In your quest to get a clear skin, there are some factors that you might never have expected that would play such an important role. So, let’s have a look at some of those secrets to clear skin that can make you more suspicious about the reasons that may lead you to break out and help you prevent and even deal with your breakouts successfully.
Avoid carbohydrates and excessive sugar that can cause zits to show up. Beverages and foods like cookies, sodas or candies are no good for the clarity and health of your skin.
Any food that makes sugar levels fluctuate in the blood such as white bread, pasta, sweets and others can lead to inflammation and therefore breakouts.
Do Not Squeeze Your Pimples
By pressing the pimple, you actually push the bacteria deeper into your skin, thus making it even more difficult for you to get rid of acne quickly.
There is also a higher possibility for the creation of acne scars. If you are interested, you can read more of how to stay away from pimples.
Beware Of Medications
Some kind of medications like for example corticosteroids can be responsible for acne breakouts. So, if you are on medication and have acne symptoms too, you should ask an expert whether this specific medicine relates to your acne.
Add Whole Grains To Your Diet
Avoid refined grains as the ones contained in white bread, cereal and other pastries. Whole grains that are low in sugar and high in fiber as well as green vegetables, preferably in their organic form, are full of nutrients and antioxidants that fight inflammation.
Milk Can Trigger Acne
Milk can trigger acne probably due to the hormones that milk contains because of nursing cows.
So, if you notice that by stopping milk consumption, things get better, you will know what to keep away from.
You can get the necessary for your body calcium by consuming nondairy milk like almond milk, soy milk, which is high in calcium, or other milk substitutes.
Add Organic Fruit, Vegetables And Oily Fish To Your Diet
They are packed with omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, flavonoids and other beneficial to your skin elements.
Lots Of Vegetable Oils Can Harm Your Skin
Recently I have read somewhere that over consumption of vegetable oils like sunflower, sesame oils and safflower, which are rich in omega 6 fatty acids, combined with little consumption of omega 3 fatty acids contained in cold water oily fish can provoke inflammation and therefore be damaging to your skin.
Check the Products You Are Using to Be Non-comedogenic
What does that mean? That some of our toiletries and cosmetics can clog pores, causing blemishes to appear. Those are called comedogenics and we should avoid them.
Glytone daily facial cleanser is a very well reviewed and popular cleanser which, according to users, has helped their skin deal with acne and other blemishes. It is also suitable for oily or combination skin, balancing those types of skin and making them look brighter, soft and clear.
Another natural way to cleanse skin preventing breakouts is, according to user reviews, good quality manuka honey soaps which help control levels of oiliness and deal, in a lot of cases, with acne breakouts.
Drink Green Tea
Researches have shown that it can be effective for the reduction of the pores. It can also give a smoother feeling to the skin and even reduce red vein look.
Also, a normal sized cup of green tea provides you with a rich amount of antioxidants which are necessary for a healthy and resistant to aging skin.
For other skin beneficial herbal teas, you can read our article on detoxifying teas for clear skin.
Try to Keep Your Skin’s Oil At Normal Levels
Neither dryness nor oiliness will help you have a healthy skin. Natural oils like jojoba oil and coconut oil which are good for acne as well as other natural oils can balance your skin, hydrate and protect it naturally.
Stay Away from Synthetic Ingredients Which Can Trigger Acne
Most of the skincare products today are packed with chemical ingredients that can lead not only to acne but a number of other skin ailments such as rosacea, contact dermatitis, eczema and even adult acne.
All those chemicals end up in our blood and can in the long run be harmful to our overall health as well.
Especially if you have a sensitive skin, look for organic skincare products for sensitive skin.
Also, keep away from those products containing synthetic chemicals because they can destroy the natural balance of your skin, leading to dryness, even oiliness and premature aging.
Remove Makeup Thoroughly
Use good quality cleansers and clean the make up tools with soap and hot water. As we have said, neither oiliness nor dryness in your skin helps blemishes to disappear because oiliness clogs the pores of your skin and dryness triggers extra oil to be produced by your own organism.
So, keep your skin properly cleansed and hydrated. When cleansing your skin, you should always look for products that do not irritate and dry out your skin. Because there are a lot of skincare products today, even the so called natural ones, that are full of harmful ingredients.
Make A French Green Clay Mask Recipe
For getting rid of dead skin cells and deep cleansing my skin, I find that a French green clay mask recipe works really well. It is easy and quick to prepare once you have some French green clay which you can easily purchase online.
Green clay is a natural and cheap product which is very effective with normal, combination, oily and prone to breakouts skin. In the above link, you can read the green clay mask I do for my face and neck with detailed instructions on how to prepare it.
Exfoliation is always necessary to remove the dead cells from your skin which blog your pores and trigger acne or other kinds of blemishes. Some people are allergic to certain strong products like benzoyl peroxide exfoliating products and look for exfoliators that are natural, gentle as well as effective.
Cure Natural Aqua Gel is the number 1 exfoliator in Japan with one bottle being sold every 2o seconds! It contains plenty of natural beneficial ingredients and gathers lots of positive reviews from people all around the world.
What Do Hormones Have To Do With Acne?
Did you know that a very common cause of acne is hormonal? When estrogens levels, the female sex hormones, fluctuate, then androgens, which are also called androgenic hormones, stimulate the sebaceous glands. This can cause extra oiliness to appear which leads to the creation of sebum.
This way the pores get clogged, bacteria starts gathering and inflammation shows up. That’s how acne starts. If your acne is accompanied by extensive hair growth, then it is better for you to see a doctor who can recommend a number of medical tests to do.
So, the conclusion is that hormonal changes during pregnancy, menstruation, puberty and menopause can in fact be responsible for not clear skin.
Wash Your Bed Linens Regularly
Often washing of your bed linens will get rid of oils and dirt. Also, avoid rubbing the face with your hands. I always see that whenever I tend to touch my face more, blemishes show up much too fast.
Try Organic Rosehip Oil
A lot of people review Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil as the solution to their oily prone to blemishes skin. They also mention its effectiveness as to the fading of acne scars.
In general, rosehip oil is a natural product that has amazing healing, conditioning and balancing properties. Great for all types of skin including oily combination skin, this oil proves to be a real skin booster.
Beware of Allergic Detergents
Especially if you have a sensitive skin, choose your detergent carefully to be free of perfumes, dyes and other allergenic ingredients. Detergents can be responsible for a great deal of skin allergies.
Keep Away From Stress
It can can lead to oiliness and clogged pores. Experts also say that stress leads to the production of a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol makes body produce more oil from the sebaceous glands.
This can result in the clogging of the pores and the showing up of acne. Stress and lack of sleep can build inflammation in your body that can damage your skin. So, sleep normal hours and try to do things that relax and make you happy.
Try To Exercise Regularly
Exercise helps your body get rid of accumulated toxins and this can result in a more clear, radiant and healthy looking skin.
Generally talking now, the solution to a problem may be a lot simpler than what we expected but surely an expert’s advice is always advisable when you see that your problem is insisting or even getting worse.
Also, being open to alternative methods of getting a clear skin can a lot of times, according to our opinion, save you money and worries.
In conclusion, our above tips or if you prefer secrets to clear skin can make you realize some of the reasons which lead to your breaking out and help you prevent or even get rid of your blemishes.