You may feel like you don’t have control over your breakouts, but in most cases, you do. Acne is a burdensome and embarrassing problem most people, both men and women have. Many attribute acne to some food allergies, oily skin or say it is hereditary. All you need is proper skin care and the right nutritional balance.
So what can be done? Natural ways are way better and give desired results faster than topical prescriptions from dermatologists. By doing these few things should give you the desired results in about four weeks, if done properly and consistently. Below is what to do:
- Feed you skin.
Many experts agree that there are certain kinds of foods that cause acne and pimple while others don’t. Foods like chocolate don’t cause acne. Increase the intake of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet. Avoid junk and greasy foods. Cut down on the intake of dairy products and foods rich in processed sugars as they are known to trigger acne.
Carrots provide vitamin A which strengthens the protective tissues of the skin. This prevents acne and reduces sebum production.
- Avoid touching your face.
This spreads dirt on your face, which is very sensitive. Most people do not know how to do this, but this is quite an in important measure to avoid spreading dirt on your face. Cleaning up your face regularly will help get rid of any dirt Wipe your glasses, phone, keyboard with a device-friendly anti-bacterial wipe. This minimizes chances of dirt getting in contact with your skin.
- Work out.
Sweat helps to detoxify the skin. Research has it that those people who work out are more likely to choose healthier foods. When working out, don’t wear clothes use exercise equipment that get in contact with your skin and may cause irritation.
- Moisturize your skin.
Most products used to treat acne have ingredients that cause a drying effect on the skin. Always use a moisturizer that reduces dryness and skin peeling. When choosing a moisturizer, consider your skin type. Choose one that best suits your skin.
- Avoid too much make-up
When suffering a breakout, avoid using powder, foundation or brush. Use oil-free cosmetics that do not have added chemicals and dyes. Wash make-up off your face at the end of the day.
Don’t use fragranced, pomades, oils, or gels on your hair. They can block the pores on your face and cause irritation if they get on your face. Wash your hair often as oily hair can to the oil on your face, increasing chances of pimples and acne. Do you have long hair? Always have it pulled away from you face.
- Stay away from the sun.
The ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause inflammation and redness, which can lead to discoloration. Some acne treatments can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. You can wear protective clothing such as long trousers, long-sleeved shirts or even broad-brimmed hats.
- Avoid stress.
Studies show that stress is one cause of pimples and acne. If you have any stress, ask yourself what could be stressing you, look for solutions and solve it. Stay calm.
If still after trying all the above ways and are not seeing positive results, you consult a dermatologist on the same. Meanwhile, let’s go natural.