Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, and affects up to 50 million Americans a year. If you’re like me, you’ve tried all of the popular products and find that a lot of acne issues still persist. But what if I told you that in order to have clearer skin you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on novelty solutions each month? In fact — you might not have to spend any money at all. Here are six simple steps to clearer skin.
Drink Purified Water
Many of us with acne problems continue to drink sodas and juices that contain acids, artificial colors, and excessive sugars. These types of juices when not consumed in moderation can really mess up your skin. Leave sodas and high-fructose juices alone and stick to purified water. Besides clearing up acne, water can make the skin appear plumper and more hydrated, keeping aging issues at bay. Water does wonders for the body!
Drink Green Tea
Green tea has many antioxidants that can help to decrease your acne problems. The tea’s anti-inflammatory properties also can calm inflamed skin and keep redness to a minimum. Try purchasing the Celestial Seasonings Green Tea — it’s my favorite!
Eliminate Fried and Greasy Foods
I know many dermatologists will disagree with this, but this is based on my personal experience. What I have found is that when I have stopped eating fried or greasy foods, my face automatically started clearing up and improving — to the point where I was receiving daily compliments. Cut down on these types of foods and see for yourself how much better you feel, and how much clearer your skin gets.
Eat Vegetables and Fruits
I bet you’ve heard this before, but we all could use a reminder! Vegetables and fruits have many antioxidants and vitamins that can help in healing, clearing, and restoring the suppleness and youthful look of skin.
Use Vitamin E Oil
You will notice a difference in your skin after about two to three months of using vitamin E oil. Vitamin E oil has all the healing and antioxidant properties to help in clearing your skin, eliminating hyperpigmentation, and slowing down visible signs of aging. Apply to your face every night before going to bed as part of your evening skin care routine.
I know it is easier said than done, but eliminating stress can do wonders for getting rid of breakouts on the face! Try meditation, yoga, long baths, and getting better sleep to de-stress and clear up your skin.
Enjoy These Steps and Take Your Time
Give yourself three to six months to see actual improvements in your skin. For these steps to work properly, add them to your daily routine and be consistent, and enjoy the process. Consult your local dermatologist if you have any worries.
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