Monday, March 31, 2008

Stamp Out Acne Once and For All

Most people with acne attempt to treat their irritated skin with external face washes, soaps, lotions and treatments. However, the best way to stamp out acne is by changing your diet and getting rid of acne-causing ingredients such as fried foods.

Healthy Foods Promote Healthy Skin

A healthful diet rich in natural whole foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans is the first recommendation for treating acne. Foods containing trans-fatty acids, such as milk, milk products, margarine, shortening and other synthetically hydrogenated vegetable oils, as well as fried foods, should be avoided.

It seems the prevalence of acne in the United States is built into the typical American diet. Americans tend to eat fried foods in large quantities, usually cooked in the most harmful of fats and oils. Not all fats are bad, but the fats that typical Americans eat make them more prone to develop acne and skin problems, such as what's in ice cream, cheese, bacon, and milk.

Why Creams and Lotions Do Not Work

Acne cannot really be treated using creams and soaps because the root of the condition lies beneath the skin. Pimples and blemishes are caused by bacteria and other irritants embedded underneath the skin's oil glands and hair follicles, which are generally caused as a result of improper hygiene and poor diet - such as too much processed, fatty, fried and sugary foods.

A skin-healthy diet emphasizes raw and lightly cooked vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables that contain valuable trace minerals and are rich in fiber. Fresh green vegetables are essential. Also include in your diet lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates, such as rice, whole-grain bread, and potatoes. These fiber-rich foods help ensure a clean gastrointestinal tract, which is especially important in the management of acne.

Eat three healthy meals daily to provide important nutrients and to decrease your appetite for sugary or greasy fried foods. Foods rich in vitamin A, like apricots, watermelon, and broccoli, as well as foods like lean beef, nuts, beans and whole grains that are rich in zinc can also be helpful in reducing acne breakouts. It's also imperative to drink lots of water to help flush the toxins out that contribute to breakouts.

Mark Hester runs the where you can read more tips and techniques for treating and even preventing acne. Teenage and adult acne are both covered. Visit today.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Benefits of Swimming in Eliminating Acne

Everyone knows that swimming is one of the most beneficial activities for anyone's health in general. I have heard of studies showing that the only exercise more beneficial for overall health is running. The difference, however, is that swimming forces slower, deeper breathing and removes the physical strain on joints. In addition, people of all fitness levels can swim at effective paces due to the low impact on the body.

Now how is swimming particularly helpful in eliminating acne? It is a well-known fact that exercise in general promotes healthy skin. In addition to that, the deep breathing allows more oxygen to be processed and circulated by the body assisting in the removal of toxins and dead cells from the body and promoting the regeneration of cells. (see my next post for information on what everyone means when they speak about toxins)

Furthermore, because swimming requires the immersing the whole body (hence the entire skin surface) in water, it allows for the natural moisture absorption of the skin. Since you will most likely either be swimming in chlorinated pools or salt water, the disinfectant properties of the water will also be absorbed by the skin. And as you may or may not remember from a previous post, severe acne is the result of a susceptibility to infection.

In particular, painful pimples are acne blemishes that have become severely infected. Thus, swimming, more so in salt water than chlorinated, is extremely effective in disinfecting the skin and killing bacteria on the skin surface. Salt also dries the skin, limiting the production of sebum.

If you are not yet convinced then simply look at regular or professional swimmers and surfers and notice whether or not they have acne. The results will speak for themselves.

George Cleanthous suffered from acne for over 10 years. He researched and investigated acne and acne treatments for over 2 years and he now writes a blog on acne causes, acne treatments, acne symptoms, acne medicine, and general information on how to deal with acne. For the most effective research on acne, visit Acne

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Posh Spice's Acne Battle

Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh Spice, has hit the headlines again by appearing naked on a Marc Jacobs t-shirt to raise awareness of skin cancer.

Posh decided to warn others about the dangers of sun-damaged skin since moving to a warmer climate. She said: "Since we moved to California I have realised how important it is to practise safe sun for myself and to keep my three boys' skin well protected as well. Skin cancer is a huge problem and I really wanted to help raise awareness by taking part in Marc's initiative."

However, her decision to participate in this campaign certainly doesn't mean that the former Spice Girl hasn't got skin problems of her own. Like a number of high-profile celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Victoria suffers from serious adult acne, and even the most expensive make-up artists struggle to mask her spotty skin.

Last October, Victoria was pictured by the paparazzi with an incredibly spotty forehead. Pictures of the former pop star's problem skin made the headlines and were printed in publications throughout the world. More recently, her spotty skin has flared up once again. Victoria blames the problem on stress, particularly due to the Spice Girl's recent reunion tour.

Ever since she was a teenager, Victoria claims to have been plagued by spots and pimples. Although she is older now, dermatologists still believe that her skin is in a bad way. Jane Lewis, a dermatological nurse, believes that Victoria is a serious sufferer of adult acne. After examining a picture of the star's skin, she said: "It's obvious that she suffers from acne. Although she has put makeup on over the top, you can clearly see the little bumps. There are no angry whiteheads or blackheads, so it's not an acute flare-up yet, but this may be the way her acne manifests itself before it comes out fully. (She has) what look like open spots on her forehead and around her eyes, but these are acne scars which inevitably develop over the years - even if you don't pick at them."

Acne scars can cause the sufferer distress, although they can be successfully be reduced with treatment. Laser treatment can also be used to successfully reduce skin inflammation caused by acne.


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Author: Nikki Rammer


Nikki Rammer is a writer who takes an interest in healthcare, in particular acne treatment

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Acne Free - Finally! How I Failed My Way To Success In Clearing My Skin

Are you're sick and tired of bangin' your head against the wall trying to figure how to get clear skin... and how to keep it that way?

You've read or heard about others who got rid of their acne, yet it eludes YOU for some reason...

That's exactly what I went through back when I had acne from ages 15-19. Back then I experimented with every acne cream, lotion, and ointment available. I remember spending $60 for a special mask made out of cactus! But nothing seemed to work, or if it did work, it never lasted, and the acne always returned.

Most of the time I was angry and frustrated each time something I tried, failed. Well one day, something I tried out actually worked. And I kept building and adding on to it. Before I knew it, I had a series of steps that were foolproof.

I realized looking back that I hadn't really failed at all before - it was simply feedback - not failure. Somebody once said, "To be successful fast at something, double your failure rate."

And that's what I had been doing unconsciously for four years! So don't you even think about giving up!

In ONE weekend my whole life changed. I tried a radical (mostly raw) fruit and vegetable program I had read about, and the changes to my skin were astounding! I researched further and kept reformulating my diet until the acne stayed away for good.

Once I shared it with other acne sufferers on the internet, they experienced equally exciting results. And all it takes is ONE weekend to to turn your failure into success for achieving clearer skin.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Get Rid Of Acne In 1 Day-Guaranteed To Work

Looking to get rid of acne in one day huh? Chances are you have read that this is impossible or have read some article that doesn't give any 1 day solutions. Well good thing you found this article because I will let you in on the SECRET that is known to little people in the U.S. This guide is #1 In Asia on the topic of how to Get Rid Of Acne in 1 day. This includes:

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Big corporations spend millions upon millions of dollars selling and distributing acne products that ultimately result in dependency upon their product. They are ineffective in the long run and even in the short run they cannot get rid of acne in 1 day. You can get rid of acne by tomorrow at this time, with ingredients found in your kitchen. Which means you already have the products you need to get rid of acne in 1 day! These techniques are number one in Asia and if you notice most Asian people have extremely clear skin.

I have used these methods ever since and I haven't bought an acne product in 3 years! My personal biggest problem was that I had extremely oily skin. I tried Clearasil, Neutrogena, Oxy, St. Ives., etc. The better they worked the more money they cost, but none were really that good. Someone suggested getting a prescription but I(like most people) don't have money to just go out and get an acne prescription. Since I found this guide my skin is virtually oil free, my pore sizes have reduced, and scars from pimples I had have virtually disappeared. I used to be stressed out and had very poor self esteem. I was embarrassed by my skin and my face would always hurt from sore pimple spots. This Guide changed my life and saved me a ton of money that otherwise would have been wasted.

The guide is called the Overnight Acne Cures, and they offer a 100% Money Back GUARANTEE. No acne company offers that, not Clearasil, not Oxy, not Neutrogena, no one! They don't offer a guarantee because they know the pimples will come back. Think of acne as weeds in a yard, you can cut the weed down but it will grow back if you don't dig up the root. You have to get rid of what causes acne, otherwise it's just a short term solution. These techniques are so good at getting rid of acne I recommend them to everyone from teenagers to adults.

These techniques were originally developed by the beautifully clear skinned Japanese Geisha girls. Eventually these methods were lost and replaced with damaging skin products. Most of these creams and lotions that dry out your skin once their done. This leaves you with cracking an peeling skin on top of sore looking pimples It actually leaves your face more disgusting than it already was.

The Natural techniques outlined will save you hundreds of dollars a year on products you don't need. If you need to Get Rid Of Acne in 1 day or are just tired of getting rid off than I highly recommend this The Overnight Acne Guide. Developed by Louise Griffin who has spent the last 8 years studying acne, it is the best and cheapest way to get rid of any type of acne in 1 day.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Does Food Really Cause Acne, And What To Do To Clear Your Skin

There are many acne experts who say that food doesn't cause acne, and there are a few that disagree and say that food does cause acne. Actual studies on whether food causes acne are few and far between. But most acne sufferers who have cleared their skin, have done so by changing their diet...

I suffered from acne for many years and tried lots of different treatment to clear my skin. These include cleansers, pills, herbal formulas, antibiotics and accutane. And none of these did anything to get rid of my acne...

I finally decided to research the possibility that food was causing me to breakout. Although many "experts" said it didn't, I was unwillingly to trust them anymore, as they were also telling me to buy their expensive acne products...

So I looked into the food-acne link, and found out that the worst food for causing acne was vegetable oil. So I started to avoid vegetable oil for a few days and my cystic acne cleared up significantly.

From that moment on, the acne I got was only mild compared to the acne I got before I made that change. I had to make several other simple changes to completely clear my skin, but this one change was very dramatic.

The reason vegetable oil causes you to breakout is that it causes hormonal imbalance. This hormonal imbalance is what results in acne! Vegetable oil is mostly consumed by cooking with them, for example, sunflower oil!

Vegetable oil is easy to avoid and will help you to clear up your skin in a matter of days. For more information about clearing your acne visit my website now.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Acne Free In 3 Days? But What Do You Do After The 3 Days?

You probably already heard about the 'Acne Free in 3 Days' routine... Eat 10 or more apples each day for 3 days... take an enema, and presto - clear skin. It does work for some, but not all.

The main complaint I hear from acne sufferers is, 'But what do I eat afterwards, so it won't come back.?"

Some people think that all you have to do is ONE 3 day apple fast and you'll never have to worry about acne again. I wouldn't count on it. I've read many accounts from people who have told me they had to do the 3 day apple diet several times before seeing results. And many others complained about losing too much weight - and muscle mass. You have to be careful.

The bottom line is, you're going to have to learn what foods to eat eventually, in order to maintain your clear skin... or your skin will revert right back to developing acne all over again. And many users have found this out the hard way. But it doesn't have to be that way.

The 3 day apple program and similar programs are a good START, but that's all they should really be - a jump start. So don't kid yourself that after 3 days you'll be acne-free forever, and then go out and eat anything you want without consequences. Not likely. The truth is, it takes a little more 'fine-tuning' of your diet to keep acne away - for good.

Once you get a better understanding of the science behind your healing system and how it can assist in clearing your skin, you'll see that proper nutrition is the way to maintain clear, healthy skin.

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Coping With Acne

Although facial acne is external and affects our physical aspects, one may also be affected emotionally. Acne is sometimes viewed as a social plague, and having a bad breakout may cause one to feel like a social outcast.

This is not an uncommon feeling. In fact, many people, especially teenagers, may feel down about themselves if they have bad acne. Feelings of self-consciousness and awkwardness may stir inside. So, how would you go about helping someone in this situation?

Well, perhaps one way to help someone tackle these feelings is by letting them know that acne does not change who you are. No, acne doesn't change your personal identity in any way or form. Be supportive and sensitive to their feelings, and assure them that you do not view them any differently.

You should both be aware that acne is a very treatable condition, so don't fret too much about it. There are many over the counter (otc) treatments and products available, so perhaps you could start with a trial and error process to see which one will work. As everyone's body has a different make up, we may react and respond differently to different products. If over the counter products don't work for you, medical attention may be sought. A dermatologist should be equipped to finding a program tailored just for your needs. If you're in the process of finding a treatment that works for you personally, think positively...although technically, acne is not curable, it is very possible to overcome acne.

For more helpful information on this subject visit Acne Treatments & Solutions. While you're there, perhaps you would like to take the acne trivia test.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

How to Clear Your Acne in 72 Hours?

There are many ways to try and clear your acne, and one of the most popular ways is "the 3 day acne cure"...

This involves going on a fasting diet such as the infamous 3 day apple diet. Fasting cleanses the body and rids it of toxins that can otherwise cause acne. So I agree with fasting to clear skin. In fact I have fasted many times to clear my own acne...

But the big problem with these fast cleanses is that they don't permanently cure acne. They are like a clear skin booster. Good for times when you need or want clear skin fast, but they produce short term results only.

As I said, I tried many of these fasts, usually for 3 days, and the results would only last a week or so, then the acne would come back.

I eventually got fed up with these fasts, and looked for more practical and permanent solutions.

And I did find something that works very well. By making simple changes to my diet I managed to get rid of my severe acne. One of the foods I started to avoid was vegetable oil. The reason this helps a lot of is because vegetable oil causes hormonal imbalance, and this results in acne...

I was eating vegetable oil everyday and without realizing, it was causing the worst of my acne. If you avoid vegetable oil you can clear up your skin DRAMATICALLY in a matter of days. For more information about clearing your acne visit my website now.

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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Top Acne Solution Products

Almost everyone between the ages of 12 and 25 are affected in some way by acne so it is natural that acne solution products are big business. Prescription and over the counter sales of acne fighting products are in the billions of dollars and continue to rise with no let up in sight.

Not only is almost everyone in that 12 to 25 age group affected by acne, they will also at some point purchase at least one acne product and many

will by several and continue to do so. It is no surprise then that acne products are big business, so just what are these products and how do they work?

Facial cleanser products are designed to remove excess environmental pollutants and dead skin cells as well as dirt, dust, and oil. They are usually used two to three times per day. The advantages of facial cleansers over ordinary soap is that they are generally better for the skin because they are pH balanced.

Acne lotions are water and oil emulsions that should only be applied to unbroken skin. They usually have antibiotics, retinoids, skin exfoliants, or antibacterials in them. While some lotions can be purchased over the counter, the stronger ones are only available with a doctor's prescription.

Acne creams are semi-solid emulsions. The concept is to deliver anti-acne medications while providing a barrier of protection. Creams can also be used to help retain skin's moisture.

Acne soaps, like facial cleanser products, are pH balanced. They can provide a method for cleaning that will remove excess oil without producing undue drying.

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