Acne troubles people all over the world. It is such a skin disorder that plagues people in their teens all the way to their late life. Not only is acne disgusting to look at, it is very painful and distressing and it leaves very long lasting scars even after successful treatment. There are thousands of skin care products in the market targeted at treating acne, but finding the right one for you is a very tedious task. Most of the times, even these products helping in promoting the situation and worsen it for you. So let’s take a look at some of the ways you can fight acne naturally.
Keep your face clean
Whether you have acne or not, it is very important to wash the face twice a day, every day, to remove all sorts of impurities, extra oil and the dead skin cells from the surface. That said, washing more than twice isn’t necessarily better. It can do more harm than good for you. Make sure to use a bowl of warm water along with a very mild facial cleanser. Using strong products can hurt the skin and cause even more damage.
Cut off the dairy
All of us have heard that greasy food as well as chocolate causes breakouts. Studies have revealed that, dairy is usually the cause of these breakouts. Try cutting the dairy out of your diet, and watch your skin starting to clear up instantly. Also there are other ways to increase your calcium intake such as orange juice, asparagus as well as broccoli, etc.
The normal life of a breakout is just a couple of days, or maybe even a week, but when you pick at an acne, the red marks left behind could stay there for the rest of your life. A better substitute is a regular facial practice which can help clean the pores better.
Don’t go overboard with makeup
During an acne breakout, avoid wearing any blush, foundation or powder. If it is absolutely necessary, then make sure that you wash it off at the end of the day. Also make sure to use Non-comedogenic makeup, which is made to inhibit an acne breakout.
Keep an eye on your hair products
Avoid the use of oils, pomades or styling gels on your head. When and if they get to your face, they can block the pores leading to irritation on your skin. Make sure to use a mild shampoo and a conditioner on your skin. Also remember that oily hair can add oil to your skin, so wash your hair often and keep your hair pulled away from your skin.
Other than these tips, there are some foods which can help keep the acne breakout at bay. If you just arrange your diet and include these, you can significantly improve your skin’s condition. They are:
- Water: the more in your diet the better.
- Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries: great anti-oxidants.
- Green Tea: Antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory.
- Whole Grains.
- Olive Oil: rich in mono-saturated fats, good for skin.
So make sure to include these in your diet and have your skin restored to its former glory.