A breakout can certainly ruin your day, can’t it? I hate looking in the mirror and discovering a fresh pimple. You’ve probably heard about ways to get rid of zits and prevent new ones from forming, but sometimes they simply don’t work. Fortunately, there are probably things you haven’t tried. I’ve gathered some tips that may work for you, but that you might not have realized were possible. Let me know how it goes.
1 Try Oil Cleansing Instead of Using the Normal Stuff
You might be wondering how putting more oil on your face could possible help reduce breakouts, but it could work for you. Swap out your normal cleanser with oil cleanser and watch for great results. Oil cleansing works by helping regulate your skin’s oil production, which can cut down on sebum, which prevents clogged pores and zits. Plus, oil cleanser leaves your face soft and smooth.
2 Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Tone
Combine 2 parts witch hazel with 1 part raw apple cider vinegar. This mixture helps balance the natural pH of your skin and can cut back on breakouts. At the same time, the apple cider vinegar is a natural exfoliant, which means it can help clear pores and prevent more pimples from coming.
3 Put Honey on Pimples
I’ve tried this technique and it is beneficial for getting rid of pimples and reducing redness. Honey is packed with antioxidants and can soothe and calm your skin when it freaks out. Before you go to bed, put a small dab of honey are on the pimples and you should see a difference by morning.
4 Add a Probiotic Supplement to Your Routine
Probiotics contain good kinds of bacteria, which infiltrate your intestines and helps balance the bad bacteria. This helps to eliminate some of the yeast and icky stuff that gets your body all out of whack. Many people start taking probiotics for digestive health, but then notice a huge difference in their skin too. Give them a try! It can’t hurt.
5 Dab Your Breakouts with Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which makes it a viable option for getting rid of your acne issues. All you have to do is put a small amount of the oil on your blemishes and it will work to get rid of them. You can find tea tree oil at health food stores or your dermatologist can help you find some.
6 Eat Only the Good Fats
You’ve probably heard about certain foods wreaking havoc on your skin, but experts say that eating good fats can really help balance things out. You can find these kinds of fats in foods like salmon, trout, nuts, seeds and avocado. These fats contain a healthy amount of nutrients that support healthy skin and keep breakouts at bay.
7 Talk to Your Dermatologist about Trying Acupuncture
Skincare experts say that acupuncture can be used to help balance out your hormone production, which is a key thing in controlling breakouts. Many women experience zits and pimples when their hormones fluctuate. Getting a handle on that can help eliminate breakouts. Many women take birth control pills for this reason, but acupuncture is a viable alternative if you want something more natural or you’re thinking about having a baby.
How often do you suffer breakouts? What other secrets can you share for getting rid of them?