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Alternative Acne Treatments That Work

Girl pressing on pimple

Most people will struggle with acne, at some point in their life. If they are wise, they will avoid drugs of last resort, such as antibiotics, to treat the condition. Recent studies indicate that the use of antibiotics to treat this epidermal disease may be leading to a drug-resistant “superbug” disaster. Researchers have already determined that prescribing antibiotics, like Tetracycline, to treat acne increases a patient’s risk of contracting MRSA. On the other hand, alternative acne treatments, which take a more holistic approach – naturally treating the acne sufferer inside and out, may be the key to safely ridding oneself of acne for good. …This article has been updated and transferred the new Holistic Health & Living Blog.

 

 

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The Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine: Ashoka

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Saraca Asoca flowers and leaves

Ashoka (saraca asoca/saraca indica) is the oldest known species of tree in India and is considered sacred in the Hindu faith; it’s name means “without sorrow” or “that which gives no grief” in Sanskrit. This evergreen is regarded as a universal panacea in Ayurvedic medicine, and with good reason. Ashoka is not only used as an individual Ayurvedic remedy, for a variety of ailments, but as part of synergistic blends and in pharmaceutical drug formulations as well. For the sake of brevity, I will only discuss the most documented health benefits associated with this legendary herb. …

This article has been updated and moved to the new Holistic Health & Living at http://www.holistichealthliving.com/2015/09/the-benefits-of-ayurvedic-medicine-ashoka/

Natural Acne Scars Remedies – Common Sense Prevails

acne-scarBy Robert Taylor

Acne is one of those things that everybody seems to get at one point or another, and yet nobody really likes it. While some cases are mild, other cases are quite severe and can lead to visible scarring. So, not only do these people have to suffer through a bad outbreak of acne, they then have to live with the scars for the rest of their lives. Or do they? The answer to that is no they don’t, or at least they can try any number of acne scars remedies that will minimize the scars that are there. Not all of these treatments will work the same on everybody, but they are worth trying if it means you can feel better about yourself.

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Milk and Lime as Natural Treatments for Acne

Acne check cartoonDo you know how to treat your pimple outbreaks? Finding a remedy for your acne problems is not as hard as you might think. The key to pimple treatment is finding an acne natural cure that works for your particular type of acne outbreak.

You just need a bit of patience and experimentation to have a clear and healthy complexion. Find out about some treatments for stubborn skin problems that you can use at home.

One type of acne natural cure that treats blackheads is a wash of milk and lime. Get some fresh milk and bring it gently to a boil. Add the juice from a single lime, and gently wash your face. Make sure that the water is cool enough to avoid doing any damage to your skin.

You can also try to use a natural astringent for deep cleaning of your pores. All you need is a leafy mango from your local grocery store. Boil it in some water and after it cools, rub it gently on your face. If your acne trouble is not too severe, you can just leave the mango to soak overnight. This is an acne natural cure that will thoroughly cleanse your pores.

Some of the natural foods we eat are also effective forms of acne natural cure. If you are suffering from whiteheads, you should try a raw potato. The vitamin C in the potato gives your skin a healthy glow, and its alkaline clears the bacteria in your face.

It also has an acid that scrubs away dead or dying skin cells on your face, making it an ideal acne natural cure. You can also use a raw papaya fruit to treat the pimples on your face. These treatments also help your skin to stay healthy by preventing the spread of any infection.

You can also find that your skin becomes a little dry after trying an acne natural cure. You can re-hydrate your skin by using almond oil. Buy a bag of almonds, and grind four or five good sized nuts with water. Spread the paste on your face, but do not scrub.

It will smooth and add some moisture to your face. Curds and buttermilk are also effective for skin dryness. If you are not satisfied with the results of over the counter medication, then you should try an acne natural cure. Take your time to find the best treatment that will help you have a clear and healthy skin.

Cosmetics and Acne

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If you wear makeup to conceal acne breakouts and scarring, it’s possible your stopgap solution is part of the problem.

For decades, dermatologists and cosmetologists alike have debated the effects of cosmetics on the skin, particularly in acne sufferers. Makeup has often been branded an “acne Catch-22” you want something to cover the bumps and redness, but you’re told it may actually be causing your acne. Fortunately, this is only partly true. To understand how to approach the make-up issue, we should start with a discussion of cosmetic acne. … This article has been updated and moved to the NEW Holistic Health & Living.