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  • Home Remedies for Acne: 3 Natural Remedies You Didn’t Know Would Work

    This post provides a list of home remedies for acne that surprisingly work in alleviating signs of this skin problem.

    September 18, 2013 | Related: ,

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    Home Remedies for Acne

    Home remedies for acne are aplenty. Although they can’t provide you with fast results, they can make a huge difference to your skin. If you pair them with fruit and vegetables, your body can effectively fight against any hormonal imbalance that might cause inflammation.

    Here’s a list of natural remedies for acne that you can try. They’re so called food prescriptions that aren’t only effective in treating acne but they’re also effective in helping you fit and trim.

    1. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids

    Salmon is one of the food examples that contain high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Some skin doctors believe that these fatty acids can keep your acne under control.

    To make them more effective as home remedies for acne, you should eat at least 2 servings of these fatty acids each week.

    Other omega-3 fatty acids sources will include

    • Sardines
    • Trout
    • Canola
    • Linseeds
    • Walnuts

    2. Brazil nuts

    The selenium in these nuts contains anti-oxidant properties that may improve your acne problems. This can be caused by the mineral’s protective powers that preserve skin’s elasticity. And if you pair it with food rich in vitamins E and A, then you could have the best natural remedy for acne.

    Skin experts recommend eating two Brazil nuts each day to achieve the right amount of selenium.

    You can also go for seafood, eggs, whole grains, poultry, and egg.

    3. Vitamin C

    This type of vitamin protects your skin against blemishes caused by acne. The bioflavanoids in a vitamin C source can enhance the healing properties of such vitamin making it more effective in alleviating signs of acne.

    The recommended amount for vitamin C intake is 500 mg.

    But you can easily obtain that by eating, say, raw red capsicum and strawberries.

    Other food sources that may enhance skin

    • Oysters
    • Legumes
    • Fish foods containing zinc
    • Carrots
    • Kumara
    • Almonds
    • Eggs
    • Leafy greens
    • Foods high in vitamin E
    • Fresh fruit
    • Vegetables
    • Whole grains

    How about nutritional supplements?

    The above mentioned home remedies for acne might not be easier for you to obtain. Therefore, skin experts do recommend taking of nutritional supplements. You may also try applying aloe vera gel to the affected area.

    1. Multivitamins

    You should opt for a product that has vitamin E and selenium.

    Take it once a day.

    2. Chromium

    Dietitians suggest taking of chromium as another natural remedy for acne.

    The right dosage is 200 mcg per day.

    Avoid

    The above mentioned remedies for acne won’t work if you don’t delete these food items from your daily menu.

    • White foods: white bread, white flour and mashed potatoes
    • Processed foods

    These foods can cause your blood sugar to increase which may contribute to acne.

    About the author

    Janey Danes Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Danes is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology. She is also a contributor to Travel Philippines | Entertainment and Medical Technology Avenue. You can also find her on Google+.

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