Don’t you want to clear your acne?
You’ll be surprised just how many of your simple life habits contribute to those pesky pimples. Before you schedule an appointment with a dermatologist, follow this list to ensure that you are not exposing your skin to bacteria.
Acne is essentially caused by pores that are clogged with dead skin, oil, and the acne causing bacteria p. acnes.
If you buy the right products for your skin, keep away bacteria through the use of a strong regime, and avoid bad ingredients, you will see a dramatic change. Read this list to begin your journey to natural, beautiful skin.
1. Change your pillowcases
How often do you change your pillowcases? That’s a rhetorical question – no need to share with us…. Just remember that your pillowcases absorb oil and bacteria, generating troublesome acne. Remember to change your sheets and pillowcases at once per week, and see if your skin changes.
2. Throw out your fabric softener
Your fabric softener, even the fragrance-free, leaves a waxy residue that clogs pores and irritates skin. Also, use less detergent when you wash your clothes, in order to expose your body to fewer chemicals and toxins that could irritate your skin.
3. Don’t consume too much dairy.
Perhaps you don’t drink three glasses of milk each day, but have you considered your coffee or your latte?
Yogurt and cheese, ice cream, sour cream and other dairy products are linked to acne, eczema, weight gain, and digestive problems. Instead, try almond milk, coconut milk, or rice milk and note any changes in your body and skin!
For a comprehensive study on diary and acne, check out this study from the Nestlé Nutrition Institute.
4. Avoid skincare and makeup ingredients that are known to cause acne.
Certain makeup and skincare ingredients can aggravate your skin. Double check to see if your makeup uses Isopropyl Myristate, D & C red dyes, coal tar, or lanolins. These are just some of the few ingredients in modern cosmetic products that are known to cause acne.
5. Spot treat problem areas on your skin with tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is a miracle elixir that heals many physiological ailments. This is not just for your grandma. Tea tree oil is an essential oil that belongs in in your bathroom. It can be used as a local antiseptic for cuts, abrasions, first-degree burns, insect bites and stings, vaginal infections, mouth infections, and in-grown hairs, and so much more. Check out the WebMD page for a comprehensive review.
Its anti-bacterial properties help to stop pimples from growing inflamed and puffy. You can also use tea tree oil to clear away oily skin, head lice, ingrown hairs, and dandruff.
It’s very powerful, so be sure to review the application instructions on the bottle. You may need to dilute some essential tea tree oil with water.
6. Drink more water to maintain a beautiful complexion.
Water helps to fight fatigue, hydrate your cells, plump up fine lines, reduce dark circles, and keep your skin from getting dry and irritated. Do you know how much water you should drink each day for your body type? Click here to find out how much water you should really drink every day.
You can achieve a beautiful complexion if you take time to understand how your body works, what it needs, and what affects it.
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