Natural Ways to Treat Acne

You can help control your acne outbreaks and even prevent them by following some simple healthy steps. But first let us look at some of the external causes and how you might help the situation:

Stress can be a contributing factor to acne so try to relax and unwind.

Emotions trigger chemical reactions in the body which can cause an outbreak relieve stress will improve your wellbeing in many ways, a good stress buster is Exercise.

Exercise
Regular exercise helps keep your whole body in shape. It builds your immune system and helps eliminate toxins from the body. It’s a great start to fighting acne.

Diet
You need to eat at least 5 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables each day. Fresh fruit and vegetables are full of nutrients that your body needs. They boost the immune system and are good antioxidants. They can work towards helping you get rid of the acne. Try to avoid refined sugars and fatty foods which have are not good for you or your skin. You also need to drink several litres of water a day, that’s 8 glasses of water a day to flush your system of toxins.

Cosmetics
Choose cosmetics that are water based and hypo-allergenic. Avoid heavy creams. Make sure you wash your skin thoroughly every night to remove makeup residue.

Clean Skin
You need to avoid harsh scrubbing of your face but you also need to thoroughly clean your skin nightly. Use a mild cleaning regime every night. Once or twice a week you should also use an exfoliator to gently remove damaged skin and unclog pores.

Is actually a great exfoliating treatment as it removes dead skin. However you should never shave an area that is infected or inflamed. Always use a gentle or sensitive shaving cream if your skin is sensitive.

So what’s the best way to deal with acne?

The simplest and most important thing anyone can do, is to learn to take good care of their skin, keeping it clean and as oil free as possible. This is not a cure but can help keep acne breakouts to a minimum. Particularly important in Adolescents who may not always treat themselves as they should!

Eating healthy and drink plenty of water will help by keeping the skin hydrated and the body flushed. Girls should use oil free cosmetics. Lightly exfoliating once a week will help open pores, and remove dead skin debris.

Some natural products that can be used to treat acne are tea tree oil or Echinacea. Wash your face twice a day with a mixture of these herbs to reduce the number of breakouts. Both have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities.