Acne can get the very best of us. Without treatment, it can lead to damage our self-esteem and even prevent us to achieve our goals. With that said, I have listed a few tips on how to treat your acne naturally. Read along..
1. Get your blood work done
Vitamin deficiencies and hormonal imbalances are a frequent cause of acne. Visit your general physician and got your blood work done. There is a good chance that balancing your vitamin deficiencies or hormones can cure your acne as acne may be more than just a skin issue.
2. Drink Water
Staying hydrated is so important for your skin, not to mention great for your body. Drinking plenty of water will help your body detox. Staying away from sugary drinks and alcohol and instead substituting those with water will help your skin immensely. This is because sugary drinks like soda or fruit juices have a lot of sugar, which is not good for the skin. In addition, alcohol is very drying to the skin. Instead, water keeps the skin hydrated and healthy.
3. Face Mapping
If you find yourself getting acne in one specific area of your face (for example, ONLY on your chin, or ONLY on your forehead), face mapping may present a great approach to naturally treating your acne. Face Mapping draws a connection from the location of your acne to factors that may be responsible for the acne. For example, acne on your cheeks can be linked to lungs. Knowing this, one may quit smoking or try to avoid harsh pollutants. There are many resources for face mapping online.
4. Change your Diet
It is important to consume foods that are good for you because a healthy body means healthy skin. Eliminate processed foods and refined sugars. For many, common allergens or sensitivities to food include dairy and gluten. Getting an allergy panel from your physician may not be helpful in identifying sensitivities to food. Instead, the elimination diet is an accurate way of testing food sensitivities. Try giving up a certain food item that you think may be causing your acne (for example, dairy) for a couple of weeks and see if your symptoms are improving.
5. Simplify your Routine
Avoid using too many skincare products as this can be drying to your skin. For example, over exfoliating can be too abrasive to the skin and cause more inflammation and slower healing. Instead, use gentle cleansers and an alcohol-free toner. Make sure to keep the skin hydrated with moisturizers or oil serums. Especially if you are using drying acne medications, moisturizing the skin helps keep it in balance.
6. Keep a Positive Attitude
Stress does nothing good for you or your skin. Stress increases the hormone, cortisol, and can result in hormonal acne. Remind yourself to keep a positive attitude while you go through the journey to clear skin.
Try to remember these tips on how to treat your acne naturally and I am pretty sure you will reap the benefits of a clearer skin.