Before calling for an appointment with the dermatologist, there are natural remedies that can be just as effective as medications. With the right nutritional balance and proper skin care is all your body needs. By following these simple tips you are taking the first steps to help heal your acne. In about 4 weeks you should see a noticeable difference.
Apply to honey mask – by applying this to your face one or twice a week, the antibacterial properties will disinfect and heal minor blemishes. This is great for those of us with sensitive skin.
Use acne soap – wash your face twice a day with a sulfur based soap specifically designed for acne. Get into a routine of washing your face when you first wake up in the morning and then again before going to bed. A gentle rotating motion is recommend and be cautious not to scrub your face. In addition, use a soft washcloth in place of one that is rough. Avoid overwashing your skin as this will encourage your sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, thus creating an increase in acne.
Clean hair – long hair or bangs are stylish but hair contains oils that can add to acne breakouts. Pull your hair off your face and wash it everyday and after sports or strenuous workouts.
Eat your carrots – if your mom’s also trying to get you to eat your carrots it’s because of the beat-carotene (Vitamin A). Vitamin A prevents acne by strengthening the protective tissue of the skin. This vitamin is crucial for the maintenance and repairs of tissue that skin and the mucous membranes are made of and helps reduce the production of sebum. Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant, is needed to rid your body of toxins.
Take you vitamins – your skin is a vital organ that is usually neglected. Depending on nutrition, acne can be a signal that there is something wrong on the inside. When the body does not receive the proper nutrition it rebels by producing excessive sebum, clogging pores, and reduces the ability for your skin to fight bacteria and heal.
Makeup – many makeup products on the market today may contribute to clogging your pores thus causing more pimples and blackheads. Use a water-based makeup if you must wear makeup.
Avoid squeezing – resist the temptation to pick, squeeze, rub or touch your blackheads and pimples. These actions increase the sebum production and rupture the membrane below your skin. This can in turn cause an infection and spread the sebum underneath your skin resulting in more pimples.
Clean pillow case – when your face lies on your pillow case it is absorbing the oils from your skin and collects dirt and oil. Keeping your sheets and pillow cases clean will decrease breakouts.
Foods rich in Zinc – zinc are an antibacterial agent that is necessary element in the oil-producing glands of the skin. Diets low in zinc may actually cause acne breakouts.