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3 Natural Ways To Get Control Over Acne

Getting rid of acne is a process that we usually associate with expensive, time-consuming treatments and harsh chemicals. But there are easier, cheaper ways to reduce the appearance of pimples and get control over your breakouts. How? With simple, home-made treatments, that may not transform your skin in 3 days, but are sure to deliver long-lasting results if you are persistent. And the greatest thing is – when you prepare your own healing potions, you know what you put on your skin. And you know it’s not going to harm you. Today I’ll share with you 3 of my favourite anti-acne recipes that will clear out your skin, without “clearing” the content of your wallet.

Sweet, Sweet Honey

Honey is rich in powerful antioxidants, enzymes and vitamins and possesses strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties – exactly what you need to have your healthy looking skin back. You can use it as a facial scrub in the morning – it will remove the excess oil, without over-drying your skin (actually,
honey is a wonderful moisturizer!) + it will disinfect the skin surface. Another
way of using it is as a leave-on mask, mixed with a few drops of Tea tree oil - double the anti-inflammatory power for even better results! Always buy raw, unpasteurized honey – it’s a guarantee that all of its incredible properties are preserved.

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Natural Acids

Be it apple cider vinegar, lemon or tomato juice, all can be of great help, especially when it comes to dealing with post-acne spots. Nevertheless, here I’d like to mention something very important – since the above mentioned are highly acidic they can alter the normal, slightly acidic, pH of your skin (and this is not a good thing!). This is why natural acids have to be used in moderation and always diluted. Different skins tolerate acids in a different way, so you’d better start with more diluted solutions. For example, if you use lemon juice try at first 1 part lemon, 4 parts water. Apply it as a toner, if you have more spots and as a spot treatment if you have just a few. If your skin doesn’t react with redness/irritation, after 3-4 application, you can move to 1 part lemon 3 parts water. Natural acids mildly exfoliate the outer layer of epidermal cells, smoothing out the skin’s surface, evening the skin tone and stimulating cell turnover. Slowly, but surely this will banish the annoying marks and allow your skin to reveal its natural beauty and radiance.

Speaking of natural acids for acne-prone skin, have you tried
La Mav's Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser?

Oil Cleansing

I know that when acne sufferers hear the word “oil” they freak out. Since acne skin is often oily, the idea of adding more oils to the already “greasy situation” sounds unacceptable. Truth be told, oils can actually do wonders for your skin – if you pick the right ones and if you use them properly. We’ll discuss how to choose the right oil in another post, but Tamanu Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba OilHempseed OilRosehip Oil and Castor Oil are suitable for acne-prone skin and I promise, if you try them and you have the patience to let them work their magic, you’ll love the results. 

Last but not least, let’s not forget that getting rid of acne is also a matter of changing your diet, your habits and revamping your beauty routine, to suit the needs of your skin. In addition to this, we highly recommend considering ditching toxins out of your life and considering switching to organic skin care. Below you have 3 reasons why we believe organic skin care is the way to go:

  • Free from comedogenic substances and toxic chemicals
  • Gentle to your skin and at the same time - incredibly effective
  • Doesn’t aim at providing instant results, but rather than that to heal
    your skin and help it regenerate and regain its balance

Acne is not a verdict. It’s manageable skin condition and if you change your approach to the problem you’ll see positive results. Love your skin and take good care of it. And remember - making the right choices always pays off. 

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