Acne isn’t fun for anyone. It seems to appear at the worst times possible and then never want to go away. It can be hard to figure out how to make the blemishes disappear.
So, we thought we’d put together some tips on how to stay on top of your acne.
1. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables
Most fruits and veges are naturally low in fat, salt, calories and are sources of many essential nutrients and antioxidants that are often under consumed. These include potassium, dietary fibre, vitamins A & C, and folate. These nutrients are great for your skin and help to prevent breakouts and leave your skin glowing. So make sure that you get a wide array of these skin‑loving nutrients in your diet!
2. Drink water
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to drink water. It keeps the skin cells hydrated, improving the complexion and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and acne.
Drinking at least 8 glasses per day aids in the body’s ability to flush toxins from the body. Regularly consuming caffeine and alcohol can mean your kidneys have difficulty flushing them from your body. Which means harmful toxins linger, affecting skin health. Drinking water aids the kidneys ability to regulate water levels, and helps return your body to a healthy and functioning level.
3. Wash your face in the morning and at night with a gentle cleanser
This helps to remove any harmful bacteria that may be trapped in your skin. This is especially important if you regularly wear makeup. Prolonged periods of wearing makeup can have serious negative effects on your skin. Sleeping in makeup can clog your pores and traps any harmful bacteria or toxins that may be on your skin. This can lead to damaged and dull skin and breakouts of acne.
4. Don’t squeeze or pick at your spots
Popping your pimples or blemishes only makes them worse, and it can even lead to scarring. Picking or squeezing blemishes leaves your skin looking redder and more swollen than it was before and can lead to serious damage such as acne scars. So although it may be tempting to pop that pimple, leave it be.
5. Frequently clean anything that comes into contact with your skin
- Mobile phones
Bacteria that is harmful to the skin can linger on these items causing breakouts and acne. So, it’s important to stay on top of cleaning items that directly contact your skin and ensure they’re free from bacteria.
6. Try cutting out all added sugars from your diet
You can still eat sugars from fruits and natural foods as they have fibre and other great healthy stuff. Eating processed sugars can lead to skin irritation, rosacea, acne, and skin aging. High sugar diets can also lead developing insulin resistance, causing aging, spots, and excess hair growth. (Some people also have success with cutting dairy from their diet too.)
7. Take Encorē
- Collagen: One of the amino acids in collagen, glycine, helps to reduce the inflammation that causes acne. Plus, if your skin is damaged by acne, the extra collagen stores help with healing your skin, faster.
- Zinc: Like collagen, zinc also acts as an anti-inflammatory. The body also uses zinc for skin repair and regeneration.
Magnesium: This essential mineral regulates the effects of cortisol (the ‘stress’ hormone) in the body, helping to keep acne flare-ups at bay during stressful times, such as exams! Magnesium is also another natural
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