08-29-2002, 09:50 AM #1
Everything you need to know about acne
Acne is an inflammatory skin dissorder characterized by pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Acne often arises during puberty, when the body dramatically increases its production of androgens(male sex hormones). These hormones stimulate the production of keratin(type of protein) and sebum(an oily skin lubricant). If sebum is secreted faster than it can move through the pores, and blemish arises. The excess oil makes the pores sticky, allowing bacteria to become trapped inside. Blackheads form when sebum combines with skin pigments and plugs the pores. If scales below the surface of the skin become filled with sebum, then whiteheads appear. In severe cases, whiteheads build up, spread under the skin, and rupture, which eventually spreads the inflammation. Although proper skin care is important in the treatment of acne, it is not caused by uncleanliness, but is more likely caused by overactive oil glands.
Factors that can contribute to acne include heredity, oily skin, hormonal inbalance, monthly menstrual cycles, candidiasis, allergies, stress, steroids , lithium, oral contraceptives, and some anti-epileptic drugs. Nutritional deficiences, diets high in saturated fats, hydrogenated fats, and animal products can also play a role. Exposure to industrial pollutants such as machine oils, coal tar derivatives, and cholorinated hydrocarbons are some factors aswell.
The skin is the largest organ in the body. Its main function is to eliminate a portion of the body's toxic waste through sweating. If your body has more toxins than the kidneys and liver can effectively discharge, then the skin takes over.
Natural remedies to prevent acne beginning with most important
1)Acidophilus: Replenishes essential bacteria to reduce outbreaks
2)Chromium Picolinate: Aids in reducing infections of the skin
3)EFA's: To supply essential gamma linolenic acid. Nedded to keep the skin smooth and soft, repairs tissue, and dossolves fatty deposits that block pores
4)Potassium: 99mg/day Deficience linked with acne
5)Vit A: 25,000iu daily until heale. Then reduce to 5000iu. To strengthen the protective epithelial tissue.
6)Vit B complex(extra B3):100mg 3times daily. B3 100mg 3Xdaily
Important for healthy skin tone. Anti stress vit. Deficiences of B6 associated with acne. B3 improves blood flow to the surface of skin
7)Vit C w/bioflavanoids: 1000-1600mg/3Xdaily. Promoted immune function and reduces inflammation. Needed for collagen repair.
8)Vit D3:400iu/day. Promotes healing of tissue
9)Vit E(natural):400iu/daily. Inhances healing and tissue repair.
10)Zinc:30-80mg/daily. Prevents scarring.
08-29-2002, 11:04 PM #2
nice post, thanks. ;-)
08-29-2002, 11:10 PM #3
Thanks been looking for a way to get rid of acne. Will use your advise.
08-30-2002, 02:31 PM #4
Believe when I say that everything stated above truly works, and i say this from experience. Good luck
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