Monday, July 7, 2014

Natural Acne Remedies

Dealing with acne can be a lot like dealing with allergies-and not just because some acne is caused by allergies. Like allergies, you can use all the medication in the world to cover and mask your symptoms. But unless you know the underlying cause of your pimples, the results are going to be, well... spotty at best.

Often, it's helpful to see a dermatologist. However, in my personal experience, the dermatologist generally just gives me a prescription to deal with the symptoms (such as an antibiotic) and sends me on my way. If you want to know the underlying cause of your acne, you're most likely going to have to be proactive about finding the trigger on your own.

One of the biggest causes of acne in adult women is hormones. Whether it's caused by an actual imbalance or just normal fluctuations, almost every woman is familiar with the tell-tale "period zit."

Acne and PMS is something I personally struggled with for years. I put in quite a bit of time finding the right combination of natural remedies. Every person's metabolism is different, but here are a few of the supplements and dietary tricks that worked for me over the years.

1. Diindolylmethane (DIM)

Best Acne Treatment for Your Skin

Using commercial products or medication is definitely not the best acne treatment for your skin because they only treat the symptoms at best, not cure the root cause of acne. And they'll make you poor because you need to keep spending on these so-called acne treatments to keep your skin acne-free.

The best acne treatment is one that will root out the cause of acne and let you stay acne-free for good. And you don't have to buy any creams, lotions or drugs from doctor or over-the-counter. You save big money.

So, the very first step you need to do is to identify the root cause of acne. Once the root cause is found, it'll be easier to devise the best treatment for your acne and cure it for good.

Let's begin.

How to Use Coconut Oil on Your Face for Acne?

You can't use coconut oil to clear your acne like you're using water-based moisturizer to moisturize your skin such that you slather it on your face and expect your skin to quickly absorb it all and then heal your acne. Acne treatment with coconut oil doesn't work this way.

So, how to use coconut oil on your face for acne treatment. Let me show you.

Step 1: Open Your Pores

What Does Coconut Oil Do for Acne?

When your skin pores get clogged with dead cells and your body loses its control over its sebum (your natural skin oil) production, acne bacteria get to feed on the over-production of sebum and then multiply to the point that triggers inflammation and causes pimples to pop up. That's what most acne sufferers know.

But what they do not know about is that toxins in your body do also play a significant part in acne breakout. Let me explain.