There are a number of things you can do everyday to make sure your skin is less prone to flare ups. Here are five tips how to get rid of acne starting today. They are listed in no particular order of importance.
1. Get plenty of sunshine and fresh air for vitamin D, ingredients for healthy skin. Not only will your skin appreciate the vitamin D, your body will enjoy the oxygen and stress reducer of a daily jaunt outdoors. But do not overdo it and get a sunburn. Remember to use sun protection or tanning lotions if you will be out long. You do not want to get caught up in that cycle of burned, dead skin cells blocking pores, resulting in acne scenario.
2. Remember, even good stress can trigger internal chemical responses that result in acne, too. So plan ahead to deal with extra stress when planning a wedding, graduation, a move, a new job, a job transfer, a new baby, etc. Journal a little extra, focusing on the upcoming issue or issues and plan in some extra rest (use relaxation or meditation tools – cassettes, workshops, etc.) Get help around the house, take time off, exercise (yoga and T’ai Chi are highly recommended), have fun or whatever you need to do.
3. Drink an adequate amount of water daily. Many recommend 4 tall glasses and mineral or filtered water. Too little water can lead to dehydration, which can lead to dead skin cells not naturally falling off or sloughing properly; the end result can be blocked pores, acne.
4. Acne has nothing to do with dirt. So do not over-wash or over-scrub your face or the rest of your body. Keep in mind that too much can result in dry skin. And dry skin means your body will jump in and create more oil. Then what? Extra oil + extra dead skin cells = blocked pores, triggering acne flare-ups.
5. Add more fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds to your regular diet. (Note that deficiencies if selenium and zinc, found in Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds, have been associated with acne.) So add salads, dried fruit and nut snacks, juices and other healthy treats to your daily planning.
This article includes information based upon research about acne. It strives to help clear up myths from facts and present an overview of the issues surrounding acne along with possible solutions available to help with the prevention and getting rid of acne, all based upon the most recent studies, reports and findings available, so that you can learn more acne health care.