It’s always frustrating dealing with acne and other blemishes, so we’ve put together some tips on how to take care of your skin in a gentle, natural way!

Diet

Sugar and dairy: It might help to cut down on dairy and processed sugar. Dairy can cause a hormonal imbalance and sugar can spike your insulin, leading to skin problems. Try rice milk or almond milk instead of cow’s milk, as both will give good proteins for the skin while the almond contains omegas and antioxidants too! Be mindful of your calcium intake if you do decide to cut back on dairy. If you’re a chocolate lover, try to stick to dark chocolate as it contains less sugar. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin nourished.

Supplements

Omega-3 fish oils: it may sound counter-intuitive to take more oils when your skin is feeling too oily, but some oils will benefit the skin. Omega-3, when balanced with omega-6, will help your skin feel healthy but not greasy.

Maca: one of the causes of acne can be down to a hormonal imbalance, which maca may help to correct. It might even give you an energy boost too! However, if you are on the contraceptive pill or taking any medication for hormones, it is strongly advised to avoid maca, and you should always consult your doctor before considering adding this supplement to your diet if you are taking other hormonal supplements, – the effect of combining these isn’t known yet and it could potentially have negative impacts.

Topical Treatments

Honey: Honey is antibacterial and balancing for the face, and it works well as a face mask. Manuka Honey is the best for this as it has more antibacterial properties, but any good quality honey will work. Try dipping a quarter lemon in the honey and using that to apply – lemon is balancing and will help the honey go further.

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– Emily

*Please note that while we are knowledgeable about our products and nutrition, this blog should never be a substitute for medical advice and attention

Please remember that you should always obtain the all-clear from your doctor before starting any new supplement plan or diet if you’re on any medication

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