Herbs and other substances found in nature are able to help improve the health of the skin and cure acne. Treatments of a synthetic nature and drugs which have been prescribes are not as safe as these natural substances and furthermore, these natural substances work just as well as the non-natural treatments. In this article, we will explore why this is so. The first medicines of man were substances that were readily found in nature. However, they probably did not cure some diseases. When antibiotics were invented, many thought that it gave man a huge advantage. However, there was a price to pay.
Some naturalists believe that the advantage was not because of the antibiotics themselves, but because of the improvement of sanitation and education among the people with regards to the spread of communicable ailments. A majority of researchers are of the opinion that antibiotics being overused has resulted in an increase of bacteria that is ‘stronger’ and treatment-resistant. In cases such as those of MRSA, natural antibacterial work, while prescription antibiotics do not. This is pertinent to an acne discussion, since the reason for infected cysts and pimples is a bacterium known as P.acnes. This bacterium is also one of the back acne causes. Treatment is usually the use of either oral or topical antibiotics. In other cases, the patient is told to wait because they will grow out of it.
The danger in waiting is that permanent scar tissue can form. Also, the patient may become depressed and may have low self-esteem. Some are still of the opinion that acne is as a result of poor hygiene but this is not true. However, those suffering from acne continue to suffer embarrassment because of it. Acne can be caused by a number of things. For example when hormone production increases, when the sebaceous glands are irritated or inflamed, when skin cells are overproduced, when the P.acnes bacteria overgrows and when insulin production increases.
To make matters worse, certain things we eat can contribute to inflammation and production of insulin. The pH level of the skin can be altered by things like chemicals in tap water and this can cause the P.acnes bacteria to overgrow. Swimming in pools with chlorine, regularly, can produce similar results. Inflammation can be soothed by herbs. Some herbs contain natural antibacterial activity. Scarring can be reduced by plant oils, for example, jojoba. If ingested, some herbs and nutrients lessen depression and balance the production of hormones.
Thus, the causes and effects of acne can be dealt with using natural means. By using these natural means such as altering one’s diet, good nutrition, using skincare products that are natural and using a showerhead filter that is good, one can deal with all types of skin conditions without dealing with side effects and furthermore, without increasing the amount of super-strong bacteria that is available in the environment. If you have acne or any other type of skin ailment, feel free to do some research and then go ahead and try the natural methods available, for example, acne herbal remedies. You might just be pleasantly surprised with the results.