- Drink 1/4 cup of organic aloe vera juice in the morning on an empty stomach. Aloe vera juice is a natural way to remove toxins from your body, especially the liver and blood. If you have cystic acne, drink this twice a day, in the morning and bedtime, for three months. Remember to drink all liquids no colder than room temperature, so add a little bit of warm water to make the refrigerated aloe vera juice the right temperature. If you can’t tolerate the taste of aloe vera juice, add 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice, which is also a great way to detox the liver and blood.
- Take the ayurvedic herb guggul, 75 to 150 mg a day. Guggul is a widely used ayurvedic herb that helps to remove toxins from the body and improve digestion.
- Use turmeric in your cooking or as a supplement. Turmeric powder is a spice that is commonly used in Indian foods. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. The easiest way to take turmeric is to add a pinch of it your food, but you can also take one tablet with meals.
- Do aerobic exercise three to four times a week. The increased circulation and sweating that occurs with aerobic exercise naturally removes toxins from your body.
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1 AnswerThere are many effective self-care remedies for acne with pregnancy. Here are some to try:
- Wash your skin twice a day.
- Wash your skin if you are perspiring or after exercise.
- Use only mild or gentle cleaners and soaps.
- Do not rub or scrub your skin; use gentle strokes with your fingertips.
- Wash your hair regularly so it does not add additional oil to your skin.
- Use precautions in the sun and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.
- Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.
- Read all product labels to make sure they do not clog pores.
- Select skin and hair products that are oil-free, noncomedogenic and nonacnegenic, which means not likely to cause comedones (a medical term describing pimples).
1 AnswerDrainage and extraction is a type of acne surgery performed by a dermatologist (a doctor who specializes in treating skin, hair, and nail conditions). Drainage and extraction of an acne comedo (a medical term describing a pimple) or skin cyst is done at the doctor's office under sterile conditions. Having a dermatologist perform drainage and extraction of acne can prevent worsening of the condition, scarring, and spreading skin bacteria such as staphylococci and streptococci.
1 AnswerDermatologists (doctors who specialize in treating skin, hair, and nail conditions) often use extraction to remove acne pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. To extract a comedo (a medical term describing a pimple), dermatologists use a sterilized device the size of a small pencil. A word of warning: comedo extraction is not something you should try at home. Any time you squeeze a pimple, you risk spreading the bacteria, causing an infection and worsening your acne. This procedure should only be performed by a medical professional, so allow your dermatologist to guide you.
1 AnswerEarly acne happens as young as ages 8 to 11. Experts now believe that early acne in children and young teens is an indicator that acne may become severe in adolescence. Aggressively treating early acne has been found to prevent worsening of this common skin condition. Ongoing treatment can help lower the chance of acne scars and allow a child or young teen to avoid issues with self-esteem or depression that often occurs with severe acne.
1 AnswerMany people with occasional breakouts or mild acne can manage their skin condition with a simple daily skincare regimen. Sometimes over-the-counter (OTC) acne products are necessary to control mild acne. Yet when acne nodules and cysts worsen, a visit to a dermatologist may be needed. A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating problems with the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists use a combination of OTC and prescription treatments to manage mild, moderate, and severe acne and to prevent scarring. Sometimes unsightly acne nodules or painful cysts that are deep within the skin must be drained. Along with daily skin care and healthy lifestyle habits such as a balanced diet, stress management, and plenty of sleep, a dermatologist can recommend products that will help resolve acne nodules and cysts and prevent new breakouts from occurring.
1 AnswerAny acne medication -- those available over the counter (OTC) or by prescription -- can have side effects. Most OTC acne treatments work by reducing skin bacteria and removing dead skin cells. In doing so, the treatment helps prevent pimples. Some OTC acne medications are effective in treating acne, yet are extremely drying and can irritate the skin. Irritated skin may trigger a breakout. Before using any acne medication, it's important to read the label and follow the instruction of a dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in treating skin, hair, and nail conditions.