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.
If you are interested in having clear skin, consider watching your consumption of dairy and animal products. Many vegans have spectacularly clear skin, seeming to glow from within. Others who struggle with acne have found success when they refrain from dairy. So try cutting back on the dairy, eggs, and meat, and see if your skin doesn’t improve.
A paste of baking soda can be used to treat oily skin and reduce acne. Simply make a paste of baking soda and water, and apply to problem areas to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil. Be sure to use baking soda, not baking powder, as baking powder can actually burn the sensitive skin on your face.
The best way to prevent acne is to keep your hands off the face. Most people touch their face many times a day, and hands are full of bacteria that gets into pores on the face. Avoid touching the face with hands to keep dirt, oil and bacteria from inflaming facial pores.
If you are experiencing excess peeling from your acne products, there are a number of things you can do to help prevent this frustrating side effect. Try using any stronger products with less frequency, such as every other day instead of daily. In addition, use a moisturizer and an exfoliator to help your skin as it peels to reveal healthier new layers.
Here is a way of treating acne that is a little bit off the wall. You want to mix cut up strawberries with sour cream and make sure it is blended well. Then apply the mixture to your face like a beauty mask. This mixture will cool your face and clear up problem areas.
If you like natural cures, consider apple cider vinegar. Many acne sufferers swear by this technique. Make a toner out of the common kitchen ingredient, by mixing one half cider and one half water. Apply it to your face after your normal cleansing routine. As with any acid (which is what vinegar is) start with less and work your way up to more, so as not to dry out your skin.
When fighting acne, be sure that you are getting enough fresh fruit and vegetables. You should also try to increase the amount of nuts and seeds that you eat. In some cases, people who have acne can be lacking certain minerals that are found in these foods. A good way to incorporate fruits and veggies into your diet, is to make smoothies and have salads.
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.