Many products available today treat acne with the help of chemicals. If you are hesitant to use these products, there are other options available to you. Take the information provided in this article and apply it to your life so that you can have beautiful, glowing skin the natural way.
Wash your face – but not too often
Washing your face each day is an important step to take in the treatment and prevention of acne. However, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Washing twice during the day is ideal; while you may be tempted to clean your face more often than that, remember that washing too often can dry out your skin by stripping it of natural oils; this will only exacerbate your problems.
Get in the habit of cleaning your face right after you get up in the morning and just before you go to bed in the evening. Avoid scrubbing; dirt is not the main problem here. You can simply use your hands to put on the cleaner, which helps ensure that you use a light touch when working with your face. When you finish, pat off the excess water. Again, be careful during this step because if you are too rough, you may further irritate your skin.
Use witch hazel to combat redness
Most acne products have an astringent in them. Witch hazel is a natural astringent that is fairly mild on the skin. It is effective in combating inflammation related to blemishes, and it can also eliminate extra sebum, a common culprit in the formation of acne. Try it out and see how it works for you and your skin type.
Remember to drink water
Drink plenty of water. Although being properly hydrated does not mean you will never get another pimple, it does help the body get rid of old skin cells and re-grow new ones. It also helps to keep the skin healthy, which means that it has a better chance of being able to battle acne and other skin blemishes. Aim for eight glasses of water a day; not only will you help your skin, but you will benefit all of the organs in your body as well.
You are what you eat
Pay attention to your diet. There is no direct correlation between greasy foods and acne. However, the foods that you eat do have an impact on how healthy you are and how well your body functions. Since your skin is a large part of your body, it stands to reason that your diet will have some kind of impact on it. Try to avoid chocolate, dairy products and fried food. Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables that you are eating. Try making these changes for a few weeks to see how you look and feel and then determine if it is worth it to you to continue with the modifications.
Avoid harsh chemicals
Stay away from products that contain chemicals by using some of the tips provided in this article. If all else fails, you can also research which natural products are available in stores near you. First, though, apply this information and see if you are able to improve the condition of your skin.
Also see this natural skin care video for how to make facial scrub from sugar.