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Natural Treatment Options for Acne
By: Steve Williams


While many focus upon the biological or medicinal side of
acne, there are many researchers who are trying to see if
there might be a natural cure to this disease; a disease
which effects so many people.

One commonality that these researchers are finding is that
acne, although genetically passed on, can be controlled
with diet. Some scientists may disagree, but we've all
heard the old adage, "what you put in is what you get out".
This may be true with acne; even in it's most severe forms.

First and foremost, obesity has been thought as a major
factor contributing to acne. With an obese person, there is
an increased activity in the glands of the body, and this
includes the glands below hair follicles, which produce
oil. Losing weight and exercising each and every day may
help immensely. This requires no drugs, just self-control
and willpower.

Diet is another major concern for naturalists striving for
a cure. They are finding that a diet rich in vegetable and
fruit helps significantly balance hormones that effect
glands. Vegetables and fruit help keep the body in
homeostasis, or in balance.

The intake of fatty foods, such as Trans Fats, or those
made from animal products (milk based products, i.e.
margarine and even vegetable oils), also increases gland
activity in the body. There is a type of oil; however, that
may be good at fighting against acne.

Omega-3 oils, commonly found in fish and sea animals, is
natural oil that is good for the body, especially for the
skin. Other foods that contain oils, sugars, caffeine,
carbonization and heavy amounts of salts, should be avoided
at all costs for sufferers of acne.

Zinc, a mineral gaining much popularity in the natural
world for its medicinal qualities, helps fight the clogging
of pores that leads to acne. In the form of gluconate or
sulfate, it helps the skin heal blemishes and helps to
balance hormonal activity.

Zinc has recently been found to be as effective as
prescription strength tetracycline. Other vitamins,
including vitamin A and B6 may help substantially in
hormonal balance, resulting in clearer, healthier skin.

In any case, the positive effects seen from the uses of
natural medications and a proper diet cannot be ignored.
Even when compared to synthetic treatment options, natural
healing with vitamins and minerals may help even the most
severe cases.


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