Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Few Quick Facts About Acne

Fact #1: Acne does not result from poor hygiene habits but from an internal imbalance, generally caused by nutrient deficiencies and hormonal imbalances that affect the overall function of our body systems.

Fact #2: Acne affects about 80 percent of Americans and has higher incidences in men and teenagers. Hispanics and Latinos are the ethnic groups with highest incidences of acne, while Africans and African-Americans are the lowest at risk.

Fact #3: Acne originates from an infection of acnes P. bacteria, hence the name acne.

Fact #4: While all lights have antibacterial properties, UV and blue light are known to be the most powerful bacterial fighters for the skin.

Fact #5: A prolonged unhealthy diet gives rise to candidae yeast growth in the colon, mucus linings, increased oil secretions, and inhibited bodily functions that in turn make way for acne.

Fact #6: Over 40 percent of American teenagers consult dermatologists for acne treatments.

Fact #7: Higher incidences of acne in men occur due to the elevated levels of androgens that produce. Androgens are responsible for the overproduction of oil and generation of acne-causing
bacteria that gives rise to comedones.

Fact #8: Aloe Vera has been used for centuries as a skin regenerative gel and topical pain reliever. It can be used on acne scars to accelerate healing time and encourage cell growth.

Fact #9: Vinegar and lemon juice can be used as natural medications to inhibit bacterial growth, dry skin, and reduce oil production. Just apply after washing and allow to act for 10 minutes.

Fact #10: Moisturizing two times a day will not make you break out. As long as you use a noncomedogenic lotion, the moisturizer will encourage cell growth and tissue regeneration while maintaining healthy moisture levels in your skin. This keeps your oil glands under control.

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