Getting rid of acne, as well as, managing acne is much harder than it seems. In fact, it’s very hard. I say this because, I have suffered from it. As someone who had suffered from acne in her teens, I can tell you, it’s something that made me motivated to finding out how to get rid of it completely. The key to managing acne is great hygiene, good nutrition, maintaining/gaining self esteem, relieving stress, good exercise regime, and more.
It is important to keep yourself clean. In fact, it is extremely important. A regime of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your face, as well as, your entire body. You want to wash with lukewarm/warm water as this will open pours and then follow up using cold water, to close your pours. No NOT use a loofah or a scrubber, but use a wash cloth or a disposable scrubber.
Also, don’t be afraid to use facial masks and peels, as well as, good ex foliation and microdermabrasion. It is also great to visit a sauna at least 5 days a week. If you can get to a place where a sauna is located and get a package, that is better. I’ve noticed that the sauna truly did wonders for my skin. As you lay in the sauna, do not be afraid to apply an acne treatment and moisturizer on your skin.
Below is a great, natural way of managing/curing acne:
Sarah’s Acne Treatment
1 cup of Vaseline
1/2 cup of Milk
1/4 cup of Vinegar
1 Egg Yolk
1-2 Aspirin (crushed/smashed)
5 drops of Saline
I know, I have probably copied/pasted this (aka acne treatment) numerous times and I know it may seem ridiculous because of it’s ingredients, but it works and makes me proud because it’s something I created myself to manage and treat my acne.
It is also very important to have great dental hygiene. It is very important to brush your teeth at least five times a day (it may seem like a lot, but in due time it will develop into a habit, a habit you will be happy to have made). You want to brush, floss, and rinse daily. After you eat lunch at work, go to the bathroom and rinse out your mouth with water. If you have a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and rinse with you, that would be better.
Drink water! It is extremely important to keep yourself hydrated. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Do NOT drink sugar based drinks and diet drinks. Avoid eating foods with too many carbs and foods with low/no carbs. You want to eat from all food groups from the food pyramid – breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the exception of a few snacks.
Believe it or not, stress is a huge contribution to acne. Try to be active or motivated in things you enjoy whether that be swimming or reading a book or watching a movie or planting a tree or writing on Helium.com. It is important to make some time to exercise. You don’t have to exercise 24/7, just enough that you can feel motivated enough to do.
If you aren’t sure what to do, rent “Richard Simmons Sweatin To The Oldies” or “Carmen Electra’s Striptease”. If you still aren’t convinced, visit a personal trainer, so they can set you up on a great workout regime. Other activities such as walking your dog or rollarblading down the street, and much more contribute to exercise, although a nice exercise regime is best.
As you continue this regime, you will not only notice results, but you will gain a strong conception of life and you will develop a self esteem so strong and so big, it’s only competition is the Great Wall of China.