Acne affects millions of children and adults worldwide and they either just live with it or use chemical remedies that have either side effects or just plain don’t work.
Acne is caused when the skin has an overgrowth of yeast and bacteria caused by clogged pores. Fluctuations of hormones, inflammation, and an increase in cortisol can aggravate the condition.
All hope is not lost though because there are 6 natural remedies that work well with dietary changes that can eliminate your acne.
Good Foods To Heal Acne
Probiotic. Foods rich in probiotics such as yogurt, kefir, and cultured vegetables help to eliminate bad bacteria and yeast that cause acne.
Vitamin A. Foods that contain lots of vitamin A like carrots, liver (beef), and spinach help to keep skin healthy.
Fiber. Foods that are rich in fiber like fruits, nuts, and vegetables lead to the growth of good bacteria by keeping the colon clean.
Protein. Chicken (organic), eggs (free range), wild caught fish, and beef that help to balance blood sugar and fight acne.
Zinc. Flax seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and sprouted pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc. Eating these will lead to an improvement in your immune system and heal stomach and intestine problems.
Foods That Aggravate Acne
Sugar (and carbohydrates). Foods containing an excess of grain products and sugars will feed yeast and increase acne.
Chocolates. If you must have chocolate, make sure it’s pure dark chocolate but it’s best to avoid it altogether as it can be a trigger.
Fried Foods. Ingredients in fried foods (and fast foods) contain hydrogenated oils, chemicals, sugar, and sodium that can cause inflammation.
Gluten and Dairy. These can cause inflammation of the gut and will affect the skin.
6 Natural Remedies For Acne
1. Tea Tree Oil.
Has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. Apply morning and night.
2. Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
Helps to support hormone balance and reduce inflammation. Take 1000mg daily.
3. Zinc Supplements.
Will reduce that build up of DHT and improve the healing process of the skin while also boosting immune function.
4. Probiotic Supplements.
Destroys yeast, bad bacteria, and boosts immunity. Twice daily up to 50,000IU.
5. Chasteberry Supplement.
160mg daily helps to balance hormones in women that can reduce acne.
6. Homemade Face Wash.
Mix 5 drops tea tree oil with 1 tbsp. raw honey and use to cleanse face.
If you use the tips above you will see results even if you have suffered from this skin malady for quite some time.
One other treatment that is worth mentioning is a clay-based facial mask. Mix apple cider vinegar and bentonite clay together in a 1 to 1 ratio and apply as a mask. Leave for 45 minutes then rinse with warm water. Do this weekly to draw out the impurities in the skin.
Natural Treatments For Acne Scarring
To heal the scars caused by acne, mix together 2 tsp. raw honey, 3 drops frankincense oil, 3 drops lavender oil, and 3 drops tea tree oil. Wash and dry your face then apply this paste about an hour before bedtime and rinse it off right before you retire for the night. Do this every night and it will help to get rid of any trace of acne scarring.