Natural Acne Treatment
Acne is a problem most people face and can have many causes. Natural acne treatments are best. It is important to try a lot different things to find what works for you.
Acne is best treated internally and externally. These are some great acne natural remedies.
Skin Care Tips to Alleviate Acne
Drink more water. I know you have heard it a million times but the bottom line is, if you have acne your body is sending toxins out of your skin and needs more water to help flush the toxins out in other ways. When you drink a lot of water add a tiny pinch of sea salt or liquid minerals. This will help keep the minerals in your body in balance. If you are not sure how much water to drink stick a gallon of water on the counter and try to drink it all in one day.
Don’t wash your face with soap or use any products that will dry your face out. It sounds crazy but soap strips oils and triggers your skin to produce more oil. There are many alternatives to soap that make good face cleaners. They are: clay (Redmond or kaolin), sea salt and water, glycerin, raw honey and aloe vera. You could mix several of these ingredients together to make your own facial cleanser. Raw honey and clay also make amazing masks. Raw honey is anti-inflammatory and breaks down dead skin with live enzymes. Clay is negatively charged so it can pull toxins out of the skin. You can also rub coconut oil all over your face and wipe it off with a warm wet cloth.
Exfoliate with digestive enzymes. It is important to get rid of the dead skin cells because they are clogging pores and causing buildup in the pore. Enzymes are the perfect exfoliator because they will only break down dead cells. (I learned this from my friend Tracy. He has some great enzymes on his website www.nutranomics.com.) Mechanical exfoliators such as scrubs and microdermabrasion cannot distinguish between dead cells and live cells so they may harm live cells while getting rid of dead cells.
To exfoliate with enzymes you open a capsule of enzymes in your hand. You can mix the enzymes with a moisturizer, water or clay and apply them to your face. Leave on for twenty minutes and rinse. It will also be beneficial for your skin to take the same digestive enzyme internally. Anything that aids the digestive system will result in better skin.
Exfoliate with apple cider vinegar, pineapple, lemon or strawberries. All of these are acidic and contain acids that help break down dead skin cells and unclog pores.
Do a liver cleanse. Most likely, if you have acne your liver is to blame. All kinds of things can build up in your liver mainly toxins and hormones. I personally have not been able to do a liver cleanse due to being pregnant or nursing for the past 4 years. Before that time I took several supplements to help detox my body. If you google liver cleanse, you can find several good suggestions on how to clean your liver. The most simple thing to do is only eat fruits and vegetables for a week with a lot of fresh squeezed lemon water.
Take activated charcoal. Activated charcoal absorbs toxins all throughout the body and carries them out of the body so they don’t come out of your skin. You can find activated charcoal at most health food stores. Zinc, biotin and collagen are supplements that strengthen skin and help prevent and heal acne.
Additionally, most people need more probiotics – the good bacteria. There are many different good bacteria names, you may have heard of acidophilus. My favorite probiotic is FiveLac. It kills candida in the stomach and intestines and supplies good bacteria to aid in digestion.
Finally, it may simply be a bacteria in your skin. Most acne products contain benzoyl peroxide, which kills bacteria but is bad for your skin. It may help acne temporarily but it will cause long-term damage in the process. The best bacteria killing product I know of is Clear Skin from doTERRA. It is a blend of 17 essential oils that are anti-bacterial and have many skin healing properties.
Again, you may have to try many things but acne natural remedies are best and will not cause damage to your skin or body.
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