Generally, acne, pimples and skin problems are associated with the hormonal changes which occur during puberty, but teenagers are not the only age group to suffer from these problems. Young adults, menopausal women, and people who work in certain unhealthy environments are also prone to develop trouble with their skin.
Since skin problems can actually be related to the health of the entire body, it is best to concentrate on a healthy lifestyle first. Try to develop these rules into daily habits:
• Drink large quantities of filtered water or green tea
• Eat several raw foods, such as radishes, carrots and tomatoes each day.
• Include foods containing probiotics, such as Yogrut, to prevent yeast from developing.
• Get enough fiber in the diet to keep the body free of bacteria or toxins.
• Use Olive oil to get Omega 3’s into the diet.
Simple Home Remedies:
• Make a paste of turmeric and cinnamon with a drop or two of water, and gently rub face daily.
• Use heat to zap bacteria by boiling water in a coffee mug, pouring it out, and rolling the heated cup over the face while it is still fairly hot. Be sure to test cup heat with fingers first to avoid burns.
• Rub fresh fenugreek leaves, which contain bioactive ingredients, into problem areas each night: leave on for ten minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
• Squeeze the pulp from tomatoes and apply to the affected area for sixty minutes each night. Rinse thoroughly before retiring.
• Ground turmeric added to mint juice may be smoothed onto the face for twenty minutes to treat breakouts; rinse completely after application.
• Make a mixture containing equal parts of rose water and fresh lemon to use once a day after cleansing. Leave on the skin for thirty minutes and rinse.
Mediation, deep breathing and exercise are also beneficial in preventing acne, pimples and skin problems because they are excellent ways to reduce stress.