I’m getting a few questions from folks who want to know some good natural acne cures they can use on the outside of their skin from the comfort of their home.
Well guys, let me be very clear: There is no cure if you are just putting stuff on the outside of your skin. It can bring temporary benefit, but no permanent cure.
These suggestions will only be of use if you implement them together with detoxing from the inside as well.
Did you know that nourishing your body internally with fruits, vegetables and water hydrates your skin internally which in turn reduces inflammation, pain and swelling?
See, if you attack the problem from both sides, you will see better results. If you feel however these tips are going to be a miracle cure for your acne, please don’t delude yourself 🙂
If you’re prepared to clean yourself up internally, then here are some tips that may help:
1. Sweat it out over a sink. Pour some boiling water into a stopped sink, put a towel over your head and stay for 5-7 minutes. You can add one or two drops of peppermint oil if you wish to also clear your sinuses at the same time. I like doing it because it gives a clear and fresh feeling afterward when you take in deep breaths. Just be careful not to get too close to the water or the steam will sting you.
After the time is up, you should be sweating profusely from your face. At this point, your skin is opened up and releasing its impurities from below.
Rinse your face with warm-hot water, then as cold as you can tolerate, then warmer again, then cold again 2-3 times. This stimulates the lymph to move.
Note: If you have severe or cystic acne and this will irritate your face or cause pain, then better to sweat via a sauna, exercise or stay in your hot car for 5 minutes. Just work out what helps you best and do it but the main point is to sweat.
Get those channels opened up.
2. Gently exfoliate: There are many natural exfoliators you can use. I’ve had good success with plain water mixed with a little baking soda. It’s an alkaline solution so use very little of it, just enough to feel the granules work on your skin.
Gentle circular motions – don’t scrub like you’re polishing your car! Rinse and pat dry. Others have used a slice of lemon with a few drops of honey on it with great effect. The lemon cleanses, the honey soothes.
3. *Mud Mask: Use Dead Sea Mud masks. Nobody really knows what magic lies in these masks but they’ve been used for thousands of years. Basically, you put on an even coat of mud, leave it for 15 minutes or so until it dries. At this point, the mud pulls out a lot of impurities acting like a heavy magnet. After it’s dry, you rinse it off. Just avoid under the eye area as the skin there is very delicate and the mud can get too aggressive and irritate it. After you rinse, it leaves you with that fresh, tight feeling.
4. Pimple Blaster: If you have an annoying pimple, using a Q-tip, dabble some concentrated apple cider vinegar or tea tree oil directly onto the pimple. Best brand here is Bragg’s which is raw, pure and unfiltered. It seems to work very quickly without the harsh, abrasive effect of many acne medications.
Don’t worry, the smell goes away after a few minutes. Some prefer to use it before bed time, but it’s up to you.
Remember though, a pimple is a symptom so while you can use this to help banish it, the most effective way to stop pimples from forming in the first place is to be clean on the inside and have your kidneys filtering.
5. Moisturizer: Depending on your condition, you may or may not need to moisturize. If you just have to have it, it’s hard to go wrong with Manuka Honey
This is one of if not the most powerful honey in the world.
It’s a great moisturizer as well as a natural antimicrobial and antifungal agent. It’s slightly acidic so it works with the skin well.
Others swear by the So Ho Mish Cream which is a blend of bee products and only contains natural ingredients with no perfumes and additives. The reviews speak for the product.
These are just some quick ideas you can use in conjunction with your detox journey.
As you trial different things, you will quickly know what works best for your skin.
Once you have a set routine, stick to it and always remember the first priority of cleaning yourself from within first.
If you have any other natural acne remedies, please feel free to share your ideas with others below.