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What is Acne

Updated on July 13, 2011

What is Acne?

Acne is a physically and emotionally painful disease that affects 85% of the population, world wide, at some point or another in their lives. Symptoms include large, red zits that occasionally morph into puss-filled white heads all across the face. While some people only occasionally get a single zit, others have severe cases of acne that cover the majority of their face. Some forms of acne can leave permanent physical scars all over the face, but all forms of acne are bound to leave emotional scars. It doesn't help that the majority of people who suffer with severe acne get it in their teens, which is the age their peers can be the meanest to them about it.

In this article I will discuss the six main causes of acne as well as begin to explain an all natural and free cure you can use to treat your acne that can be done from simple products you'll find at the local grocery store.

What is Acne
What is Acne

What Causes Acne?

Acne is caused by a wide variety of different things. You can't really attribute it just to genetics or diet, because quite honestly it's a combination of both of those as well as a few other things.

  • Diet

I listed this one first, because it's the most crucial. I know people don't want to accept that all the crap they are eating and drinking is aggravating their skin problems, but it's responsible for about 50% of your skin condition.

Any foods that contain sugar, grease, high amounts of saturated fat and candida are bound to trigger a flare up. Avoid them at all costs! I suffered with severe acne for four years and as soon as I changed my diet, it instantly vanished.

So why are some people able to pig out on chocolate, french fries, pizza and soda and not gain a single pimple while other people's faces break out after eating one chip? Genetics.

  • Genetics

If one or both of your parents suffered with acne in their adolescent years, you are likely to develop it as well. Even if your diet, hygiene and sleeping habits are all in check, you are still bound to have at least mild acne flare ups occasionally.

Unfortunately this is not something we can control and I know from personal experience how frustrating that can be. Just do you best taking into consideration the other causes of acne and working to prevent them and you should have a much easier time than others who don't.

  • Hygiene

Not showering or washing your face twice a day can contribute to a nasty case of acne. Be sure to cleanse your entire body thoroughly when showering, including your hair, because it gets on your pillow and your face while you sleep. Also, unbeknownst to most people, failing to brush your teeth at least twice a day can contribute to worse acne as well. The hygiene of the dental cavity is directly tied to the hygiene of your face and the rest of your body.

  • Sleeping Habits

You should be getting a full 8 hours of sleep minimum, each night. This will cause your hormones to stay in a healthy balance and keep your skin from flaring up. Staying up to the wee hours of the morning watching TV, playing video games or surfing the net is not recommended.

  • Water Intake

Drinking a couple glasses of water a day just isn't going to cut it, if you were cursed with the acne gene. You need to constantly be flushing the toxins in your body out through your bladder, or else they'll quickly come out of your face and show up as acne. I recommend drinking a full gallon a day. Do not drink too much more than a gallon, however, or else you'll start flushing out electrolytes and that will only exacerbate the problem.

  • Over Masturbation

Yes, I am going there. I know this is a touchy subject for people, but too much masturbation will DEFINITELY cause a flare up in your acne. Why is this? Because masturbation stimulates production of sex hormones and throws your natural hormonal balance all out of whack. You probably noticed that after indulging in this activity that you had a flare up, haven't you? I know it can be a hard habit to get control of. You don't have to completely stop masturbating either, but just limit it to no more than once a week or, even better, once every two weeks and you should be fine.

How to Cure Acne

Even if you have the worse genetics for acne in the world, the trick I am about to share with you WILL help you cure your acne within three days flat, if not at least dramatically reduce it's appearance.

I must warn you however that it takes a lot of self control, but that's just for three short days and then you are all done. Another great thing about this trick is it's completely natural. No drugs are involved whatsoever. The final benefit is it's completely free. You don't have to buy a thing other than some stuff you can pick up at your local grocery store.

To read about this 3 day acne cure, click the following link below to go to another article of mine on How to Get Rid of Acne:

http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Get-Rid-of-Acne-

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