Au Naturale

There are a vast number of different acne-zapping products on the market these days, and I don’t have to tell you that some of these products can be irritatingly overpriced or difficult to find.

Luckily, though, there are a number of inexpensive foods (and liquids) that are natural combatants against acne. Instead of dropping thirty dollars on acne medication or having to travel across the highest mountains and deepest valleys to locate said medication, you can, simply head on over to your local grocery store, or even reach inside your cupboards/fridge, and pick out some of the following items:

WATER

Water is, by far, one of the best things for your skin. It keeps it hydrated and helps maintain a healthy, acne-free glow. Experts recommend drinking at least eight glasses a day. I know this might sound like a lot, but, trust me, it’s worth it; not only for your general good health, but for the health of your skin.

GREEN TEA

Green tea is a favorite natural product for skin care, and one recommended by celebs and health food experts alike.  The reason it’s so effective is because, directly after harvest, its leaves are steamed to prevent fermenting. This helps keep in all of its antioxidants and, in turn, makes it a great acne fighter! Also, if you’re not the biggest tea fan and aren’t exactly thrilled about having to drink it to rid yourself of acne, you can just apply it directly to your face instead. You can rub some dampened tea bags over the acne infected areas, or you can pour some brewed tea into a spritzer bottle and spray it onto your face. Either way, it’s said to be a pretty effective acne combatant. (Stay on the lookout for more green tea posts soon)

 WALNUTS

Walnuts are also effectively awesome in helping to prevent/get rid of acne. They are full of Omega-3 oils which are a great antioxidant. And antioxidants are key in having great skin. Munch on them here and there throughout the day and it will definitely help make your skin much healthier.

AVOCADO

Avocados are great for the skin. They are rich with vitamin E which is one of the best things to help keep your skin supple, vibrant and acne-free. Once again, this is a food you can eat a lot of or just apply directly to your face. You can mash some up and make your own homemade avocado mask. (Recipes coming soon!) Either way, avocado is a definite recommendation.

 Those are just a few suggestions. There are, obviously, plenty of other helpful foods out there, but my main recommendation would be to just eat healthily. Avoid greasy fast food or heavily processed foods and your skin will thank you.

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