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Natural remedies for clear skin-

Updated on February 3, 2017

Clear up Stubborn Adult Acne Skin Problems

If you are frustrated and have not been able to get the clear skin you deserve, here is a procedure for clearing acne prone skin, especially adult acne prone skin. It works. Just follow the guidelines and you will not be disappointed! I have struggled with acne since I was 22 years old, and this works. I have tried everything, expensive, harsh products, ineffective over the counter products, prescription products, you get the picture. I think that this system works so well because it's a two pronged approach- targeting the skin from the outside and the inside. And it's gentle, something you appreciate if you've struggled with acne.

First things first- Get rid of these common contributers to acne:

1)Stress. Keep it to a minimum! Exercise, pray, find some quiet in your day- whatever it takes

(except a glass of wine-more on that later)

2) Hormonal changes!! Enough said. As we get older, and think we should be over "acne", it sneaks up on us again with swings in hormones that come with mid-life. If your hormones tend to make you crave junk food, try to make it the kind that is helpful to your skin. Skip the chips and queso and go for some dark chocolate and peanut butter. The dark chocolate is full of antioxidants which help promote clear skin. And the "good" fat in peanut butter is another good clear skin "food".

3) Being too rough with your skin. It's easy to get frustrated when you're down in the trenches with acne, but resist the urge to scrub the acne away!

4) Getting too much sun, or try to "tan away" your acne. Although this may help with teenage type acne, it will do nothing more for your adult acne skin than dry up the surface and cause more oil production, which, in turn, will cause more bumps and acne skin. Instead, concentrate on keeping your skin hydrated with non-clogging moisturizers and sunscreens. I've found that this is a highly personal and variable thing with acne sufferers. So pay attention to ingredients on these products and keep track to the ones that work and the ones that don't. For me, the simpler and fewer ingredients, the better. And on that note, there are several acne medications that will overly dry your skin, like 10% benzoyle peroxide and Retin-A. Just be aware and let your skin tell you when enough is enough.

4) Using products that clog your skin.Lotions, body sprays, sunscreens, makeup and hair products fit this category. Hair gels, conditioners and oils are the biggest culprits here. You may want to sleep with your hair up so your hair doesn't touch your face while you sleep. And don't forget to keep your hands and telephone away from your face .

5) Don't drink alcohol, do drink lots of water. Alcohol will dehydrate your skin, which in turn, will cause skin to produce more oil, which will promote acne flare ups. It also puffs your skin, which just makes whatever skin you have look worse! Water rehydrates all the cells in the skin's deepest to topmost layers, and helps to clear away toxins.

Remember, be nice to your skin,in order to get clear skin. Be gentle, and be aware of what works and what doesn't for your skin. Be careful of lots of ingredients. Stay away from cleansers or treatments with alcohol or sodium laurel sulfate as a main ingredient. Stay as simple as possible. Be nice to your body, exercise and eat right, and drink a lot of water. Our skin is our bodys biggest organ, and it will respond to how we treat it on the inside as well as the outside.

Now we'll talk about the system. This method of calming and controlling your acne- working from both the inside and the outside- for the smooth, beautiful skin that we don't have to be self-conscious about.

Here is what you will need and how to get started- fast!

1- You need a few things to get started, so get out your shopping list:,

A few tubes of benzoyle peroxide 2.5% works best. This is a derivitive of hydrogen peroxide and will kill bacteria, yet the 2.5% is gentle on your skin. You will use a lot, so get them on sale if possible. Also, if you can, buy it in a gel and not a cream. The cream can turn white and be a "globby"- personal experience.

Find a moisturizer that works well for you. I've found Neutrogena and Oil of Olay for sensitive skin work well for me. Just look for moisturizers that are gentle, for sensitive skin, and water based is better. Don't use a moisturizer heavy in oils( first few in the ingredient's list)

Jojoba oil- you can usually find this at your health store. Great stuff. Close in makeup to our own skin oil. Gentle and natural and won't clog pores. Also helps to control and regulate oil production.

While your at the health store, Pick up Milk Thistle, which helps promote good liver function and purification(and skin function and purification), and fish oil, which helps moisturize skin from the inside and is good for every part of your body.

2- Now, this is so simple you won't believe it, but it's really the same concept as acne "systems" on the market that cost an arm and a leg. The benzoyle peroxide kills the bacteria, acts as an oxidizer and helps peel away top layers of skin. The moisturizer- and this is a vital, essential part of the treatment- will soothe and allow the medication to work. It will also help your skin from overdrying, which you don't want, no matter how oily your skin is at the moment. So here's the procedure:

Once in the morning and once at night, wash your face with a gentle cleanser- wait about 5 minutes for it to dry, 10 if you've taken a shower- and spread a thick layer of the benzoyl peroxide all over your acne prone areas. Covering them. Don't be worried about using too much. Use more than you think you need and get a good, solid layer of the benzoyl peroxide. Don't get near the eyes, but everywhere else is fine. Let the medicine dry for 5 to 10 minutes, while you brush your teeth.

Apply a layer of your moisurizer over the top of the benzoyle peroxide. Also a rather heavy layer. Feels great. If you are going to be spending time outdoors, use a sunscreen instead of the moisturizer, but try to find one with Avobenzene instead of Octocrylene. Much better for acne prone skin.

Depending on how your skin reacts, which may be too much- drying out a lot, etc.- you can add a drop or two of the Jojoba oil to your sunscreen or moisturizer. Your skin will glow. Use it morning, evening, afternoon, whenever you feel your skin getting tight or dry. See what works for your skin. Be watchful and respond to it accordingly. It will begin to respond!!

Don't forget to take your fish oil and milk thistle every single day. This is an important part, so don't neglect it. I have also found that drinking cranberry juice and/or lemon juice and water during the day helps my skin.

I have cleared up my skin for the most part using this method. It is smooth and clear without the little bumps under it like I used to have constantly. I don't even dislike my skin anymore! Try this method, stick with it, adjust as needed, and don't give up!! You can get the clear skin you've always wanted and it is worth the effort.

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      BeatsMe 5 years ago

      Great advice. Will be very useful for people with stubborn acne.

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      James Paul 6 years ago

      Useful Hub .I read it and found it quite interesting and informative.Thanks for sharing :)