Skin Care For Adult Acne - What You Can Do Right Now To Stop Breakouts
When it comes to skin care for adult acne, there are several things you can do right now to help end the breakouts and repair your skin. If you're anything like me, you've gone the typical adult acne treatment route and you're not seeing any results, otherwise you wouldn't be here right now, would you?
The first thing you can do to help your skin is throw out every single chemical products that you use on your skin. All chemicals, no matter how gentle they claim to be, are just that: chemicals. Your skin will never fully be able to absorb them properly and at best, it will only build up a tolerance to them so they don't affect it.
Instead, you should use natural products. They are important for skin care for adult acne because they both help fight current breakouts as well as helping repair your skin so it can turn around and help prevent pimples itself.
Things like raw honey, baking soda, apple cider vinegar and aloe vera jelly should replace your moisturizers, exfoliants and other acne treatments. They are all very gentle on your skin and are fantastic methods for expediting the healing process.
Now another very important piece of information you need to know to help stop your breakouts is that acne isn't a skin problem. In fact, acne begins inside the body and the problems inside are what cause the problems outside. As such, if you only put products on your skin, your acne will just keep coming back because the real problems inside haven't gone anywhere.
So why don't we hear about any of this stuff? Why do we constantly see commercials of ridiculously beautiful models who's acne problems are completely cured with XYZ cream? Because of the money, plain and simple! The last study on acne here in the US lasted just one week. Oh, did I mention it was 40 years ago? A 40 year old study that lasted one week is the entire basis of dermatologists' and the acne companies' basis for prescribing and making all sorts of creams that go on our skin.
They want to push these products because they know they won't cure someone; if their product works, they'll have a customer who will keep buying over and over so they can keep their skin clear. I find it downright demeaning and predatory.
Meanwhile, in the real world, many studies have been conducted. Most especially, studies were conducted focusing on the relationship between our diets and acne breakouts. Not surprisingly, there is quite conclusive evidence displaying a connection between the two. The most conclusive study was on a group of Brazilian people who ate mostly natural, unprocessed foods. They came and lived in America for several months and then moved home.
Before the study, none of them had acne. After several months of eating our food, there were many acne breakouts. Several months after moving home, their acne had gone again. Another study focused on Inuit people as they transitioned to a more western style diet. Same thing, no acne before but breakouts after they transitioned.
Even many dermatologists around the world have successfully been treating their patients through dietary treatments. Things like simple carbs and dairy are eliminated while increasing the amounts of fatty fish and green, leafy vegetables.
The real methods of skin care for adult acne focus on the problems inside your body. You can completely cure your acne once and for all if you treat the real causes inside and stop falling pray to the trickery of the acne industry.