Acne is not something that you should have to live with. Nor should you have to rely solely on possibly dangerous chemicals in order to clear up your acne, or prevent future outbreaks. Here are some ideas on how you can take care of your skin using a variety of approaches.
Try using apple cider vinegar to prevent acne. The vinegar kills acne-causing bacteria, while helping to balance the pH level of your skin. Start by mixing water with apple cider vinegar in a 3:1 ratio. Then, dab the mixture on your skin using a clean cotton ball. After a few minutes, rinse thoroughly with clean, fresh water.
If acne is bothering you, stay away from makeup. Putting makeup products on your face will cause your pores to become clogged. Clogged pores will produce more pimples and blackheads. Water-based makeup is a better option, although wearing nothing on your face is highly recommended if you’re trying to clear up acne.
Popping your pimples will only make the problem worse. When you pick at your pimples, bacteria moves around, causing more acne. If you were to repeatedly pick at skin in the same spot, it could cause skin to break open and scar the spot once it heals.
A paste of nutmeg and milk makes an effective treatment for acne. Combine ground nutmeg with some room temperature milk until it forms a paste. Apply this to the areas affected by acne and leave it on overnight. Often the acne will disappear quickly and without leaving unsightly marks on your face.
Employ non-comedogenic skin products whenever possible to beat acne. “Non-comedogenic” is the technical term for a product designed not to clog pores. Creams, cleansers and make-up that carry a non-comedogenic guarantee are less likely to block pores, and clogged-up pores are one of the leading causes of acne infection. Remain aware that acne can have multiple causes, though, and non-comedogenic products alone may not solve an acne problem.
Stress is a major cause of acne and an aroma bath is just what the doctor ordered. Create a very calm and peaceful aura in your tub with candles and pleasant aroma scented bubbles. This will help to reduce the anxiety that you have from school or work and unclog your pores in the process.
Consider investing in expensive jojoba oil to help reduce acne. Many people have seen results from using this product because it is believed to slow the body’s creation of oil. Jojoba oil is not technically an oil so it will not add to the problems of oily skin. It is a bit costly, but the benefits may be worth it.
Keep acne breakouts to a minimum by avoiding greasy foods, instead supplementing them with fresh fruits and vegetables. There have been several studies that show that foods high in vitamin A and carotene can increase the health of your skin. Try foods like spinach, kale, mustard greens, and cantaloupe to keep your skin healthy.
In summary, there are many ways that you can clear up your acne and prevent future outbreaks without using possibly dangerous chemicals. We recommend that you use the methods listed here over a period of a few weeks. If you do not see results, then consult a dermatologist.