Acne Vulgaris: The Hormonal Link

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Acne Vulgaris is a skin condition that causes spots, or a skin disorder affecting mainly the face and upper parts of the body, which becomes covered with pimples and blackheads.

Acne Vulgaris


Acne Vulgaris is a skin condition that causes spots. Treatment for acne generally comes in two forms, topical treatments(generally applied to skin) and oral medicines(generally taken by mouth). Mild acne usually responds to simple self-care measures and topical treatments and moderate to severe acne may require medical treatments.
Hormones are biochemical substances produced in certain glands and secreted into the blood to trigger or stimulate certain processes. Years ago while I was a teenager I had acne issues, first I notice my face would get very oily and then in a few days my face had several pimples. I had moderate acne so it was not hard to control the symptoms. I tried several anti-bacterial cleaners and creams for treatment. I then decided to try a different approach, which would involve using a “Acne Diet”, an acne diet taken with adequate amounts of fluids(mainly water), is often the most effective way to get rid of acne permanently and safely. Your acne diet should include anything that’s grown from the ground, these include plants(herbs), fruits, vegetables, these food groups are very rich in vitamins, these vitamins are very vital during the treatment of acne. Eventually I could see the changes in the appearance of my face, my skin seemed less oily and the pimples started clearing up.
One of the major causes of acne is an over production of oil. Instead of attempting to wash away the grease for the rest of your life, hormones are the answer, when your body’s hormones are out of balance, your oil glands start producing too much oil(sebum). The mixture of oil and dead skin cells then get clogged inside your pores. Bacteria often loves this kind of warm environment of excess oil, dead skin cells and insufficient oxygen, this results in the appearance of the acne on your skin. Herbal acne remedies use a combination of herbs to balance your hormonal systems. Once in balance, your system will automatically stop over producing skin oil and the acne will begin to disappear.

Herbal Treatments:

Tea tree oil : This is a anti-fungal and anti-bacterial ointment, used for treating acne, start with using mild doses, for topical treatment of acne, apply to the affected areas of skin, needs to be diluted between 5-15%.
Olive Leave Extract: This is another anti-bacterial ointment.
Licorice root extract: Licorice root extract possesses natural anti-inflammatory agents that may soothe skin affected by acne.
Burdock: This is historically used to treat a range of skin problems, its found in herbal teas.

Processed foods, junk foods, alcohol, sugar, carbonated drinks(soda) are not beneficial when treating acne. Living foods add vitality to your body. Your body as the ability to heal itself from every condition, including acne. If your acne does not improve talk to your doctor or pharmacist also discuss any side effects from, or irritations to, your acne treatments.







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Acne, Acne Treatment, Health, Skin Health

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author avatar Delicia Powers
19th Apr 2011 (#)

Well done and thanks Gemstar99!

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author avatar AnnH
19th Apr 2011 (#)

Thank you Delicia.

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author avatar Denise O
19th Apr 2011 (#)

My hubby also suffers with acute acne, bless his heart, it can be so painful at times. Good info. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar AnnH
19th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks for reading Denise.

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author avatar Songbird B
19th Apr 2011 (#)

Informative article, Gemstar...Thank you for sharing this...

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author avatar AnnH
19th Apr 2011 (#)

Thank you Songbird B.

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author avatar Dr.Vandana Hedaoo
20th Apr 2011 (#)

Thank you for this article,,, as I am also one of the sufferer of this type of acne...

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author avatar AnnH
20th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks for your comment.

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