Anyone who has suffered from acne knows how scarring it can be both physically and emotionally. Not everybody reacts well to the medications currently on the market for acne. In this case, it might be worth looking into a home remedy for acne or alternative methods.
Avoiding greasy foods and avoiding sugar and refined carbs is gaining support as one possible cause for acne. This is considered a controversial subject, but there are more than enough studies relating high carb, especially high sugar diets, with acne problems.
As for grease – well if you surf the internet on this subject – you will find many people who will tell you that cutting down on grease made a big difference for them. Also there are many who will tell you that lack of sleep and stress will bring about flare ups. Personally, I think it is a good idea to avoid these foods to see if it helps. Also, these foods should be avoided for a variety of other health reasons.
Fortunately there is something less controversial – and that is nutrition for healthy skin.
Vitamin A: Vitamin A is needed to protect the skin. A deficiency of vitamin A can lead to rough, dry and cracked skin. Furthermore, it helps reduce the production of sebum. Too much sebum production is one fundamental cause of acne.
Vitamin E: Getting enough vitamin E is essential for a healthy immune system. It also works with vitamin A to produce dermatological beneficial effects. You will find both vitamin A and E in facial creams. Vitamin E also helps to reduce the production of sebum.
Zinc: Zinc can be helpful in preventing inflammation and flare ups in the skin. Zinc is also an important mineral needed for skin to heal and to reduce the effects of scarring.
JUICING: It is easy to get an abundance of the above vitamins and minerals through juicing specific fruits and vegetables. Juicing has much more to offer. It can hydrate the skin and detoxify all the bodies cells and cleanse the system.
Home Remedies for Acne Juice #1 – Carrot Cleanser 3 carrots 1 cup of broccoli heads 1/2 apple
Remove stem from apples and top the carrots. Juice and enjoy. This juice contains high amounts of vitamin A and is a good source of zinc and some vitamin E.
Home Remedies for Acne Juice #2 – Berry(bury) That Acne! 1 cup of blueberries 1 cup of blackberries 3 kiwis
Peel the kiwis and wash the berries thoroughly before juicing. This juice is an awesome source of vitamins A and E and zinc!
Home Remedies for Acne Juice #3 – Blackberry Blackhead Buster! 4 cups of blackberries
Blackberries are a great source of vitamins A, E and zinc.
Home Remedies for Acne Juice #4 – Watermelon Cleanse. 1/4 watermelon
Juice the flesh only and not the rind. Watermelon is a good source of vitamin A and is an all around great natural cleanser for the body and its cells. Plus, it tastes great!
Home Remedies for Acne Juice #5 – Carrot Apple Juice. 3 carrots 1 apple
Top the carrots and remove stem from apple before juicing. This juice supplies vitamin A and E.