As well as being sore and uncomfortable, acne can have a huge impact on self-confidence and body image. Research from the American Academy of Dermatology has shown that acne can have a negative impact on your mood, social life and self-esteem.
Prescription medication can come with unwanted side-effects, such as leaving skin dry and flaky. The natural, active ingredients in herbal medicines mean fewer negative side-effects and have been used for hundreds of years to tackle skin issues.
Here are some tips on how to get rid of spots and to keep your skin looking clear and bright naturally.
Eat your way to better skin
Keep healthy snack alternatives at work, home, in your handbag etc so you are prepared for sugar dips and moments of temptation. Chocolate, cakes, crisps and biscuits which are processed and high in salt, sugar and fat are not only detrimental to your health, they show up in your complexion too. Choosing a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables will give you the best chance of keeping your complexion clear.
Whenever you can, choose avocados, walnuts, and oily fish as they are among some of the best skin health-boosting foods you can include in your diet.
Herbal remedies for acne and eczema
Blue Flag and Burdock root are two herbs which are used around the world to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as spots, acne and eczema. HRI Clear Complexion uses active extracts of these herbs in therapeutic doses which act to purify and cleanse the blood. Combined with antibacterial properties, they are the ideal remedy for skin problems.
These easy to take tablets have been approved by the government Traditional Herbal Registration scheme (THR) for the highest quality and safety standards in Europe.
Skin loves sleep
When your body is deprived of sleep it can start to show in your face in the form of darker circles under the eyes, more wrinkles and fine lines and blotchiness. It will also make it harder to deal with skin break-outs and acne.
Sleep is the time for healing and repair in the whole body, including the skin. Blood flow is increased and skin rebuilds its collagen and repairs UV damage.
Aim to get between 7-9 hrs sleep a night depending on what feels right for you. You should wake up feeling refreshed rather than reaching for the snooze button.
Keep calm and clear your complexion
Stress can show up in the form of physical symptoms, like headaches, stomach upset and - perhaps most of all - skin problems. It can be difficult to find the time for relaxation with the demands of modern life, but it's essential for a healthy mind and body, particularly if you are dealing with stressful situations such as exams, relationship problems or work worries.
Make time to do whatever you find relaxing: yoga, a warm bath or a good book. Your skin will thank you for finding the time to relax and regroup.