Ah, acne and spots, the bane of my existence…or, at least it was. Along the years, I've found a number of different ways to help reduce my spots.
Today, I don’t have any – tomorrow I might get the odd one or two, but for now, my skin is clear. Below, I’m going to explain the things that I did to help reduce spots.
I have to say, that for the most severe cases of acne, sebaceous acne, there’s not much you can do to reduce it completely. This is a hormonal issue that happens to teenagers and people in their early twenties. My remedies will work somewhat, but they will not get rid of it. Instead, your doctor can prescribe creams, antibiotics or Accutane to deal with the problem.
For the rest of you, these remedies really do work, so let’s get cracking:
1. Don’t over wash your face: I used to wash my face three or four times a day, always using a strong anti-acne wash. This created a rebound effect. As I eliminated oils from my skin, my body went into overdrive and started over producing sebum. I ended up greasier than I should have been, and consequently, had more spots. Instead, wash your face no more than two times a day and always use a moisturiser afterwards.
2. Change your pillowcases at least once a week: one of my relatives at a family wedding told me this little gem, and oh my goodness, it’s great. What happens with pillowcases is that it accumulates sebum. This contains bacteria, and overtime, the bacteria on your pillowcase increases. If you don’t wash it often enough, you’re basically sleeping on bacteria. That leads to an increase in spots. Seriously, I started washing my pillows more frequently and the number of spots I developed halved.
3. Take Threelac: Threelac is a probiotic supplement. It helps with digestion by purportedly eliminating compacted waste from the large and small intestines. Whether or not that’s true, I don’t know, but what I do know, is that my skin’s always better following a course of probiotics. I think it just improves the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from our food, and that makes it much healthier.
4. Eat for skin health: there are a number of different types of food that are great for spots. I like taking a teaspoon of coconut oil in my tea every other day. It seems to condition my skin and make it feel and look healthy. It’s also great for hair, too. Some vegetables are great for skin. For example, carrots, which are full of vitamin A are excellent – but DON’T eat too many because it can raise intracranial pressure; usually only in people susceptible to it, but nonetheless, it’s not good to take in too much vitamin A. A carrot a day should be fine, but do your research before you start.
These are the things that I did to help my skin. If you would like to find further information about Threelac, then please visit our website.