Additional naturopathic topical treatments for acne
In addition to compositions of essential oils and other plant extracts, a number of other topical preparations are used in the treatment of acne naturopathy. A large group of care involves the use of clay, earth elements sulfur and others to create facial masks, scrubs and washes purification. Other sources include medications animal products such as eggs, yogurt and honey. In this section we outline some additional treatments topical acne and the science behind them.
Another remedy that dates back to ancient times, honey has gained popularity in recent times yet to research indicating that honey can facilitate faster healing when applied topically. Several products containing medical grade honey is now available and are widely used in parts of Europe and Asia. For the treatment of acne, honey is often used as part of a mask or mixed with other components of water soluble. Honey is mainly a mixture of sugars, but contains functional amounts of anti-oxidants, enzymes and antibacterial molecules. There is a difference between raw and pasteurized honey that the pasteurization process denatures many enzymes present in honey. However, crude and processed honeys are used in homeopathic medicine, depending on the application.
Used for thousands of years, clay masks are an essential element of the spa experience par excellence. When you see a woman relaxing in advertising with gray rejuvenating mask on his face and cucumber slices on the eyes, which is a clay mask. There are several types of clay commonly used in these topical treatments, and each has different properties and composition.
The clay is rich in a wide range of trace elements, and usually contains the elements described above. These masks can be combined with essential oils and other plant extracts to serve many functions. Although the clay itself can be beneficial, these benefits depend on the type and quality of the clay and added components.
Egg whites contain a lot of nutrients and protein. If the egg white is used directly from a fresh egg, most of these proteins are biologically active. The egg white contains an enzyme called lysozyme that destroys the cell walls of Gram-positive bacteria. Coincidentally, the two bacteria are usually behind acne breakouts, Propioni-bacterium acnes and Staphylococcus aureus, are both gram-positive and are susceptible to this enzyme.
In addition, the egg white contains proteins that can chelate and remove heavy metals. Egg whites are generally prepared in a mask and let it dry on the face. Alternatively, an extract containing active proteins can be prepared and added to a different preparation. The enzyme lysozyme is also available alone. It is most often used in beer and wine to prevent bacterial contamination during fermentation.
Unpasteurized yogurt contains many nutrients and enzymes, as well as live cultures Lactobacillus and Streptococcus salivary bacteria. These bacteria are non-pathogenic and ferment milk into yogurt. A by-product of the fermentation is lactic acid, making the yogurt acid and prevents the growth of other bacteria and yeasts.
In addition, the bacteria used to make yogurt may also release small amounts of natural antibiotics that are toxic to competing bacteria. Finally, these bacteria secrete digestive enzymes, which may explain the effect of smoothing and toning claimed by supporters of topical yogurt. Unfortunately, there is very little research on the effectiveness of treatments for acne yogurt.