For some people, supermarket cleansers and creams work perfectly fine for their skin, aren’t they lucky… But for others the mass produced often cheaper products can wreak havoc on your skin, often exacerbating your acne, leading to a trip to the doctors only to be prescribed antibiotics, which can cause other issues like antibiotic resistance and even provoke mental issues like depression.
Not good, question is, are there any natural substances you could be using to help?
Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV makes a great toner when it’s diluted. It has a strong acid content, which is great for killing bacteria and fungus but can be a little harsh, so Prevention Magazine recommends using a ratio of one tablespoon vinegar for two cups of water and using that on a cotton ball. But no good for sensitive skin types.
Before you start coating your face with turmeric, be aware that it could temporarily stain your skin and most definitely stain your clothes. That said, Turmeric For Health recommends massage a paste with turmeric and water into your skin for at least 10 minutes and then let it dry overnight. The process seems a little lengthy, but hey, if it works, right?
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a favourite for a lot of people because it’s natural, but also shouldn’t be used straight from the bottle. Like ACV, its power is better used when it’s diluted by water or a carrier oil like sunflower or even olive oil, as it can worsen sensitivity in the skin. It’s worth noting as well that tea tree oil is not a complete acne solution and therefore won’t completely get rid of your acne.
Lavender is soothing for the skin in general, and acne is no exception. You can add a few drops of the essential oil to any skincare product you already use, or put some in a facial steam to get the soothing benefits of this serious miracle worker. Plus, one little bottle is so concentrated it will last for the next like 75 years of your life, so that’s cool.
At SkinMed, we have a firm belief that you are what you eat, especially when it comes to your skin. Probiotics put the good bacteria that may have been killed off by antibiotics or (just being a stressed out person) back in your stomach where they belong, thereby lessening inflammation that can lead to acne. And according to the American Academy of Dermatology, even when used topically, probiotics can prevent skin cells from seeing the bad bacteria that can interfere with your immune system response, which for some people is breakouts or redness. Using probiotics as a supplement alongside your acne treatment is a fantastic way to boost your chances of curing your acne.
Drink More Water
If our bodies are 50-75% water, then making sure our skin stays hydrated could help flush out any toxins that could make your skin look stressed out. Is drinking water itself a cure-all for acne? The answer, unfortunately, is no, but having more hydrated skin (and you know, your whole body) can play a significant role in helping clear your acne. Keeping hydrated has so many other positive effects on your body, so we’d definitely recommend that everyone gets drinking the ‘good stuff’.
Maybe it’s time to get your head out of your kitchen cupboards and try a medically licensed and clinically proven treatment, Aknicare. Although some natural remedies may ease symptoms, there is a slim chance of them actually stopping acne all together. Acne is mainly driven by male hormones, which usually become active during the teenage years. Sensitivity to such hormones, combined with surface (skin) bacteria and lipids (fatty acids) within sebaceous (oil) glands, cause acne. Common sites for acne are the face, chest, shoulders and back - the sites of oil glands.
Though acne is essentially a normal physiological occurrence, certain conditions may aggravate the condition including:
· Fluctuating hormone levels around the time of periods in women
· Manipulating (picking/prodding) acne lesions
· Clothing and headgear (for example hats and sports helmets)
· Air pollution and certain weather conditions, especially high humidity
We worked with Dermatologists from all over the globe including The UK’s top dermatologist Professor Tony Chu to deliver an acne treatment that actually works and we have the science and the stats to prove it. We ran a test and found that over 80% of hospital-bound acne patients found success with the products (those who’d tried everything and desperate for a solution).
We’re so happy with it (and so are our customers) that we even have a money back guarantee. If you have no luck after finishing your set (8-10 weeks of treatment), we promise to give you a full refund. No lost money, but you’ve tried something new.
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