Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages. While many topical products are available to treat acne, a more holistic approach can often provide longer-lasting results. Treating acne from the inside out involves addressing the root cause of the problem and making lifestyle changes that can improve your overall skin health. Let’s explore some of the holistic remedies that can help you treat acne naturally, and help you achieve clearer, healthier skin.
Address Your Diet
One of the most important pillars of holistic health has to do with our nutritional health. The foods you eat have a significant impact on the health of your skin. Foods that are high in sugar, saturated fats, and processed ingredients can trigger inflammation in the body and lead to acne. On the other hand, a diet rich in whole foods, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats will help improve skin health. Some studies have shown that certain foods may be particularly beneficial in fighting acne. Try incorporating foods that are high in vitamins A, C, and E, as these can help improve skin health. Other foods such as those high in Omega-3s, probiotics, and zinc are all important for optimal skin health.
Drinking enough water is essential for maintaining good health and is vital for healthy skin. Water helps to keep the body hydrated and flushes out toxins from the body, which can help to prevent and reduce the appearance of acne. When the body is dehydrated, it can lead to dry, flaky skin, which can cause the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. Aim to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day, and more if you exercise regularly or live in a hot climate.
Stress can significantly impact your skin health, and it's a common trigger for acne breakouts. When you're stressed, your body produces cortisol, a hormone that can increase oil production and inflammation in your skin. Try incorporating relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, and yoga into your daily routine to manage stress. When we get off-kilter or feel emotionally frustrated, it is believed that this may be due to blocked energy in one or more of our Chakras. When your Chakras are blocked or working inefficiently, they can cause associated physical or emotional symptoms in the body. Try diffusing the oils from our Chakra Essential Oil Kit to help realign your Chakras.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep plays a crucial role in our overall health and well-being. Adequate sleep is essential for our bodies to repair and regenerate, maintain a healthy immune system, and support brain function. Lack of sleep can have negative impacts on our skin health, including the development of acne and blemishes. When we sleep, our bodies produce hormones that regulate oil production in our skin, and lack of sleep can disrupt this balance and lead to an increase of oil production, clogged pores, and ultimately, the development of acne. Getting enough sleep, typically 7-9 hours per night, is essential for maintaining our holistic health, including clear and healthy skin. Having trouble winding down each night? Try taking a bath with our Serene Bath and Body Oil. Like having a nice glass of wine, this bath and body oil is a treat at the end of a long, busy day, and encourages relaxation before bedtime.
Opt for Natural Skincare Products
Using natural skincare products while holistically treating acne is essential as it promotes a healthier and more sustainable approach to skincare. Many conventional skincare products contain harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients that may damage the skin's natural protective barrier and disrupt the body's hormonal balance, leading to acne breakouts. In contrast, natural skincare products utilize plant-based ingredients that work synergistically with the skin to nourish, balance, soothe, and heal it. They are less likely to cause adverse reactions and are often more effective in addressing the root causes of acne, such as inflammation, bacterial overgrowth, and hormonal imbalances. Try looking for gentle, yet effective ingredients, such as Tea Tree Essential Oil, Willow Bark Extract, and Hemp Seed Oil. Ready to commit to a natural skincare routine to treat acne? Start out with our Acne Cleansing Starter Kit. It contains everything you need to get started: Algae Deep Cleanse, Acne & Blemish Infusion, Lemon Gel Cleanser, and Clear Skin Cream.
Taking a holistic approach to managing acne can help you achieve clearer, healthier skin. By addressing your diet, staying hydrated, managing stress, getting enough sleep, and using natural skin care products, you may be able to attack acne from the inside out and become blemish-free. Remember, achieving clear skin takes time and patience, so be consistent with your skincare routine and lifestyle changes, and you will see results over time.