Natural Acne Skin Care
Natural Acne Care
If you have acne but prefer to avoid chemical treatments, then natural acne skin care is one option you can try.
The nice thing about natural methods is that you always know what you’re applying to your skin, and you also become a “partner” in rejuvenating and maintaining your skin’s health.
Here are some things you can try:
1. Brush exfoliation: Dead skin cells block pores and contribute to acne. By gently exfoliating your skin using a soft brush you can remove that skin, increase blood circulation, and allow your skin to really breath.
2. Eat right and drink plenty of water. Many people of all ages do not get enough water or a well-rounded diet that includes fibre. Individuals who have acne and other skin conditions also often exhibit digestive problems.
By changing your eating habits and increasing your water intake you can nourish your skin from inside out, not to mention support your immune system. Focus on foods that are rich in minerals and vitamins (particularly A, C, and E all of which have antioxidant value).
Filtered water is recommended if possible (water flushes toxins out of your system). Also if you can being to eat less processed foods and more unrefined, whole grain products that can help too.
3. Exercise regularly. Believe it or not too much inactivity is not good for your skin, let alone the rest of your body. A little exercise will decrease the puffiness and irritation that acne causes.
4. Decrease your sugar intake: Anti-aging experts tell us that natural acne skin care can be impacted negatively by high amounts of sugar. As the sugar is processed it can make our skin look and feel older, and does nothing to promote skin health or acne healing.
5. Wash your face two to three times a day using an antibacterial soap or lotion that helps prevent the spread of acne. Remember to be gentle (don’t over-scrub), dry by patting, and moisturize after you’re done.
6. Use a honey mask once or twice a week. Honey has healing properties and antibacterial qualities that disinfect your face very gently. It also won’t rob your skin of moisture.
7. Wash your pillowcases regularly. A pillowcase absorbs oil, dead skin cells, and infected dirt from your face. By keeping it clean you decrease the spread of acne.
8. Rinse your face periodically with mint juice (you get this by crushing the leaves and applying them to your skin for 10 minutes in a sitting). Rinse with cool water. This decreases acne inflammation and discomfort because mint is an analgesic with anti-inflammatory properties. An alternative to mint is using equal parts of rose water and lemon juice, both of which have anti-bacterial qualities.
There are numerous approaches to natural acne skin care, many of which do yield results. A lot depends on your skin, your overall health, diet, and lifestyle. If you decide to try any natural methodology, do your research. Find out what people are saying about that method before using anything new on your skin.
Even once you settle on something you want to try, remember to do a spot test to make sure you have no sensitivity to the herb or blend. If you notice irritation, stop the treatment immediately.