The most effective acne scar skin care for sensitive skin combines proper skin care techniques and good nutrition to bring about excellent results without harmful chemicals or expensive products!
Acne scars can be a source of embarrassment for both teenagers and adults. Although acne is most common during times in our lives when our hormones are changing, like puberty or menopause, it can happen to any of us, at any time.
Thankfully, there are several non-toxic and natural approaches for treating acne scars that will work for every skin type, including sensitive skin.
First, in order to have fewer acne scars, it's important to mention a few acne prevention tips:
Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily
Get ample rest each night
Eat a balanced diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats
Cleanse the skin daily with a mild hypoallergenic facial cleanser
Keep your fingers and hands away from your face
Avoid popping or squeezing the pimples
Cut your hair shorter to keep it from frequent contact with facial skin
Switch out your pillowcase every other day
Take a multi-vitamin daily
Eat plenty of carrots and tomatoes - Vitamin A helps heal acne scars
Add chromium and zinc supplements to diet
Use gentle, safe skin care products that are free of allergens and chemicals that can inflame acne. We've seen the best results with this simple and gentle acne sensitive skin treatment.
Natural acne scar skin care removal techniques use products that are most likely already in your home. Take a look in your kitchen pantry, refrigerator, or bathroom cabinet to see what you already have on hand to begin treating acne scars right away! If possible, use organic products which contain fewer pesticides.
Honey - use as a facial mask and apply once a week. A type of honey known as Manuka honey, made in New Zealand, has some of the highest natural medicinal properties
Aloe Vera - smoothing pure aloe Vera gel over blemishes and scars will speed healing
Oatmeal - make a paste with oatmeal and water and use as a mask to tighten and soften skin
Rose water - clean the skin with cotton wool saturated with rose water in the morning and at night
Yogurt - smooth whole milk organic yogurt over the face a few times a week. This has natural, milk based Alpha Hydroxy Acids which are useful in treating acne and reducing scarring. This can also be used daily as a facial cleanser and a facial mask!
These are just a few homemade acne treatments that you may find helpful for acne scars.
A lifestyle that includes healthy eating habits is beneficial for many reasons. Clearer and more vibrant skin is one of the many benefits of eating the right balance of foods.
Eat a diet high in protein, vegetables, fruits and berries, healthy omega fats and nuts
Add zinc supplement equaling 30 mg a couple of times per day or eat foods that would equal the same
Saw palmetto can be useful for some people in helping to balance horomones
Fish oil supplements or a healthy intake of fresh fish - It is difficult to find a high quality fish or fish oil that is free of pesticides.
Essential fatty acids - found in fish, hempseed oil, walnuts and flax seed.
Increase foods containing Vitamin A and Vitamin C such as fresh fruits and vegetables
Drink green tea regularly
Go easy on beans, soy, dairy, and refined flours
There has never been confirmed research that indicates that chocolate directly affects acne, but chocolate does contain high amounts of saturated fats, so eat only in moderation if you struggle with acne. Learn more about foods that cause acne.
It's really very simple! Eat a nutritionally sound and balanced diet using the guidelines above. Employ the acne prevention tips to help keep acne from occurring and spreading.
Use only natural or non-toxic topical substances on your skin. Combine all of these elements and you'll enjoy the rewards of clearer and more beautiful skin free of acne scars.
In today's busy world, it may not be simple to do all the things you need to do for acne scar skin care, and to take care of your health on a consistent daily basis. It's hard to get good quality foods when you're at school or work all day.
Sometimes life is too busy to prepare healthy food ahead of time. Sometimes the stress of life is so great that it's just easier to eat junk food!
Even using natural acne remedies may be a hassle if you're really busy. I don't even have time some days to run to the refrigerator to get the natural foods needed for my natural skincare remedies! I admit, I am easily overwhelmed and most days I prefer the convenience of using acne treatment products.
The other challenge you may face is that there are so many different choices available that you may not be able to easily figure out the best nutrition and skin care regime for YOUR unique body. So ... how do you find the best acne scar treatment?
I recommend that you first do everything you can naturally, before going the route of medications. There are several natural skin care remedies for acne which use gentle herbs and homeopathic remedies to rebalance your body naturally, without side effects.
If all else fails and you are still having trouble finding permanent relief from your acne, I recommend that you get some professional help. Your first choice is a good dermatologist. Athough medical approaches are designed to treat the symptoms, rather than eliminate the causes, they can be very helpful in getting severe acne under control. For some people acne laser treatments (if done by qualified, expert professionals) can be a good first step.
Your other option is to employ a more natural approach that seeks to remedy the underlying causes of your acne. This approach can be done either on your own at home, or with the help of a qualified natural health professional such as a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist or Ayurvedic doctor.
There are also some very useful natural self help acne treatment programs. I've been doing some research to find one that covers everything you need to completely free yourself from acne outbreaks. You need a combination of both information AND also personal support.
The natural acne treatment program that I like the best addresses helps to completely eliminate the causes of acne, and they offer personal support that includes a free consultation with a certified nutritionist. This program is being updated on a regular basis and has been extremely successful. See Acne No More .
My free eBook Clear Any Skin Problem Naturally offers a simple and complete five step natural health and beauty program that is designed to help you to reduce acne and acne scars, and to create radiant, healthy and glowing skin.
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