Acne is an absolute nightmare for whoever has to suffer it and although it is not impossible to fight against acne, in some occasions it can take quite a while to do so, depending on the cause. There are innumerable products to fight against or prevent acne and companies invest millions of pounds in publicity campaigns so that we buy their products. But the reality is that if the cosmetic treatment that you use isn't accompanied by good lifestyle habits, it won't work.
The key is to start by recognising the possible causes of the acne. Your problem might have a hormonal origin or it could be caused by poor diet and incorrect cleansing habits. Whichever the cause may be, never use your fingers to squeeze a spot as you will simply make the problem worse. You will produce marks on your face which will most likely stay with your throughout your entire life. Your best option is to consult a cosmetologist or a dermatologist but you can also make use of natural remedies.
Water must be the foundation of your treatment. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Doing this you will not only hydrate your skin but you will also help to eliminate toxins, one of which being acne. If you like, you can add lemon juice to the water (without sugar, of course) and then put aside the lemon peel so that you can use it to make a face mask every 3 days.
A healthy diet
Your skin needs to get rid of it's dead cells. Nourish it from the inside out and you will notice a much faster change. Your diet should be rich in fruit and vegetables as they contain vitamin A, which reduces the amount of grease in your skin. Enjoy creating a menu based on different salads and you will be surprised by the variety you can come up with!
Drink as many fresh fruit and vegetable juices as you can, especially carrot juice since it contains beta-carotene, which is very good for this condition because it turns itself into Vitamin A. Make sure you include vitamin B group supplements, vitamin B6, for example, which is excellent at fighting premenstrual acne breakouts.
Bicarbonate of Soda is widely known for all of the benefits that it provides for us. In this case, it is marvelous at helping to eliminate bacteria and absorb oil from your skin. Make a face mask with equal amounts of bicarbonate of soda and water. Apply it to your face and leave it for approximately 10 minutes. Then, wash and dry your skin, patting your face very lightly with a towel.
Seeds are an excellent ally in the fight against acne, above all pumpkin seeds and Brazil nuts because they contain important levels of selenium and zinc. Studies have shown that both of them help your tissue to regenerate, nourishing and providing you with quick scare tissue formation. You can add them to your salads or even take them with you in your handbag to snack on when you feel a bit peckish.
Exercise daily, as it regulates the endocrine system, that is, our hormones. If possible, do it in the open air so that your skin can benefit not only from the sun, but also from the fresh air. It will be twice as successful as not only will you fight against the acne but your entire body will benefit as well.
Rest and bedtime showers
Rest is refreshing and a relaxed and stress-free body recovers more quickly. You are also advised to take a hot shower at night before you go to sleep. It doesn't just relax you but the hot water also washes away the grease and the bacteria from your face, allowing your skin to breathe better during the night.
The moment when you choose the products to treat your acne may turn out to be a frustrating one, owing to the vast choice available in the market. Always try to choose toners and creams that have an organic origin as you can be sure that the ingredients are 100% natural and you will avoid blocking your pores and once again creating more bacteria, also known as acne.
Cut the stalk off that plant that has been in your garden or flowerpot for ages, the Aloe Vera. It is excellent for treating acne for two reasons: firstly because it is antiseptic and secondly because it seeps through your skin and works from the deepest layers up, generating a more effective and lasting treatment.