Acne is a
skin condition that effects almost 80% of teenagers, both male
and female. It tends to start at the onset of puberty and can
last until the early twenties.
Although no one is
sure of the exact cause it is thought that the body's
production of increased amounts of the hormone testosterone at
the start of puberty is a factor. As boys produce more
testosterone than girls this probably accounts for boys being
more likely to suffer acne than girls.
factors which contribute to acne include oily skin, heredity,
stress, oral contraceptives, allergies and poor diet. Some
women develop acne before the start of their menstrual period,
this is sometimes called premenstrual acne.
to Avoid or Reduce Acne
affected areas as clean and free from oil as
whole food diet with plenty of fruits and vegetable
- raw if possible
on dairy, meat, fried food, and sugar
cold water fish like salmon
You Can Do to Treat Acne Pimples
Apply Tea Tree Oil to pimples
about three or four times daily. In a study tea tree oil
proved to be an effective alternative to benzyl peroxide.
tree oil only at the recommended dilution and avoid contact
with the eyes. Never take tea tree oil internally as it is
pick or scratch pimples - this can cause scaring. Keep hands
clean and touch your face as little as possible.
Supplements Worth Considering
A, 25,000 - 50,000 IU daily - strengthens skin
tissue Note: Women of child bearing age
should not take over 5000 IU of vitamin A unless
under the supervision of a health care provider.
E, 400 IU daily - also strengthens skin tissue
50 - 75mg daily - aids healing and helps prevent
- helps to reduce infections of the skin
Primrose Oil - aids in the healing process