Tips for dealing with break outs

Author: Web Developer   Date Posted:27 February 2017 

Our skin is a reflection of whats going on inside our bodies. If we try to fix just the surface area without looking within for the cause of the problem we cannot heal our body. Unfortunately there is no magic wand that can heal acne overnight. It comes down to nourishing your skin with nutrients, hydration and all-natural ingredients to achieve long term, safe results. 

So many pharmaceutical products on the shelves are quick fixes and full of harsh chemicals that you should avoid. Particulary anything containing Triclosan (as this is linked to liver and inhalation toxicity) and Benzoyl Peroxide (some people experience extreme and life-threatening hypersensitivity to products containing benzoyl peroxide.  Symptoms include severe allergic reactions, skin irritation, facial swelling, difficulty breathing and lightheadedness.). 

When we have a break-out it is normally caused by hormones that are causing all that extra sebum to clog up your pores OR the fact that bacteria is running rampant. 

What are some things you can do to assist your skin, naturally ?

Keep your skincare regime as simple and as natural as possible. You want to avoid too over cleansing as this can actually make it worse

Avoid any products containing harsh chemicals. They cause your skin to become very dry which in turn can make your skin even more prone to break outs

Drink plenty of water to flush out any toxins and eat healthy food 

Take epsom salt baths at least once a week to help your body flush out toxins. This is especially good for those with back or chest acne.

Use a gentle facial masque weekly to deeply cleanse and detoxify your skin. 

Avoid foods that cause inflammation inside your body such as dairy, sugar, soy, wheat and processed foods. 

We can also help our skin heal by addressing our gut health. Some emerging research suggests that probiotics and other substances that support the skin microbiome can reduce skin inflammation, repair the skin barrier and reduce break outs. 

 

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