Acne occurs when hair follicles or pores become either inflamed or clogged with oil and dirty. It can show up anywhere on the body. However, it tends to be most concentrated on the chest, face, shoulders, neck and back. In some cases, the glands manufacture more oil than is needed. Other times oil and/or dirt from an individual's hands or hair may also clog up the pores. This results in pimples, blackheads and/or whiteheads.
Acne is not a problem that only teenagers deal with. Adults also have issues with acne. In fact, in terms of sheer numbers, there are a greater number of adults who suffer from acne then there are teenagers.
There are various home remedies that are pretty effective in dealing with acne. A few of them include using rubbing garlic or onion on the face. Grapefruit seed extract is another natural remedy that is good for getting rid of bacteria on the face that can cause acne. You simply need to add about 2 drops into 4 ounces of water and wipe it on the face as you would an astringent.
Aloe Vera is also a very good way to treat acne. It helps to fight infections that sometimes occur within the pimple itself or on the skin. It also helps to calm and reduce pimples and scars which often occur when someone is having an acne outbreak.
Aloe Vera is safe for most people and doesn't have any known side effects. Therefore, an individual can use it as long they need to. It will help clear up the skin and will aid in diminishing the appearance of scars. Aloe Vera can dry the skin out, so make sure that you use a moisturizer if you have a problem with dry skin.
Aloe Vera can be used to clean the skin. If you have an actual plant, then break off a leaf, take the pulp and rub it in your skin then rinse it off with water. Individuals can use an actual Aloe Vera plant or they can purchase Aloe Vera products, which come in the form of soaps and gels.
Aloe Vera is also available in juice form. When ingested, it will help to improve the skin from the inside out because it's very nutritious. It is great for improving elastin, and repairing collagen, both which will help your skin look beautiful.
Roughly every three weeks, the skin begins to replenish its' cells. Aloe Vera can help decrease the effects of aging during this process because it will provide your body with the nutrients that it needs. We tend to age worse when we eat poorly. This is because our bodies are not getting all of the vitamins and nutrients that it requires. When we consume the nutrients that we need, sure our bodies, including our skin, look younger and fresher.
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