How to use natural treatments to once and for all put an end to acne.
Can getting clear really be simple?
Yes, it can. And in this page I’m going to prove it to you.
I know getting clear has been a struggle for you. It was like that for me too. That’s because most information about acne, what causes it and how to get over it is incomplete.
We are going to fix that here. I’m going to show you a very simple and common sense way to get permanently clear skin. You’ll also understand why nothing has worked before, and why none of the things you tried before could even work.
Sounds good? So, let’s get to it then.
Let’s start by trying to understand why nothing you’ve tried before. By understand what really causes acne you can easily spot solutions and treatments that cannot work. This saves you time and money and helps you to get clear faster, and I think we can both agree that’s a good thing.
On the physical side research starts to point to two main causes behind acne: insulin resistance and chronic inflammation.
Insulin resistance creates problems with blood sugar regulation and as a result your blood sugar levels can swing too much. I don’t want to go into detail here, but you can check the blood sugar and acne page for more.
Inflammation is the immune system response to an injury. When you sustain an injury and it later turns red, it’s a sign of inflammation in the area. It means that the body is repairing the damage, and inflammation is the first step in the repair process. Inflammation can also be a response to an internal injury, such as: free radical damage, exposure to chemicals or damage by bacteria and virus.
Together these two are what I call The Acne Engine.
Here’s the important truth number 1.
Together these cause a chain of events
that eventually leads to acne.
Insulin resistance (or blood sugar problems) leads to hormonal reaction that:
- Increases sebum production
- Causes skin cells to divide faster, so there are more dead skin cells blocking the pores
- More sebum and more dead skin cells leads to blocked pores
- Depressed the immune system
- Bacteria can grow in the skin pores
- Immune system attacks the bacteria and creates inflammation (redness in the pimples)
And what does that sound to you? Exactly. Acne.
Here’s the important truth number 2.
As long as the root cause for this chain of events is in place
trying to tinker with the events that happen later is useless.
That’s why none of the treatments you’ve tried before has worked. They try to ‘fix’ something in this chain without addressing the root cause. They are a bit like all those weight-loss pills and supplements. You can take as many fat blocker pills as you want, but as long as you eat more than you burn you are not going to lose weight.
Here’s the important truth number 3:
Insulin resistance and chronic inflammation
are lifestyle-related conditions.
This is where most acne victims go wrong. They keep searching for that one elusive cause for their acne. They believe that they can get clear by finding and eliminating the one thing that causes their acne.
But in most cases there is no one thing that causes acne.
The culprit behind acne is not liver congestion, it’s not Candida, it’s not clogged colon, it’s not lack of zinc, it’s not deficiency of urine on your face or any of the hundreds of crazy alternative therapies people try. Of course there are some exceptions to this rule, but they are few and far between.
Rather acne is a chronic condition. Think of it as a result of a slow wear and tear that has happened over the years.
Diet and lifestyle choices that are not suitable for your body lead to wear and tear. This wear and tear shows up as insulin resistance and chronic inflammation in your body, and ultimately as acne.
At this point someone always points to their friend who eats all the junk he wants, never exercises or does anything healthy. They say what about him? If this is true, then he should have a face full of pimples. You should see the unhealthy friend objection for more details.
How to cure acne permanently
The big picture of getting clear is really simple. It’s so simple that most people just refuse to believe it.
Here’s the important truth number 4:
Given the change your body will
reverse the damage and clear your skin.
By making correct diet and lifestyle choices your body starts reversing the damage. Over time it gets rid of insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. And this stops the chain of events that leads to acne, and you will get clear – permanently.
That’s it. It’s really that simple.
You don’t have to actually do anything to cure your acne. Your body is capable of healing almost any injury, and it certainly can clear your skin. You just have to give your body what it needs and step out of the way.
I know this sounds too simple, and too good to be true. That’s what Tracy thought at first. Here’s how drastically her skin changed in just 3.5 months.
The little-known mind-skin connection
There’s a little-known other side to acne also.
What happens in your mind can show up on your skin. Psychologists and dermatologists are beginning to understand just how much the mind affects skin diseases. There’s a subset of dermatology that studies the mind-skin interaction. It’s called psychodermatology.
We already know that stress is perhaps the most important risk-factor in acne. Stress affects your skin more than diet. Even the American Academy of Dermatology acknowledges this, from their Stress and Skin Factsheet.
When dermatologists treat both the skin and stress, the skin often clears more quickly and completely as the influences of stress are diminished.
American Academy of Dermatology
Stress and Skin: Factsheet
There is more to the mind-skin connection that just stress. But it can get a bit complicated, so I won’t cover it here.
How much your mind affects your skin changes from person to person. Acne is not the most ‘emotional’ of skin conditions. Practitioners of psychodermatology estimate that acne is 50/50 physical and emotional. For some people the influence of the mind is more important and for some people it’s less important.
As a rule of thumb, the longer you’ve suffered from acne and the less effective diet and lifestyle changes have been for you, the more likely your mind blocks your skin from healing. You should look for the influence of the mind especially if you already eat and live very healthy.
So there you have it. The Common Sense Guide to Permanently Clear Skin.
I know this sounds too simple to be true, but that’s really all there is to getting clear. Most people make getting clear way too complicated. And those are the very same people that struggle to get clear.
So what’s next?
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Sounds too easy?
Well, what if it does work?
Here are my before/after photos. So it worked for me, and I’m sure this works for you too.
And here’s another set.