. These toxins could be fatty deposits that the body has not been able to dispose of. The liver, kidneys and bowels are the body's organs for removing toxins. When they cannot remove these toxins your body releases them through your skin
Many people with spots feel uncomfortable and unhappy and they tend to pick the spots which makes the problem much worse. It ends in a vicious cycle which prolongs the spots. When old spots start to clear up, new spots appear because of this.
To end the cycle you have to do the following things.
1) Stop picking them
Easier said that done i know, but this is the reason it may not be clearing up. Find something to do with your hands and keep your mind busy. Distraction is the key here. Keep practicing distraction techniques and consider going to see a hypnotist. They can do wonderful things for changing your mindset and your habits
2) Drink lots of water
Drinking lots of water will detox your body and clear up your skin. Water flushes out toxins, improves your emotional state, and helps you to think clearer. You should aim to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day. If you exercise your should drink more water to re-hydrate yourself
3) Do not smoke
Smoking fills your body with toxins, creates stress and restricts your blood flow around your body, all of these things will cause spots and acne.
4) Cut down on fatty foods
Fatty foods are hard to digest and will not help any acne problems. Eat a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables and as talked about in point two, you should drink lots of water.
5) Use a good skin cleanser
Good dermatologists recommend a good quality skin cleanser / scrub. This will help clear the dead skins cells away and prevent the bacteria from forming spots. Use a facial wash daily and a gentle scrub 1-2 times a week.
6) Cut down on sugar intake
Excess sugar in your diet will promote the growth of bacteria and acne. Make a list of all the foods and drinks your consume, that contain sugar, and work to reduce your intake
7) Hot Steam
Hot steam opens your skin pores and will help to remove the bacteria from your pores. You can use a special facial sauna or go to the gym and use their sauna. After cleansing you should splash your face with cold water to close your pores.