MILOON ACNE GUIDE: Part 3.

 

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Welcome to the third episode of the Miloon guide to acne.
As previously explained, Acne consist in an inflammation of the glands and sebaceous follicles. There are different types of acne, each one depending on different cause. We always emphasized that lifestyle is an important factor in acne improvement through smart and totally natural measures. The success of Korean cosmetics is explained just like this: on the one hand uses completely organic elements but enhanced by the latest technologies in the field of aesthetics, like a real philosophy, shapes your lifestyle, teaching you to have care of your body.
Now let’s look at the totally natural elements and principles that can help take care of acne. Be sure to incorporate them in your lifestyle or, even better, in your beauty routine, through some K-Beauty products you might find on miloon.eu.

Lemon: the purifying power of C-vitamin.

Not only a fresh condiment, lemon is also a formidable low-cost allied when it comes to beauty. It is really a valuable source of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and potassium, all natural antioxidants that improve the appearance of skin, hair, teeth and nails. Here are some simple “beauty recipes” very effective, you can prepare your own at home.

Lemon, Yogurt and essential oil: the taste of a clean skin.

Lemon juice, a jar of white yogurt and an essential oil (that of lavender is perfect) are all you need to create an excellent home-made detergent. Massage this solution onto the skin, leave it act for about 10 minutes and then rinse: a cleaner and brighter face.

Skin free of impurities with honey.

Lemon is a great natural pre purifyer as itfighting blackheads and acne. Add a teaspoon of honey to the juice of half a lemon. Mix carefully and apply the mask on the face, directly on the critical points, leaving for about 15 minutes.

Lemon and bicarbonate.

To clean pores clogged with pus or blackheads mix baking soda and lemon juice in a cup with warm water. Add a teaspoon of baking soda with one of lemon juice in half a glass of warm water and dab the face in the most inflamed spots, let it act for a few minutes then wash and dry.

The antiseptic power of lavender.

Lavender oil has antiseptic properties and helps to eliminate bacteria from the pores of the skin. It has an intoxicating scent that helps to relax and relieve stress. Add a little lavender oil in the day cream (possibly without adding other scented essences) or clean your face with diluted lavender oil, to have a home made detergent against acne.

Tea tree oil to combat dermatitis.

Tea tree oil or Melaleuca oil has antiseptic properties. It is an oil of Australian origin with an important natural antibiotic action that can be used to fight a skin infection or seborrheic dermatitis. Rub your face with a cotton swab soaked in 2-3 drops of essential oil diluted in almond oil. Continue treatment for a prolonged period (1 or 2 months). Some recent clinical studies have shown that using this oil to improve skin defects helps to reduce burning, itching and dryness.

Antiseptic and flaming calendula oil.

Calendula oil is an oil extracted from marigold flowers, an antiseptic remedy that is particularly effective in the treatment of spots or redness left by the most inflamed pimples. Apply it directly on the stains. It is distinguished by its delicacy. Its healing properties and improves the physiological state of the skin when used constantly.

Lemongrass oil for oily skin.

Lemongrass oil is an excellent astringent and helps to treat acne and oily skin. Just a few drops of oil diluted in water are enough. Apply it to your face with a cotton swab. It is not indicated for dry skin but useful for treating acne and disinfecting the skin.

Raspberry seed oil: the taste of deep cleansing.

Raspberry seed oil is a biological oil: it reduces stains to a minimum. It shrinks the blood vessels, reduces inflammation and redness, minimizing the effect of the red spots that appear on the face in front of a major event. Raspberry seed oil is a multivitamin oil: it contains vitamin E, A, omega-3 and omega 6. A study carried out in 2000 revealed how raspberry seed oil acts as a screen against UVA rays and UVB. This makes it an excellent alternative as a sunscreen. Before buying a raspberry seed oil, always make sure that it is really organic obtained from raspberries not treated with pesticides. Raspberries are among the fruits most contaminated by these chemical residues.

Officinal plants: herbal teas and not only for purifying the body.

A help against acne comes from medicinal plants that carry out a detoxifying and purifying action of the blood, promoting the elimination of toxins, enhancing the functionality of the liver, kidneys and intestine. Moreover it regulates sebum’s secretion and thus counteract the impurity of the skin when the disorder is due to hepato-intestinal disorders or food intolerances. Among the plants with depurative action with which to prepare teas, or to be taken in tablets and drops we find:

Burdock: (Arctium Lappa) its root is very useful when the increase in the skin’s sumptuousness (seborrhea) and the real and their own pimples, inflamed or with the presence of pus, are caused by the presence of metabolic waste in the body.

Pansy (Viola tricolor), the most important property of flowers and leaves is the specific purifying properties of certain skin disorders. The plant can be used both indoors and outdoors, ie as infusions and cataplasms to be applied directly on the skin.

Platanus (Platanus orientalis), is used in cases of juvenile acne and acne rosacea as a draining for the skin;

Il Noce (Juglans regia) for acne rosacea with comedones and furunculosis complicated by staphylococci and streptococci.

Clay masks.

Periodically, even clay masks (Bolus alba) are recommended, because they are effective in purifying the skin from toxins and bacteria. It is known the ability of the clay to incorporate impurities, taking them from the skin. The clay has the ability to enrich the skin with trace elements such as silicon, iron, calcium, magnesium and aluminum and, at the same time, purify the skin.

Curiosity: acne in Chinese medicine.

For the regulation of endocrine metabolism and the expulsion of wind and heat to treat acne, important points are: TAI CHONG (on the back of the foot, between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsals). It regulates the Liver, as it cools the Blood; TAI XI (above the apex of the internal malleolus and the Achilles tendon) to deliver tones the energy.

Once a pressure point has been identified, press the fingers of the hand on the area for two minutes, after which it passes to the other foot. Once the treatment is completed on one spot, switch to the other one.