Causes and Prevention of Acne

Causes and Prevention of Acne

Acne is a pustular condition of the skin – an inflammation of the sebaceous glands that secrete a greasy, fatty material.

The fatty material accumulates in a hair follicle and excretory duct forming a blackhead, usually on the face, neck, chest and back.

Acne is often referred to as simply pimples.

Causes:

The primary cause – as always – is toxaemia that originates in checked elimination of toxic wastes.

Secondary causes may be:

• Indigestion coupled with constipation.
• The consumption of unsuitable foods, especially carbohydrates and sugars, biscuits, cakes and pastries.
• Overeating.
• Too many meals.
• Eating between meals.
• The drinking of alcohol, tea, coffee, cocoa and soft drinks.
• Smoking tobacco.
• Taking drugs.
• Wearing excessively heavy clothing.
• Neglect of personal hygiene.
• In some occupations dirt and grease accumulate on the skin and these accumulations are not thoroughly and regularly removed.

Treatments:

The customary medical treatment is to apply a local application of medicated skin lotions – which are usually suppressive in effort and do not remove the basic causes of this complaint.
The material being suppressed invariably tries to find an outlet somewhere else or if that is not possible it may be laid down in joints, muscles or organs where it can cause a quite different and more serious complaint, the cause of which might remain unsuspected.

The Natural treatment, as would be expected – consists of removing the primary cause first of all:

• Eliminate all unwholesome foods and non-foods.
• Institute a standard natural diet consisting mainly of raw fruits and vegetables with small amounts of starch and protein.

Attend to personal hygiene by:

• Dry-friction skin brushing before regular bathing.
• Discard excessive clothing in favor of light clothing.
• In many cases a vapor bath of about 10 minutes duration followed by a full-body pack of 20 minutes duration twice a week would assist in cleansing the hair follicles and excretory ducts in the skin and thus expedites the treatment.
• Sunbaths and air-baths are beneficial.
• Plenty of exercise to encourage profuse perspiration also helps.
• In extreme cases where acne has been present over a long period and has resisted all efforts to eradicate it – there could be spinal subluxations in the lower thoracic area.

If these are found, they should be adjusted using chiropractic, osteopathy or naprapathy.

Please remember – the skin is the largest organ of elimination – keep it clean, toned up and let it do its job.

All the best for your health and happiness,
Kevin

Kevin Hinton is ‘thehealtheducator’

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