We’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that there is a natural remedy for acne – the bad news is that it’s not as simple as purchasing a single product, applying it and enjoying clear, spotless skin. That is because the answer lies in a holistic approach to your overall health and wellbeing.
At Malée Natural Science we understand that acne is something you want to deal with as quickly as possible. After all, it’s hard to step out into the world when you don’t feel confident about your appearance. If this is the case for you, know that you are not alone – approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at least minor acne.
However, we also know that good skin is the result of good health, which is why we always recommend that individuals who want to address skin issues like acne take a step back to rethink their selfcare regime and lifestyle choices. Here are a few recommendations in this regard:
THE INGREDIENTS FOR GOOD SKIN = GOOD LIFESTYLE CHOICES
Choose your cosmetics with care
When you choose a body cleanser, moisturiser, exfoliator and other cosmetics, take care to purchase natural, organic formulations that are free from ingredients like sulphates, mineral oil, animal-derived ingredients and parabens. These ingredients cause much more harm than good.
Address hormonal imbalances
Hormonal imbalances can occur for a number of reasons. This includes micronutrient deficiencies, compromised barrier function, inflammation and compromised gut health. When your internal biome is out of balance, it impacts the overall immunity of your body, predisposing you to inflammation, which leads to issues like acne.
Take good care of your liver
Your liver is in charge of flushing out the toxins in your system, that would otherwise end up causing issues throughout the body, including the skin. Boost your liver function by ensuring that your diet features optimal levels of Vitamin C, zinc, Vitamin B complex, and selenium. TOP TIP: The liver loves leafy greens – add it to salads, stir-fries and smoothies.
Up your intake of essential fatty acids
Your skin can only be in top condition if your body has sufficient access to Omega 3 and 6, which it cannot store or create itself. You can find these fatty acids in everyday foods like oily fish, seeds, nuts and flaxseed oil.
Drink plenty of water
Your organs of elimination cannot function properly without adequate hydration. Avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine, which places strain on the liver, and drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day.
TOP TIP: Rooibos tea contains plenty of natural antioxidants and, unlike other teas, it does not contain caffeine. It also makes a great iced tea for summertime, so drink up!
The natural remedy for acne lies in taking a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing. When your body is out of balance it will show in the condition of your skin. Take a step back, re-evaluate your lifestyle choices