Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Herbs For Acne

The herbs, almost in all cases, make a cleansing reaction of your body. This cleansing of your body helps you to fight against acne, It strengthening your immune system and therefore its ability to deal with bacteria and inflammation.

When it comes to herbal acne treatment you have to start taking herbs for acne orally to help the liver cleanse the blood. Some of the best herbs for acne are dandelion leaves, burdock root, and red clover. Once you help your liver function properly it will get rid of excess hormones from the body and improve your acne condition.

Two of the best herbs you can use directly on your skin to treat this skin condition are burdock root and dandelion leaves. These herbs have a powerful anti-bacterial agent that will help to treat acne effectively. The best way to use these herbs is to make a paste by grinding them. Once you have made this paste you will spread it evenly over a piece of cheesecloth and then place the cheesecloth over the affected area on your skin.

Below are the some of the best herbs for acne

 Milk Thistle
 Elm bark
 Dandelion root
 Olive Leaf

If you decide to use herbs for acne treatment, you have to make sure you include a healthy diet so that the cleansing process takes place inside and outside. A diet rich in fiber is recommended because fiber gets rid of toxins from the body. Taking a lot of water is also essential when you are trying to cleanse your body. Take about eight glasses of water every day. The cleansing process should be carried out on a regular basis to keep the skin clear.

Monday, May 31, 2010

How To Care Skin In Summer

Summer is coming and you are thinking about how to care skin in summer.Summer skin ailments generally include sun tan, sun burn and dehydration, making your face dull, dry and completely lifeless. But don't forget the more serious versions like blemishes, pimples and pigmentation - summer is so painful to bear when it ruins our skin badly.When we are exposed to the sun on the beach for instance, our skin tends to get some problems
because of the UVR (ultraviolet rays), mainly when people having acne issues.

Here is i give you some tip on how to care skin in summer

1. Summer facial bleach- Ingredients: 4 tbsp milk, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp lemon juice.
Mix all the three and apply the mixture evenly on the tanned areas for about 15 minutes. Once dried, wash with cold water. Works best for greasy and oily skin. Milk and honey are natural cleanser with moisturiser, while lemon is non-oily.

2. Scrub- Don't go into summer with the chapped lips of winter. Smooth that smile with the lip scrub by Sara Happ, available in delicious cocoa, vanilla bean, and peppermint flavors.

3. Cover yourself properly whenever you go out in sun- The hottest time during the day time in summers is from 12pm to 3pm. So protect your body from heat by covering it properly. One could go with wide-brimmed sun hat which provides shade for your face and at the same time prevents hairs from being damaged. Wear sun glasses to avoid facial exposure to the sun and to prevent eyes from that sizzling heat.

4. Clothes - Avoid use of tight and synthetic clothes as your skin cannot breathe. Use sunglasses and head gear to protect eyes and avoid headaches.
5. Tone.- A good toner can help refine your pores, soften your skin, and touch up any areas your cleanser may have missed. Refresh your skin with a spritz of Dermalogica's Multi-Active Toner, made with ingredients like aloe and lavender to repair and sooth the skin.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Acne Redness! How to Treat Acne Redness

Redness is a common problem that's associated with acne. If you suffer from acne redness on your face, then you know how embarrassing it is when you go out and have people staring at you. You may be a teenager getting ready to go to prom or some other public event but that big zit is right in the corner of your cheek and you want to get rid of it in a hurry. You're not alone if you experience these types of problems because millions of people across the world also suffer from this and are seeking an effective acne redness cure, and so did I at one point.

One of the things you can do to reduce the redness is to use a face mask. You can apply a homemade face mask made from baking soda and water. Apply it evenly over the face and keep it on for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. This provides a soothing effect that prevents the redness.

Another thing you can do to reduce redness, while soothing your skin, is to apply some tomato, cucumber, or lemon slices to the affected areas.

Wash your face at least 2 times daily and give it pat dries after wash. Never try to get it all dry after wash as that will only lead to more redness and an increase in skin rashes and redness. Get a face toner that is well suited to your skin type in order to keep the skin moisture and fresh. Scrubs are also very useful and you may apply them on your face.

Get some ice cubes from your freezer. Use a clean cloth to cover the ice cubes. Or use an ice pack. Place it on the red marks for 10 minutes. It will make the redness of the blemish less noticeable, and is a good temporary way reduce acne redness.

Garlic also works very well. It can be applied fresh, or you can buy garlic oil.  Cut the garlic clove open, or pierce the garlic capsule and rub it on the affected area,  Do this on regular intervals. This will to reduce redness and swelling. Word of warning though.  Garlic is smelly and the odor will stay with you if you don't wash it off correctly.  However, lemon juice will eliminate the garlic smell.  Just spread a little over the area of the garlic, and rinse.

Particularly painful pimples require a shot of cortisone, which your dermatologist will of course tender and you can expect a reduction in the inflammation and redness within a few hours.
A reddened pimple is a serious enough situation to merit attention. But never in the form of pricking and squeezing it. Tips to cure redness in pimples are actually easy to follow and a clear, glowing skin is not too far away.