Article by Brianna Mobilian
Many prescribed acne medications have numerous negative side effects. While some of these side effects can be minor, others can be quite dangerous. This is the reason these medications must be prescribed by a doctor. You may have seen the commercials for one of the leading acne medications causing birth defects, depression, weakness in the body, blurred vision, seizures, hearing problems, severe blistering, and much more. Yet, this medication is still prescribed by doctors time and time again. Is the quest for a clear complexion truly worth all of these risks when safer options are available?
If you believe that over the counter medications are much safer than prescribed medications, you are not completely correct. Over the counter skin care products are filled with harmful ingredients as well. They contain preservatives that allow them to keep over a long period of time. They also contain dangerous ingredients that can have negative effects on the body and the skin. Even the FDA suggests that all consumers use caution when utilizing these products. Topical medications are able to enter the blood stream and interact with other medications within your body.
Acne can be a truly embarrassing skin condition that makes people believe they must resort to potent and dangerous medications for treatment. This is not true. Acne can be treated and prevented by using natural remedies. Many of these natural remedies are already staples in your home, and can be used easily, cheaply, and effectively. These natural remedies are filled with wonderful properties such as antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal. Most importantly, the side effects that are caused by prescribed and over the counter medications are not found in these natural remedies. This can create a dangerous cocktail.
The natural remedies to prevent and treat acne are absolutely endless. Items such as honey, lemon juice, orange peels, eucalyptus oil, apple cider vinegar, fennel, turmeric, neem leaves, black cumin seed oil, tea tree oil, aloe vera, and egg whites are all able to naturally eradicate acne from the skin. Just like with all products used to treat acne, not every single item works for every single person. Treating acne is a process of trial and error. This is because every person’s skin is different and comes with its own set of challenges until you find the exact items that work solely for you.
Do your body and skin a favor by staying away from skin care products that are unsafe for human consumption. If you are unable to consume the product, most likely, it is not one that you should be applying to your skin. The exception to this are certain essential oils that should only be applied topically to the skin. Look in your pantry and refrigerator for natural remedies for treating and preventing acne.
Brianna Mobilian is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Pre/Postal Specialist, Certified Postnatal Yoga Instructor, and passionate mother. She enjoys living her life as holistically as possible, and teaching her family and others to do the same.