How To Cure Acne Naturally
There have been many times I have seen people marred with the debilitating skin disorder known as acne and perhaps because it reminds me of how my own face used to be, I can’t help but be thankful that I no longer suffer from the disease.
Not that I am insensitive to their pain, but knowing what I went through even mentally and emotionally, I sure am glad the pimples are gone.
However, it is my hope that in an attempt to reach out to such patients, in writing this article, maybe they could be led down the path of finding a cure for themselves and with natural, in-expensive and common sense methods.
Now friends, to know how acne can be cured, you’ve got to know what causes acne.
It’s perhaps the same thing that causes 90% of human ailments, the improper foods that we eat!
Why is that so?
Well, most of what we eat leads to constipation and eventually a myriad of human ailments, including acne.
That considered, it is safe to say to figure out how acne can be cured, the first step is a change in dietetic habits-plain and simple.
So, as I had to do several years ago, I hereby advise each and all acne patients to eliminate mucus forming and constipating foods from their diets, including but not limited to
1. Junk Foods.
2. Processed Foods.
3. Animal Dander
4. Most Grains (whole or not) (Brown rice, millet, quinoa, amaranth might be some compromising exceptions if grains have to be consumed.)
Once these are done away with, the next step would be to replace these with alkaline, and body healing foods (known for their healing and nourishing properties) which include your fruits, leafy and some root vegetables.
Needless to say, not only will this simple change in diet make for a clearer and smoother skin, it will also give the added benefit of improved health and overall wellness.
Another really important that I must add is BY ALL MEANS AVOID THE MICROWAVE.
This will be the topic of another article friends, but trust me; I will not intentionally give you misleading information regarding your health.
In addition, to placate your curiosity, you can always Google the health hazards of Microwaves, or better still, refer to chapter 18 of this book to see for yourself how much harm this convenience device may be doing to your body, which of course is reflected on the exterior by the appearance and state of your skin’s health.
Now, back to this article, to make the afore-mentioned dietetic changes even more effective for curing acne, you could go as far as to try a simple fast for a few days on fresh fruit juices, or try the simpler yet more-or-less effective method of trying a restricted diet of a mono-meal of fruits.
This fast/restricted diet of fruits should precede any dietetic change for the better and can be applied in this order.
-A week of fruits then a juice fast for 2-3 days then another week of fruits.
-Go straight into a 2-3 day fast, then re-attune the visceral organs to solid food with 2-3 days of raw, seasonal and if possible organic fruits.
Co-ops, farmers markets will come in handy to save money when buying organic, and of course the use of a specified Fruit and Vegetable Wash is indispensable. Moreover, if you just cannot go organic for some fruits, at least try to make sure they are not on the Dirty Dozen list of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables which includes apples, pears, most imported fruits and berries, root and fruit vegetables. (For more information, on this paragraph, please refer to Chapter 24 of this book.)
Also see to it that you read up on Chapters 4, 14, 25-26 of this book for a thorough breakdown on how to eat for health when treating AND preventing just about any human ailment.
Now, if you want a breakdown on exactly how I wash my face then read the following.
Here’s A Synopsis Of Exactly How I Wash My Face.
In the mornings, I put on a sweat shirt or sweater and turn on some cold water and rinse my face first by applying cold water to it several times, making sure to clean it using my palm to rub my face firmly in a circular motion. I also ensure that I pay attention to the corners of the eyes, the side of the nostrils and right underneath my chin. Perhaps this could be seen as exfoliating. However, I may end up applying water to my face easily a dozen or more times rinsing it thoroughly.
On a side note, I put on such a thick item so I don’t get the chills from using cold water which tends to make my breathing difficult and I have to avoid and recommend you don’t use hot water from the faucet due to the Chlorine Fumes that come from the unfiltered taps that could aggravate respiratory diseases such as Asthma and Bronchitis. In addition, hot water just isn’t that great for the delicate skin of the face when used in excess.
Then I use about 4 halves of Paper Towel Sheets to apply Witch Hazel to my face generously. I apply the Witch Hazel about a total of 4 times all over my face. Afterwards, I rinse the face by applying cold water to it again about 5-6 times, then do my routine for cleaning my mouth, teeth and gums as I outlined in Chapter 17 of this book.
Next, I attend to my morning duties and chores (basically washing my fruit and cleaning up the house or whatever else I have to do).
Then I take a shower using the Irish Spring Deodorant Soap ONLY for my hair and body. (Yes, I am bending the rules in regards to chemicals and all that when it comes to soap, but hey, it seems to work and let’s face it, we really can’t avoid ALL chemicals but can only reduce their effects on us) Now, the exact soap I use may not be your preference and when I do visit Nigeria, I only use the Traditional African Black Soap which may be used and can be found in some African Stores.
However, when taking a shower, after washing my hair, I DO NOT rub my face with excessive hot water or let it run on my face because it tends to aggravate a resultant dry skin AND pimples-for me. At most, to get rid of any excessive soapy residue from washing my hair, I simply cup my hands together, fill them up with the warm water (while using a shower filter of course AT ALL TIMES), then I GENTLY splash the water on my face, rubbing it with the water in a downward stroke 2-3 times at most.
At times, I may give the parts closer to the ears and chin a rub while doing this.
(And of course, so nothing gets in my mouth, I blow my nose, clear my throat and spit any residue out of my mouth literally several times.)
On the subject of Irish Spring Soap, I must mention that I don’t use the Irish Spring Body Wash for the simple fact that the one time I tried using it, I came out of the shower sweating profusely and I noticed that the water didn’t drain as fast and I was inexplicably weak the whole day. I cannot say for sure, but I suspect the product may have some toxins that made my body react in such a way.
After I am done showering, I proceed to brushing my hair, using deodorant (per the information on that in Chapter 20 of this book), and putting on my clothes and shoes. Afterwards, I put on a clean jacket or sweat shirt (or sometimes even my leather jacket) to avoid the chills and I wash my face again and I use about 2 halves of Paper Towel Sheets to apply Witch Hazel to my face generously. (This time, I apply the Witch Hazel about a total of 2-3 times all over my face.) Afterwards, I rinse the face again, then rinse my mouth, attend to some other things and drink my daily lemonade (as depicted in Chapter 14 of this book).
Excuse the intricate details, but I just want to give you an idea of how I clean my face in the hopes that it could be a yardstick of sorts for you to experiment with.
Furthermore, some other steps that I recommend you add to this systematic approach on controlling acne through a healthy diet and basic hygiene are as follows:
1. Change your pillowcases daily.
2. Only use paper towels to wipe your face versus the same old towel day after day that inevitably will be a breeding ground for germs and dirt.
3. Ladies, avoid excessive make-up (See Chapter 19 of this book for more on this subject.)
4. For males, shave (mostly downward) in the direction of the beard’s growth to avoid ingrown hairs.
So there you have it, the fundamental steps that can be implemented for getting the clearer skin you’ve always wanted…without spending excessive money and time on so-called acne cures.
I sincerely wish you the best in overcoming your acne trouble my friend.
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