Acne is the most common chronic skin disorder that is characterized by inflammation of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Typically, lesions appear on the skin of the face, neck, chest and shoulders.
According to studies, about 6 in 10 young people aged 12-14 years suffer from acne and the disease becomes increasingly embarrassing once young people begin to worry about their appearance.
Though not a dangerous disease, or severe, acne can become troublesome and disfigure a person’s face. For example, severe acne result in prominent scars.
The most common form is acne juvenile, affecting approximately 80 % of adolescents, healing only around the age of 19, without leaving scars. Another form of acne is acne rosacea – this form is seen especially in women past the age of 40 years. The neonatal acne is affecting the newborn but is not lasting more than a few months.
Also, there are particular forms of acne:
Necrotic acne (forehead)
Acne cheloidiana (neck)
Acne conglobata (large abscesses with fistulas).
Vitamins effective in the treatment of acne
Two vitamins are effective in treating acne – vitamin A and vitamin B3 (niacin).
Treatment using vitamins should include a contribution of 100 mg Vitamin B13, 3 times a day, and 50,000 IU of vitamin A, 3 times per day. It is also recommended a pill of vitamin E, 400 mg once a day. Treatment should be followed for a month.
In some cases, treatment with zinc gives radical results for acne. For effective treatment, the required daily dosage of zinc is 50 mg, which is administered 3 times a day. The patient must administer their dose of 50 mg 3 times daily for a month, then according to the improvements noted by the doctor, the dose may be reduced to 25 mg per day.
Treatment with orange peel made at home proved to be very effective in treating acne. Treatment is made with orange peel, mixed with water and applied on acne affected areas.
One of the easiest remedies for acne is to regularly applying lemon juice on pimples and acne. Leave on for up to an hour and then wash with warm water.
Due to its antiseptic properties, garlic is used for a long time in treating acne. Thus, for external use, experts recommend patients with problems to rub with raw garlic on acne affected areas as it helps clear skin of pimples, spots and boils. For internal use, experts recommend eating 3 cloves of garlic a day for a month. This cure purifies the bloodstream and cleanse acne.
Coriander and mint juice
A teaspoon of coriander juice mixed with turmeric powder is another effective remedy in treating pimples and blackheads. This paste is applied every night after the face was previously cleaned. Use mint juice like coriander juice.
Grated cucumber applied over the face, eyes and neck for 15-20 minutes, then remove with warm water. This is an excellent tonic for the skin and prevents pimples and blackheads.
First, for a week the patient should follow a diet based only on fruit: apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, peach and pineapple. Also, during this period the patient should drink only unsweetened lemonade.
Balanced diet treatment
After one week of eating only fruits, the patient must begin to eat mostly fresh products, such as fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, brown rice, millet or sprouted seeds.
The first improvement can be seen even after only a month of starting the treatment based on vegetables and fruits.
Meat, sugar, tea, coffee, spices, soft drinks, ice cream and candies. Processed foods should be avoided if possible.
Effervescent salt bath
Experts advise patients to bathe twice a week with effervescence salt. Water should be heated to 37.8 degrees C, and add 1.5 kg of salt to 60 liters of water. The patient must stay in the water for 25-35 minutes until it begins to sweat, then it should take a shower with hot and cold water, alternately.