One of the best ways to address the problem of acne is using health foods. Acne is one of the major problems that confront teenagers and young adults.
What is acne?
According to WebMD, it is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged up pores with dead skin cells and oil from the skin
Symptoms of acne range from uninflamed blackheads to pus-filled pimples or large, red and tender bumps.
Treatments include over-the-counter creams and cleanser, as well as prescription antibiotics.
Can health food treat it?
Yes. Health foods can treat it. We have listed below a number of health foods that can help you deal with acne. We know many people are extremely disturbed when they have the skin problems due to the effects which may include a headache and even a dip in self-confidence for some people.
Here are some health foods that can help deal with acne. They are all not so difficult to find.
Aloe vera is widely used across the world as a natural treatment for acne. Known for its burn-relieving properties, Aloe Vera helps to fight acne-related infection and healing of the skin.
There are a number of health food stores near you where you can get aloe vera products for use to treat the disease, but we’ll advise that where possible, you grow some in your garden.
You can scrape the gel out of the aloe vera plant and apply it to the affected area.
We have written quite extensively on lemons and lime in previous publications. Yes, the health benefits of lemon are seen in dealing with acne too. Lemon acts as an exfoliation agent and disinfectant.
Due to its skin lightening properties, it helps to reduce the visibility of scars left behind on your body. Before shower, wash the affected area clean and dry and apply lemon on the affected area.
Alternatively, dip a swab of cotton in lemon juice and apply to the affected area after washing it clean and dry.
Other citrus fruits such as Oranges can also give similar results.
To try this, apply a teaspoon of honey to the affected areas before shower.
Green tea is good for fighting acne because of its antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds.
Get a cup of green tea and wash your face or the affected area with it. Alternatively, lay the tea bag over the affected area for few minutes.
Omega 3 fatty acids
You can find this in tuna, salmon, and walnuts. These health foods have anti-inflammatory properties that can improve acne.
Apple cider vinegar
This list wouldn’t be complete without the mention of Apple cider vinegar. It is a proven method of dealing with acne and many people have testified to its efficacy.
Apple cider vinegar contains malic and lactic acids that can exfoliate, reduce red marks, and treat acne.
Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and apply to your skin with a cotton ball, making sure to shake well before each use.
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