A breakout occurs when a hair follicle becomes clogged by dead skin cells and excess oil and becomes breeding ground for bacteria. What follows is a painful bulged pore and inflammation. Discomfort can be increased by stress, bad diet and medications which can cause hormonal unbalance that will aggravate the breakout.
How to care and prevent breakouts?
Wash your hands before touching your face.
Wash face twice a day with an organic cleanser and a gentle brush.
Extracting can cause infection and scarring, for extractions, see a licensed esthetician.
Use bentonite clay once or twice a week.
If you use makeup choose one that is organic, natural and non-comedogenic.
Cleanse your face before bedtime, even if you didn't wear make-up.
Men and women should wash face after playing any sports.
Men with beards should wash face and their beard with brush or comb and lubricate or moisturize the facial hair with essential oil based wax or conditioner to prevent bacteria growth.
How can I resolve a breakout naturally?
Take Vitamins: Selenium, Zinc and vitamins A, C and E are known to be anti-inflammatory, balance hormones and help the body fight infection.
Change Diet: Avoid sugar, dairy products, and refined wheat products. These all make breakouts worse by elevating the insulin level in the body. Once skin is cleared, then consume from these foods on occasion.
Hydrate: Drink those 8 glasses of purified water pinch of sea salt everyday!
Eat fruits and veggies:Plant -based diet helps the body eliminate toxins. Leafy greens help reduce oil production and improve the skin.
Use essential oils: Tea tree, lavender and neem oil are all excellent at resolving breakouts because they have anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties. Add a drop to your after shave or toner.
Take Probiotics: Poor gut health has been linked to breakouts and other skin conditions. Taking probiotic supplements will keep a balance between the good and bad bacteria in your body, improve your immune system, therefore improving your skin.