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We are all, every once in a while, at some point in our lives, prone to do-it-yourselves when it comes to pretty simple but/or annoyingly embarrassing problems we get to face. It may be a household problem such as a pest infestation or a simple leaking pipe. It may also be a less urgent dilemma such as low-budget arts and crafts gifts or a homemade self-made dress. Most oftentimes, it’s a bodily problem such as undesirable body-odor, and acne. Yes, acne.

Acne has been there for the longest time imaginable. That is probably why there have seemingly been hundreds of homemade pimple remedies both formulated by our fore-mothers and passed down through generations, without us even knowing if they do really work, or if they are really that safe to use.

When it comes to treating acne at home, the key words are safety and efficacy. Why else would you waste your time in doing something that wouldn’t even work in the first place? And why on earth would you risk your own health and wellness in doing something that could very well be potentially threatening?

If you’re one acne-obsessed junkie, you’ve probably heard, known, and tried the most common acne solution ever proposed: cleansing. And no wonder that it’s so common, it’s practically very much logical! Anyone who has had a zit can tell that it’s a dirty thing, and having it cleaned might just make perfect sense. The only problem here is that half of the time, cleansing is just not enough. What’s more is that you cannot double-time cleansing because too much of it can actually worsen and add up to the problem.

Next resorts to cleansing are those over-the-counter pimple creams, soaps, and ointments. You can tell by the way that it is acquired through the pharmacy counter that you’re bound to expect some adverse reaction risks that include peeling, drying, irritation, and possible worsening of the problem. Maybe you’ve tried switching to the alternatives such as fruit extracts and natural plant oils, but some of them pretty much have the same effect as those over-the-counter products, and only work out a lot slower.

Others, out of desperation, may have even tried some highly unconventional treatment options such as putting toothpaste or lipstick on the swollen cysts, and waking up with an even more swollen zit with an even wider area of redness.

The list could go on and on, and many sufferers still complain of either persistent or recurring acne. The best way to get rid of acne is to first identify the root cause and zap it down from there. And, no, the root cause is not found just underneath your skin, but way far deeper than that. The problem is sometimes even systemic and that your acne is there just to show you a telltale sign that something is going on beneath –way far beneath.

The best way to get rid of acne is through a holistic bodily approach that targets all aspects of your health that may be causing the acne. Targeting on the surface of the problem just because you think that the surface is your only problem is just dead wrong. Either you’ll find your acne worsens, or it disappears for a while and then decides to pop out again some other time at any given opportunity.

It’s like killing weeds. You absolutely need to find and destroy the roots if you don’t want them to grow back again and devastate your perfectly manicured garden. Acne is not just a surface thing. It’s a bodily thing that needs to be addressed in all possible plausible aspects and that can only be done through one method.

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