Do you suffer from acne? I thought my days of dealing with acne would have finished in my teens, but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case (much to my disappointment). So, how do I minimise my acne? With the following of course!
Here are my tips for acne free skin:
Drink lots of good quality water. I aim for approximately 2 litres a day.
Avoid sugary foods and also avoid adding sugar to things like tea / coffee. I always find my face flares up if I have refined sugar (natural sugar from raw honey, maple syrup, coconut flower nectar and of course fruit and veg don’t influence my breakouts).
Use a better for you facial cleanser, mask and exfoliator (such as the brands we stock from Acure, Sativa, Golden Grind, Supercharge Food, Miessence, Charcoal Me). You’re wanting one that’s free from nasty ingredients – something that takes you back to basics!
Think about supplements…I like taking collagen, silica (diatomaceous earth), biotin, vitamin E, vitamin C and also turmeric (curcumin) to help manage my acne (in addition to helping manage my auto immune conditions).
Eat a well-balanced diet. One of the biggest things I’ve learnt is that you can’t have too many veggies in your diet. So, for me, veggies make up the majority of my diet and I avoid processed / convenient foods opting to make my own or using those that are full of nourishing real wholefood ingredients (like those found in the Natural Pantry section of our store).
Get some good quality sleep! I aim for 8 hours a night to allow my body to recharge, restore, and renew so I can wake up feeling refreshed. Obviously, this doesn’t happen all the time (due to my beautiful little humans and my occasional bout of insomnia), but I do my best and in the end that’s what matters.
Another favourite of mine…get moving! A walk, yoga session, swim or stretch do a world of good.
Enjoy a sauna – another way to help get rid of toxins, unclog pores and above all relax!
These tips have certainly helped me when it comes to acne troubles and I hope they give you some ideas for other ways to manage and minimise yours.