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Acne Care FAQ: What You Need to Know to Get Rid of Pimples

What causes acne or pimples?

There are four basic factors that can work together and result in acne:

  1. Hormones
  2. Increased oil (sebum) production
  3. Changes inside your pores (hair follicles)
  4. Bacteria

Pimples may begin with changes in your hormones, called androgens. These hormones cue the glands in your pores to produce a sticky oil called sebum, which keeps your skin and hair from drying out. Under ordinary circumstances, sebum moves to the surface of the skin and carries out normal skin bacteria and old skin cells. When these glands are over stimulated by hormonal changes, they can produce high levels of sebum resulting in clogged pores. This is kind of like a traffic jam that happens when a four-lane highway has to go through a one-lane tunnel. When your pores get clogged, they become a breeding ground for bacteria, causing them to multiply rapidly. This overgrowth of bacteria can lead to inflammation, or zits.  All these factors, therefore, need to be addressed to get rid of pimples.

Will eating chocolate make me break out?

Although it's been said that you are what you eat, you do not have to worry that eating chocolate or fatty foods will cause zits or make them worse. Extensive scientific studies have not found a connection between diet and pimples. Hey, eating a balanced diet always makes sense. But if acne is being treated properly, you can get rid of zits and have a slice of pizza!

What happens when I squeeze a zit?

It may get rid of pimples, but squeezing also increases the chance of scarring. And who wants that? Instead of using your fingers, use an acne treatment product with benzoyl peroxide for smart acne care. Benzoyl peroxide works by destroying the bacteria associated with pimples, which will heal existing zits on your face and help with acne prevention.

Will cleaning my face get rid of pimples faster?

Zits are not caused by dirt or surface skin oil. So scrubbing your face will not get rid of pimples any faster. In fact, if you wash or scrub your face too vigorously, you can irritate your skin and make the acne worse. Best solution? Stick with a consistent regime using skin care products that are also acne care products, like our Face & Body Shower Kit for Male Skin or the Papaya Skin Care System for females. Treat your skin gently and use warm, not hot, water. And stop zits before they start by using a combination topical and internal treatment for continuously clear skin.

Why do I get pimples during my monthly cycle when I have clear skin the rest of the time?

The answer is hormones. During your menstrual cycle, hormonal changes can trigger imbalances in your oil production system. Hormones called androgens stimulate the production of sebum, the sticky oil that keeps hair and skin from drying out. The greater the sebum production, the increased likelihood that your pores will get clogged and cause zits to develop.

At what age will I stop getting zits?

While acne used to be considered primarily a teen phenomenon, dermatologists report that the number of adults with pimples is on the rise, with at least one in ten adults aged 25 to 44 suffering from acne. The incidence is higher for adult women than for adult men, with estimates as high as 25%. Regardless of age, the causes of acne are the same. Stress and hormonal imbalances, which often lead to pimples, are becoming more common in women's lives and adult acne care is becoming more important.

Why does the 2-Part Acne Treatment product have a different tablet formula for males and females?

Acne, like most skin conditions, is a reflection of something that is happening inside our bodies and is transferred to our skin. Face acne is more likely to be caused by hormonal imbalances, and since men and women have different body chemistry, the gender-specific formulations are important for acne care and acne prevention on the face.

What will happen if I use the 2-Part Acne Treatment tablets designed for the opposite sex?

You should not be concerned if you are a male and take a tablet from the product for females or vice versa. Because Nature's Cure tablets are all-natural and are not known to have side effects, either formula is safe to take for acne prevention or to work with your body to get rid of pimples you already have.

We have found that some women respond better to the male acne treatment product formula and vice versa. The formulas for men and women are "generalized" based on the average for the U.S. population. However, we all know that there is no "average" young man or woman. Our diets, lifestyles, exercise levels, skin types, and where we live make us and our acne care needs unique.

Who are the 3-step skin care kits made for?

The Anti-Acne Papaya Skin Care System was designed specifically for acne care for females of all skin types, ages and ethnicities. Likewise, the Anti-Acne Face & Body Shower Kit was formulated for acne care for guys of all skin types, ages and ethnicities. Both kits were designed to be simple to use so that they would easily fit into anyone's busy lifestyle. These kits prove that you can get rid of pimples and achieve clear, beautiful skin in 3 easy steps.

Can I use more than one acne treatment product from Nature's Cure at the same time?

Absolutely! Nature's Cure acne care products were designed to complement each other and work together to get rid of pimples. The products in the acne care kits will fight acne while you cleanse, refine and moisturize your skin. These are basic skin care steps you need to take anyway when using Nature's Cure Two-Part Acne Treatment Product or the Body Acne Treatment Spray. In fact, following the 3-step acne care regimen provided by the kits will help to ensure that your skin is in the optimal condition to receive the benefits provided by the Two-Part Acne Treatment Product.

Can I buy the 2-Part Acne Treatment Product's tablets separately from the cream/spray?

Due to customer requests, we are happy to offer the Body Acne Treatment Spray for purchase on its own. Now you can replenish the body spray, should it run out before the body acne treatment tablets are completed. This also increases your flexibility in deciding how to best treat body acne with Nature's Cure.

At this time, we only sell the male and female face acne treatments as a two-part system that includes both the tablets and a vanishing cream. We believe that the combination of tablets and cream is the most effective way to get rid of pimples on your face.

Can I buy the skin care products in the kits individually?

No. We only sell these skin acne care products together as a kit. The products have been specially formulated to work best to get rid of pimples when used together as a complete acne care regimen. In some cases, just using too many different kinds of products can aggravate your ski, exacerbate an acne problem and counteract your acne prevention efforts.

Can I buy Nature's Cure Acne Treatment Products online?

Yes! Nature's Cure Two-Part Face Acne Treatments, Anti-Acne Papaya Skin Care System, Anti-Acne Face & Body Shower Kit and Body Acne Treatment Spray can be purchased from the Nature's Cure online store or at Nature's Cure acne treatment products can now be delivered directly to your door.

Can I buy Nature's Cure Acne Treatment Products outside the USA?

Yes, Nature's Cure 2-Part Acne Treatments are also available for sale in Canada.

Is Homeopathic Medicine the same as nutritional or herbal supplements?

No. The two product categories are not similar, so they fall into separate government regulatory classifications. In 1938, homeopathic treatment products included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the U.S. (HPUS) were identified as drugs in the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). Herbal supplements are regulated as foods. Thus, differences include:

Labeling: Homeopathic Medicine is allowed to make medical treatment claims consistent with traditional homeopathic evidence. Nutritional and herbal supplements, conversely, cannot make claims for the treatment of a medical condition.

Manufacturing: Nutritional products contain milligram quantities, which are macro-ingredients. By contrast, homeopathic treatment products use micro-ingredients, which are extremely diluted. The number preceding an "X" indicates the serial dilution. For example, the first dilution is 1X, the thirtieth is 30X, and so on. A 30X dilution means that the ingredient was extracted, diluted, and filtered 30 times, before being used in the product.

Ingredients: Homeopathic medicines contains only active ingredients that are listed in homeopathic pharmacopoeia at levels deemed safe in those references. Dietary supplements contain ingredients such as vitamins and plants and it is the manufacturer's responsibility to determine the safety of the particular ingredient and at which level it can be used.   

Is Homeopathic Medicine regulated?

Yes, it is regulated by the FDA, though not tested by them. Unlike herbal supplements, the FDA accepts homeopathic products as drugs. As drugs, homeopathic products must be manufactured in compliance with the FDA finished pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) regulations for cleanliness, quality and testing; the FDA regularly inspects manufacturers for compliance. All Nature's Cure Acne Treatment Product manufacturing facilities are FDA approved. In addition, the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the US establishes criteria for the safety of these drugs as well.

What is a Homeopathic Medicine?

Homeopaths believe that small amounts of distinct ingredients activate the body's natural defenses to fight an ailment. Homeopathic treatments are made from minerals, herbs, and other natural extracts and are known to be generally safe. In existence for centuries, homeopathic treatments are particularly popular in Europe. Nature's Cure Acne Care products are manufactured in strict compliance with FDA regulations, and all ingredients are listed in the U.S. Homeopathic Pharmacopeia, which establishes criteria for the safety of homeopathic drugs.

Why does Nature's Cure offer a two-part system for acne care?

Acne is caused by a combination of factors, including internal triggers that cause imbalances inside your body, and external factors, like an overproduction of oil. Nature's Cure's 2-part acne treatment product works on both the inside and outside. Based on homeopathic evidence, it works inside with an all-natural homeopathic tablet to rebalance your body. On the outside, the cream works to dry up zits already on your face or the spray works to dry up zits already on your body.  Together they help with acne care and acne prevention.

How do the tablets work?

Homeopathic medicines are not vaccines, but the concept is similar. The theory is that small amounts of ingredients activate the body's natural defenses to fight back. The ingredients are made from minerals, herbs, and other natural extracts. These medicines have been around for centuries and are widely prescribed in Europe.

What are the active ingredients in the tablets?

All active ingredients in the Nature's Cure tablets are natural, and no single ingredient stands out as a key active. If the ingredients were taken in macro-doses, they would mimic or bring on the condition of acne. According to the homeopathic Law of Similars, the micro-doses present in the Nature's Cure tablets cause the body to resolve the symptoms and get rid of pimples. Simply, the ingredients work together to activate the body's own defenses to fight acne.

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How long will it take until I get results from the 2-Part Acne Treatment?

You will begin to see results with Nature's Cure 2-Part Acne Treatment Products after only two weeks and will most likely have noticeably clearer skin after just one month.

Are Nature's Cure acne care tablets safe?

Homeopathic treatments have been used for centuries worldwide. Homeopathic remedies are historically known to be free of harmful side effects and interactions with other medications. Additionally, in the United States, the US Homeopathic Pharmacopeia acts to establish criteria for the safety of these drugs. The theory behind homeopathic medicine is that it uses minute doses of all-natural ingredients to stimulate the body's own natural healing ability. On the other hand, conventional drugs rely on chemicals to overpower a disease or symptom. In the process, there can be side effects and toxicity problems.

Can I take Nature's Cure Acne Treatment Product Tablets if I'm on medication?

The tablets in the Nature's Cure acne treatment products were developed using homeopathic medicine and all-natural ingredients. Using Nature's Cure tablets will not interfere with any of your prescription medications. There are no known side effects.

Is the 2-Part Acne Treatment Product effective?

Homeopathic medicines have proven their effectiveness with over 200 years of usage by physicians worldwide. Nature's Cure has been effective acne care for millions of people who have used the 2-part system.

Read what people just like you have to say about Nature's Cure in these acne treatment product reviews on popular independent web sites.

Can I use Nature's Cure Acne Care Tablets and go out in the sun?

Nature's Cure acne treatment product tablets do not cause sun sensitivity. So, they will not increase the likelihood of damaging your skin when you go in the sun. Nature's Cure acne care tablets are a safe way to get rid of pimples and have no reported harmful side effects.

Can I use Nature's Cure Acne Treatment Product Tablets if I'm pregnant or nursing?

Nature's Cure acne care tablets have no known side effects. However, when considering taking a medication while pregnant or nursing, you should always consult your physician first. Your own doctor will know what is best for your particular situation.

What if I'm lactose intolerant?

Most lactose intolerant individuals handle the acne treatment product tablets just fine. Keep in mind that since they are dissolving in your mouth, a large part of the lactose is going to be absorbed into the bloodstream and never reach the stomach. Even if you swallowed the tablets whole, three tablets is equivalent to less than 1/8th cup of skim milk. Most lactose intolerant people can tolerate this level of lactose over the course of a day just fine.

Why do the Acne Treatment Product Tablets contain candida?

Candida albicans acts to assist the body in the control and prevention of yeast growth. When yeast overgrowth occurs, it can hinder nutrient absorption, which can contribute to acne. The presence of candida albicans in our tablets cannot give an individual a yeast infection or make her more susceptible.

Is it safe to take the Acne Treatment Product Tablets with birth control pills?

Yes. It is absolutely safe to take any Nature's Cure acne care product with birth control pills.

When/How should I take the Acne Treatment Product Tablets?

Take one acne care tablet each morning and one each evening. For best results, chew the tablet slightly and allow it to dissolve in your mouth. By chewing the acne care tablet instead of swallowing it whole, the ingredients are more quickly and easily absorbed into your bloodstream. You will, however, still see results even if you choose to swallow the tablets whole.

All the tablets in the package are identical and are marked AM and PM to help you keep track of your dosage schedule. Therefore, you can take an "AM" tablet in the "PM" and vice versa.

What if I forget to take an Acne Treatment Product Tablet?

If you forget to take one acne care tablet in either the morning or in the evening, go ahead and take the tablet when you remember. If you forget more than one day, then start when you remember with the normal dosage of one in the morning and one in the evening.

How long should I use Nature's Cure 2-Part Acne Treatment Product?

For the greatest corrective results, use Nature's Cure Acne Treatment Product for at least two to six months. You can use it for acne prevention for as long as you like with no harmful side effects. This might be a good idea if you are going through some very stressful periods or want to maintain clear skin during your monthly menstrual cycle.

What will happen if I use Nature's Cure 2-Part Acne Treatment for longer than six months?

It is safe to continue taking Nature's Cure for as long as you need it.

Can I take Nature's Cure 2-Part Face Acne Treatment and the Two-Part Body Acne Treatment products together?

Yes. If you have acne on your face and body, we recommend you use the Two-Part Body Acne Treatment together with our 2- Part Face Acne Treatment. This combination will give you the best overall acne care results, however you may also purchase the Body Acne Treatment Spray on its own and use it in addition to the 2-Part Face Acne Treatment.

To take both of the Two-Part Treatment products together, follow the directions on each package. Each morning and evening, take one tablet from each package, for a total of 4 tablets per day. The tablets for face and body are different from each other, and can be used in conjunction with each other to get rid of pimples all over.

How much Vanishing Cream should I use?

Apply a thin layer of cream directly on and around the affected areas one to three times daily. Before applying, cleanse your skin thoroughly. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a physician. If dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

How much body spray should I use?

In a consumer use test, two applications per day of about 15-18 pumps gave great acne care results. Used at this rate, each bottle of spray will last for a month. Because excessive dryness can occur, try spraying a thin layer to cover the entire effected area once a day, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

Can I use the body spray to get rid of pimples on my face?

Do not spray the body acne spray directly on or near your face. If desired, spray onto a cotton ball and brush onto skin to get rid of pimples on your face.

How do you use the acne care products in the Anti-Acne Face and Body Shower Kit?

With our Face and Body Shower Kit, having clear skin everywhere is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. While showering, wash your body with the Acne-Clearing Shower Gel.
  2. Cleanse your face with the Acne-Clearing Foaming Face Wash
  3. After drying off, apply the All-Day Acne Repair Lotion anywhere you need it.

It's that easy to get rid of pimples and prevent them!

How do you use the acne care products in the Anti-Acne Papaya Skin Care System?

This five minute, three step acne care system is easy to incorporate into your morning and evening routine.

  1. Cleanse your face and neck with the Acne-Clearing Papaya Cleanser. Rinse and pat your face dry.
  2. Apply a small amount of Pore-Perfecting Papaya Toner to a cotton ball and sweep it over your face.
  3. Finish by smoothing the Acne-Repairing Papaya Moisturizer evenly over your face and neck.

Skin care and acne prevention is simple when you have Nature's Cure!

Why is Papaya Enzyme good for my skin?

Papaya Enzyme is a key ingredient in our Anti-Acne Papaya Skin Care System for promoting healthy, acne-free skin. This exceptional enzyme encourages gorgeous, healthy skin by:

  • Opening pores to allow penetration of acne medication
  • Exfoliating away dead skin cells and other pore clogging elements
  • Softening and smoothing skin
  • Promoting skin cell turnover
  • Revitalizing skin tone for a radiant complexion

How often should I use the acne care products in these kits?

The kits have been designed to be simple to use and to easily fit into your daily skin care routine. All of the products can be used as needed from 1 to 3 times daily. If excessive dryness occurs, begin by using each product once daily and then gradually increase to 2 or 3 times per day.

How long until I will see results when using the acne care kits?

Upon using the acne care products, your skin will instantly feel cleansed, refreshed and conditioned as impurities are removed without stripping your skin. Acne will begin to heal immediately with the acne-fighting properties of salicylic acid and Benzoyl Peroxide. With continued use, you will notice your acne begin to fade and you will get fewer future breakouts. The time it takes to get rid of pimples and achieve clear skin depends upon the individual, but most people report an improved complexion in 2 to 4 weeks.

What are the ingredients in the Anti-Acne Papaya Skin Care System?

The active ingredient in all three of the acne care products in this kit is salicylic acid, which fights acne by exfoliating dead skin cells and clearing clogged pores. Each product also contains papaya enzyme, which aids in opening pores and exfoliation, and also softens skin, promotes skin cell turnover and revitalizes skin tone. Numerous botanicals, such as Aloe Leaf Extract, Allantoin, and Chamomile Flower Extract, ensure that your skin is left conditioned and soft to the touch. The combination of tough acne medication and soothing natural ingredients has proved to be the perfect formula to get rid of pimples and achieve clear, radiant skin.

What are the ingredients in the Anti-Acne Face & Body Shower Kit?

Salicylic acid and Benzoyl Peroxide are used to deliver maximum acne fighting power and acne prevention to your skin as you shower, cleanse and moisturize. Salicylic acid treats acne by exfoliating dead skin cells and clearing clogged pores while Benzoyl Peroxide kills the bacteria known to cause acne. To ensure that your skin is left with necessary moisture, botanical extracts such as Aloe Leaf, Chamomile Flower and Sage are included to soothe and condition skin. Acne is no match for these tough acne care medicines and gentle botanicals.