Natural acne care is aimed at attaining a flawless skin which does not require any harsh or scarring chemicals.Natural skin treatments will enable the appearance of a softened,cleaned and cleared-up skin without worrying about pimples,blackheads and breakouts.The first step in attaining natural acne care is to take water,lots of it.

WATER :Clear skin results from taking plenty amounts of water to provide needed skin moisturisation and to flush out toxins and waste products which is a healthy recipe for safe and natural acne care.10 glasses of water or sixty four ounces of water daily will keep us appropriately hydrated. Water, naturally, cleanses the body by flushing out the toxins. When you drink the right amount of water, it shows on your skin.

ADEQUATE SLEEP. Sleep is like a rejunevating tonic to the immunity.Scientists at University of california discovered that sleep deprivation increases pro-inflammatory cytokines in the blood.These inflammatory cytokines aggravate inflammatory conditions like acne which is inimmical to natural acne care.Sleep deprivation increases stress.Stress leads to acne which if prolonged suppresses the immunity.Your body needs to get the proper rest, at least 8 hours a day. Whenever I lack sleep, my skin not only looks stressed out the following day. Pimples and bumps begin to pop out,precipitating a viscious circle.

REGULAR EXERCISE :Whether doing household work or working out at the gym, it is just the same, as long as you work up a sweat.Activity is a healthy and safe cost effective acne care measure with far-reaching health benefits that permeate neuro-psychology,cardiovascular,gastro-intestinal and immuno-endocrine systems. Movement is an integral part of our existence.Inactivity promotes metabolic sluggishness,bloating,stress,acne,cellulite and loss of muscle tone.Exercise remains a potent safe and natural acne care measure beacuase it has the same effect as water in cleansing our system, inside and out. It has skin benefits, too.

SKIN EXFOLIATION:Dry brush exfoliation eliminates dead skin cells and allows the to detox.A soft natural bristle brush can be used exfoliation which improves blood and lymph circulation and decreases puffiness.Always clean the face before going to sleep. If not, all impurities you attain during the day sit on your skin while you are asleep.

The thought that hot water is very effective in facial cleansing can be deceptive. It predisposes the skin to rapid vapourisation,drying and eventually clogging of the pores due to trapped oil.Becuase cold water traps oil,it also cloggs the pores.. When the face is totally clean, only then could you wash with cold water.

 A personalised and well-adapted facial mask made from honey and apples can be an effective home remedy against acne-prone skin. Hormonals levels implicated in acneiform flares can be kept at at bay by Green tea.Natural topical applications like tree oil have been shown to be effective against pimples because of its antiinflammatory and antibiotic properties without the risk of drying the skin unlike formulations with benzoyl peroxide.

 Find an appropriate oil-free moisturizer that matches your oily skin,ensuring that it does not clog your pores in any way. At the same time,ascertain that it is a good anti-aging product.

STIMULATE YOUR DIGESTION:A couple of health culprits have been implicated or associated with poor digestion.A healthy skin is no doubt a reflection of proper dietary habits.No wonder then,most people with acne,psoriasis and rosacea often suffer from constipation,irritable bowel syndrome and other malabsorbtion maladies.Prominent in these conditions is a deficiency of appropriate fiber.E.g the average person eats only 12g of fiber per day.

In 2002,the National Academy of sciences,Food and Nutrition Board recommended daily fiber intake for men and women.38g of fiber is recommended for Men aged 19-50 years,while 31g is recommended for Men over 51 years.For womem aged 19-50 years,25g of fiber is recommended while for those over 50 years,21g of fiber is recommended.

Common sources of dietary fiber include:apple,whole grains,cereals,beans and legumes,ground flaxseeds,cauliflower,and high-fiber snacks.

Always endeavour to seek appropriate medical advise before embarking on any form of treatment.


To learn more about recent approaches to safe acne treatment through natural acne care,stop by at Dr Andrew Okpetu`s stable for an indepth  exploration from a perspective of stress and health.