Say Bye-Bye To Acne With These Special Tips
Acne is one of the most common skin problems faced by adolescents and adults. While many companies promise pills, potions, lotions, and creams to treat acne the probability of them working to the probability of them causing more damage to the skin is zero to one.
Defining acne: Acne is characterized by the presence of blackheads, pimples, scars and the like on the face and back most commonly. Bad eating habits, unhygienic living conditions, and other sedentary habits that lead to the build of toxic waste in the body can be labeled as the causes of acne.
So what does one do during the unfortunate occurrence of hair follicles getting plugged with the dead skin cells on the face causing ACNE? Here are a few special ingredients you can find in your kitchen that will help you fix it:
Dr. H. K. Bakhru and acclaimed naturopath and popular writer outline the following remedies for acne:
Vitamins such a Vitamin A (found in retinoids) can be applied topically, however when it comes to consumption it is advised by Dr. Bakhru to intake 100 mg of niacin (Vitamin B3) which is very important for every part of your body, 500,000 international units (IU) of Vitamin A three times daily and 400 mg of Vitamin E daily.
Citric acids such an orange peel (pounded well with water with a mortar and pestle) or the juice of a lemon is also considered by Dr. Bakhru to work miracles for acne.
Coriander, mint and cucumber juice mask: taking either coriander or mint juice in a bowl mix it with a pinch of turmeric and grated cucumber. Leave the paste all over the face for 15-20 minutes. The green leaf juice mixed with turmeric is an effective remedy for pimples and blackheads while the regular use of cucumber PREVENTS pimples and blackheads.
Dr. Bakhru also considers one’s diet stating that it is important to an ‘all-fruit diet’ that is eating only fresh juicy fruits such as apples, grapes, pears, and pineapple, etc. for all three meals for a week accompanied with a lot of water or unsweetened lemon water that can either be warm or cold.
After the one week, one should adopt a less junk-filled, well-balanced diet with a strong emphasis on raw, fresh food with whole-grain cereals, fruits, and vegetables. If you want crystal clear skin then you’ll have to keep yourself from those late-night ice cream binges.
A 25-30 minute steam that allows you to sweat out all the toxins in your body can also be beneficial. Or instead, you can use the hot fomentation method (wet heat method) topically on the areas affected to open the pores and release the toxin. You can do this by soaking a muslin cloth in warm water and ringing it.
A warm-water enema (a technique used for stool evacuation) can be taken to cleanse the bowels as constipation is also a major cause for acne.
With regard to your skin routine be sure to wash your face of the dust particles twice a day. Apply moisturizer to prevent your skin from producing excess sebum.