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Introduction

Natural Acne Healing 101: a Clear and Gorgeous Skin, Day After Day

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of AcneClearing your skin of blemishes and acne does not require rocket science: it can be easy, simple and natural. Here, we share with you a few natural secrets to treat and clear acne all naturally. Acne, pimples, blackheads, blemishes are the nightmare of any self-conscious girl and woman (and even if they don't want to admit it, of men also). Although they often come up during puberty, they can show up at any age. They are caused by a malfunction of the sebaceous glands in the skin, causing clogging and inflammation and sometimes infection. Whatever quantity of foundation and concealer you use, these little skin demons are always going to show up one way or the other. If you don't believe me and think your mirror is showing you a good enough result of your tedious cover-up job, just watch people around you and how they look. Whether you are in the subway, the train, at the supermarket or at the kids' summer camp, look at people's face and observe how the ton of foundation looks so artificial that it's nauseating or the little bit of concealer cannot erase the huge bump of the blemish underneath. In truth, skin problems need to be addressed at the root, not with a cover-up. Essential oils and Green Clay treatments combined with a sensible diet, fresh air and sun can clear up the problem.

Here is our natural Acne Healing 101 to get rid of blemishes once and for all. Remember that this is your Home Spa time, so be extra gentle with yourself and create the most healing and relaxing (as you will see in our last section, it's important!)

1. Blemished Skin Treatment: Anti-Acne Purifying Mask

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of AcneBeside specific blends of selected essential oils, like in our Purifying Lotion, nothing is more powerful in treating and healing acne and blemishes than Green Clay masks. Based on ancient wisdom and clinical observation, here is the recipe to make your own healing mask and clear your skin.

You will need:

  • Lavender Floral Water
  • a bowl
  • a wooden spoon
  • green clay powder
  • yeast powder
  • 10 drops German Chamomile essential oil
  • 3 drops Myrrh essential oil
  • 10 drops Palmarosa essential oil
  • 5 drops Yarrow essential oil
  • 7 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil
  • 20 drops Calendula extract

Directions:
Clean your face with a cotton pad damped with purifying Lavender Floral Water. Let it dry Prepare the mask:
  • mix 1/4-1/2 cup of Green Clay (depending on the surface of skin you need to treat) with 1/4-1/2 cup water in a bowl.
  • stir with the wooden spoon to obtain a smooth paste, but not dripping
  • add 1 tbsp of yeast powder, stir
  • add all the essential oils, stir
  • apply a thick layer of the mask (1/3-1/2 inch) on the face, avoiding the sensitive areas of the eye and lip contours, and the cheeks if your skin is reactive or sensitive, and any other affected area
  • leave it on for 20-30 min
  • wash with fresh water
  • moisturize with a natural, non petroleum-derived moisturizer or even a little bit of Wild Musk Rose oil which contains Transretinoic acid (equivalent of tretinoin) for acne treatment and healing
  • repeat every day for 1-2 weeks until the skin clears.

2. A Secret Anti-Acne Lotion from a Renowned Herbalist

Anti-Acne LotionUse this exclusive organic anti-acne lotion everyday to purify your skin naturally. Its recipe comes from the wisdom and experience of a well-known aromatherapist in France. It cleanses, purifies, washes away impurities and excess oil and helps to rebalance the skin. Its unique blend of pure essential oils (palmarosa, geranium, lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary and orange) is mixed with healing extracts of Tepescohuit and Calendula, and organic wheat alcohol. Thanks to this mix of botanicals, the skin gets healthier and more radiant every day as it rebalances itself.

 

 

3. Fresh Air, Sunlight and Diet

Happy FaceGo outdoors and get plenty of fresh air and enough sunlight. Find more about WHY it's so important in this summer blog. Avoid any type of pro-inflammation food like coffee, alcohol, chocolate, sweet and high carbs foods and greatly reduce dairy and meat consumption. This will greatly help to heal acne from within. Taking Vitamin B5 and Zinc is also recommended.

 

 

4. Detox

Happy Face There are many hypotheses about what really triggers acne, but ultimately your skin is stressed and is trying to release an excess of toxins. Doing a detox cure is more than a good idea: it's necessary. You can find ideas, tips and recipes on how to clean yourself from toxins and pollutants in our latest detox article and in our detox for beauty blog. Finally, avoid any type of chemical personal care products and heavy make-up which are unsafe and choking your skin.

 

 

5. The Psychological Battle of Acne

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stressStress is commonly blamed for the development of acne. Stress has many physiologic effects on the body, including changes in hormones and metabolism that can lead to acne. As a chicken and egg problem, seeing your face disfigured or ravaged by acne causes a fair amount of stress by itself. Even if it's only one blemish, it can spoil the beauty of your face and destroy your self-confidence in a split second! So we have a catch 22 here: stress can lead to acne and acne leads to stress.

Following the simple tips described above and applying the blemished skin purifying mask (see the recipe above) regularly will help you get rid of acne and heal your skin.

Relax!

Meanwhile, you can do meditation and breathing exercises to relax while waiting for the healing to take place. You may also want to use the help of Purifying Mask or make your own with our other home spa recipes.

Warning: some medications or medical treatments may cause skin problems and acne as side effects. You may want to consult your doctor and talk to him/her about your skin problems if this is your case.