Three Surprising Ways to Treat Acne

Having clear skin is something that can give a person confidence, help them to feel good about themselves, and feel comfortable out in the world. Unfortunately, for almost 50 million Americans, acne is their reality. While 95% of people will experience acne in their life at some point, many will grow out of it and not have to worry about it again. But for those 50 million Americans, acne becomes a way of life, something they are forced to deal with as they try to find a cure.

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Each year, Americans spend more than $1.4 billion on acne products in an effort to banish it, but that doesn’t guarantee they are able to get rid of their acne. If you suffer from acne and are looking for solutions, here are three surprising ways you may be able to treat it.

Start Following a Keto Diet

Keto diet plan to treat acne

Most people are aware that what you eat affects your skin, but knowing that and then understanding what you should be eating are two different things. One diet that is showing it may have a link to acne is the keto diet. This diet is extremely high in fat, moderate in proteins, and very low in carbohydrates, which means very low in sugar.

There has been much research done on how high sugar and high glycaemic diets affect acne in a negative way and even increase the number of breakouts. So, it makes sense that by cutting these out of a diet, it can help to reduce acne. If you plan to follow the keto diet, be sure to also check out the top MCT products in the market, which are medium-chain triglyceride (MCT)-based products meant to help provide lasting energy for your body.

Don’t Skip Out on Moisturizing

moisturizer to balance out the oil production

Often, when people suffer from acne they feel they need to go light on the moisturizer or skip it all together. Oily skin is the culprit in acne, so many assume adding moisture means you’ll increase the oil on your skin. Here’s the thing, when your skin is dry it produces even more oil. In reality, you may just have dry skin that is over-producing oil. By giving it the moisture it needs, you can help to balance out the oil production and cut down on the acne.
Just be sure when buying moisturizers, you stick to water-based products, in order to keep the oil production and hydration in balance.

Introduce Probiotics to Your Daily Routine

probiotics helps to decrease acne breakouts

Another helpful product is probiotics. Probiotics are the good bacteria found in a variety of foods. Instead of relying on foods to get enough though, you can take a daily supplement. Probiotics help to prevent constipation, help with a person’s digestion, and balance out their PH level. Balancing the PH level can result in a decrease of acne breakouts.

It Usually Takes a Combination of Techniques

While it would be great if there was one magic solution for all, unfortunately, there usually needs to be a bit of trial and error and a number of adjustments made in order to see those significant results you’re after. The good news is that once you find what works for you, you’ll be on your way to healthier, clearer skin.

Melissa Snyte

Contributor: Melissa Snyte (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on March 8, 2018 and Last Modified on January 3, 2019

Melissa Snyte has been a part of TheBeautyInsiders for over 6 years. Makeup is not just a hobby for her but it’s a lifestyle. She found her love with the beauty industry and began contributing her ideas in this field. In her free time she enjoys painting and gardening. Follow her on Twitter

One thought on “Three Surprising Ways to Treat Acne”

  1. Wow! Mind blowing article on regarding treating acne naturally. A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet. And may be this may be best diet for acne by means of restricting carbs to help kept it low. But how about those person who are born with an acne gene? Is it possible that exact low carb diet is effective for? Thank You!

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