If you have acne, you know that you’d do anything to get rid of it. Scientific research has led to a mobile friendly answer that start with something as simple as your refrigerator. Northwestern university has created a free iPhone app that uses science to help people with acne make better food choices. It uses data from a systematic analysis of peer-reviewed research studies to show people if there is or is not scientific evidence linking acne to foods such as chocolate, fat, sugar and whey protein.
Ruth Swissa likes to call this the elixir of youth. Hibiscus is nature’s anti-aging gift to you. It contains a natural source of alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) which is the leading compound found in anti-aging products. You can utilize this flower by mixing it with other skincare products, such as milk, honey, turmeric, or rose water. Simply blend the ingredients and watch hibiscus work its magic. Bot only does it improve your complexion by tightening your skin, but it has other benefits such as reducing dark circles / eye-bags and reducing suntan.
Lavender is amongst one of the flower MVPs. It is the it-boy in the flower squad. Not only is it great for skincare, but the list goes on from hair-care to headache remedies. Lavender has antiseptic and antifungal properties which helps reduce scarring and speeds up the healing process. The conventional use of lavender comes in the form of Lavender essential oil — with this you can treat skin problems such as acne, eczema, wrinkles, heal burns, insect bites, chapped lips, and even as a toner.
This magical bloom is the jackpot in the skin-care industry.
Unlike most skincare remedies, the Rose is a solution for all skin types. It can be used to cure chronic oily skin, tone normal / dry skin, soothe irritated / inflamed skin, and prevent wrinkles with its hydration properties. Utilizing the power of this flower can be as easy as throwing a handful of petals in your bath.
It’s okay to be romantic — your skin deserves it.
Ruth Swissa uncovered some common misconceptions about acne
Popping pimples makes everything better — wrong. Picking at your skin is one of the worst things you could do. Popping pimples releases inflammatory secretion which can cause scarring and infect your clean pores (resulting in more pimples).
Acne doesn’t have to do with what we eat — Although it’s not 100% clear whether acne is caused by diet or genetics, there is some proof. Greasy foods as well as dairy are the leading cause of breakouts. Stay away from the deep fried foods!
Acne is a teen-thing — false, acne is also becoming pretty common amongst adults which is something dermatologists refer to as the “adult acne epidemic”. (Good news is that it’s treated the same way teenage acne is treated)
Acne goes away on its own — Don’t let those zits inhibit your skin silently. Acne is caused by clogged pores, most likely by natural oils. There are plenty of treatments to unclog a swollen pimple.
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