Fundamental Mud for Acne
Acne is more than a skin condition. For many it signifies a time in their life, and in many ways it parallels and mimics the awkwardness of growing up. Acne can lead to ridicule and embarrassment, and many are in a desperate and constant search for help. Finding a product that is gentle and beneficial for the skin is one of the first steps to fighting acne, and one place to start is with Fundamental Mud. Fundamental Mud utilizes mineral rich mud from the Dead Sea, and it may help to fight acne and many of the irritations that come along with it.
People flock from all over the world to soak in the Dead Sea and bathe in its mud, and now Fundamental Earth has brought this beneficial mud to your home. Dead Sea mud is rich in minerals and nutrients, like salt and sulfide, and this can help to fight many of the bacteria and microbes that can lead to acne. Mud from the Dead Sea can also fight inflammation that comes along with acne. It is believed to help with inflammation, because of its high magnesium content. Magnesium attaches itself to cells in the body that can create allergic reactions, and it may also help with other skin conditions, like psoriasis.
After Dead Sea mud has helped to reduce acne and inflammation, it also works to smooth out the skin and reduce many of the lingering signs of acne. The minerals help to improve the amount of moisture within the skin, and this can help to smooth the skin and improve its texture. Dead Sea mud may help to reduce the bumpiness and roughness that remains after acne.
If you or somebody you know is struggling with acne Fundamental Mud can offer help. It is mud taken from the Dead Sea, and this nutrient rich mud provides acne ridden skin with support. Its anti microbial properties fight the bacteria that cause acne, and it may also help with inflammation and the uneven skin that acne can leave behind. Don’t let winter dryness damage your skin. There are natural ways to maintain the skin’s moisture during winter.
Coconut Oil for Acne
Coconut oil provides spectacular support for the skin. Whether you’re looking to fight dry skin or acne, coconut oil can help. It is rich in healthy fats and oils, and these ingredients can be helpful for dry and flaky skin. Coconut oil is able to be easily absorbed by the skin, so it is fast acting. Providing damaged skin cells with these oils can improve their flexibility, and coconut oil also supplies the skin with anti aging antioxidants.
Some other uses of coconut oil include:
- Relief from Burns and Irritations
- Reducing the Occurrence of Infection
- Fighting Dandruff
One of the most helpful aspects of coconut oil for those with acne is that it can help to fight the bacteria that facilitate the development of acne. The lauric acid in coconut oil is changed into monolaurin, which can fight the germs that gather on the skin. Coconut oil may also help to reduce the ability of bacteria to penetrate the skin. Using natural acne products prevents side-effects of acne medications.
If you’re looking to use coconut oil you’ll want to purchase a jar of natural or organic coconut oil. It is imperative that it is chemical free, because chemical additives may only further antagonize the skin. You’ll want to start by washing your hands, because you don’t want to introduce more oils to your face. Next gently wash the face to clear the pores and remove facial oils. A clean face is essential to getting all that you can out of coconut oil. The next step is to apply a thin layer of the oil over your face, and let it sit for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes has passed, wash the face again, and then cover any visible blemishes with coconut oil. You’ll want to let this sit overnight, and then remove it in the morning.
There are a number of natural ways to promote the health of your skin, besides a proper diet (also see below Acne Gluten), there is no doubt that coconut oil is among the best. If you’re struggling with acne using coconut oil can help to repair the skin and fight the bacteria that lead to acne.
The Acne Gluten Connection
Most people struggling with acne are told to address the issue topically by changing their skin care routine. In more persistent cases dermatologists may recommend using a mixture of drugs as a treatment. Most commonly an over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide face wash, prescribed oral antibiotics and retinoid creams, or in extreme cases even hormone therapy.
Many old wives tails exist about getting rid of acne: everything from drinking extra water to applying cucumber juice to making avocado honey masks.
While everyone knows that acne is caused by excess sebum, blocked pores, and bacteria, few think to try targeting the root cause of these problems. In actuality, acne can be caused just as much by an internal imbalance as an external one. In particular, gluten sensitivity is starting to be recognized as a cause of acne. Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in wheat and other cereal grains. Gluten is best known for causing the illness celiac disease.
How can gluten cause acne?
Gluten contributes to acne in those with gluten sensitivity in two ways. First, eating gluten causes the small intestine to stop absorbing nutrients, which can cause toxins to be released as a result of leaky gut syndrome. The second problem, is that the body can not digest gluten proteins and treats gluten as an invader. Your immune system will launch an attack against the gluten causing white blood cells to release histamine. Histamine is a neurotransmitter that launches the inflammatory response. Inflammation increases insulin resistance and causes dramatic shifts in blood sugar.
As blood sugar increases skin cells are shed more frequently. Combine this problem with the fact that high blood sugar causes skin cells to stick together and you have lots of blocked pores. Once pores are blocked chronic low-intensity inflammation weakens the immune system allowing more bacterial growth and leads to a stronger inflammatory response, which means painful red pimples.
How can you tell if your acne is caused by gluten?
Gluten is not the cause of acne in all cases. And people have varying degrees of sensitivity to gluten. So it is possible to be subclinically gluten sensitive. In other words, a person may not have celiac disease or gluten intolerance but is still negatively affected by gluten.
Gluten is not part of the standard allergy test. But specialized doctors do have tests for gluten sensitivity. The best way to determine if gluten is the cause of your acne is to try a gluten free diet. Be warned though, gluten is not only in bread and pasta. It is in almost everything at the grocery store. Even some toothpaste contains gluten! So if a gluten free diet is something you want to try be prepared to carefully examine lots of nutrition labels!
Check out our article on acne prevention for more tips.