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Home Remedies for Bad Acne

More and more people use home remedies for bad acne as they worry about the side effects of prescription drugs.

Acne is a skin disorder which is often the result of the accumulation of toxins caused by a poor diet. Acne commonly occurs in adolescence. It could be a 'curse' to the teenagers and a 'surprise' to the adults.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, acne can be caused by 'heat' in the internal organs mainly the lung and stomach, blood heat or damp heat. 'Heat' means inflammation or toxin-induced inflammation.

As such, the basic treatment principle for acne is to clear the 'heat' from the related organ and detoxify the body.

Water, water, water

Water is vital for good healthy skin and is one of the best home remedies for bad acne. It can promote the building of new skin cells and is also the home remedies to acne scars. One should drink 2 to 4 liters of water every day to maintain good skin condition.

Water can flush poisons out of the body through the skin and bowels, clean the lymphatics, and aid the digestion of food. It also adds moisture and replenish the skin.

Home Remedies - Detoxification

� Add Jew�s ear (black mushroom) to your daily dishes such as fish, meat, chicken, and soup. It helps to clear the intestinal system.

� Drink green beans with crystal sugar soup to reduce internal heat and get rid of toxic elements in the body.

� Eat apples to regulate bowel movement and prevent toxic elements being stored in the intestinal system.

Home Remedies � External Use

� Cook and make the green beans into a paste, wrap in gauze and apply to the skin to diminish inflammation.

� Cook oatmeal, let it cool, and apply on face and leave on for fifteen minutes, then wash.

� Rub the acne with garlic cloves several times a day.

� Soak a cotton ball in either lemon juice or apple cider vinegar and clean your face by applying the cotton ball on your face.

� Apply some toothpaste on the acne, NOT on the skin, only on the acne spots.

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