When you suffer from acne it is hard to focus on many things other than the blemishes that you think that everyone is looking at when they are talking to you. The following article was written with the intent of helping you eliminate the distractions that your acne problem has caused you.
If you’re looking for a natural way to get rid of acne, try this. Peel an orange and then flatten out the orange peel with a rolling pin. Then apply the flattened peel to your acne. The natural compounds in the peel should help to clear your skin up. Best of all, you can have a healthy snack while you do it! Better yet, have you heard of the health benefits of probiotics? They are key to healthier skin.
An individual who is battling acne should never go to bed with makeup on. Even a small amount of makeup can clog your pores, harbor bacteria and leave your skin in need of extra exfoliation. Washing your makeup off on a nightly basis will keep your skin healthy, fresh and clean.
Avoid eating a lot of meat if you have problems with acne. Animal meat is filled with hormones, especially meat from factory farmed animals. When you intake the hormones from meat, it disrupts your own hormone balance and causes acne breakouts. Instead, get your protein from non-animal sources such as nuts, seeds, legumes, tofu, and others.
Wash your pillows and sheets, or at least sleep on clean sheets. Sheets and pillows can be places where face oil and hair oil can accumulate; by laying your head down on the oily sheets and pillows you rub the oil across your face and promote the development of acne. By keeping these sleeping accoutrements clean you can help prevent blackhead production.
If your skin is unbroken and not infected, you can use a masque of black clay (found in health food stores) to help dry and tone it. Just mix the dry black clay powder with warm, purified water. Apply it to your face and sit in moderate sun for about half an hour. Rinse the masque off with warm water followed by cool water.
Make sure to not pick at or try to pop pimples on your face. It’s tempting to do, but it will only cause further problems. Picking at your acne can cause scarring and infection, which is much harder to deal with than a breakout. Trying to pop a pimple will cause inflammation and redness that you don’t want, so do your best to keep your hands far away from your sensitive skin.
Working out is beneficial for the body, but it can often cause more breakouts. If you are prone to getting acne on your chest and back, switch to a body wash that contains salicylic acid. This is the main ingredient in several face washes. It will help unclog your pores.
You now have information that is going to help you reclaim the attention that was going to the blemishes from your acne. Apply these tips to your life and you are sure to get the clear, unblemished skin that you need to gain the confidence that you need to succeed.