Sometimes those large puss-filled bumps seem to infiltrate the surface of our face at some of the most least expecting times. It’s a struggle and downright buzzkill, but what can we do to get rid of this confidence killing skin problem?
Drink More Water
Staying hydrated is the first natural way to clear acne. When the body is dehydrated, it reacts in ways that show the internal imbalance on our skin. Dry skin triggers our hormones to increase the production of natural oils on our face which will ultimately lead to clogged pores. Drinking water will help clear up acne and level out the oil production.
Use Aloe vera Gel
Aloe vera is a succulent that possess skin healing capabilities that can be used to treat medical conditions like acne, cuts, wounds, and skin burns. The gel contains immune boosting properties that suppress viral and anti-bacterial microlife that thrive in an acne based environment. Try using this healing plant in your own skincare routine for a refreshing feel.
Change Your Diet/Lifestyle
The things you eat and drink have a tremendous effect on the health of your skin because the molecules gathered from the things you consume will always be administered throughout every cell in your body. Your body should be reaping the benefits not the adverse effects. Some meat and dairy have been treated with growth hormones that could throw off your own hormonal balance. Try to eliminate food from your diet/lifestyle that contains hormones and your skin’s health should improve.
Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly
Exfoliation is the process in which dead skin cells are removed from the body. On average, 35,000 skin cells die everyday, and removing this top layer of old cells will help keep your pores unclogged. Dead skin cells can get entangled with dirt and cause bacteria to find its way to your face. Exfoliating your face can help your skin breathe and heal itself!
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- Pappas, A. (2009). The relationship of diet and acne: a review. Dermato-endocrinology, 1(5), 262-267.
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