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How can I treat acne without taking any medication?
Mar 14, 2013

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
These are some tips to reduce your acne outbursts:
-Avoid touching your face. Not just with your hands but also with anything that potentially has microorganisms on it such as hair, towels, pillows, or tissues
-Don't pop your pimples. When you pop your pimples the bacterium within the clogged pores comes out, which can further spread the infection and inflammation.
-Eat a healthy, balance diet. This includes eating fresh fruits and vegetables that are loaded with vitamins, minerals and water. Fruits and vegetables are easily digested and keep the flow of elimination in the body up to par. Caffeine, sugar and refined carbohydrates increase the oil produced within the sebaceous glands making acne more likely to occur. Eating a balanced diet keeps your skin healthy and nourished from the inside out. Healthy foods improve the look of your skin.
-Drink water. The body needs water to properly hydrate the body, maintain blood pressure and elimination.A proper amount of water to drink is 6-8 glasses daily. This will keep your skin glowing and naturally acne free.
-Use oil free products. This includes cosmetics, cleansers, face washes, and hair products. The oil in these products can contribute to clogged pores and acne outbursts
-Always remove make up at the end of the day before you go to bed. Leaving make up on you face allows pores to become clogged and acne bacteria to flourish
-Shampoo your hair regularly. Dirty hair or hair with product in it can transfer oil, dirt and bacteria to you face upon contact
-Exercise on a regular basis. Exercise increases circulation of the blood, nutrients and oxygen to the skin, which allows for proper expulsion of toxins and chemicals through perspiration.
-Try to 6-8 hours of sleep a night. Our brain and body need time to reboot and recharge through sleeping. When we sleep our body cleanses the system of toxins from the previous day
-Stop smoking.
Dr. Salim Saab Otolaryngology (ENT)
A good diet free of irritant like spices, stop smoking, reduce caffeine, avoid oil based products, no constipation, do sports and take a yeast tablet.