Natural Ways to Fight Acne

Anyone that has acne knows the constant fight for clear skin that we who suffer are constantly fighting. It seems that we are always looking for new acne treatments, remedies, cures, etc.. But what usually happens is that you go to your local drugstore and you end up buying the most expensive acne treatment creams and cleansers only to be disappointed within a month because you can not even tell that it is working, or it is not doing the job like you expected it to. This is the frustrating cycle of acne treatment products that all of us acne sufferers face.

With so many acne cures on the market who’s to say that one might or might not work for your acne. But one thing is clear, these acne product companies are not making a product for you, they are making a acne product for everyone an so it is hard for them to get the right formula for your acne condition. This is not to say that some of these acne treatments do not work, but they just might not be working for you. You must also remember that these chemicals in all of these acne products can be harmful to your skin and sometimes even worsen your skin by irritation, or trigger an allergic reaction. At this point you probably give up for a while and then later you will start the whole process over again trying to find the right treatments for acne.


Some of the problems that you face when fighting acne are not so much on the outside of your body, but yet on the inside. You have heard the saying you are what you eat right? Well if you are the type of person who loves to drink sodas and stop off at your favorite burger place for your lunch break then you can only imagine what your body has to work with to fight off acne. When you load up on all of these greasy fatty foods you are not providing your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to fight the bacteria on your face and body.

When you put healthy foods into your body you are then giving your body the tools it needs to stop the acne before it occurs. Some great examples of foods that fight acne are those that contain vitamin C. Vitamin C can protect your skin from scaring and even make it stronger.

Great Vitamin C foods:

  • Broccoli
  • Cranberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Tomatoes


Dealing with stress is a major trigger for acne. Since stress is not a natural part of the body, when we invite it into our lives it has been proven to make our bodies over produce testosterone which results into us having acne. To fight the stress that we encounter in life it is important to maintain a healthy exercise routine.

Some of the most simplest exercises can help bring stress levels down dramatically. Not only does alleviating the stress help fight off the acne in our bodies, it also makes us feel better about ourselves and when we feel better we think more clearly and make better decisions about what we put into our bodies which cycles all back into eating a healthy diet.

Exercises to alleviate stress:

  • Running
  • Working out
  • Swimming
  • Bike riding

If you take care of your body it will take care of you. Eating healthy and staying in shape may seem like a no brain-er but it is two of the simplest things we over look in our everyday lives. Implementing these two principles alone will show you a major change in your skin and you will start to see your acne fade away. The best part of these methods are that they cost you no extra money from what you already spend. Next time you go for a lunch make a healthier choice and before you plop down on the couch after work, take the time to get outside and exercise. I have been Using these two methods for years and I rarely ever breakout anymore, and I had severe acne!

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