Adria | 7 days ago
Skin is the body's largest organ. Just like all of the other organs, the skin requires nutrients and water to renew cells and perform at its best. In order to treat acne, you have to look at what you're feeding your skin, internally as well as externally.
First and most importantly, drink lots of water. This helps the body expel toxins from the system. You should also look at your current diet. Sugars, processed foods, simple carbohydrates, food with high GI indexes should be avoided, whenever possible. Try to balance out your proportions of meat, carbohydrate and vegetable servings and preferably, consume lots of vegetables and fruits of all colours, i.e. green, orange, red, yellow, etc. This can be an indication to you that you're receiving a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. If you'd like to take an extra step further, additional dietary supplements such as fish oil, zinc, vitamin B, vitamin E can help control acne.
Stress can also cause acne because of the hormones that the body produces during this period that can aggravate any existing skin problems so be sure to keep stress levels under control by engaging yourself in mind relaxing activities, anything that can sooth and calm the nerves. An excellent way also is to exercise. Exercise can be very effective in reducing stress levels by balancing out hormones, increase blood flow to the skin, making it healthier and help clear the skin by sweating and this helps to purge and clean the pores of dirt. Cardiovascular exercises can help the kidneys, liver and bowel function better, which can help the body to flush out toxins more quickly and more effectively.
From my years of experience of suffering with acne well into my late 20s, antibiotics and medicated creams and lotions have all been very temporary in treating my acne condition. In fact, some had aggravated it and that became a very frustrating situation. I have recently found an alternative to everything that I've tried and the good news is, natural and organic is the way to go, as far as I'm concern.
Be sure to clean your skin properly. I would advise you to use organic soaps as they do not contain potentially harmful chemicals used in most commercial products as preservatives which are skin-irritants. Try and keep washing twice to thrice a day. Excessive washing can dry out the skin and further aggravate acne. Exfoliate every once or twice a week to help remove dead skin cells on the surface. A homemade recipe for facial exfoliation that I've found to be effective is oatmeal and salt. Grind 1 part salt and 4 parts oatmeal until it becomes fine powder, blend together well and store in a an air-tight glass container or jar. Scoop out 1-2 tablespoons and mix a little water so that you get a paste-like consistency and very gently rub in circular motions. No scrubbing. You only want to remove the dead cells, not scrub your skin raw.
As for topical remedies for treating acne, I have found jojoba oil to be very suitable for all types of skin as a mild yet effective moisturizer, including sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin. This is because jojoba oil is the oil that closely resembles our skin sebum more than any other organic oils. It doesn't clog pores... In fact, it helps to purge all impurities from the skin so it cleanses the skin while it helps to balance out the sebum and moisturizes the skin with essential fatty acids that the skin can benefit from. Use jojoba oil as your moisturizer. A little bit of this oil goes a long way so you'll only need a couple of drops for the entire face.
Acne spot oils will further help heal acne wounds more quickly so that scars are less likely to form. I found essential oils of tea tree (or eucalyptus), clove and bergamot to be pretty effective in healing acne. My homemade acne spot oil is 6 part jojoba oil, 1 part clove essential oil, 1 part bergamot essential oil and 1 part tea tree or eucalyptus essential oil. Apply sparingly, only what you need over acne spots with a small facial brush and leave well alone. Twice a day, morning and night. Be sure to clean all facial brushes and palettes/plates/bowls.
A very important note on carrier oils and essential oils, be sure to buy only the highest quality oils available. I've had the ugly experience of buying inferior quality oils that not only had no effect on my skin, they aggravated my condition. This means that when you buy jojoba oil, be sure that it is cold-pressed and is extracted from certified organic jojoba. As for essential oils, be sure that it is not fragrance oils, which are only suitable for oil burners and that they are certified organic and cold-pressed. One way to be sure that the oils that you buy are of good quality is the price. If it is cheap, it's most likely synthetic or adulterated oils. If the entire range of oils are of the same price, steer clear away as it can also be an indication of compromised quality. Certified organic oils usually have valuable information on the
Originally Answered: reducing weight?
Here are a few tips;
WHEN to eat for losing weight...
• Eat (at least) three times a day.
Because when you eat only once a day, your metabolism gets slower than it already is! That's the main reason. Sounds funny, but to lose weight... you must eat (the right things, of course)
• Eat low-fat, high-fiber foods such as salads and vegetable pastas.
• Your last meal should be before 18:00. Try.
OK, one apple after 18:00
• Don't starve
Starvation is not good for losing weight, nor your health.
Starvation is the worse thing you can do in a weight loss diet.
• Try oatmeal instead of cornflakes for breakfast--eating oatmeal can help reduce cholesterol levels, and its high fiber content will keep you full longer.
WHAT to drink for losing weight...
• Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day !
Can be tap, plain, mineral, sparkling. I just love mineral sparkling water!
This improves your bowel, reduces the "hunger" sensation, and hydrates your skin. Your skin will look much better after the first weeks!
Don't believe the slogan "water makes me fat". Beside being stupid... you might get into serious troubles with your kidneys.
• Drink ONLY natural juices, freshly squized!
Don't drink Coca Cola, Pepsi, Spite etc. during the diet. Even lite or light versions.
I thought this was not possible for me to achieve. Now... I don't even LIKE them anymore!
Nothing compares to the the smell of a fresh natural fruit juice! Not speaking about health...
• Avoid those vending machines by carrying around your own healthful foods and leaving pocket change at home.
exercise for losing weight...
• If you want quicker results - exercise would be good.
But remember, you're not going to attend the Olympic Games! If you exercise a lot - you'll get very hungry... and you'll be tempted to eat more. Don't exagerate!
Walking is fine (but not very slow...) for your body, and your spirit. Half an hour, or one hour /day - it's up to you.
Get fit while you sit new workout program that's the laziest way to get in shape - works almost any place, anytime, anywhere… even while watching TV!
• Clean your house! It is a great exercise idea if you work from home. Housework can burn off loads of calories. Start by vacuuming, polishing, dusting and cleaning glass/windows. Make your house sparkling clean while burning off excess weight.
• Choose an exercise program that you enjoy, and don't shun the unconventional. For instance, did you know that regular vigorous dancing is exercise too?
• Also Cardiovascular exercises such as running, jogging, or aerobics will help you lose that unwanted belly fat. Weight training can also help you lose body fat because the more muscle mass you have, the more ability your system has to burn body fat.
Pl take one or two glass of hot water in the morning before taking Tea or coffee.Not too hot. After a month or two u 'll see some reduction in weight. slowly other unwanted muscles also will reduce.If U continue for ever, not only weight will be lose, your weight will not gain also.At any stage u can stop. Try this. Definetly u 'll not let down. This will reduce constipation problem also.
Tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, neem oil and aloe vera are some of the best home remedies for acne. Check out the link below for causes, dietary guidelines and a comprehensive listing of acne home remedies.
A combination of internal (digestion) and external (cleansing, ghee) can help cure acne. Ayurveda has wonderful home remedies for treatment of acne. First you start with fixing your digestive fire because acne is often caused by waste left behind by a slow or variable digestive fire. Then you use only pure and organic moisturizer on your skin. Ayurvedic ghee moisturizer is best.
Stop eating any kind of refined sugar to reduce acne. Especially high-fructose corn syrup which is found in many, many food products. Your acne will clear up in as little as 2-weeks if you don't cheat. Eat raw, whole fruit if you need something sweet.
try changing your face wash to something more exfoliating. when my acne gets really bad, i go to the tanning bed a couple of times to dry my skin out and clear it up. also, cut back on your sugar intake.