So why is it we get those nasty spots in the first place?
First of all there is something definitely wrong in our dieting habits! Try and be objective, what is it you are including in your meals that may be too fatty, oily or with a high sugar content? Sometimes we do not realize that some food types can work against our acne spots. A healthy diet rich in fruit, vegetables and proteins, will work wonders to get rid of acne spots effectively.
Most of the time, this is where the problem lies. An unequal balance of our dieting habits. So contrary to what most of us think, remedies are not to be found solely in topical products, but just as much so, in the right foods one consumes.
I was having problems myself a while back, which amazed me, for I had never had acne outbreaks even during puberty. So what was happening all for a sudden? I found a natural way to get rid of my acne, without having to spend exorbitant sums of money on topical products. These products can, at times be too harsh on our skin and may leave marks.
Stress was my problem, for it is just as much a cause for acne as a bad diet is. Acne spots come up as a signal, telling us there is something wrong. Our body is in fact warning us to change something that is not right in our lifestyles.
Alcohol and caffeine are also agents that trigger off stress and must also be avoided.
Looking after ones general physical condition together with a healthy diet will do wonders for our skin. Abundant fruit, vegetables and exercising are essential and effective in avoiding acne spots, as is letting off any stress residue you may have accumulated during the day.
If you do want to supplement this natural cure with topical treatments, it is best to use soaps, which are less harsh on the skin. There is a choice between salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide soaps, which must be used regularly, whether or not there are acne outbreaks on the skin.
Make sure you do not forget to use moisturizing cream, although you may think this will increase the oily content in your skin, it is actually what will happen if you dont!
It is essential you apply it after a face wash, in order to restore the skins natural oily balance.
There are different moisturizers for specific skin types, so do not forget to compensate for the loss in oils after skin cleansing, if not, this may even produce a breakout of acne.