There are thousands of acne creams, cleansers and toners meant to treat acne and give you acne free skin. There is a lot you can do to alleviate your acne with no out of pocket cost.
First, eat a well balanced, healthy diet to give your skin the nutrients it needs. Skin specialists recommend eating a healthy diet and agree it will go a long way in making your skin more healthy and vibrant. Caffeine, sugar and carbohydrates can help to stimulate hormones that cause your sebaceous glands to produce oil. Reducing the caffeine, sugar and carbs in your diet will benefit both your body and your skin. Choose fruits, vegetable and healthy fats found in seeds and nuts to make up the majority of your diet and you will see not only an improvement in your acne but also in your overall health as well.
Maintain the elasticity of your skin by drinking plenty of water. Water is a must for healthy skin. Drinking lots of water helps your body flush toxins and eliminate them. You body needs water to help the kidneys and skin eliminate the toxins that build up over time. Our bodies are plagued by a build up of toxins that can be easily flushed away by drinking adequate amounts of water.
Your body needs enough water to efficiently flush toxins and carry away waste. It is recommended that you drink 64 oz. of water daily to maintain your health. It may be easier to reach your goal of 6 to 8 glasses by carrying water with you. Your skin will reward you by glowing with health when you get enough water.
Improve you circulation by getting exercise on a daily basis. Make it a habit to exercise daily. All you need is thirty minutes 5 days a week. Your body will more efficiently clear toxins with increased circulation. Your skin and the rest of your body will benefit from exercise by getting more oxygen and more nutrients. Acne can also be intensified with stress. Exercise reduces stress which is another added benefit and tool in our fight against acne flare ups and in becoming acne free.
Protect your skin from the sun and harsh weather. Always wear sunblock, even on cloudy days. Choose a sunblock that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Protect the sensitive areas like your face by wearing a large wide brimmed hat.
Get your beauty sleep. The damage that your skin undergoes daily is repaired during sleep. Lack of sleep can cause all kinds of problems including acne breakouts. Going to bed at the same time every night makes it easier to keep on a good schedule of rest. You can’t “catch up” on sleep you’ve missed. Make sleep as important as exercise and nutrition.
These changes will not only improve your skin but also your health in general. Changing your habits seems difficult at first but if you make small changes over time you will notice your skin becoming acne free and you’ll feel better.