Three Solutions to Help You Get Rid of Acne
We recently broke down why you get acne on certain areas of your face, but now we're taking your zit knowledge to the next level.
Thanks to insight from experts, you're about to find out how to rid yourself from those pesky pimples.
Keep scrolling for three solutions to help you become clear of acne:
Avoid Consuming the Obvious
In order to combat your troublemaker hormones, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, Breana Wheeler suggests you "stay away from dairy and sugar." This can help regulate unruly hormones.
Medicine can also be an option, and the best way to figure out if that's what you need is to talk to your doctor or dermatologist.
Blue Light Acne Therapy
This therapy works by targeting your pores with LED light energy and subsequently attacking acne-causing bacteria. Foreo's Espada gadget is a handheld wand that's easy to use and very efficient. In addition to blue light, its unique T-Sonic™ pulsations help blue light wavelengths reach way deeper than other devices, creating an amplified effect. If it sounds too scientific for you, don't worry—it's pain-free and requires only a couple of seconds to get the job done.
Healthy Diet Habits and Use of Supplements
Sally Kim, founder of Crushed Tonic, let us know that ingesting probiotics is great for "countering acne, as acne often occurs when there are more 'bad' bacteria than good bacteria in your system. Collagen in your diet could be even better for acne. Because collagen facilitates the regeneration of cells, it has the ability to potentially get rid of cells that are holding on to oily contaminants."
We know dead skin cells are a common acne culprit and collagen is all about building up a healthier dermis (read: skin). It not only makes you look more radiant, but in Sally's opinion, it optimizes your skin, "helping it become a stronger barrier for pretty much anything and everything." She also suggests adding turmeric and matcha to your diet, as both are clinically proven to help eradicate the toxins in our bodies and fight inflammation, which are both known causes of pimples and acne.
(Photo courtesy of Crushed Tonic)
Now that you're on your way to clearing up your breakouts, keep the momentum going by tackling THESE skin commandments to live by.