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How to Have Acne Free Skin
How to look like a movie star
The first thing I have to tell you is that you probably cannot look like a movie star. Lets be real and honest, even movie stars don't really look like movie stars.
Why is this? I can answer that question with another question. Have you ever seen movie stars without make-up? The often look very different off screen than when they are on screen. When you have money to spend on make-up artist, lighting experts and hair stylists then you too can look like a million bucks.
The truth is, we all have flaws in our skin. Its natural. Even the worlds most beautiful women and most handsome men have flaws. Search the web for pictures of stars not in make-up (even men) and you will see their flaws.
So, this is not a hub about achieving perfect and flawless skin. If that is what you are looking for then you need to keep searching. If you want to know how to improve your skin, and even get rid of acne and prevent it from breaking out on your face and body, then you have the right page.
Clear Skin the Natural Way
Clearing up Acne and Keeping it Away
I must admit, as a teenager, I was lucky in that I did not have a problem with acne. Oh sure, I had the occasional break out but I didn't have to have my parents buy me the latest in acne treatments. I was pretty normal in the fact that I just didn't have much of an acne problem.
I have noticed that kids today seem to have a lot more issues with acne than kids of a generation ago. And I have noticed that more and more adults have issues with acne. Here is where I have to admit, I have had more issues with acne as an adult than I ever did as a kid.
But what is the cause of this increase in acne? To put it plainly it is environment. Yes environment. But not just the kind of environment you may think. Sure pollution and other environmental factors play a roll.
But the kind of environment I am talking about is internal. Your body. Specifically, what you put in your body. Your internal environment has everything to do with your skin.
From stress (and who doesn't have boat loads of stress these days) to what we eat, to what we drink to lack of excersise. Yes even exercise or lack there of plays a major roll in acne.
True, some people have naturally "dirtier" skin. In other words, some people have skin that is oily and oily skin contributes to acne in a big way. So the key is to level out the natural oil in the skin. (Even people with dry skin can suffer from acne issues.)
Lets take a look at some natural ways you can combat acne. The side benefit to these natural ways is that you will positively effect the skin over your entire body, not just your face. And these natural ways have also been proven to help make skin look and act younger so you will probably notice fewer wrinkles, pocks, sags and discoloration such as dark circles under the eyes and certain kinds of age spots.
Your Diet Is Your Skin Doctor
I don't care how old or young you are, these tips will help anyone and everyone improve their skin, lessen acne and even heal some acne scars and marks.
You have heard this all too often before but I will say it again. Drink plenty of water. Water does a number of things for your body and skin including hydrating your skin, cleansing the body of toxins that could get lodged in pores of the skin, and plumping the skin thus filling in some of those fine lines and keeping the blood properly thinned so as to reduce dark circles and certain kinds of "age spots"
Cut out the greasy foods. Yes less fast food. Believe it or not, heavy grease in food has to go somewhere when you eat it. The body absorbs this grease and when your body does what it does to cleanse itself, this grease is turned into heavy oil which cannot get through your skins pores easily and thus increases acne.
Eat more veggies and fruit. Some of the best veggies for skin are green peppers, spinach, kale, parsley and any other veggie high in vitamin C. Fruits that are good for the skin are Oranges, Blueberries, Grapefruit, Lemon, Grapes and any other fruit high in vitamin C and citric acid. Now of course there are other things in these foods that help the skin but I can't list them all here.
Move. Yes, exercise is also good for the skin. Especially if you sweat. Sweat helps cleanse the body of impurities as well as, in a way, hydrate the skin. If you don't normally work out or you eat a fast food diet, you may notice your sweat is rather oily and a little thick. If you are sweating it out, that is a good thing. Just don't replace what your body got rid of in this case.
Exercise also increases blood flow to your skin which brings nurishing blood, vitamins and minerals to the skin. As well as exercise just improves your overall health which lets your body reproduce good healthy skin cells.
Cleaning is important. You need to clean your skin of all that sweat and excess oil but you don't want to strip your skin of its natural good oil. Proper cleansing for your skin type is very important as well. Don't over clean. You will dry out your skin and damage it and that could increase acne and other skin problems.
Lastly, rest. You need to get enough sleep so your body and your skin can repair itself from the damage of the day. Most people need 7 to 9 hours of good, solid sleep daily. Good sleep also helps with stress as does exercise.
Adopt the above items into your life and you will notice improvement in your skin tone, texture and appearance in not time flat. And better yet, you will keep acne and other skin problems from popping up. Also, skin that is well cared for by using the above tips wont need over priced creams and potions to help it look better especially as you age. I know women who look 35 but are in their 60's and they don't ever buy any of those anti aging creams. You can too.
Feel free to add your natural skin care ideas in the comments section below. Just remember, it doesn't matter if you are a teen or "slightly" older, we all have the same skin issues. How we deal with them in a natural manor is the key. Stop caking on the chemicals and your skin will respond in kind to you.
Also if you need help to get things started, I have found a couple of products that work with your skin not in spite of your skin. In other words, they wont dry out your skin and they will help you clear up your skin naturally without you needing to buy the product for the rest of your life.
One Last Thing
Don't forget to add your natural skin care/acne cure ideas in the comments below. Also, let me know if you like this hub, if you would like to see more hubs like this or even if I'm just off my rocker.
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