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Organic produce, composting,
environmentally sustainable cleansers – let’s face it, going organic feels good
and is more and more an adopted way of life.Unfortunately, if you have acne,
you may find out that most of the treatment solutions out there involve the use
of chemicals, sometimes even quite harmful. But worry not! You don’t have to
compromise your healthy lifestyle to achieve an acne-free complexion. Implementing
certain natural solutions into your daily life may be easier than you think!
Most topical acne solutions involve harsh drying
chemicals which tend to dry and age the skin. In addition salicylic acid,
alcohol and peroxide as well as retinoid creams or antibiotics will increase
your skin sensitivity to sun.This
over-drying can actually result in even more acne than before, as the
sebaceous glands become triggered to create more sebum (oil) to make up for
what was just stripped away! In addition they actually may have some serious
long-term side effects (FDA recently warned about benzoyl peroxide).
acne treatments are indeed chemically synthesized. Even if they may
work to provide short-term solutions, the “health cost” may be very significant
(ex. Accutane being pulled from market and its generics still on market, oral
contraceptives used for acne).In addition, unless the the source of acne is targeted, most of the products mentioned above provide
only a temporary solution what makes you think twice about using them and
exposing yourself to serious and often long term side-effects that come with
the territory. Our AcnEase users already get to experience first hand about the power and effectiveness of an all-natural acne treatment,
and adding any or all of these tips to your current skincare routine is sure to
take your complexion over the top!
Wanna get in on the all-natural fun? Check
out these quick and simple solutions for getting rid of acne without relying on
1: Form good habits!
Resist the urge to pop! Surely we’ve all
been tempted, but popping a pimple can further inflame the area, and can cause
bacteria to spread to other pores, leading to more pimples! Popping is also the
quickest way to lead to an acne scar, so if you need to tone down the red, try
icing the area for a few seconds, and try to keep the area clean until the
infection goes away on its own, which usually takes about 3-5 days. The
integrity of your skin will be the ultimate reward for your patience!
Keep your fabrics clean. The simple act of
washing those pillow cases can go a long way in preventing the buildup of
bacteria from compromising your complexion! Same goes for bath towels, hand
towels, and anything else that might touch your face. If you work out, always
make sure to wash that sweaty gear, including sports bras, after every session at
the gym. Acne starts from within, but keeping a clean surface is equally
important in keeping those pores clean.
2: Heal yourself, and your skin, from your kitchen!
Best to ingest: garlic, turmeric, berries,
fish. You are what you eat...and it shows on your skin! When eating to help with symptoms of acne, the most effective tactic is to work with the
body to curb inflammation. In terms of acne, inflammation is the body’s
response to the bacteria formed when a pore becomes clogged with excess sebum,
along with dead skin cells, dirt and debris. By doing your best to avoid processed foods, which
include meats containing nitrates or other preservatives, baked snacks, refined
grains such as white flour, and anything with a high sugar content, and
replacing them with naturally effective options, your skin will surely reflect
the newfound care you show toward it. The easiest foods to add to any diet
include antioxidant-rich strawberries and blueberries, or protein-rich nuts
such as almonds or walnuts. Garlic and turmeric, both well known for their high
anti-inflammatory properties can make for a nice curry, which can easily be
paired with an Omega 3-rich fish such as black cod, for those nights when you
feel like your skin could use a little extra love.
Ready to wear: honey, oatmeal, cucumber,
yogurt. Any of these ingredients can make for a great mask when you’re looking
to treat your skin to some chemical-free indulgence. One of our favorite
recipes only calls for two ingredients: yogurt and honey. The lactic acid in
dairy works to slough and exfoliate dead skin cells, while zinc targets
inflamed pores. Combined with the antibacterial and moisturizing power of
honey, and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy treatment mask, minus the
harsh, drying chemicals.
and Yogurt Mask For Acne
2 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tbsp organic honey
Mix both ingredients in a small bowl, and
apply to a clean face. Leave on for about 10 minutes before rinsing away with
lukewarm water, and pat skin dry with a clean towel.
Herbs. Ahh, the healing power of herbal
remedies. Herbs have been used by varying cultures for thousands of years to
treat everything from joint pain to menstrual woes to acne. AcnEase wouldn’t be
what it is without the use of natural medicine, and when supplemented with
additional ways to add herbs to your skincare routine, you’re sure to bring
your best face forward. Whether you’re looking for a nice, pore-purging herbal
steam, or some herb-infused water, basil, chamomile, and lemon all work to
treat pores to an extra special
3: Treat the problem at its source
All of the above-mentioned tips can make
for a wonderful supplement to any skincare routine, but unless you work to
treat the problem at its source, those bumps will be back in a matter of time.
Acne is usually caused by a hormonal imbalance, which triggers the sebaceous
glands to produce an excess of sebum, which can clog pores. AcnEase uses 100% natural
ingredients to create a buffer between the hormones and the sebaceous glands,
making it a totally safe alternative to harsh chemical treatments that delivers
real results! The botanical
ingredients that make up the various AcnEase® treatments were selected based on
years of research and trials as the safest and most effective combination to
not only eliminate acne symptoms, but also prevent acne from returning. It is
the only natural treatment on the market that PREVENTS acne (with a high user
success rate too), which is KEY to the process of breaking the acne cycle.
The best part of working a natural
alternative to your advantage is that you get to find what works for your
lifestyle. Too busy to sit down for a steam and facial mask? Just whip those
ingredients into a smoothie to enjoy as a drink on the go! Hectic schedule
changing every day? Just choose the acne treatment right for you and let AcnEase do the work! Finding practical solutions is
the best way to assure continuously good habits, so give your skin the love it
deserves with some natural healing!