Most people believe the only way to cure their acne problem is from the outside. Well, you definitely need to keep your skin clean, but often, acne sufferers scrub too hard or use harsh chemicals to try to clean deep. This can actually make matters worse.
Simply clean your face at least twice per day with a mild cleanser, especially after sweating. I keep a bottle of astringent in the shower b/c I don't like cleaning my face with soap like some people (my husband). Soap seems to leave a residual, as far as I'm concerned. And women, I know you won't like this, but try to wear as little makeup as infrequently as you can get away with or put up with.
It just clogs your pores. When you do wear it, make sure you clean your face before you go to bed, even if it's late. Just do a quick job! Home remedies for acne are much better than prescriptions, especially the ones with side effects like AccutaneŽ. You could feel sick, get liver problems, get depressed and worse yet, your child may have birth defects from using it! Be careful what you choose to cure your acne with. Read all ingredients and warnings. Using a natural acne remedy on the inside and out is your best acne solution.
For exterior cleaning, try to find a product without alcohol, as it will dry your skin. Tea Tree oil is natural, but also very strong. I wouldn't use it for mild to moderate acne unless it had other ingredients in it to dilute it.
If you have severe acne, that may work for you. An acne product that protects your skin and prevents acne from coming back is even better. There's one listed on my web site, see below. Now, about cleaning acne from the inside out; this may seem a bit strange to you, but a lot of acne is caused by internal imbalances and/or impurities. Chocolate doesn't really cause acne, unless you are allergic to it, but eating junk food definitely won't help you.
Eating too many white carbohydrates creates a pasty like sludge substance in your intestines and bacteria love to stick to it, gross! That's partly why you are told to avoid white starches and sugars, but that's a subject for a different day. Antioxidants, like Vitamin C, E and Alpha Lipoic Acid, are very helpful in clearing acne. Aloe Vera is an anti-viral as well as an anti-microbial, that can help cleanse you from the inside out.
Hydrolyzed Collagen prevents moisture loss. Wouldn't it be nice if you could get all these, plus DMAE, Co-enzyme Q10 and Bioperine all in one capsule you only have to take once per day? Yes, there is an acne solution from a pill and it's not a prescription. You can clear your acne from the inside out naturally. .
Sandra Wellman is the owner of a web site about natural acne and hair loss solutions, including articles, tapes, cd's, ebooks and natural products. Visit her site at: http://www.acne-and-hair-loss-solutions.com/.