Living Without Acne
Do you have acne? Is your teenager suffering from the associated self esteem issues that acne causes? Is it hormonal acne, food-related acne, stress acne? Effective treatment comes from understanding the cause first. This is why the one size fits all approach doesn’t work for long. Roaccutane, accutane, oratane and similar prescription medications can buy you relief but and its a big but!.. often you will experience other unpleasant symptoms, anxiety and depression among the ones we see the most. We see lots of people who have been through the medical system, skin specialists, dermatologist, numerous appointments, numerous treatments but little or no discussion about the underlying causes of acne. This is why when you stop you prescription medication the acne comes back.
Interestingly the position of the acne on your face clearly relates to what area of the body is under pressure therefore is a guide to what areas need support for example if you bowel is sluggish, congested, constipated then your system has nowhere to remove toxins so the biggest elimination organ is then used ‘the skin’. This says it all really, your body is always trying to correct itself, acne is actually a great clue to an internal problem needing attention. Obviously we don’t always like these clues but either way the message your body is giving you is clear and shouldn’t be ignored or suppressed. We can help you get a handle on the causes of your acne and a clear treatment plan to resolve it for good.
Common Acne Treatments
We see people of all ages with Acne, it is an inflammatory skin disorder characterised by pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Acne often shows up at puberty when the body increases the production of hormones. These hormones stimulate the production of keratin (a type of protein) and sebum (an oily skin lubricant). If sebum is secreted faster than it can move through the pores, a blemish arises. The excess oil makes the pores sticky, this is a great place for bacteria to be trapped and thrive. If scales below the surface of the skin become filled with sebum, 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, acne is not caused by uncleanliness.
For everyone who suffers from acne, it is not only a cosmetic problem. Emotional stress often has a strong impact on a person’s self-esteem which is why we working holistically on the underlying causes of the acne as well as the related conditions such as anxiety about the skin condition. Many women suffer premenstrual flare-ups prompted by the release of progesterone after ovulation. Symptoms can range from mild to severe acne commonly on the face, neck, back, chest and groin. Whiteheads and blackheads on the face, red pimples, and pustules, disfiguring cysts, deep, pitting scars – Common acne treatments are pharmaceutical medication, facial washes, herbal medicine, topical creams or the use of vitamin and mineral supplements.
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