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Natural Acne and Eczema Treatments

02 Nov

Acne Natural Treatment: Camphor

Each year, over 85 percent of U.S teenagers will suffer from acne, indicates the American Academy of Dermatology. This skin condition is quite common, and affects anywhere between 40 million and 50 million people. Acne often affects teenagers but it can also affect adults. Camphor is said to be able to treat acne and pain. Some over-the-counter acne products contain camphor as an ingredient.

Over 85 percent of U.S teenagers will have acne each year, reports the American Academy of Dermatology. Roughly 40 million to 50 million Americans are afflicted with acne, a skin condition that is quite common.

Camphor comes from the cinnamomum camphora tree that is native to Vietnam, Japan and China. The tree also appears throughout the world. It has been used for a long time in treating many disorders ranging from skin problems to internal congestion. It also has disinfectant properties and acts as an anti-inflammatory.

If products do not exceed a camphor concentration of 11 percent, they are legally allowed, according to the U.S Food and Drug Administration. Read full article here: Natural Acne Treatment: Camphor http://www.suite101.com/content/natural-acne-treatment-uses-camphor-to-treat-acne-naturally-a301284#ixzz149B4oE6v

Eczema Natural Treatment: Camphor

Eczema affects over 30 million people, as indicated by the National Eczema Association. Eczema is also referred to as atopic dermatitis and usually appears in early childhood. It often fades as you get older, though some people suffer from it all of their lives.

Camphor reduces inflammation and pain and is found in many eczema lotions and ointment treatments. It claims to be able to treat eczema symptoms, though clinical data on this claim is lacking.

Symptoms of eczema vary but common symptoms are red rashes that are dry and itchy. The rash may even flake off and form tiny bumps that blister.

The cinnamomum camphora tree is where camphor originates from. This tree is native to Vietnam, Japan and China, but is also found in other countries. For generations, camphor has been used to treat many skin problems that caused itching, like eczema and psoriasis.

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) allows camphor in products as long as a product does not have a concentration of camphor higher than 11 percent. Read full article here: Camphor Remedy as a Natural Treatment for Eczema Skin Problems http://www.suite101.com/content/camphor-remedy-as-a-natural-treatment-for-eczema-skin-problems-a301280#ixzz149Blx9iE

Acne Natural Treatment: Borage Oil

Between 40 million and 50 million people have acne, as reported by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Teenagers are most often affected by acne, though adults can get it as well. Over 85 percent of all teenagers suffer from acne. Medical intervention is not always necessary and often, a good hygiene routine will help clear up acne problems. Natural products like borage oil claim to be able to treat acne, though there is not enough medical evidence to prove this theory.

When pores become blocked with excess oil and dirt, acne can develop. Sometimes the acne is small and flat, and other times it can form tiny to large bumps that may be filled with pus. The deeper the inflammation, the more intense the acne is.

You can get acne anywhere on your body, but it most often appears on the face.

Coming from the borage plant, borage oil is also known as borago officinalis. It also goes by the names of:

  • bee bread
  • borage seed oil
  • bee plant
  • ox’s tongue
  • starflower oil

There isn’t much clinical data to prove borage oil has health benefits, but it does contain gamma-linoleic acid, GLA. GLA is known to have health benefits. Read full article here: Using Borage Oil as a Natural Treatment Remedy for Acne Problems http://www.suite101.com/content/using-borage-oil-as-a-natural-treatment-remedy-for-acne-problems-a301277#ixzz149Bha4db

Eczema Natural Treatment: Borage Oil

Over 30 million American suffer from eczema, according to the National Eczema Association. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition of the skin that often shows up in early childhood. While eczema tends to go away as you get older, you may have eczema all of your life. Treating eczema with borage oil, was considered a possible eczema treatment. A study done at the George Eliot Hospital, in the United Kingdom, concluded that borage oil does not treat atopic dermatitis.

Eczema often appears as a red rash with dry patches of skin that may or may not be itchy. You may see eczema on the inside of your elbows, on the backside of your knees and on your face and neck. The rash may also produce small bumps that blister.

You may suffer from eczema all the time or experience flare-ups occasionally. Heat and excess moisture often trigger eczema rashes, as can allergies. Read full article here: Treat Eczema Problems Naturally With Borage Oil Remedy – Possibly http://www.suite101.com/content/treat-eczema-problems-naturally-with-borage-oil-remedy-possibly-a301278#ixzz149C8wp12

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