Many people suffer with acne. If you are one of them, have you been searching for a more natural way to get rid of it? Look no further. Here are 7 natural remedies and tips to help you get clear skin.

Like so many others, I suffered with acne through my high school years and into young adulthood. I must have tried dozens of treatments, and spent a lot of money on them over the years.

After a few years, I found out that good deal of the products I had been purchasing contained chemicals and other not-so-great ingredients. So, I decided to seek out natural ways to reduce and eventually get rid of acne.

Below are some of the remedies that I have personally tried, and continue to use because they work so effectively.

Avoid Touching Your Face

This is perhaps one of the most important steps to getting clear skin. Touching your face can irritate your skin, spread bacteria and germs, and lead to clogged pores and unwanted blemishes. Try to stop yourself from touching your face as much as possible.

Rose Water

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This is one of the best remedies that I have come across. Not only does it smell great, but it works so well. Rose water has antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.1 It can also act as a toner, cleanser, and light perfume.

For use, use a spritzer bottle and spray some onto a cotton pad, and apply it to your face. This can be done several times a day.

Make sure you purchase rose water without any extra additives; it should only contain water and rose oil.

Aloe

Soothing, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing, aloe can be applied to irritated and inflamed skin throughout the day.

Additionally, drinking aloe juice can also be beneficial. In addition to many other benefits, drinking aloe can also enhance skin health, as the properties of the plant work internally as-well-as externally.2

Bottles of 100% pure aloe can be purchased from most supermarkets and health food stores, and it is inexpensive. Whenever possible purchase food grade pure aloe.

Go Makeup Free

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Do you wear makeup all the time, in an attempt to cover up your acne? I used to. But when I began only wearing makeup occasionally, and let my skin breathe, I noticed a huge improvement.

Try to wear makeup as little as possible for a while, and see if there is an improvement in your complexion. Makeup clogs your pores and often contains harmful and toxic ingredients which can promote acne.

When I do wear makeup, I use Earthlab Cosmetics Mineral Foundation, which only contains 3 ingredients, and is cruelty-free and vegan.

Stress Less

Stress could be a factor in making acne worse for those who already suffer from it.3 If you have a lot of stress in your life, then find some relaxation techniques that work for you and try to lower your stress levels. Some ways to relax can include coloring, exercise, deep breathing, and journaling.

Eat Healthy

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Diet also plays a role in how your skin looks. It used to be considered a myth that food could be a cause of acne. But studies are now showing that foods do in fact have an impact on your outward appearance.4

A clean healthy diet high in raw fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds can really help improve your complexion. We have a lot of delicious recipes on our website that can help you down the road to healthier eating.

Drink More Water & Green Tea

When I don’t drink enough fluids, there is a noticeable difference in my complexion. I find that water and green tea are the best beverages for keeping my skin clear.

Drinking plenty of pure, filtered water each day keeps your skin hydrated. Additionally, it flushes toxins out of your body.

Green tea is another wonderful beverage option for keeping acne at bay. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, helps balance female hormones, and aids in regulating insulin levels.

So, if you have been suffering with acne, or even get an occasional pimple, why not give one or more of these natural acne remedies a try.

Sources:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3586833/
  2. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-aloe-vera.html 
  3. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/stress-and-acne
  4. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/can-food-cause-acne
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