Acne is a skin disorder that may not cause any physical discomfort but can affect you immensely on the psychological level. However, you do not need to despair. There are various ways to treat acne effectively.
Causes of acne:
According to the latest researches, some common causes of acne are: hormonal activities during puberty or premenstrual period, excessively oily skin, heredity, an unhealthy diet and stress.
Getting rid of acne naturally:
While there is probably very little that you can do to avoid stress or hyperactive hormones, you can try a healthy diet and a good 7-8 hours sleep at night to fight acne. Though it has never been scientifically proved that an unhealthy diet has any relation whatsoever with developing acne problem, having a well-balanced and nutritious diet can do you no harm. It is better to restrict your coffee/tea intake to one cup a day. Also, try to avoid consuming salt and salty foods such as potato chips and pickles as much as possible, as the iodine in the table salt may aggravate acne.
You can try Haemafine syrup, a 100% natural blood-purifying tonic to fight acne problem. This syrup contains extracts of a number of herbs including neem and turmeric which are famous for their antibacterial qualities.
Latest studies indicate that food with a low Glycemic Index can help reducing acne. Therefore, you can try to avoid food items that contain a high Glycemic Index, such as white flour bread, white rice, watermelon, and potatoes.
Keeping your skin clean is very important to cure acne. Wash your face two times everyday with a mild face wash or cleanser. You can also mash a ripe banana and use it to clean your face instead of soap. Do not wash your face more than twice daily as it may strip your skin off its natural oil and do not scrub your skin vigorously. Scrubbing may break the skin surface resulting in scars. However, you can splash water on your face as many times as you want without using soap.