I remember when I was a kid, there was hardly ever a teenager with acne.
Natural skin care for acne would have barely crossed anyone’s mind.
But today, natural skin care for acne is quite sought after.
People are realizing that they don’t want a multitude of chemicals on their bodies.
I know I don’t!
Every person knows the value of our skin.
The better it is, the better we feel about ourselves.
Before anything else, it is the first thing others look at when they see you.
In general, our confidence relies on our contentment to our physical appearance. When one thinks he or she looks good, the confidence really exudes.
No Pimples Please
For growing up, the growth of pimples is really a major concern.
I didn’t have acne, but I did have eczema, so I know the struggle of wanting clear skin.
For those who do not have problems involving the face, congratulations, but you are becoming the minority!
It really troubles me to see young adults loaded down with acne.
My son struggled with it for many years. It’s only recently that his skin has cleared up.
For those who are crying over it, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel!
Are you spending too much money for a chemical remedy?
Do you want to use a remedy, but you are afraid it may be harsh?
The Root Cause
You may already know where I’m going with this, but you’ll want to take a look at what you’re putting into your body.
Many foods that we eat ARE the root cause to our problems.
I would constantly tell my son about the foods and drinks that he was consuming, but it would fall on deaf ears.
Sugar is NOT your friend nor is fast food!
So where do you find sugar?
In just about every processed food (bread, boxed and frozen meals, and dried fruits will sometimes have added sugar, etc.).
Sodas don’t even contain real sugar anymore…not that soda is good.
They contain something way worse…high fructose corn syrup, and all of its derivatives, which is sugar “concentrated”.
Highly processed dairy products, omega 6 (found in vegetable oils), and high glycemic foods may contribute to inflammation in the skin.
Do you love chips and other processed carbs?
That’s another culprit of “leaky skin” (acne and all skin issues).
This is a short list, but I think you understand the detriments of these foods.
Work From Within
The best approach IS natural skin care for acne.
The doctor is right within you.
Start with your words.
What are you telling yourself about the acne?
Are you claiming it as “your” acne?
Are you saying things like, “Oh well, I guess I’m stuck with this forever?”, or are you saying empowering words of health and healing?
Your words and thoughts about yourself, whether true or not, will become your reality.
So speak words of empowerment about yourself!
One of the most effective healthy skin tips of all time is: drink plenty of water throughout each day.
Hydrating your body will help you get rid of toxins.
My son started seeing “light at the end of that tunnel” after he began taking CodeAge Teen Fermented Multivitamins.
Nourish your gut with CodeAge Probiotics. My whole family takes these, and the great part is they are Shelf Stable. I could go on a whole diatribe explaining why refrigerated probiotics are next to useless, but I won’t!
Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin E (Non-Soy), and Omega 3’s are very beneficial for skin care. See more here.
Eating healthy food will help cleanse your body from the inside out.
Remember to eat plenty of foods rich in fiber (like beans).
Some great foods for bright, healthy skin:
Fatty Fish (i.e. Salmon)
Sweet Potatoes (ladies these are you hormonal friends!)
Yellow Bell Peppers
Go Here for a more exhaustive list with details.
When you maintain a diet which is high in beta-carotene (carrots, etc.) and zinc (walnuts, etc), it would also be of help, not only for prevention, but also in the healing process and anti-scarring of acne.
Carrots were one of my son’s favorite snack foods for many years. He would eat them everyday, but when he stopped, I noticed that he started getting acne. I revealed this observation to him, but do you think he started eating carrots everyday? NO!
Funny story about carrots…after I stopped breastfeeding, my son (1 and 1/2 years old) developed eczema, so I started juicing carrots and other veggies.
I juiced for about a year, and one day my mom said, “Is he turning orange?”.
It was in the back of my mind that, maybe, he was a little off color, but I thought it was just me. No, he really WAS turning orange! Lol!
Not to worry, once I stopped juicing, his color went back to normal. 😀
Love your body and love your skin.
Healthy And Clean Action
Make sure that you do not leave makeup products on your skin because it contributes to clogging your pores, causing more pimples and blackheads.
Do not sleep with make-up on.
Ideally, you will want to clean your face 2 times a day with natural products like AcneLXR found here. Especially before bed.
You’ll definitely want to read Kyle’s book, Face It – Winning the War on Acne.
Oh my, did he have really bad acne!
It’s best to keep your hair away from your face. Hair contains oil that may create breakouts on your skin.
Wash your pillow case and towels often.
They are absorbent, and they absorb acne-contributors too.
Do your best to keep your hands away from your face. Your hands have bacteria and oils on them that could infect the skin.
One of my nifty tricks is at first sign of seeing a pimple, or feeling those painful invisible pimples, put Witch Hazel on a cotton swap, and gently dab the pimple two to three times a day. The pimple is usually gone in a couple of days.
As hard as it is to Not do, never prick your pimples, because the pus that comes out can cause other pimples.
If you’ve had acne that has caused scarring, my sons nifty trick was a baking soda paste (baking soda and water).
He, gently, rubbed baking soda on the scars, while in the shower, and let it set, then rinsed it off. It took several months, but I saw the effects.
Beauty is skin deep, yes, but having beautiful skin will make you feel more beautiful.
***Full transparency: The products on this website are products that I have used, would use, and would feel completely comfortable giving to my son for ingestion or application.
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