7 Tips To Treat Acne Naturally

Dealing with an acne problem can be very embarrassing at times. Especially when the flare-ups occur right before an important event. Sometimes the things we do to try to prevent acne can actually make the problem worse! Acne is an outward sign that there is something not quite right on your insides. There are some natural acne treatments and preventive measures you may want to try.

7 Tips To Treat Acne Naturally

Use antioxidants to help treat and prevent acne. Some common antioxidants are vitamins A, B, C and E. Antioxidant minerals are chromium, selenium and zinc. Supplementing these antioxidants in your diet will help both your skin and your immune system. A good multivitamin would also help keep your system in balance.

Some people recommend washing the acne affected areas morning and night with a sulfur based soap designed to help treat acne. Be sure not to overdo the face washing, though because too much washing can actually make your glands produce MORE oil and make the problem even worse. After washing your face use an alcohol free toner to remove dead skin cells and unplug your pores. Finally, apply a cream containing benzoyl peroxide to help heal your acne and prevent future breakouts.

Your hair contains oils. Try to keep it off your face. Be sure to wash your hair every day, especially after a workout.

Don’t pick at or squeeze your pimples. This actually increases the amount of sebum produced and can make a bad situation worse!

Avoid wearing makeup. If you do wear makeup, don’t put it on heavily and always wash your face well before going to bed at night. Otherwise the makeup will clog up your pores.

Drink lots of water. Water helps flush the impurities and toxins out of your body. Drinking water is key to good overall health and clearer skin.

Change the pillowcase on your pillow every other day. While you sleep the dirt and oils from your skin transfer to the pillowcase and are reapplied to your face. This can contribute to breakouts.

I hope these few tips have helped you see there are many simple, every day ways to approach your acne problem. Health care providers will tell you that vitamins and minerals play a very key role in keeping your whole body healthy. Be sure you are eating a well-balanced and healthful diet, drink plenty of water, and supplement any vitamins or minerals your natural diet may be lacking in. This can take you a long way towards healthier, clear skin.

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