Natural Remedies for Clearing Up Acne

| 9/7/2010 4:47:52 PM

Clear, healthy skin is a struggle to get at any age. Although acne can be caused by out-of-control teenage hormones, emergence into adulthood doesn’t guarantee freedom from skin problems. Hormonal imbalances can continue into adulthood, and acne can also be caused by factors such as a poor diet and a buildup of toxins in the body. Get relief from unsightly skin problems with these natural remedies for clearing up acne.

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Clear skin is difficult to get at any age, and bad skin can leave you feeling insecure. Don't struggle with acne! Try these natural remedies for getting rid of acne. Photo By Helga Weber/Courtesy Flickr. 

Dietary Dos and Don'ts 

Nutrition plays a major role in how your skin looks. Avoid processed foods high in sugar and fat. Sugar promotes oil production and provides food for facial bacteria to grow on, while saturated and hydrogenated fats are harder to digest and contribute to skin inflammation. If you suffer from acne, eat a diet high in unprocessed foods. Dark leafy-green vegetables contain important antioxidants for maintaining and repairing skin, and foods high in healthful fats and omega-3 fatty acids such as cold-water fish, nuts and seeds can reduce skin inflammation. Instead of caffeinated beverages, which can irritate the skin, drink plenty of water to help flush toxins out of your body.

Flush out Toxins 

Removing toxins from your body will help keep your skin fresh and pure. When your body becomes overrun with too many toxins, it can show on your face. Cleanse your body with a three-day vegetable juice fast; try drinking juices made from apples, carrots, beets and green substances such as wheatgrass and chlorella. Our livers are responsible for cleansing our body of toxins, but the high number of pollutants we encounter on a daily basis leaves this critical organ overworked. Give your body a hand in detoxification with these natural remedies for cleansing your liver.