More than 90% of all adolescents and almost 25% of all adults suffer from acne. Many are asking if they are sentenced to the ritual of tackling the symptoms or is there a natural health remedy that will cure acne. Is there a natural safer alternative to the endless use of creams and lotions and the side effects of drug treatments?
Most dermatologists claim that acne cannot be cured. They specialize in treating the symptoms but have no idea how to cure the internal cause of acne. By applying medications and creams that deal merely with the symptoms while ignoring the source or the internal cause of the disease, acne will never be truly cured.
The hormone connection.
The surge of hormones at puberty causes a change in the activity and size of the glands that produce sebum. Excess sebum causes the bacteria that normally inhabit the hair follicles to multiply and irritate the follicle lining leading to an inflammatory reaction. This results in the formation of pustules and cysts commonly known as 'zits' or pimples. Non-inflammatory acne appears as whiteheads or blackheads. Acne sufferers are understandably desperate for a natural acne cure.
The hormone testosterone that is normally thought of as a male hormone but is present in both sexes has been identified as a chief trigger of acne development. It is testosterone that stimulates the activity of the oil glands creating an oilier skin more prone to acne breakouts.
Women can get acne that flares up just before their period is due. Studies have confirmed that acne inflammation can increase 25% between day 22 and 28 of the monthly cycle. A sharp drop in estrogen and rise in testosterone occurs during ovulation, menstruation, pregnancy, just before and during the menopause.
The reason why some men continue to get acne in adult life is unclear but a continued hormonal imbalance, stress, genetics, certain medications and heavy perspiration are thought to contribute. At one time it was thought that chocolate and fried food was the cause but researchers have proven that this is not true although nutritionally they are foods that are best avoided.
Ultimately, every disease results from a breakdown within your body. All major diseases and chronic conditions are warning signs of something very fundamentally wrong inside. Without eliminating the source of your acne condition, you will never get rid of your acne. Without fixing the internal problem that is causing your acne, you may find temporary relief, but your acne will always come back.
Good nutrition helps to balance hormones. A vitamin A deficiency contributes to congestion of the skin and a zinc deficiency leads to a reduced ability to fight infection of the pores. A diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables avoiding sugar, fried and high fat foods is essential. Drink 6 - 8 glasses of filtered water every day.
Now, there are two choices you can make - you can:
1.Ignore the warning signs. - big mistake! The internal imbalance that caused your acne will, in most cases, turn into a chronic condition. Now instead of just having acne you'll start having other hormonal imbalance or toxic overload related symptoms in addition to acne. Because the internal problem is not fixed, the disease symptoms get more and more intense.
2. Listen to your body and start fixing the internal problem that causes your acne to appear in the first place; you will not only get rid of your acne you will also achieve beautiful, healthy, even toned clear skin complexion, re-balance your body and prevent future hormonal or toxic overload related conditions.
We now live a 'far-from-natural' lifestyle. There are over 300 synthetic industrial chemicals present in our bodies that did not exist 50 years ago. We are filled with toxins from the food, and medication we ingest and use.
The Natural Health Remedy to Cure Acne
The natural health remedy that will cure acne is one that fixes the internal condition that causes your acne. The remedy will include a healthy diet, lifestyle, detox and hormone balancing. Your acne will cease to exist and you feel as healthy and attractive as ever!
It doesn't matter what type of acne you have. Whether you suffer from: acne vulgaris, acne Conglobata, acne Rosacea, Acne Fulminans, Blackheads, Whiteheads, Papules, Pustules, Nodules or Cysts: The principles required to cure your acne are basically the same.
The natural "holistic" ways of treating people have been around for thousands of years, and they absolutely work whether you have teen or adult acne; whether you suffer from acne on your back, shoulders or chest or if you suffer from female related acne such as menopause acne or acne due to monthly cycles.
Mike Walden is a certified nutritionist, independent medical researcher, natural health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book, "Acne No More- Open The Door To An Acne Free Life." Mike has written dozens of holistic health articles and has been featured in e-zines and print magazines, as well as on hundreds of websites worldwide. For information on Mike's Holistic Clear Skin program, visit: Acne No More