Acne can normally be bought on by wrong eating habits, such as eating at odd hours, or eating foods high in starch, sugar and of course fried and fatty foods.
Chronic constipation has also been associated with causing acne, if the bowels don't move properly and the waste matter is not eliminated as quickly as it should, then the excess waste is stored in the bloodstream causing the skin to work extra hard in having to eliminate the excess waste resulting in acne and other skin problems.
Another way to help cure your acne is by reducing and moderating the amounts of stimulants one consumes through the excessive use of tea, coffee , alcohol and smoking. Your skin will become less dehydrated, and more able to eliminate toxins, especially if you increase your intake of water to 6-8 glasses.
Your skin and body require the best nutrition all the time. A body lacking in essential vitamins and minerals will not perform well. Your body requires nutrient dense foods consisting of more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Make sure you also include an adequate amount of complete protein, good fats and carbohydrates. By eating these kinds of nutrients based foods, your skin will be better able to heal itself.
Fruits to eat are:- apples, oranges, melons, berries, papaya, pears and any kind of natural fruit.
Vegetables to eat are:- lettuce, green beans, broccoli, peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, carrots, celery and any kind of green vegetable.
Including Omega-3 fatty acids into your diet will reduce the amount of skin inflammation bought on by an acne flare-up. Omega-3 is obtained by eating fresh fish like Salmon or sardines. You can also take a fish or cod liver oil capsule instead.
Here are a couple of acne home remedies:
Thyme Acne Home Remedy
Thyme is a great astringent, and can help in clearing up acne. Pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over 3-4 tablespoons of dried thyme. Let it sit for around 30 minutes, strain and pour into a clean bottle. Keep refrigerated and can be used instead of soap as a daily rinse.
Strawberries Acne Home Remedy
Crush the strawberries and rub onto face. Leave for around 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with warm, then cold water. This will help clear blemishes.
Tip: Many people are allergic to strawberries so do a patch test before using as a facial treatment.
Coriander and Mint Juice Acne Home Remedy
This is a great remedy for pimples and blackheads. Add a teaspoon of coriander juice, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder. Apply the mixture to the face after thoroughly washing it every night before going to bed.
Tip: Mint juice can be used in a similar manner as coriander juice.