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Shvoong Home>Science>10 Smart Tips to Cure Acne Safely! Summary

10 Smart Tips to Cure Acne Safely!

Academic Paper Summary   by:leopiya     Original Author: leopiya
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The most common universal teenage problem is nothing but the Acne problem! Over millions of teenagers feel vulnerable due to the awful acne spots on their skin.
 
Despite of over-the-counter acne treatments and countless other prescription medications, most of the acne sufferers still can’t find a guaranteed way to get rid of them. Needless to say, many of them are now turning to home remedies as they are convenient, affordable and above all, have minimal or no side-effects!
 
Here are 10 basic tips to cure acne the smart way:

Never ever use acne treatment product that makes tall claims. It may be a scam! Hence, to avoid getting duped, read the reviews of that product before making your purchase.

Drink lots of water. Acne loves dehydrated skins. Dry skin tends to have more dead skin cells that block pores and cause acne. You should drink at least 2 litres of water a day to keep acne away.

Always keep your skin clean. Cleanse your face daily. Applying rose water with lemon juice will clear the skin and even reduce blemishes. You can also cleanse your face with chamomile tea every day.

Go out in the sun! Sunshine gives us Vitamin D, which is vital for a healthy skin. However, excessive exposure to sun, even a slight tan can make your acne grow.

Breathe in fresh air. It will help oxygenate your skin and keep it healthy.

Put away your worries. Science proves that a person leading a stressful life is much more likely to suffer from acne. A hormone name as cortisol gets released during stress causing acne. But, to control this hormone, we basically have to detect the symptoms and act briskly. Meditation and exercises like Yoga and Tai Chi are known as the best stress relievers.

Avoid stimulants. We all know that stimulants like coffee, tea, cigarettes can increase the stress level by putting your body in a “fight or flight” condition.
 
8.     Say no to astringents. Astringent soaps and other agents like alcohol shrink your skin pores. Do not rub alcohol on to your skin to get rid of acne. This way you’ll end harming your skin even more!

Stop eating junk food. Carbohydrates and sugar content in this food secrete a hormone, which in turn creates sebum oil on the skin. Bacteria grow on this sebum oil and block your skin pores, trapping the oil inside your skin. That's why; binging on chocolates and fast food is a big no-no for acne victims!
 
10. Use natural products. Nowadays, several skin care product manufacturers are bringing herbal products for acne treatments. Most of these natural products can effectively cure your skin.
 
These 10 simple tips will definitely help you safeguard your skin from acne attacks! Just follow them devotedly and have a healthy skin!
Published: December 23, 2008   
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