8 Simple Secrets that Cured My Acne without chemicals.
If your a sufferer of acne, you have no doubt been tempted to blitz blemishes with chemicals and scrub your skin with harsh cleansers and/or exfoliators. In truth there really is no need for them and they do tend to make your skin worse over time, and not just in relation to acne they can trigger a whole host of other problems too.
I wanted to share these tips that have really made a huge difference in my chronic facial acne.
Often because of harsh supermarket products, the skin’s flora has been disturbed and using simple supermarket products, such as natural yoghurt as a mask can help. Seek natural skincare items that contain organic probiotics, that can restore the good flora and allow your skin to resist its own breakout by strengthening and healing.
So without further codswallop, we shall continue the show:
1. Eat naturally. You are what you eat, and all that.
The myth that chocolate causes zits was debunked long ago, however some foods can contribute to blemishes, dairy foods are mucus-producing, which can slow lymphatic drainage and block pores. This allows toxins to build within the skin.
Eating the right foods can lower the incidence of outbreaks.
Try to include plenty of essential fatty acids in your diet, from fish, flaxseed oil and avocados,” Miller says. “Vitamin A from organic liver, egg yolks, green and yellow fruits and vegetables will help, too. Zinc is very healing. Source it from meat, liver, seafood, green vegetables, brown rice and wholegrain bread. Don’t forget bioflavonoids [found in oranges, red capsicum and other red foods], as well as vitamins A and C.
Bentonite clay is often referred to as ‘healing clay’ due to its drawing and absorptive activity. It removes heavy metals, chemicals and toxins both topically and internally. It also contains a wide range of minerals including silica, aluminium, iron, sodium, titanium, magnesium, calcium and potassium.
Heavy metals, drugs and pollutants are absorbed by the clay and removed through faecal matter. It is also said to aid symptoms of constipation and diarrhoea as it is a wonderful cleanser for the large intestine when used in conjunction with colon therapy.”
If that sounds too intimidating, simply apply the clay as a mask, which will help clear blemishes.
2. Try Oil Cleansing in the Evening
I was apprehensive about smothering my face with oil, since my face has always been veritable oil slick one hour after I wash it. So it took a big dose of courage to throw out my face wash and try our Oil Cleansing Method. I love it! It removes all traces of makeup and leaves my skin soft.
Most importantly, my face’s oil production is normalizing. This is because–in conjunction with the facial oil I’ll talk about–it does not need to overcompensate with oil production like it did when I cleansed with soap.
3. Honey Cleansing in the Morning
In the mornings, I wash my face with honey. With slightly dampened fingers, I massage about 1/2 teaspoon of raw honey over my dry face and then rinse. The antibacterial properties of honey work to inhibit breakouts. Additionally, it removes excess oil but leaves skin moisturized.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
Mornings and evenings, I spray my face with a mixture of 2/3 alcohol free which hazel and 1/3 raw apple cider vinegar. The apple cider contains gentle exfoliating acids to calm acne and it balances the skin’s pH. It also allows my homemade facial oil to absorb quickly and evenly.
5. Homemade Acne Facial Oil
Yep, here we are again putting oil on acne. Counterintuitive, no? But it works. It took maybe a week or two of extra oiliness for my skin to adjust, but then it suddenly became way less oily, with less breakouts, too!
My recipe is: 2/3 Jojoba Oil, (which doesn’t clog pores), 1/3 of this Tea Tree and Vitamin E Oil, plus a few drops of rosemary essential oil (which is very antibacterial). I just moisten my face with the toner, warm a few drops of this oil mixture between my fingertips and massage lightly onto my face. As a bonus, it feels like a quick aromatherapy treatment.
6. Honey, Cinnamon and Nutmeg Spot Treatment
This is a routine growing ever popular since discovering that this mask makes a super effective spot treatment. I also mix raw honey with enough cinnamon to form a paste, add some freshly grated nutmeg, and store it in a small container in my bathroom. I’ll leave this spot treatment on for a couple of hours. If you want to use it as a full face mask, leave it on for only 10-15 minutes.
7. Baking Soda Exfoliant
A couple times a week, I mix up a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to my face, chest, and back. I leave it on for a few minutes before my bath or shower. It provides gentle chemical exfoliation to even skin tone, dry up breakouts, and eliminate blackheads. As a bonus, this effective treatment is simple and economical!
8. Lastly, Acupuncture
Why would you stick needles in your body to treat acne? Surprisingly, because it works. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China and the East, and one of the benefits is that the skin tends to clear up. Painful cystic acne can leave scars but sufferers may find lasting help using acupuncture to treat their acne. Treatment doesn’t involve puncturing your pimples or cysts with needles instead points on the body or ear are selected.