Most adolescents know the absolute horror of waking up with a pimple on their face. And in the teenage world, this can seem like a death sentence.
But your life doesn’t have to be over because of acne or skin issues. In fact, after adolescence, many adults struggle with skin issues and disorders throughout adult life. But often, the treatments for these conditions are only temporary solutions, or they include abrasive chemical compounds.
To naturally treat skin issues, you have to begin with a holistic approach, as everything you put into your body plays a critical role in skin health. In addition, your environment also plays a huge role in your overall skin health.
Here, we’ll explore a few natural methods for attaining clearer skin, and a few proactive tips to prevent skin issues as well.
Working from Within
The state of health within our bodies sometimes manifests externally, and this becomes evident on our skin.
In order to take a holistic approach, you have to treat your entire person, taking the environment into consideration as well. And there are several aspects to consider.
Not drinking enough water is usually a number one cause for poor skin health, and this can not only affect your skin, it can affect your entire physiology. Additionally, working or living in an unclean environment can have your skin exposed to dirt and grease, and this can also affect skin health.
Last but not least, a balanced diet of healthy foods will promote healthy skin. And removing stress from your life can also have a great effect on skin health as well.
Once you’ve adjusted your lifestyle and have begun eating properly, it’s now time to treat any persistent skin issues if the aforementioned methods were ineffective.
When it comes to store-bought topical solutions such as powders and creams, you really have to be careful what you’re putting on your body.
For example, products like talcum powder have been linked to the development of ovarian cancer in women. And this has actually sparked numerous lawsuits for compensation.
Correspondingly, anything that you put on your body will be absorbed into the body. This means that harmful chemicals or toxins such as aluminum or parabens, if present, can find their way into your bloodstream and cause problems over time.
If you’re looking for natural topical solutions to treat cases of mild acne, try using Tea Tree oil, or Bovine cartilage. Additionally, washing your face and avoiding the use of makeup can also help clear up your skin, much faster than those who wear heavy amounts of makeup each day.
Exercise and Sunshine
Believe it or not, many studies have shown a link between regular exercise and better skin health. Interestingly, even the sun, which can age your skin, in small doses is considered beneficial for optimal skin health.
When you exercise you’re releasing endorphins and perspiring, and this helps with removing toxins from the body. Additionally, you’re also strengthening the muscles which can make your skin appear much more youthful.
There’s no denying the benefits of regular exercise nor the essential amounts of Vitamin D that the sun provides for you. When you combine the two while going running in the morning, for example, you’re getting a double dose of what your body needs to maintain health.
Exercise also keeps the skin tight around the muscles, and this is what can prevent drooping and sagging over time. And when you exercise in line with a balanced diet, your overall skin tone is sure to improve. Just be sure to watch what you’re eating and avoid any greasy foods or foods high in sugar content.