So you have acne or skin prone to getting acne and you want to stop this from happening. Well I have a couple of answers and ideas for you to stop zits and acne in their tracks.
First Make sure that the outside of your body is clean. Wash your skin a couple of extra times a day. This does not mean that oyu want to strip the natural oils from your skin but you do want to block the oils from getting trapped in the pores. Wash as usual but make sure every 3 to 4 hours that you are rinsing your face with water and at least one extra time using some kind of soap to clean your face.
Soap, use clean soap to avoid acne problems. Any soap will not do on your face. You can use some scented soaps and harsher soaps on the rest of your body but when it comes to your face make sure that you are keeping your face clean using a glycerin soap, tea tree oil soap or at least a clean body wash that is unscented and does not have any chemicals in it. If you are washing your face a few times a day treat it as a sensitive area like you should.
Eat cleaner foods. I know that many dermatologists will disagree with this but it is important to note that most people with bad skin eat greasy or heavily processed foods. You want ot keep your food intake as clean as possible. Stay away from pop and chocolate, no fried foods at all and try to eat as many raw foods as possible (uncooked).
Drink lots of water. I know that some will fight me on this but I know for myself that when I am drinking at least 10 glasses of clean water a day I am feeling a lot better and my skin stays hydrated and it definitley makes my body clean including my skin. pop, tea, coffee and gatorade do not count as water so do not use them as much and drink water instead.
These are the basics of keeping your skin and body away from getting acne and these tips will help you avoid getting acne so if you are not doing these start doing them starting today.
I now want to give you a few more tips for finally clearing up your skin and getting rid of that acne once and for all. Well here are a few tips that should help.
Smoking? Why smoke? Many people still smoke even with all of the information out there on how to quit smoking and the health benefits of being a non smoker, well here is one for reason. Smoking causes acne. I know that smoking is bad for acne because I had problems with it years ago and the acne went away one I quit smoking and drinking too much.
Drinking alcohol causes acne. Another one of those seemingly unrelated ideas for getting rid of acne is making sure that alcohol does not litter your body and help free radicals create acne and other skin problems. Alcohol its a major cause of acne the way I look at it and all of those people that are not prone to acne are not going to get it whether they drink alcohol or not but those of us that are blessed with the problem have to watch our drinking.
Using colon cleanses. This is one great way to help your skin and your digestion but some people are not in favor of it so be aware that you may get some resistance. Using psyllium husk or other high fiber methods even including of course apple fasts will help you and even using some of the more powerful colon cleansing formulas will help a lot in improving your health instead of just your skin.
Reduce stress. I know and you are probably aware as well that high stress times are going to be times that cause a lot of acne to happen. If you can just set aside a few minutes a few times a day to concentrate on solutioning your problems and another few minutes to just let the stress fall away from you perhaps in meditation then your acne will improve as well.
Sleep enough to be well rested. I have to tell people to get eight hours of sleep a night. I need that much sleep I know but other people need only 6 hours of sleep a day. Regardless of the amount of sleep that you get now make sure that hte sleep that you are getting is in fact enough. The worst thing that you can do for you mind is be sleep deprived, you lose concentration easily, have problem solving issues and suffer from bad judgement, all from short chaing sleep.
As you can see many of these tiups are not what oyu would consider skin care tips but instead are ideas that will help you make your body more healthy and this will in turn lead to a massive reduction in acne breakouts and zits in general.