So what is the solution to this big problem? I have seen so many adverts on how miracle would happen over night when you use certain products, but sorry to break your heart my dear, some of those products are total waste of our hard earned money. and they are dangerous. Oh yes! you heard me right. Although there are few good ones that would work if used consistently, but they come with a very high price.
Unfortunately, many people end up turning to pharmaceuticals and skin care products that ends up doing them more harm than good. The truth is Chemicals found in beauty products can be damaging throughout their entire life cycle, from the way they are produced and used by consumers, to the methods of their disposal and their negative impact on the environment. Also, many acne drug is linked to seriously dangerous side effects, including birth defects, bowel disorders, depression and suicide, according to this information on the Accutane recall. You can only get a correct prescription by registering with a special program, signing an agreement that you understand the serious risks associated with its usage.
So lets assume you don’t want to spend so much money on “miracle products,” or turn to dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, what are your options? I would say plenty actually! There’s still plenty of natural ways to make your skin − and your even hair, teeth or nails − look their best without needing to buy expensive and harmful commercial products.
Lets take a look at just five now, in my next article, i would show you guys more. Ok, so lets go;
1. Coconut Oil
Yes many of you would be surprised to see this one.According to research by experts, Coconut oil is one of the most versatile skin (and food) ingredients there is, coconut oil’s skin benefits include: strengthening underlying epidermal tissue, removing dead skin cells, protecting us from sunburns, and containing antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Research even shows that coconut oil is strong enough to fight chronic skin diseases characterized by defects in the epidermal barrier function and cutaneous inflammation, including atopic dermatitis (AD).
Use coconut oil on both your skin and hair to help cleanse, moisturize, remove makeup, heal wounds or scars quicker, and prevent razor burn. Coconut oil used internally is also beneficial for your looks. It contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, plus loads of healthy fats that help nourish your gut and increase immune function.
Healthy skin is just like any other organ in your body: It continuously needs oxygen and nutrients to be brought to the cells, and toxins need to be washed away. Therefore, coconut oil helping with hormonal and digestive function is crucial for optimal skin health.
2 Dragon’s Blood
No, it’s not something you have to go on an epic globetrotting quest to find! Dragon’s Blood is simply the dark red gum or resin derived from the stem of the dragon tree.
It has been reported that among its many uses, it is amazingly effective for healing acne! Dragon’s Blood stimulates skin fibroblasts, which helps heal the skin of acne and acne related scars. (9)
While this one is probably not already in your pantry, it is very easy to obtain, inexpensive, and totally natural – compared to the “miracle regimens” you can find on late night TV infomercials.
3. Honey and cinnamon
I recommended this product for my brother when he hard this problem, 3weeks later, the result was almost magical.
Honey has been used since ancient times for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties (7), and you can still use it today with confidence backed by years of successful use in treating various skin problems. Cinnamon is also famous for having healing properties with multiple uses as well, including for your skin.
Combine the two yummy ingredients to make a powerful yet gentle treatment for your acne!
Caution: Two important notes before you begin: some people have allergic reactions to honey, so if you’ve never had honey – if this is a possible concern in your case, get an allergy test. Not just for this one treatment, of course – but to ensure you can use and eat honey without worry. Second, for use on your delicate skin, it is imperative you use only raw, unprocessed honey. OK, so with that out of the way – let’s get started.
To use: Take about a teaspoon of cinnamon and add to it a teaspoon of honey in a small bowl or cup. Mix the two until it reaches a paste-like quality. You can then add the concoction where needed – leave it on about 20 minutes, then rinse with slightly warm water, and dry your face gently with a soft towel.
4. Sea SaltSea salt comes loaded with tons of minerals and nutrients like magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium that it absorbs from the sea water where its produced. Many of these minerals are the same ones found in our skin cells and within our bodies, which is exactly why real sea salt can help balance, protect and restore the skin.
Use real Himalayan or Celtic sea salts in homemade facial masks, toners and scrubs with other skin-boosting ingredients like coconut oil, lavender essential oil and raw honey. The salt contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts, remove dead skin cells and irritation, balance oil production, and help the skin retain moisture levels.
Make your own homemade scrub by mixing two teaspoons sea salt with four teaspoons raw honey, then apply the mix evenly to clean skin, rub it gently, let it stand for 15 minutes and rinse. Similarly, sugar scrubs are similar, and both types are gentle enough to use several times per week to prevent clogged pores and help with cell turn-over and renewal.
5. AvocadoAn ultra-moisturizing fatty fruit, the benefits of avocados include containing vitamins A, D and E that are able to penetrate the skin. It helps soothe sunburned skin, can boost collagen production and treat age spots. It also works to reduce inflammation of the skin when applies topically and can do the same internally when eaten.
Whip up a Homemade Avocado Face Mask with fresh avocado combined with essential oils, honey or a carrier oil to replenish hydration and leave skin feeling dewy.
The bottom line is that you CAN heal your painful and oftentimes embarrassing acne at home, naturally, without risking the dangerous side effects of pharmaceuticals, or spending an arm and a leg on expensive skin care products.