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Maria asks…

What is the quickest home remedy for riding of acne?

I’ve got a swimming carnival coming up and I want to have fun not worry that everyone is starring at my ugly skin any home remedies for riding of acne along with approximately how long they will take to work would be greatly appreciated!
Thx 🙂

vti answers:

Aside from using anti-acne remedies (watch out for those, lots of them are very bad for your health), control your diet. I know lots of persons say diet and acne aren’t related, but I assure you, since I started eating really properly (I’ll get to examples soon), my acne has started to fade. I also use a lot of natural remedies (lemon juice on the pimples, organic honey to heal the wounded skin, rubbing tea bags after making green tea all over my skin, washing my face carefully with sea salt no more than twice a day by soaking my head in it, I never use a washcloth, and always ending that routine by putting my face in cold water, plus I only use source water, no tap water). This may all seem very freaky, but I’ve had mild acne for years (I didn’t care, it wasn’t bad), but then I thought hey, why not cure it, but I made it worse by eating the wrong things (that I thought were good), and now I really want the acne to cure.

So, about the diet :
– Drink lots of water (50% of your body weight (in pounds) in ounces of water).
– Drink 2 cups of green tea every day.
– Avoid all processed foods like sugar, chips, pizza, …
– The best diet you could have is a High Protein but Low Glycemic Load diet. What this means is that you need to focus on getting more protein into your body, and minimize the Glycemic Load of every food you eat. You can look all the necessary information about every food here :
http://nutritiondata.self.com/
Now, also take a look at the inflammatory factor of everything you eat, and try to make that number as positive as possible.

Examples of good food :
– Broccoli
– Carrots
– Spinach
– Lemons (juice/raw)
– Apples (don’t overdo fruit, but they contain great vitamins).
– Almonds (the best kind of nuts, don’t eat walnuts)
– Organic (!!!! Don’t eat meat full of hormones, get meat from free-range farms) meat
– Fish
– Brown rice is okay

Foods to avoid (I thought the first three were okay, they made my acne worse) :
– Dairy
– Bread and other wheat food (contains gluten), especially white rice/bread/pasta. Pasta and Bread aren’t very good overall.
– Candy (very important, one of the worst things you could be eating, it gave me 3 fresh pimples)
– Chips
– Fried food

Just try to eat like a caveman : meat, some fruit, maybe nuts, and vegetables (vegetables are very very good, especially the ones I mentioned, they are very anti-inflammatory and have loads of vitamins)

Change your habits :
– Don’t touch your face with your hands, always gently care for your skin.
– Relax, and be happy, don’t think about the acne.
– Exercise and carefully remove the sweat after every workout.
– Don’t be afraid of the sun, but it’s not the right time to get a tan.

I wish you best of luck, I know how annoying acne is. I know you want this to clear fast, but you might just make it worse by using bad products. Maybe visit a dermatologist, he will tell you diet isn’t that important, but hey, a healthy diet isn’t something he can sell you huh? On the other hands, some people do get good results from a visit to a dermatologist. I never visited one, but I’m sure there are doctors with a lot of experience.

If nothing works, maybe try going to http://acne.org, although I don’t recommend it. The owner of the website “cured” acne with his own medication, and sells it. He also says diet does nothing, but his product contains things I’d rather not get on my skin.

Sandy asks…

Looking for acne remedy from Tortola, Virgin Islands?

friend says she knew a guy that had really bad acne and got a remedy from this country that worked a miracle. Has anyone heard of it?

vti answers:

Home remedies for
acne.
Grape Cleanser
Grab a few fresh grapes from
your fridge, and you’ve got an
easy facial cleanser. Cut two or
three grapes in half and rub the
flesh over your face and neck,
says Dr. Cook-Bolden. Follow
with a cool water rinse.
Cucumber Face Mask
“Make a paste by blending one
small cucumber and 1 cup of
oatmeal,” says Cook-Bolden. Mix
1 teaspoon of this paste with 1
teaspoon of yogurt and apply it
to your face. Leave it on for 30
minutes, and then rinse.
Cucumber Face Pack
This cooling, soothing mask will
help smooth your skin, which
can often feel rough from acne.
“Mash one whole cucumber,
strain the water, add 1
tablespoon of sugar, and mix
well,” says Cook-Bolden. “Apply
to your face and leave it on for
10 minutes; then wash with
cold water.”
Simple Honey Mask
Before applying this mask, rinse
your face with warm water to
open up pores, says Cook-
Bolden. Then apply honey and
leave it on the skin for 30
minutes. Rinse the honey off
with warm water; then rinse
again with cold water to close
the pores.
Yeast and Yogurt Mask for Oily
Skin
Oily skin is prone to acne, and
this home remedy can reduce
excess oil and help clear acne.
To make the mask, combine 1
teaspoon of brewer’s yeast
with a little plain yogurt to
create a thin mixture. Cook-
Bolden says, “Apply it
thoroughly to all the oily areas
and leave on for 15 to 20
minutes. Rinse with warm
water; then use cold water to
close the pores.”
Oatmeal Facial
Oatmeal is naturally soothing,
and this simple oatmeal mask
can also help clear acne. Mix
together 2 teaspoons of
oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of baking
soda, and enough water to
form a paste. Smooth the paste
all over your face and gently
rub it in. Rinse thoroughly
afterward.
Lemon-Egg Face Mask
This is a great all-purpose acne
home remedy that can boost
any skin type. “Squeeze half a
lemon and mix the juice with
one beaten egg white,”
recommends Cook-Bolden.
Apply to the face, and leave the
mask on overnight while you
sleep. In the morning, wash
your face with warm water. Be
sure to keep the raw-egg
mixture out of your mouth and
eyes.
Turmeric Facial Mask
For beautiful skin, brides in
India traditionally use a
turmeric mask before their
wedding, says Cook-Bolden.
Ingredients for this acne
remedy are available at spice
markets and ethnic food stores.
Mix together 1/2 cup of
chickpea flour and 2 teaspoons
each turmeric powder,
sandalwood powder, and ghee
(clarified butter) or almond oil,
and then combine them with
enough water to make a paste.
“Apply and leave on for 5 to 10
minutes,” says Cook-Bolden.
“Rub with pressure with both
palms and fingers to remove all
the paste.” Rinse well with
water.
Homemade facial masks can
rejuvenate your skin and help
clear acne — and all of these
recipes use common
ingredients found in your
pantry and refrigerator. Try
one or more of the acne
remedies

Sandra asks…

What are some home remedies for getting rid of acne?

what are some remedies made from household items that can get rid of acne?
did you use lemon juice and just put it on the problem area?

vti answers:

Why some home remedies are no good for acne:

1. Papaya mask (or any other fruit mask)…. Not effective. Better to be eaten to help with your body’s detoxification.

2. Toothpaste. Tried it. The effectiveness was okay. But that’s all. If you use this everyday, YOUR SKIN WILL SUFFER! From all the dryness and etc it causes.

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Lemon juice is great for acne. The way you described in your question is one way to use it to cure acne. But to get more out of each piece of your lemon, drink some lemon juice frequently and let it rejuvenate your skin. The vitamins it contains are just great for your skin and acne.

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BEST ACNE REMEDIES: Most of them wont work, some do.

-lemon
-fruits mostly are all great for acne. Eat them regularly and you are treating your acne naturally already.
– ginger and garlic. Improve your immune system. Regulate hormone secretion and anti-inflammatory properties mean reduced redness.

I won’t recommend people to use home remedies to get rid of their acne. Sometimes, people try to get too clever and try all sorts of things with their household items and end up getting their acne to worsen A LOT.

Here’s one system I think is best for curing acne – http://easyacnecure.info

Sharon asks…

Home remedies for Subclinical acne?

Hey I’m 15
I have these forehead bumps on my…forehead and they are really bad. It’s like they are spreading. I have never really had bad acne before and this is aweful. I have been drinking soo much water lately and they seem to get worse? Anyway, r there special foods I should eat or something because I am sorta poor and can’t buy any fancy products or anything.
Thanx for reading:)

vti answers:

Unfortunately there are no home remedies for acne. People will tell you all kinds of things and at best they do no harm, and at worst they make things worse. Acne requires a coordinated treatment approach. Clean your skin gently, try not to touch your skin when your hands are not clean, and avoid the sun.

The three basics of acne treatment are to (1) unclog pores, (2) kill bacteria, and (3) minimize oil. Use mild exfoliating cleansers to unclog your pores. Use benzoyl peroxide to kill the bacteria. Get rid of oil on the surface of your skin by using a gentle toner. Generally drug store brands will do each of these things well. You don’t need to spend a fortune.

These are all good basic skin regimens that may help with the acne battle:

Cleanse twice daily with a 5% benzoyl peroxide wash. An alternative for those who are allergic to benzoyl peroxide is 2% salicylic acid.

Apply a gel or cream containing 5% benzoyl peroxide; an alternative is sulfur or resorcinol.

At night, apply a spot cream containing sulfur to the affected areas.

Use a light skin moisturizer and oil-free makeup.

If you try all these approaches and it still does not seem to work, it is time to consult your doctor. You may need a prescription medication approach to deal with your acne.

And read the information at these sites. You may find other ideas that will help you.

Http://www.acneguide.ca/acne_med_treatments/index.html
http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/acne.cfm
http://www.medicinenet.com/acne/article.htm
http://dermatology.about.com/cs/acnecomedones/a/comedones.htm

Donna asks…

Home “remedies” and Acne?

What are some homeremedies” that can help with acne or dry skin (on my face)???

vti answers:

Acne Home Remedies with Lemon:
Lemon has a lot of vitamins therefore really good for health problems.
You can use lemon in cooking by slicing it or squeezing it or you can drink its juice.
Lemon is really tasty as an addition to salads or in tea. It can also be used in cosmetics and for aromatic use.

* Mix lemon juice and rose water, apply on your face and leave it for about 20 minutes, then wash your face with warm water.
* Before you go to bed, soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and clean the face. After you are done with the lemon wash your face with water.

Acne Home Remedies with Garlic:
Garlic is a member of the onion family. It is very useful in health problems.
Garlic can be consumed cooked or rough in salads, dishes, as a powder, in soups and more.

* Take garlic cloth and apply on the acne everyday.

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