Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Homemade And Natural Alternatives To Laser Acne Treatment

Laser treatment is an acne solution that has received a large amount of attention recently due to its relatively high rate of success and low incidence of side effects. However, it is also an extremely expensive way of combating acne and is usually not available in the public health care sector or covered by private medical insurance. For those who do have the money to afford laser acne treatment by all means go ahead, but the purpose of this article is to demonstrate affordable, equally effective ways of removing acne using a variety of homemade and natural techniques.

Water is easily one of the best ways to combat acne and makes a great alternative to laser treatment. By increasing your daily intake of water you will help to keep the skin well moisturized, supple and healthy, increasing its ability to control acne "from the inside". We've all heard the idea that eight glasses of water should be consumed a day to keep the body in a state of optimum health. However, I personally believe that 16 glasses a day is more beneficial. 16 glasses works out to be around 2 liters of water which should be spaced out throughout the day. If you are not used to consuming large amounts of water then you should gradually increase your intake by around 500 milliliters a day every two weeks until you reach the 2 liter a day mark. Because tap water can contain a number of impurities and because buying large quantities of bottled water is expensive, the best option is to purchase a water filtration system. These can be bought for a reasonable price from most home appliance stores (as well as online) and are generally highly effective.

Carrot juice is another effective alternative to the laser treatment of acne. Because carrots contain high quantities of nutrients essential for healthy skin functioning such as Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A, they are a "superfood" for the skin. To prepare a single serve of carrot juice take four medium sized, fresh carrots. Peel them and remove the tops. Using a home juicing machine juice the carrots and chill as desired. A small amount of carrot juice every day will have a massive impact on acne and is just as effective as laser acne treatment, not to mention cheaper! Please remember that too much Beta-Carotene can cause the skin to develop a slight orange hue. If this occurs only consume carrot juice once every two days.

After reading this article and putting the two methods I described here to work, I hope you will be able to realize that there are effective, homemade and natural alternatives to laster acne treatment that won't break the bank.

Sam G Jackson has been writing articles on natural acne treatments for a number of years and is a firm believer in their effectiveness. If you would like more free advice on homemade, natural acne treatment please visit his website at http://www.squidoo.com/homemade-acne-treatment-07

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