Having acne when you are a teenager (or even in your 20’s )is pretty normal; your body is going through hormonal changes. But when you still have the same acne in your 30’s and 40’s, you start wondering. I am really surprised at how many women struggle with acne later on in their lives. This subject comes up a lot with my readers. I am a prime example of the never ending struggle with pimples and acne. In fact, I think I had better skin in my teen years than I did turning 30. It gets embarrassing, or I should rather say, I used to get embarrassed by it. There were times when even the strongest foundation couldn’t cover up my pimples. I had to do something fast. Being a holistic researcher, I started digging deep. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against dermatologists, but I truly believe that most of our skin problems arise from within. You can never heal the outside when the inside is broken. The above picture is me!!! As you can see my skin is a lot better now.
I want to give you some tips to help you in your struggle with pimples and acne that have helped me tremendously. Then, I’ll give you a few more tips on how to get rid of pimples naturally. This 5 step regime cleared up my skin tremendously! Please do remember that this article is just a starting point.
First of all, you need to get rid of things that trigger pimples and acne:
Eliminate processed foods, gluten and dairy.
There is no beating around the bush with this point. Gluten, dairy and processed foods are the biggest culprits for acne. This is something your dermatologist will never tell you. Processed dairy can not be easily digested by our bodies due to a protein in it. Also, processed dairy has no fiber, so when milk enters the digestive tract it can stay there for a long time because there are no fibers to move it. This creates a build up of waste on the inside of the large intestines. Whatever is happening in the large intestine, we can see as a reflection on our skin. This toxic build up turns into annoying pimples and acne.
Gluten also contributes to acne. First, it damages our small intestine, which leads to nutritional deficiencies and can turn into leaky gut syndrome. Gluten also causes inflammation in our bodies. For most people, gluten is hard to digest. Our immune system treats these incompletely digested protein molecules as enemies. This sets off our white cells to release histamine, which triggers inflammation.
Clean your colon.
This is a very important step when it comes to staying acne free. A lot of times breakouts occur when our colons are plugged up. When this happens and waste piles up, the body responds by trying to push toxins out through the skin which forms pimples. Why waste your time piling chemicals on your face, when a little tender loving care for your colon goes a long way? The colon walls are so porous that when the build up waste gets trapped inside the colon, it will eventually leak into the blood which can transport toxins anywhere in the body. I use the method of coffee enemas. (you can read about it here)
How to Get Rid of Pimples Naturally: Secrets that Cleared up My Skin for Good
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
Apple cider vinegar inhibits inflammation and bacterial growth. It also speeds up healing. Dilute one tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar with one cup of water. Apply this toner with a cotton ball to your skin after cleansing. Wait until the toner has dried, then rinse with lukewarm water. Moisturize with appropriate cream or oil. Do this twice a day or any time you wash your face.
Start using Evening Primrose oil
Evening primrose oil is commonly used for hormonal acne, when bumps appear on the chin and jaw line. It comes from the seed of the evening primrose plant and is great for skin disorders. It’s rich in cis-linoleic acid (one of the essential fatty acids) and one of the few sources of gamma-linolenic acid (another essential fatty acid). These fatty acids help to reduce the redness and inflammation of acne. I mix 2 tablespoons of evening primrose oil with one teaspoon of raw honey and apply the mixture to my face. This helped me a lot. After a month I noticed that my pimples were healing much faster than usual and I was not having as many new pimples appearing on my face. (where to find evening primrose oil)
Bentonite clay is one of the most versatile and inexpensive natural treatments available. It balances your digestive tract, cleanses your colon and liver making your skin clear and beautiful. Bentonite Clay has an extremely strong negative ionic charge. This means that bentonite clay attracts substances with a positive ionic charge (which include metals, toxins, bacteria, etc). After they are bound together they get eliminated from the body. In addition to applying the clay on the skin to soothe inflammation and acne, bentonite is also a great internal cleanser as it has the same alkalizing effects on the body. I use bentonite clay on my face once a week. Mix a little bit of water with clay and then brush the mixture on to your face. Allow to dry then gently wash off with warm water. Your skin will be left soft and glowing. (where to find bentonite clay)
Don’t forget, consistency is the key. There are no instant miracle solutions, you have to put some time and effort into healing your body and your skin.
I highly recommend reading The Aging Solution: A Practical Guide. Take Years off Your Face with Simple Natural Ingredients. You will learn the truth about the essential ingredient you must have—both in your diet and in your beauty products—for clear, youthful skin. You’ll find out the science behind skin health and skin problems and discover how you can easily have the flawless skin you’ve always dreamed of.
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