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Acne is a pretty well visited topic, in any media, but one of the most searched for terms on the Internet has to be – “How do I get rid of acne.”
With good reason too. Acne is a curse to anybody who is unlucky enough to be plagued with it. You don’t have to be a vain primadonna to have your life ruined, or at least put on hold by it. It can strike even the most modest and unassuming of people.
The overwhelming majority of folk on the planet have had acne issues at some point in their lives. For an unfortunate few, it will plague them for most of their young lives, and many will bear the scars of it for life.
There’s an awful lot of people that will spend an absolute fortune on lotions, potions and pills, and apart from a few lucky people, the only winners in that case are the pharmaceutical giants. Those guys are rubbing their hands in glee! Their only interest in you, is how many zeros you will collectively add to their share dividend.
I wrote an article on this a while back. In that article, I gave out 3 tips to reduce or clear acne that I used as a younger man. I would say those methods still do work. You can view that item here.
However, since then, I’ve come across a great new publication that shows you how to rid yourself of this curse in as little as 72 hours! Take a look at the site and read what it has to say. You can visit the site by clicking on the small banner at the start of the article, but be sure to come back here! Going to it via one of the links below will get you this for a 25% discount on the full price.
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There are a number of reasons why acne will appear, and continue to appear, despite your best efforts to eliminate them. Acne is the result of your pores getting backed up, hormones going nuts, poor or irregular cleanliness patterns, bad eating habits and poor air quality, to name just a few of the most common reasons.
I personally don’t think that there is a “magic sponge” out there that will help you be free of acne totally. Some folk are lucky enough never to have this issue, but the majority of us do to varying degrees. If you’re going to get it, you’re going to get it. However, there are steps you can take to help you to at least alleviate the condition, if not get rid of the problem altogether.
When I was a younger man, I was lucky enough to be affected lightly. I would be unlucky if I had 4 or 5 zits on my mug at one time, usually it would be 2 or 3. I accepted it, and knew I’d got off lightly compared to some of my peers.
However, it was as a serving soldier, in the early 1980′s, on a tour of duty in what used to be West Germany, that I noticed my skin cleared up a lot. Back then, the quality of the air in West Germany was much better than it was in the UK. I also spent a lot of the year on exercise in open countryside. Lots of good CLEAN air! My skin cleared up dramatically. Hell! it was almost flawless.
After my service ended in the mid 80′s, within 7 or 8 months of returning back home to Liverpool, England, I started to notice the re-appearance of the dreaded blackheads & zits. As a guy in his mid-twenties with his testosterone at maximum levels, this was not good! You know what I’m talking about here guys!
After a number of months of trials, I finally managed to find a method that helped me to reduce my poor skin condition. It didn’t get rid of the problem totally, I could accept that I was going to still get the occassional zit here and there, but I was happy with the results. Don’t forget, I was living back in the big (polluted) city! So please find below the methods I turned to in my war on the dreaded zit.
- 1. Boil your head. Wooahh! Not literally, what I actually mean is, pour a kettle of boiling water into a sink, place your head over the sink with your face 3/5 inches away from the water, then place a towel over your head and the sink to form a tent (you will know what I meant by boiling your head when you first start doing this!). By the way, if you’re suffering with a head cold, add a drop of menthol oil to the water. It sure clears them sinuses! Attempt to stay there for between 5 & 10 minutes to give the steam time to work into your pores. Listening to some music helps, I used to listen to Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd for my timings! Once You’ve done that bit, while your pores are still open, use an exfoliating scrub (try not to use soap). You can buy these from over the counter, or make your own. Then if the hot water has cooled down enough, rinse your face off.You only need to do this two or three times each week, and you’ll notice a difference in a short space of time. If you’re going to use a moisturiser, try not to use an oil based one. In fact you would be best using a product containing Aloe Vera, a brilliant aid to skin care (more on that later).
- 2. Make some changes to your diet. Greasey skin is a nightmare, and I didn’t help myself by living on a lot of greasey food. I didn’t cut them out all together, come on, we all love pizza, fry ups and chocolate etc, I still do, but I did cut way back on them. It does help, as does drinking more water and eating more fresh fruit and veg.
- 3. I know it isn’t easy to do for everybody, but you need to try and get yourself into some clean fresh air. If you live near the coast, that’s great. If not a trip into rural country areas also works well. You need to do this as often as you can.
Those tips certainly worked for me, and maintaining that regimen certainly kept those S.O.B’s down to a minimum. I hope if you try them, they will help you with your problem. Going back to something I mentioned earlier, Aloe Vera, you may find it beneficial to visit Yulia Berry’s website Aloe – Your Miracle Doctor. You can read the review here. Why not take a look through the archives while your on this site, you could find something else that may help with other issues you may have.
Until the next time folks, keep your chin up, and be wise.
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SKIN CARE AND ALOE VERA: THE NAKED TRUTH.
Healthy skin is a concern for many people, especially in a modern world full of chemically concocted pollutants and irritants that encourage outbreaks as well as damage skin. A multi-billion dollar industry has sprung up to provide people with a plethora of skin balms, lotions and even prescription pills to help combat skin problems and the population readily hands over their hard earned cash in order to find at least some sort of relief for their skin dilemmas.
While many large pharmaceutical companies choose to fight fire with fire by cooking up something in the lab, others have jumped onto to the “natural remedy” bandwagon releasing lines of hypoallergenic soaps, creams and lotions derived from natural sources. One of the hottest natural additives today that is now being added into everything from hand sanitizer to laundry soap is, ironically, something that has been already been used for centuries. This substance is the Aloe Vera plant.
In America, many people keep an Aloe Vera plant in their home to aid in soothing burns and healing cuts, using the succulent as a natural first aid salve. The Aloe Vera plant has a long history of being a kitchen ornamental that people prefer to keep around, whether they actually use it or not, simply because their parents and grandparents did also. What many people do not know is that Aloe Vera’s healing properties have potential way beyond just being a substitute for a band-aid and a mother’s kiss (although it is hard to top a “boo hoo” kiss). Besides cuts, scrapes and burns, this miracle plant can also help control acne, psoriasis, frostbite and blisters as well as help maintain healthy beautiful skin.
Aloe Vera has strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal as well as anti-viral properties. Being a succulent with watery innards that could easily harbor bacteria if exposed, the Aloe Vera contains large amounts of long chain sugars called mucopolysaccharides (or MSP’s for short) that help fight off microbial invasion. These Polysaccharides are essential in helping heal damaged cells, and something that people stop developing on their own after adolescence.
Besides these long chain sugars, Aloe Vera also contains a large amount of phytosterols, which are plant lipids that help improve skin elasticity eliminating the effects of scarring and wrinkles. The gel of Aloe Vera plant also has amazing moisturizing properties and also possesses the ability to oxygenate the skin tissue helping it heal faster. On top of all this, this little miracle plant also contains 200 other active biological agents including glycerol, vitamin E and zinc. Imagine, you can get all this for a couple of bucks at a plant and garden center.
While big name corporations are catching on to the healing properties of aloe and are incorporating it into everything from disposable shaving blades to mouthwash, it is still in the pharmaceutical companies best interest to keep the population in the dark about the many healing secrets that this desert lily has. If people found out that treating your face with Aloe gel might actually do a better job in treating your acne than a prescription drug that essentially burns your face does, how the heck would they make any money?
Yulia Berry is an independent health researcher and author of the best selling e-book on aloe vera, “Aloe – Your Miracle Doctor.” She distributes a weekly newsletter regarding home remedies and has written another popular e-book “Pharmacy In Vegetables” and dozens of natural health articles published on hundreds of websites worldwide. For information on Aloe – Your Miracle Doctor, visit: the website here
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