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Holistic Warehouse News, Issue #002 -- Clean Inside Out to Cure Acne
June 23, 2009
Don't Forget to Clean Inside to Cure Acne
When most of us attack the problem of acne, we tend to do so on the surface. There are dozens of different cleaners that we can pick up at the drugstore and at least as many natural cures that we can try that are topical. What many of us forget is that acne actually starts from the inside and works its way out. As a matter of fact, some people feel that acne is simply a sign that something has gone wrong in the body and that we are out of balance. It isn't really necessary to treat the acne itself if we are able to get rid of what is causing in the first place.
That is why it is important to make sure that you're cleaning yourself on the inside as well as on the outside. There are several different ways that you can do this but one of the best is for you to do some kind of an internal cleanse. It is commonly thought that acne comes about as a result of toxins that are stored up in either the liver or the colon. These toxins are released in our body and eventually come out through our pores, causing the acne that we experience. That is why it is important for you to consider doing a colon cleanse and a liver cleanse in order to overcome this problem.
If you plan on doing any kind of an internal cleanse, make sure that you do one that is not going to be overly harsh. This is especially the case whenever you're dealing with organs that may already be damaged because of toxins that are trapped inside of them. You also certainly don't want to do a harsh colon cleanse as this will make it difficult for you to live your day-to-day life for obvious reasons. There are plenty of gentle colon cleanse products on the market that are both natural and will take care of the problem effectively.
The same is true whenever you are doing the liver cleanse. There are several different cleanses that are available out there for the liver so make sure that you choose one which is going to detox you slowly. If you detox too quickly, you will simply end up with poor complexion which will make it difficult or for you to be encouraged enough to stay on the cleanse until it does its job.
Is Your Liver to Blame for Your Acne?Of all of the difficulties that we have to deal with on a day-to-day basis, acne can be one of the more frustrating. Yes, there are some diseases that we can certainly have which are much worse than problem skin but the simple fact is, very few of us have to deal with those but almost all of us have to deal with skin problems. That is why there is such a push for a natural cure for these problems and there certainly are a lot of that are available out there. Something that many people don't realize, however, is that acne is not a disease itself. It is merely a symptom that there is something wrong within the body that needs to be corrected.
Whenever we are born, we come out perfectly balanced, both inside and out. As we live our lives, however, that balance begins to disappear and there are a lot of different things that can occur which can cause a variety of problems for us. For example, we all have a pH balance within our body that needs to be maintained in the alkaline state. Whenever we allow this to go to the acidic, a lot of different problems can occur for us which include diseases and, of course, acne. A simple way of recognizing this is that many people will break out after they eat an acidic vegetable or fruit, such as a tomato.
The toxins that we take into our body also are stored within our body because it is unable to cleanse them all. Although our body is wonderfully made and it certainly can take care of a lot of these toxins for us, we tend to take too much in on a daily basis for it to process. Many of these toxins are stored in our body, either in the liver or in the colon. Since this is the case, it is necessary for you to cleanse these two organs and flush the toxins out of your body. If you do this, you are going to notice a difference in your skin almost immediately.
Although there certainly are a lot of different cleanses that you can do, you should always build up to them because they can be rather harsh on the body. Eat red beets on a daily basis and switch to a more raw food diet for a few weeks before attempting one of these cleanses. Stick with it, it works in almost every instance.
Herbal Remedies for Acne ReliefIf you have to deal with problem skin, you no doubt have looked into the variety of different methods that are used in order to treat it. Unfortunately, many of these things are pharmaceutical in nature and they do little more than treat the symptoms but they allow the problem that is underneath the symptoms to continue. It is always a good idea to treat something naturally if you're able to do so and there are plenty of natural methods of healing acne that have been used successfully in the past.
Although it is always a good idea to make sure that you are eating the proper diet, getting some exercise and drinking plenty of water, there are also some herbal supplements that you can take which will help things along. The one thing that you need to keep in mind whenever you are doing any kind of herbal supplementation for natural healing is that you need to be persistent and patient with the treatment. Typically, the problems that we have do not show up overnight and we cannot necessarily expect a natural treatment to take care of them overnight either. It is really just a matter of cleaning out our body and bringing it back into balance through the use of these herbal supplements so make sure that you aren't expecting immediate results, although results will come.
Tea tree oil and lavender are two things that have been used successfully by those that are suffering from acne. Each of these have antiseptic properties and you can apply them directly to the skin, although you should dilute the tea tree oil a little bit before applying it. A lot of people include these in their natural acne treatment regime on a daily basis, especially for spot treatment of breakouts. A little bit of caution should be taken, however, because overuse of this herb can dry your skin out.
Green tea is something else that is excellent for your overall health and your skin as well. It has been used in Asia for thousands of years because of its healing properties and you can use it as well to help clear your skin. It is one of the most powerful antioxidants that occurs in nature and can really help to clean you on the inside which will show through on the outside. Not only that, many individuals enjoy the taste of green tea so brew yourself a couple of cups on a daily basis and enjoy the healing effects that you'll receive.
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