Wednesday, August 15, 2012

10 Homemade Acne Treatment Tips You Could Easily Do at Home

Several Homemade Acne Treatment You Should Know

If you are one of the girls that having facial acne issues then you might be interested to know how to handle your problem with your own homemade acne treatment. It's cheap, natural and reduce the side effects risk you could get when you using other acne treatment. So, when you are ready lets seek several ingredients you could find mostly in your kitchen for your homemade acne treatment.

Shall we girls.Treatment Ingredients #1: Water

Water is important nutrition's for our body and healthy skin. Water also the most common homemade acne treatment ingredient to reduce the acne scar effects. Water helps our body in detoxification process, renew our skin cells and keep the skin elastic. It is become a fact to consume at least 8 glasses of water every day to keep our skin health and fresh.

Treatment Ingredients #2: Baking Soda

You might not realize that baking soda were use in several microdermabration treatment and other cosmetic products. You could mix and filtered a teaspoon of baking soda with two teaspoon of water and put it gentle in your acne scar for about thirty seconds. Wash your face afterward with clean water.

Treatment Ingredients #3: Cucumber

Lots of people knew that cucumbers are good for your skin. Cucumbers have the same pH like your skins that make them helps your natural recover process in your skin. Cucumbers are also known for the ability to fight and resist the acne.

You could make the cucumber paste and put it in your face for about 10 - 15 minutes as your homemade acne treatment. Cucumbers are different from lemons that could give you the dry effects; in the other hands cucumber will moisturize your face. Use the cucumbers as a facial mask twice a week and you would see significant result to your skin.

Treatment Ingredients #4: Yoghurts

Yoghurt's are very effective to help you fight your acne problem. Yoghurt has lots of vitamins and minerals that have important part in the skin recovery process and create good immune system for your skin.

There are lots of ways to use the yoghurt in your homemade acne treatment. You could consume it directly or you could make the yoghurt as a facial mask to reduce your acne problem.

Treatment Ingredients #5: Olive Oils

Acne scar could make the skin loose the elastic and flexible ability. The olive oils is the answer to fight those problem because the ability to moisturize and soften your skin at the same time.

Mix about 6 teaspoons of olive oils with 8 teaspoons of salts. Put and do a soft massage in your face and let it out for 2 minutes. Wash your face with warm water. If this is your first time then you should repeat it everyday in a week. You could reduce it twice a week in the next week terms and see the result.

Treatment Ingredients #6: Tomato

Is a common vegetable that we usually have at the kitchen. You could slice it to small pieces and put it in your acne scar. Let it for a few minutes and clean it afterward. Repeat the step twice a day and make it routines for a few days. See the changes in your acne scar.

Treatment Ingredients #7: Honey and Cinnamon

Another common homemade acne treatment but proved to be effective for your acne. Honeys have lots of nutrition's that could help you fix the acne scar and your skin textures. For a better result you could mix the honey and cinnamon and put it in your acne right before you go to bed. In the night your skin would slowly absorb the ingredients and reduce the acne spot. Wash your face in the next morning and repeat the step for 10 - 14 days.

Treatment Ingredients #8: Aloe Vera

The aloe vera gels could easily add and have the recover ability for your skin. Aloe vera also proven helps reduce the red acne inflammations and acne scar.

Choose the aloe vera and peels the skin. Take the gels and put it in a clean covered place. You could save the gels in your refrigerator. Wipe the gels directly to our acne everyday and see the result in a couple days since the first one.

Treatment Ingredients #9: Lemon juice

In other homemade acne treatment the lemon juice hold the first position chosen as the best topical treatment for acne and throat problem. Clean your face with clean water and use the lemon juice afterward. Put it also the lemon juice in your acne scar and let it for about 10 minutes.

You should also realize by using the lemon juice your skin would be twice more sensitive to sunlight. It was recommended to avoid direct and over sunlight when you're using the lemon juice method.

Treatment Ingredients #10: Oatmeal

Our last ingredient is more famous than the other. Yup, it's Oatmeal. These usually morning cereals have a good consistency as a facial mask. The oatmeal mask would help you clean your face in a soft way to make it more fresh and soft. The oatmeal also could be a good scrub for your body, check our other article on how to make simple yet effective body scrub from oatmeal.

Happy hunting in your kitchen (and make sure you talk to your mom before you take those ingredients, trust me).

Having a homemade acne treatment using our own ingredients might be quite a time. That's why we suggest you to choose only one or two methods to try at your home. Use the methods routine in a couple of days or a week would be better because several homemade acne treatment need lot more time to see the result. Consistency is the key and patience would be the door, so have with your homemade acne treatment girls.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Alternative Remedies - Are They Really Safe To Use?

It seems more and more people are choosing herbal medicines, homeopathics, and vitamins either as an alternative to, or in conjunction with, traditional treatments prescribed by their healthcare professionals.

Herbal medicines, homeopathic, and vitamins are part of a bigger health category known as complementary medicine that also includes popular non-chemical disciplines such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, and aromatherapy.

Alternative Remedy Safety

When it comes to alternative remedies and their safety there are a number of issues to be aware. Why don't we look at a few example.

Let's say you are one of the millions trying to keep your bones strong and healthy by consuming high calcium foods and a daily calcium supplement. Perhaps your motivation for trying to add more calcium to your diet is prevention, or maybe even something more troubling like beating back osteoporosis. Sounds harmless, right?

Not true. The risk here is that calcium in not water-soluble and must be stored somewhere in the body. When taken with magnesium it ends up in our bones where it should be. When large amounts of calcium are consumed without magnesium it ends up in our tissues and often leads to arthritis like pain.

Something else to watch out for when it comes to any alternative remedy is staying true to the dosage. The reason for this is that herbs can be toxic when taken in large amounts. Additionally, in most cases taking more will not help your results since natural remedies work in concert with your body to produce a desired result over time.

High dose natural remedies also put a great deal of pressure on the liver and kidneys which is another reason to pay close attention to doctor recommended dosage requirements.

Alternative Remedy Safety - Regulation

Regularly there are articles filled with skepticism about herbal remedies because they are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration; which means they can be sold with no proof of safety, purity, or whether they work as claimed.

This sounds pretty scary but what I can tell you is that the FDA monitors herbal, homeopathic, and natural remedies closely and with one misstep the natural remedy in question will be pulled from the market and banned immediately. This happens occasionally, primarily in the diet space, but certainly isn't an everyday occurrence.

When comparing this with the side effect risks associated with most prescription medications on balance natural remedies comparatively speaking are a much less risky treatment option.

Additionally, it seems that even when a serious health concern does pop-up pharmaceutical medications are rarely taken off of the market. For example we now know that popular cholesterol lowering statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by 70 percent and certain over the counter pain medications increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Some changes have been made but for the most part both are still on the market with no signs of sales slowing down.

The FDA also monitors the biological mechanism of natural remedies and if their mechanism is similar to a pharmaceutical compound the formulation must be changed or sold by prescription only.

This happened with a natural product known as Red Yeast Rice which has been used safely for centuries in the practice of Chinese herbal medicine. After entering the American market the FDA determined it worked similar to a certain statin medication and banned the product until the formulation was changed.

So the point I am trying to get across is that while there may be the occasional quality control issue with small obscure companies chances are if you purchase your natural remedies from a well-known brand there will be no unforeseen problems.

In conclusion, alternative remedies do have some risks and cautions, especially when considering we live in a society where so many people take multiple prescription drugs daily. That said, alternative remedies are not regulated by the FDA in the same way prescription medications for a reason, and that reason is they are generally considered to be safe when used as directed.

With the United States ranking woefully low in life expectancy (38th) and having the highest per person pharmaceutical use in the world it comes as no surprise that more people have decided to give alternative remedies a try in hopes of improve current quality of life and possible squeezing out an extra year or two when it is all said and done.