Before the 2015 ends, I’d like to wish all of you a happy New Year, lots of health and happiness not only in 2016 but more years to come. Thaks for being here with me, for all your support, comments, feedback and suggestions. I appreciate it.
Now, another frequent question you ask me and is a big problem not only for teenagers but also for older women aged 20, 30 and over is acne.
Today, I would like to share some practical tips on how to reduce or eliminate this problem. Firstly, the roots of acne differ hugely so these tips might not help those whose acne is caused by a hormonal disbalance. But at least, you can try these tips to support your largest organ.
Here are 7 tips for acne free skin:
- Lactose-free diet – cow’s milk and lactose in common are well-known triggers of skins problems. Avoiding milk may hep your skin to clear. You can try homemade almond, coconut or cashew milk by using a high-speed blender and a nut milk bag to strain the pulp. The ratio is 1 cup of nuts to 4-5 cups of water. Keep your plant-based milk in a glass bottle in a fridge for up to 3 days.
- Pumpkin oil – is full of beneficial zinc and vitamin E wich are both essential for a healthy skin. You can use pumpkin seed oil externally (on your face0 as well as internally. It has an anti-bacterial properties so it is great to boost your immunity as well.
- Turmeric – this root is such a powerful anti-inflammatory tool which helps your skin with healing. Simply use the root in your juices, smoothies or simply adding this spice in your food. Facial mask using turmeric are also great!
- Leafy greens vegetables – do you drink your green smoothie every day? If not, you should start with this routine as your 2016 resolution 🙂 Especially kale is full of vitamin A which is important for a cell recovery and turnover. Use this recipe for a delicious morning smoothie:
1/2 cup of kale
1/2 fresh pineapple
1/2 cup broccoli
1 1/2 cup fresh almond milk
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy this delicious and highly nutritious smoothie.
- Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) – especially omega-3 which you can mainly find in flaxseeds, chia seeds and hemp seeds/oils. Adding these seeds or high-quality oils into your daily dishes will help your skin to bloom again.
- High-quality probiotics – may help to recover your gut health and reduce your skin problems. You can purchase a dairy free, raw vegan probiotics.
- If you can…. avoid stress!!!
All the best in 2016!!!