Most people think of acne as a teenage problem, but for many of us this issue can continue well into adulthood. There are a number of products and pills out there that claim to eliminate spots, but many sufferers find a natural approach works better. Take a look at the following tips for clearing your skin the natural way.
Stop eating processed sugar
Our skin is the body’s largest organ, so what we eat can have a huge effect on its condition. Overloading your system with toxins from processed sugar can often materialise as spots. Try cutting out processed sugar from your diet and enjoying naturally sweet foods like fruit instead.
Lower stress levels
Being stressed is another well known trigger for acne. Look at ways you can lower stress levels and take some time to relax. When you are frustrated and overworked, your skin will let you know – so schedule in some downtime when your skin has a flare up.
Avoid harsh chemicals
Products with strong chemicals can make your skin overly sensitive and irritated. Try to swap products you use on your body with natural alternatives to see if this helps clear your complexion.
Use honey as a facial cleanser
Raw, or unpasteurised honey makes for a great facial cleanser. It’s antibacterial and probiotic properties help to reduce breakouts and prevent new acne. On top of this, honey helps to balance oily skin rather than strip your face of natural oils. (note – honey won’t remove make-up, so only use it when your skin is make-up free)
Fresh air and a little vitamin D can go a long way in healing the skin. Be sure to use sun protection, but try to skip your foundation to let your skin really breathe.
If you think you need professional help with your acne, consider seeing a dermatologist. For more information and to find a professional in your area – please visit our dermatology page.
View and comment on the original Mind Body Green article.