The digestive system is the first line of defense for getting rid of toxins that shouldn’t be in our bodies, and our skin is the second line of defense for ushering these toxins out of us.
Acne is nothing more than a bacterial infection because the skin, just like the digestive system, has become clogged up with our body’s garbage. This happens when eat processed, toxic food. It happens when we don’t exercise and give our bodies a chance to sweat out the gunk, and it happens when we don’t get enough sleep or are under heavy stress. All these things impair the body’s ability to get rid of cellular waste and digestive excess.
Treatment options for Acne
Allopathic Cures for Acne
Normally, acne cures offered by allopathic medicine include pharmaceutical medications, some of which are astronomically priced. One acne prescription recently jumped up in price by over 3,900 percent!
Just some of the prescriptions offered by allopathic medicine include:
- Retinoid creams
- Topical antibiotics
- Oral antibiotics
- Oral acne medications
- Azelaic acid
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Sulfur-based treatments
These medications are meant to kill the bacteria that cause the acne, but they can also cause mild to severe side effects including:
- Nose bleeds
- Dry, cracked skin
- Inflammation of the white of the eyes
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Memory loss
- Changes in the finger and toe nails
- The alteration of gut flora (especially with antibiotics)
Some acne medications like Accutane can even cause harm to a developing fetus in pregnant women.
These medications all fail to remedy the root cause of the acne as well – overtoxicity of the body.
Natural Remedies for Acne
There are many herbal remedies for acne which may cause fewer side effects, but they don’t all work over the long term. Some of these include:
Lemons – Lemons act as a natural astringent for the skin, but can also cause skin irritation due to the citric acid present in them. A better remedy would be to drink lemon water throughout the day as it acts as a diuretic and can help to change the pH levels of your body, reducing toxic build up.
Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil is often used as a substitute for benzoyl peroxide as a topical solution for acne as it is less irritating to the skin.
Green Tea – When used as a face wash, green tea can be beneficial as it is naturally antimicrobial and antibacterial. An even better solution would be to drink a few cups of green tea daily, as it contains powerful antioxidants which can help clean up metabolic and digestive waste in the body, reducing its toxic load.
Manuka Honey with Plain Organic Oatmeal – Manuka honey is so powerful it can even kill antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria like MRSA. If mixed with oatmeal to make a facial mask, it can help to soothe irritated skin and kill bacteria on contact. Though this remedy is wonderful as a temporary solution, it will not prevent future acne from cropping up unlit the underlying toxicity issue is resolved.
Chinese Traditional Medicine
Chinese Traditional Medicine offers several solutions for those who have acne. According to TCM, acne is due to an overabundance of damp heat in the body, and this needs to be cleared in order to reduce phlegm and stagnation in the blood (ironically caused often due to toxic overload!) Herbal remedies used include Huang Gin, Huang Bai, and Sheng Di as well as Tree Peony root or Mu Dan Pi. Acupuncture may also be used to help clear energy channels which contribute to damp heat in the body.
Herbal Medicines for Acne
Another method of curing acne is by herbal medicines which attack the root cause.
Acidim is the only research-based formulation on the market, that helps balance the pH of the entire intestinal system.
Another medicine, Stomaid, is the only herbal medicine in the world that is capable of detecting and eradicating sub-clinical infections. These infections are usually lurking in our bodies when we have an overabundance of bad bacteria in our guts, and our bodies are carrying a heavy toxic load.
These medicines work in tandem to provide a synergistic solution to your acne. They balance your stomach acids so that a healthy gut microbiome can grow. They also reduce overall acidity, and balance the body’s pH so that all the organs – the intestines, the gut, the kidneys, liver, and pancreas can work optimally to reduce toxicity in the body.
As the digestive process is restored, toxic overflow does not get released through the skin, and acne outbreaks become less and less frequent until they simply disappear.
Of course, you can help these medications do their job of restoring your body’s health by eating a clean diet, exercising, reducing your stress, and getting plenty of sleep, but you’ll find their ability to help reduce a toxic overload is amazing. Your acne problems will soon become a bad memory, taken care of by restoring your body’s natural health.
Myths About Acne
Myth 1 – If you wash your face more often your acne will not be as bad. This is untrue. Washing your face isn’t going to help much. The sebaceous glands are still going to overproduce oil which is then likely to clog the pores and create an infestation point for bacteria as long as the overall toxicity level of your body is acute. By lowering the acidity in your body by changing your diet, getting exercise, reducing stress, and allowing toxins to be expelled, the sebum in your pores will not be overproduced, and the problem will rectify itself naturally.
Myth 2 – Greasy foods, chocolate and other specific foods cause acne breakouts. Although certain foods can trigger a hormonal change which might cause a temporary acne outbreak, most foods won’t cause acne just from eating them once. However, a diet which is routinely based in processed, fried, low-nutrient foods will result in acne, because they cause a toxic build up and altered gut flora.
Myth 3 – Diet doesn’t matter. Though specific foods on a single occasion wont’ usually cause an acne outbreak, you simply can’t ignore your diet. Recent research suggests that people who eat more refined sugar, dairy, gluten (wheat), and unhealthy fats are more likely to experience moderate to severe acne.
Myth 4 – Acne only happens to teenagers. If you are reading this, and you’re over the age of 18, you know this one isn’t true. In fact, as many as 43% of adults suffer from acne at some point in their adult lives.
Myth 5 – Acne is worse when you wear makeup. Though some skincare and makeup products can cause acne to get worse, it isn’t the root cause of the problem, in the same way that washing your face more often doesn’t solve the problem of acne. As long as the makeup or moisturizer you wear doesn’t clog your pores, it won’t contribute to acne outbreaks.