For the last 50 years the advancements in acne control have been moving at a snails pace. Never considering the tremendous impact this dreaded condition has on those who are dealing with it. Nor the fact that it is not an overall condition but a unique problem for each individual.
THE BASICS ARE:
Propionibacterium Acnes (Acne Bacteria)
Sebaceous Glands (skin oils)
Hormonal Changes (sebaceous oil production)
What are the additional contributing factors to acne that are not being taken into consideration with past treatments?
* Acne Bacteria Immunity
* Natural Body Reactions
* Body Chemistry
Of course, there are many other affected health areas to each of these factors but our concern is strictly to what extent these various elements result in acne infestation.
First, it will be necessary to view the world of bacteria before we can realize what is going on.
This world is beyond tiny. It is microscopic.
If you stacked a million bacteria on top of each other you still would not be able to see them with your naked eye. So the acne world we are about to enter can only be witnessed through our inner vision.
This teeny tiny little world is constantly in violent battle, though totally elusive to our knowledge in everyday life.
As we enter this microscopic world let’s take a moment and consider just how a pimple develops.
* A basic environment for infection must exist. These are (1) a hungry bacteria, (2) a food supply (3) protection from the enemy.
Propionibacterium Acnes (hungry bacteria) thrives on the ingredients in our sebum (skin oils) while seated deep inside the sebaceous gland (protected area) away from oxygen (the enemy) that would normally destroy it.
So like all bacteria the acne bacteria is seeking a dark protected area with a food supply and our skin pores are the perfect home. The only thing needed is a doorway to enter.
This is where your skin oils come into play. When the skin oils push up to the surface to lubricate your skin they force the pores to open. “Aha.”,,, we now have an open door to a secure protected area where the sebaceous gland is producing a made to order diet of skin oil, which just happens to be the perfect menu for Propionibacterium Acnes.
Okay .. you now have a happy resident bacteria enjoying a plate full of delicious skin oils. With this happy home it just makes sense to build a family. So the bacteria begins to divide and conquer until the family size finally reaches a point where it becomes a noticeable invader to the neighborhood.
This intrusion is noticed by the “neighborhood watch group” that calls the security department.
Immediately the powerful defending forces (mega-millions of white cells) are sent to the occupied area to oust the intruders. A huge battle begins that kills millions of these defenders producing a massive battlefield of dead defenders (white cells) which starts to pile up (inflammation) and eventually sky scrapes to a mound (pus/whitehead).
The larger the Propionibacterium Acnes family becomes before being noticed the greater the battle and the more severe the size of the graveyard mound (pimple).
But this is no ordinary bacteria family that we have encountered. Its ancestors have built many communities here and have learned ways to avoid and defeat the white cell defenders weapons (through immunity) which makes the battle last even longer as the body attempts to develop newer weapons (antibodies).
Because the bacteria ancestors have been around for a long time they have learned to defeat a huge variety of different defender weapons including antibiotics, acidics and even physical removal by abrasion. So now this immune bacteria family continues to grow as it settles into new communities where food supply is abundant (pores all over the face and body).
As the growth and immune strength continues to increase you have a massive acne infection that has literally taken over with nothing effective from all the ancient remedies of the past years. Your defending army has lost the battle because of its outdated weapons (antibodies) but continues to fight which creates more and more graveyards (pimples) in defeat.
Still your mighty defender’s battle on, while anxiously waiting for newer designed weapons against these advanced bacterial enemies. Unfortunately no new powerful weapons are arriving. Why?
Because for the past 40 years the specialists who are suppose to be researching and developing more advanced weapons (doctors/research labs) have decided to continue using the same old weapons which have already proven to strengthen the enemy through immunity.
Which has put us exactly where we are today. Repeatedly visiting expensive doctors (dermatologist) and trying all the worn-out remedies that everyone else has already given up on.
But wait. The fact is some of the overlooked remedies of the past may well be the modern acne weapons of today. As the old saying goes,”you can’t see the forest for the trees”.
What the medical profession is beginning to realize in recent years is that in many situations nature has its own way of dealing with our health if given the proper amount of time to do so.
Which simply means that past experience is now showing that a lot of the unnecessary medications of the past have crippled our body’s present ability to handle illnesses that would have naturally been overcome by built up antibodies. But because of the medication interventions the body did not build these antibodies.
The same goes for acne. Multiple medications and antibiotic may temporarily intervene with acne but in doing so it interferes with the bodies natural defense development making the acne bacteria stronger through immunity while causing our natural resistance antibodies to become weaker.
So where do we go from here? Do we just stop using any remedies and let the body take care of things. To some degree … yes. But there is a bit more we can do to help speed up the body in developing defenses against various health problems, including acne.
Nature has provided us with some exceptional tools to aid in defense. Ingredients in grains, fruits and meats all give our body natural fighting tools. Our natural water offers a method for eliminating toxin buildup in the body and safe elimination of many skin invaders that travel in air born dust and debris. And the oxygen in our air offers the ultimate in bacteria (and virus) destruction. Add to this a certain amount of common sense proper rest and you have pretty much completed true natural healing potential.
All 5 are necessary in the treatment of acne:
* proper diet
* minimum water consumption (4 pints daily)
* regular washing
* exposure to clean air
* adequate sleep
Every one of these are within your control. And several can be enhanced for greater effect.
Eliminating saturated fats and consuming more nuts/grains will help your liver to balance which is the one sure fire organ that affects your skin oil production.
Daily water consumption is the only way to maintain a cleansed system and stop toxin (body waste) buildup. Inadequate water intake will leave internal dead cell tissue, bacteria and other toxic chemicals to build up in your system which overburdens the effectiveness of all body organs.
Regular washing/bathing is essential to eliminate dead skin cells and in discarding daily exposure to various chemicals and bacteria. However it is extremely important to realize that harsh chemical soaps and detergent also remove your natural skin oils that provide needed moisture and protection. This is especially important when it comes to the exposed facial area. Removal of these protective oils will cause the body to increase skin oil production to assure continued protection of the face and to avoid dehydration of the exposed skin. This ultimately means more open skin pores which allows for more acne bacteria invasion.
If you noticed in the beginning when we were describing the 3 main conditions needed for a pimple to form, you will remember that a secure hiding place from the enemy was one of those three requirements.
And who was that powerful acne bacteria enemy? Oxygen.
The greatest feature that oxygen offers next to its immediate need by living tissue is that it limits the life span of bacteria and virus. The higher the content of oxygen the quicker these bacteria die. And because oxygen does not trigger the immune system in bacteria its ability to repeatedly destroy bacteria makes it one of the best potential choices for destroying and controlling the Propionibacterium Acnes bacteria that causes acne breakouts.
Successful acne remedies using safe natural concentrated molecular oxygen have been available since 1996.
Many studies have proven that the importance of proper sleep is ultimate in good health. But just as important is that the body uses this quality rest period to build new cells and to do most of its healing. Which makes your sleep period one of the most important times for eliminating and repairing acne damage to your skin.
As you can easily see, the remedies of old are no longer the way to attack your acne problems. 21st century thinking has evolved to the point of using more knowledge and less medicines. All the multiple treatments with potentially harmful chemicals that have been used in the past for temporary control of acne breakouts are only creating stronger immune acne bacteria.
Developing healthy lifestyle habits and using a minimum of safe remedial assistance will not only give you better long-term acne control but will also limit your risk of creating even worse acne problems and long term potentially harmful side effects.
Acidic’s, antibiotics, pills, potions and massive chemical compounds. None of them are going to do anything but increase your acne problem and damage your overall skin health.
So stop using outdated acne remedies. They didn’t work for your parents and they are not going to work for you.
Dan Adams is founder of oxygen based natural healing remedies. http://www.remedeze.com Serving the world since 1996