Sunday, July 25, 2010

Is There a Cure for Acne?

So is there a cure for acne? Advertising material maintains that acne can be cured through pills, creams, facials and extreme diets. In fact the market place is saturated with one hit acne cures.

Unfortunately for sufferers of acne, finding a acne cure that works can not only be frustrating, but cost $1000’s. Acne however can be successfully treated and controlled with the right treatment routine. The truth is, there is no one single cure for acne. You can however improve your acne outbreaks by:

1. Identifying underlying nutritional deficiencies such as Zinc and Vitamin D
2. Identifying underlying hormonal imbalances as in PCOS, Endometriosis etc
3. Identifying food intolerances and toxic accumulation
4. Establishing a good skin care routine

Remember though, some "acne cure" diets suggest replacing highly processed junk foods with fruits and vegetables. Of course this is a healthy change whether you have acne or not, however it is only one part of a complex equation for eliminating acne and not a acne cure.

A few small studies have shown a correlation between certain food groups (such as processed foods and dairy) and acne severity, but no foods actually cause acne. Cutting specific foods from your diet alone is not going to cure your acne. The same goes for skin care products, vitamins, and facial masks, that claim to cure acne in just days. No products used on their own can cure acne. Effective acne treatment can be achieved with the right advice.

To find out if you have underlying causes contributing to your acne, click here