Monday, February 22, 2010

Do Roasted Peanuts Cause Acne?

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by Tim Gorman

Many people wonder what the active cause for acne to occur on an individual really is a result from and some folks even attribute it to roasted peanuts. The truth is acne, zits and blackheads can be caused from a variety of reasons. Your diet is really just one small piece of the acne causing problems. Other factors include exercise, cosmetics, diet, hormones, hygiene, medications, shaving and stress. For the subject of this article I’ll stick with the diet portion and how it can influence your resistance or encouragement of acne.
Studies show that diet does not play a role in either the cause or the treatment of acne. However, what is recommended for acne preventative care is a healthy diet along with a vitamin regiment that should prevent any sort of zit or blackhead outbreak. Here is a small list of healthy vitamins, minerals and other supplements that have been known and recommended to prevent and help conquer acne breakouts:
Vitamin A,
Vitamin B Complex,
Vitamin C,
Vitamin E, L-Carnitine and Zinc

In terms of diet the following measures can be taken with the hope of preventing an acne outbreak or at the very least minimizing further outbreaks of zits and blackheads. It’s recommended that you add more fruits, veggies, seeds and nuts to your regular diet. This can be accomplished by eating more salads, dried fruit and nut snacks and by drinking more juices.
It is recommended that you decrease your daily intake of caffeine, sugar and refined carbohydrates. There have been some clinical studies showing that caffeine can increase the levels of stress hormones inside your body, provoking or worsening acne conditions. This means you should cut back on your consumption of tea, coffee, chocolate and other beverages containing caffeine. The same advice goes for sugar and refined carbs. For instance white bread, rice, flour, and pasta can result in an insulin surge, resulting further in an excess of male hormones that stimulate skin to discharge lots of sebum, which in turn leads to clogged pores allowing bacteria to grow and acne to appear.
Finally it is also recommended that you decrease your dietary intake of red meat and dairy products. Since both are more difficult for our bodies to digest and some researchers say that when the body puts forth an increased effort in the digestion of high levels of animal protein, waste products are not completely processed as usual, instead they can shed slowly, blocking pores, causing acne.
Hopefully these few diet tips will help in your quest to stop the appearance of acne, zits and blackheads. And remember it hasn’t really been proven that roasted peanuts cause acne.
About the Author
Timothy Gorman is a successful Webmaster and publisher of He provides more acne clearing solutions, remedies and home acne treatment information that you can research in your pajamas on his website.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Help For Acne Sufferers Both Teenage (Oily) And Adult Hormonal Acne

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Acne skin treatment products need to provide the best possible ingredients to naturally heal, re-balance and soothe the inflammation often attached to this condition. We need to keep the skin from drying out too much so that comedones/blackheads don't form. Many cleansers are foaming or sudsing which causes the surface of the skin to dehydrate, therefore tightening the surface of the skin and not allowing the oil to flow freely. Using a cleansing cream or gel suited to oily skin is preferential.

A moisturizer (suitable for oily/acne prone skin) is also essential to maintain the moisture and PH balance so that the body does not think it has to produce more oil because it is feeling dry. Often this is what happens to most people when using chemist bought options. Most of them are very harsh and strip the surface of the skin leaving is red, inflamed and dehydrated. This causes more pimples to form and the acne condition to worsen. To complete the weekly routine it is advisable to use a exfoliator that is gentle but still efficient at removing dead cells - unblocking pores and leaving the pore free of dead cell build up. Most acne skins benefit by using a gentle exfoliator and a healing, anti-bacterial mask 1-3 times per week.

Adult acne is also a huge problem in our society. Having 25 years in the Beauty Therapy industry concentrating on mainly skin and its many ailments, I have found that conditions of adult acne are definitely on the rise. Mainly caused by hormonal imbalance this condition mostly presents itself as a cystic like lumps, mainly situated around the jawline, chin and sometimes cheek area. They are quite painful and inflamed and they should most definitely never be squeezed. They are made up of toxic lymph and if squeezed only leave bad scarring. This condition needs to be treated with gentle care.

A cleansing cream or milk to balance the ph and leave the skin clean without reddening, followed by a alcohol free toning lotion to purify & soothe and a healing and soothing moisturiser. It is also essential with this skin to use a soothing, healing mask very regularly to calm the inflammation and reduce the size of these horrid cysts. Maintain a healthy diet and weekly exercise to complete the treatment. If condition persists visit a endocrinologist to check your hormonal balance.

About the Author

My name is Marianne Higgins. I have been a Beauty Therapist for over 25 years. I have used a lot of different products in that time and only used,and recommended, those which I felt were quality products with quality ingredients that made my skin thrive. I have been using and recommending these amazing skin treatment products now for 6 years and I can honestly say that this product is superior to all. Magical Minerals, Muds, Salts and Desert Plants in these products are sourced fresh from the Dead Sea and manufactured according to supply. 

I have set up my website so that all can feel and see the definite difference that quality, natural skin treatment products can make to their skin. Dermatologically tested and approved for the most sensitive skins, Hypolallergenic & chemical free. Heal your Acne skin today with these quality unique Dead Sea Minerals & Muds. 

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Acne Treatment During and after

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Do you have acne? Did you suffer from this problem in the past? If you answered yes to either of these questions you know one thing for sure: it is a big problem. Even if you have not had acne for years, you may still be able to see the negative effects on your face. For this reason, you need to know which acne treatment methods work best. This holds true when you are facing this issue, as well as once things have settled down a bit. 

During the acne treatment phase you should be seeing your dermatologist on a regular basis. This way you can get all the best medications, and hopefully take care of your problem sooner rather than later. Your doctor may not be able to give you a cure, but the help you get can go a long way. 

Once your acne clears up you may still notice some scars on your face - this is quite common. There are many acne scar treatments available. Once you know what they are you can decide if any of them will work for you. Some are more involved than others. For instance, laser treatment is much different than a topical solution. 

Acne is an issue that affects millions of people from one side of the world to the next. Are you one of them? Did you have acne in the past? No matter what, make sure you know which acne treatment is best during this phase as well as after. This way you can move on with your life without any adverse effects.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Treatment of Acne through Wound Be Gone

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Treatment of Acne through Wound Be Gone

Acne also known as acne vulgaris is a common skin disease in youngsters which causes pimples. It occurs most commonly when a person is in his adolescence, affecting 89% of the teenagers and frequently continues into adulthood. A lot of people face many problems due to acne, and just to cure it use various kinds of medications which only makes the skin condition worse. 

People jump to conclusions that this or that maybe the reason of acne, but actually the cause of acne in adolescence is generally an increase in male sex hormones, which people of both genders accrue during puberty. For most people, acne diminishes over time and tends to disappear, or at the very least decrease after one reaches one's early twenties. There is, however, no way to predict how long it will take to disappear entirely, and some individuals will carry this condition well into their thirties, forties and beyond.

Usually acne cause irritation and in severe cases it can be inflammatory, but acne can also manifest in noninflammatory forms. Wound be gone topical gel helps in fighting against acne, it reduces scarring which is the common problem of people who have acne. 

The commonly affected areas are face and upper neck, but chest, back and shoulders may have acne as well. Acne forms when hair follicles under the skin clog up. Acne can be disfiguring and upsetting to the patient. There are a number of medications, ointments and gels which are used for this purpose, but mostly these are not good enough and have side effects, which only make the acne worse. Wound be gone is a clinically proven topical gel, having no side effects. 

Aside from scarring acne casts psychological effects on people, such as reduced self-esteem. People are actually embarrassed to go out in public. According to at least one study, depression and suicide have also been noticed among people who suffer from acne. Acne appears in adolescence when already tend to be most socially insecure. At this age people try every possible medicine to reduce the pimples and zits, but as most of the medications have antibiotics it them, they in return make their skin conditions worse, thus causing them more problem. Wound be gone is ideal for this purpose, it doesn't have any kind of antibiotics or steroid in it, and heals without any side effects.

Wound be gone has a patented active ingredient, which reduces the healing time. It does not contain any biological matter or harmful material which would cause side effects to a person. Its other benefit is that it is transparent, so the wound can be inspected without even the need of removing the bandages. It doesn't possess any kind of odor, so it can be used freely. It eliminates the risks such as stripping off a scab or a new formed skin. 

The most prominent feature of wound be gone is that it is safe to be used by people of any age. Its revolutionary principle is totally different from current healing products.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Acne Treatment and Acne Products with Aloe Vera

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Studies have shown that the astringent properties of the Aloe Vera plant's gel counteract acne infection and help cure pimples with little or no acne scars occurring.

Aloe Vera has a pH factor similar to that of the skin. The pH of skin varies from pH4 to pH6. Aloe Vera's natural pH is about 4.3, depending on weather and soil conditions, so it's very close to that of human skin. Acne products with Aloe Vera help to restore the skin to its natural pH, making it an effective and natural Acne Treatment Product. 

Aloe Vera is a mild anaesthetic, with antibacterial and antifungal properties, containing anti-inflammatory fatty acids all essential for acne treatment and acne prevention.
The six antiseptics naturally contained in Aloe Vera soothe inflammation from pimples and irritated skin and reduce the chance of acne infection by deeply cleansing and moisturising your skin. These components have shown to relieving itching, swelling, redness and pain from acne and conditions like eczema alike. Aloe Vera is a natural moisturiser, fragrance, colour and oil free.

Aloe Vera helps to keep facial pores unclogged and gives skin a healthy glow because enzymatic activity speeds up blood circulation and removes dead skin, clearing acne and pimples. Aloe Vera penetrates rapidly and deeply and is able to re-hydrate, heal and encourage skin renewal, which prevents and reduces Acne scars. Aloe Vera coats the skin with a protective layer which minimises the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi, further preventing Acne and pimples.
Aloe Vera is cooling, soothing and moisturising, and it stimulates the growth of new skin cells and tissue with natural steroids, enzymes and amino acids. A formidable natural Acne treatment product which is pure and affordable.
As with any acne treatment, Aloe Vera users must be patient. Some people plagued with acne and pimples report that before their skin condition improves, they get worse because impurities are made to surface, but when they follow a regular skin care routine (cleanse, tone, and moisturise) using aloe Vera skin care products, their acne and skin tone improves. Please refer to our skin care routine for full instructions.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cystic Acne Natural Remedies

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Treating acne with over the counter remedies will rarely provide a permanent cure. This is because the products treat the symptoms not the cause. The symptoms are relieved for a time but they return and have to be treated again and again. This is great for the drug companies, as they get repeat sales, but costly and frustrating for the consumer. 

There is one drug that can give a permanent cure but it is one of the most dangerous and potent drugs on the market. It is generally prescribed only for the most severe acne and is a treatment of last resort. That is Isotretinoin, sold under the brand Accutane until June this year and sold under the brand names Amnesteem, Claravis and Sotret now. Really, if you read the list of side effects, some of them permanent, no one should take it. It is much better to make every effort to find alternative drug-free remedies. 

The Alternatives
What are the alternatives? Let me name two: a healthy lifestyle - a balanced, nutritious diet and a holistic program, preferably designed by a health professional. 

A healthy lifestyle helps keep our hormones in balance by controlling the sugar in the blood thus controlling the amount of insulin, which in turn limits the formation of an acne environment. 

A healthy lifestyle has to include regular exercise. A healthy diet plus regular exercise equals a healthy body. A healthy body fights ailments better than an unhealthy one. A healthy body has the energy to keep up the good fight and to help us maintain our good intentions. A healthy body will have fewer acne breakouts and will have a better chance of a permanent cure. This creates a good positive environment for other treatments to work.

A program is needed to put us on track and to keep us on track. Most of us are better with guidelines to follow. It's okay to say we have to do this or have to do that but not so easy when we have to do it ourselves. Much better and easier to follow a well-designed, proven program. Just as important is a strong follow-up plan to keep us on track, along with the opportunity to seek personal guidance when we need it. 

An effective clear skin program must have five crucial components: 

1. Internal and external cleansing

2. Internal strengthening and rejuvenating

3. Hormonal balancing

4. Lifestyle optimization

5. Goal setting and motivation

You don't need to spend money on over the counter treatments that may not work or risk your health with dangerous drugs. You simply need to discipline yourself to change your lifestyle and follow a safe, low cost program

After all, you have nothing to lose but your acne.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Adult Acne - The Danger of Depression

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Up to 12 per cent of men and 25 percent of women are at risk of suffering from a major depressive episode at some time during their lives. One study showed that 29 per cent of patients visiting their doctor for physical disorders had a depressive or anxiety disorder. Which means our physical well-being could have an effect on or mental well being. This is further underlined by the fact that many people suffering from chronic as well as short term disorders had trouble with depression.

For many people, acne is certainly a chronic condition as they can suffer it for many years. Studies have also shown the more severe the acne, as in severe cystic acne, the greater the risk of depression. Even if the disorder is short term the sufferer does not know how long it will last so the negative mental effects are still there. 

It is natural to become frustrated, disappointed or even stressed and anxious over a condition that will not respond to treatment or, if it does, keeps recurring. Particularly, when it is something so obvious as acne - something so difficult to hide. The constant effort of dealing with acne breakouts on a daily basis can be very wearing and disheartening. The more severe the acne and the longer it exists the more it can affect a person's morale and self-esteem. 

It is when these feelings persist and affect enjoyment of life they could become a problem.

Symptoms of depression

The main symptom of depression is a feeling of sadness that is present most days and lasts most of the day. If the feeling persists for more than two weeks and the person's performance at work, school or in relationships is impaired, then there could be a problem.

Other symptoms of depression may include:
· Changes in appetite and weight - excessive weight loss or weight gain
· Change in sleep patterns- sleeping too little or too much 
· Loss of interest in life - work, hobbies, people or sex 
· Withdrawal from family and friends 
· Feelings of uselessness, hopelessness, guilt, pessimism or low self-esteem 
· Agitated movements or very slow movements
· Fatigue 
· Trouble concentrating and making decisions, trouble remembering 
· Crying easily, or feeling like crying but being not able to 
· Thoughts of death or suicide.

Whilst we should not try to self diagnose something as serious as depression we should at least know what to look for in those close to us, particularly if they are dealing with a physical disorder such as acne. Their mental and physical well being may depend on our awareness and timely influence to get them to seek medical help

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