By Chrystle Fiedler
Author of Death Drops: A Natural Remedies Mystery
The dreaded zit, seemingly always showing up when you need to look your best. The holidays can be stressful for many people and the seasonal stress can trigger an outbreak; that's because stress causes the skin to produce more oil. Other common causes of acne include allergies, poor circulation, constipation, food sensitivities, medications, nutritional deficiencies, yeast overgrowth, inadequate sloughing of the skin's cells, overactive oil glands, and a lack of fatty acids (which reduce inflammation).
Acne vulgaris is an inflammation of the skin that results from clogged pores. It's likely to occur when sebum, a waxy substance that lubricates the skin and keratin, a skin protein, block the sebaceous glands. You can use prescription medicines to get rid of pimples, but unless you change your diet and exercise, you won't be as healthy as you could be. Here's your natural Rx so you can look your bestRead More »from 8 Natural Ways to Cure Breakouts and Look Great in Holiday Party Photos