Drinking sufficient water is of vital importance to our skin. By drinking sufficient water, it will help us to shed dead skin cells and facilitate the growth of new skin. Water has been considered to be one of the best natural remedy to treat acne scars. This is because 80% of our blood swims in water. When the blood flows within our body, the water that the blood soaks in, helps to fight off the matters that promote the growth of acne. Moreover, water helps to carry oxygen and nutrient to our internal body, keeping our organs (skin is the body's largest organ) healthy and able to fight acne. The benefits of water in acne prevention and treatments are numerous, but it's important to take note that everything must be consumed in moderation and this include water as well. The general rule of thumb is to drink at least 8 glasses of plain water everyday
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One popular remedy for acne scar removal which many people find effective is to apply a mixture of cucumber and tomato juice to your face. Tomatoes are known for their antioxidant qualities, and can help prevent the skin being damaged at the cellular levels. It also helps strengthen the immune system and improve the skin tone. Cucumber and tomato are also both very good at tightening up the pores of your skin.
Acupuncture may be helpful in the treatment of acne. Several preliminary studies have reported that a series of acupuncture treatments (8 to 15) is markedly effective or curative in 90 to 98% of patients. Besides traditional Chinese acupuncture using needles alone, a technique called "cupping" is frequently used in the treatment of acne. Cupping refers to the use of cup-shaped instruments to apply suction to the area being needled. Two preliminary trials of cupping treatment for acne reported marked improvement in 91 to 96% of the study participants
Zinc is important nutrient in the management of skin conditions and may assist in healthy tissue regeneration. It has been shown that acne sufferers tend to have lower zinc levels than non-suffers, so it may be wise to introduce zinc mineral supplement to the diet. Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food, but red meat and poultry provide the majority of zinc in the American diet. Other good food sources include beans, nuts, certain seafood, whole grains, fortified breakfast cereals, and dairy products.
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Aloe vera is effective in the treatment of acne and scar. It is used to treat burns, wounds and infections to regenerate skin and provide the building blocks needed to rebuild scarred or damaged skin areas. In addition it aids in treating acne by acting as an anti-inflammatory agent and an immune booster. For acne scars, using aloe vera juice morning and night for as long as necessary (perhaps six months or longer) will help reduce the scars and improve skin complexion and colour.
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Iodine-rich foods, such as liver, cheese, iodized salt, kelp products, clams, crabs and other shellfish have been associated with acne and they should be avoided. Iodine is also often used in commercial breads and in processing milk. Thus acne sufferer should consider switching to alternate products. If you use a lot of iodized salt, you should switch to balanced sea salt which you can find at gourmet or health food stores.
Essential oils can help to treat or minimise acne scar. The recipe is 8 drops frankincense oil, 5 drops Lavender oil and 25ml Rosehip oil. Mix well and gently massage into affected areas twice daily, not while acne is active.