So you have acne? It happens to almost all of us at one point, yet that does not make anyone feel better. You may have had it in your teens or you may still be dealing with it in your adult life. Either way… we are always searching for ways to have a better complexion. This is why I have put together tips and natural remedies for your acne.
What is Causing My Acne?
Often times the root of acne is genetic however their are certain factors which can be changed to help clear up your skin. Science is now looking at acne and it’s genetic roots to be more of a light switch in which certain factors in our environment or what we put on or in our body can trigger these blemishes.
Acne blemishes start with the sebaceous glands. These tiny glands are located at the bottom of our hair follicles at the surface of the skin and produce sebum. While this natural skin oil normally travels up the hairs and onto our skin, in acne troubled skin, their is an excess of sebum that becomes degraded by microorganisms. When the sebum starts to degrade, the byproduct can result in skin cells around the hair follicles to slough off. The combination of the sebum degrading and now the shed skin cells is creating a plugged mess on your pores.
Flush Out Toxins and Bacteria From Your System
Drink more water. Purified drinking water is important in helping your body process and wash out toxins. I am sure you have heard this before but seriously… drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. The quality of your water is important. You don’t want to be in a situation where you are putting more toxins in your body.
While the water will help assist in flushing out toxins, it is important that your liver, kidneys and digestive system are all working properly or the toxins will pop up through your skin. If you need help eliminating toxins from your body, I recommend a gental herbal laxative.
Feed Your Body: Feed Your Skin
Your body needs proper nutrition to keep you glowing from the outside in.
To start you need to build the foundations of health.
The foundations include eating a healthy diet and getting on a multi-vitamin and protein with a probiotic. A good quality multi-vitamin will help deliver the nutrients that your skin needs to keep it glowing and keep inflammation in your body down. Protein is important as it assists in skin tissue repair and the growth of new skin tissue.
Foods to avoid:
- cow milk
- high glycemic food
- fast food
- junk food
Foods to eat:
- fish and flaxseed (Omegas)
- green tea
- fresh fruits and vegetables (especially avocado, red grapes, fennel, broccoli, sprouts, artichokes)
- fermented foods.
In addition to eating well and a consuming a good quality multivitamin and protein, Zinc is a good addition and can help prevent infection, cleanse your blood and decrease acne scars.
Multi-vitamin, Zinc, Protein, Herb-lax
Safe Non-toxic Personal Skin Care
Your skin is your bodies largest organ and is vulnerable to environmental toxins, dirt, bacteria, exc. What you put on your skin gets absorbed into your skin. It’s important to only use safe personal care products. The market is currently flooded with chemical formulations that are dangerous and scary. Our current healthcare system lets companies put in almost any chemical or ingredient you can imagine.
Shaklee’s Acne Clarifying Complex is a safe and gentle way to control breakouts. It is a part of Shaklee’s Enfuselle Skincare line. It has been clinically proven to help promote cleaner, clearer skin as well as prevent future breakouts. It is gentle enough to use every day.
The Acne Clarifying Complex is hypoallergenic and botanically based with extracts of licorice, burdock, watercress, tea tree oil and manuka oil, plus vitamins A, B6, E and zinc. It contains no parabens; pthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, propylene glycol; FD&C or D&C dyes, mineral oils or petrolatum or animal products or by-products.
What is in Shaklee’s Acne Clarifying Complex?
- Salicylic Acid penetrates pores to clear up and prevent the development of new acne blemishes.
- Vitamin B6, Zinc Gluconate, and extracts of Licorice, Burdock, and Watercress reduce excess oiliness.
- Tea Tree Oil and Manuka Oil help prevent clogged pores without irritation and support the skin’s natural ability to remain free of harmful microflora to speed healing and reduce redness caused by acne.
- Vitamins A and E provide skin nourishing antioxidant protection against free radical reactions in sebum.
- Gentle enough to use daily for maximum acne control.
- Softens skin with Vitamin E.
- Helps control shine.
- Clear, invisible gel won’t interfere with makeup.
- 100% free of occlusive oils.
- 100% fragrance and dye free.
How Does Acne Clarifying Complex Work?
The unique botanical ingredients in Acne Clarifying Complex work individually and together to address ta variety of factors that contribute to acne troubled skin:
PROBLEM: Excess sebum production
SOLUTION: Scientific studies have shown that Zinc Gluconate, Vitamin B6, and Licorice Extract reduce excess oiliness.
PROBLEM: Clogged pores
SOLUTION: The active ingredient in Acne Clarifying Complex, Salicylic Acid, helps speed the sloughing of the skin cells blocking the opening to the hair follicle. Salicylic acid also penetrates pores to clear most acne blemishes and to help prevent the development of new acne blemishes.
PROBLEM: Bacteria degrade sebum and create irritating byproducts
SOLUTION: Manuka Oil and Tea Tree Oil support the skin’s natural healthy microfloral balance; extracts of Burdock, Watercress, and Licorice soothe irritated skin around hair follicles, helping to reduce the redness of acne blemishes.
PROBLEM: Free radical reactions in sebum
SOLUTION: Vitamins A and E are oil-soluble antioxidants to help prevent free radical attacks and oxidation of excess and bacterially-degraded sebum. In addition, Vitamin A supports healthy, normal skin cell turnover and Vitamin E softens skin.
- pH balanced
- holds 8 patents
- nutrient based
- never tested on animals