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One of the problems that many of us face in life is an issue with a bad complexion. For some of us, it is just having to deal with an occasional pimple but for others, it can be more of an all-out assault on the skin including stubborn and distressing conditions such as acne.
Of course, in either case, it can be stressful and embarrassing when you get a breakout. That’s why many people are looking for a natural way to remove pimples without the need of harsh medicated creams and steroids.
Fortunately, there are some methods that can help you to deal with pimples and even work towards preventing them from coming back in the future.
Natural Methods To Remove Pimples
Before we discuss some of the natural methods, it is important for you to understand a little about pimples. I’m not talking about skin oil, clogged pores, and dirt; those are things you can read anywhere online. I’m talking about what really causes pimples. If you are an adult struggling with pimples or acne then see our article on the top causes of adult acne here.
It’s all about detox
Your skin is more than just an external covering; it is actually the largest organ of the human body. Part of the responsibility of the skin is to detoxify the body. We do this when we sweat and even when our skin is simply breathing. Did you ever notice how your skin smells like garlic the day after you eat garlic? That is the detox in action. Your skin also works in conjunction with other organs in the body to remove toxins, including the liver. That is why one of the best things you can do to completely remove pimples is to remove as many toxins as you can from the body to clean both the skin and the liver.
Detox the Body Through Diet – If you remove the toxins from your diet, then you have already gone a long way in removing the toxins from the body. It may seem extreme but if you never want another pimple in your life, it is the option that works best. Drink plenty of water and remove the following from your diet for at least 3 months:
- Refined Sugar
- Red Meat
- Anything from a box or can; basically, processed foods
Not only will this clear your skin, you will feel fantastic. Of course, you might have a pimple or two show up when you first start but once your body is clean, your skin will be clear. After 3 months, you can start adding things back to your diet one at a time. However, you should always be mindful to limit the sugar and processed foods. Your body will let you know when you shouldn’t add something if you pay attention and listen to it.
Will a detox resolve pimples for everyone?
Detoxing your body will be beneficial for everyone on many different levels and also benefit other systems and organs, not just the skin. While detoxing will help to clear up pimples long-term for most people, it will not be sufficient alone for some people.
Contrary to popular belief, pimples and acne do not occur due to dirty and unwashed skin. In fact, the bacteria that causes acne is often attracted to clean skin. In most cases, the condition is due to toxins in the system trying to come out, which is why a detox is often so effective. However, for some people, there can be other issues going on at a deeper level. For example, a person can be suffering from a condition such as leaky gut without even realizing they have it. With this condition, the lining of the gut becomes inflamed and expands, which then enables food particles, which would otherwise be passed to the colon for excretion, to leak out into the bloodstream. Therefore, this condition can be a cause of constant toxification to the system. Therefore, the leaky guy will need to be fixed first.
Here are some common symptoms of leaky gut. If you suspect you may have a leaky gut then visit your doctor or a qualified Naturopath for advice on how to resolve the problem.
Natural topical remedies
Another option to consider is attacking the pimples from the outside, one by one. This can be done by putting a few drops of lemon juice on the pimple or using a paste made out of cinnamon and honey. Some people have even used toothpaste or an ice cube on the pimple with some success.
If you think that sounds strange, then you may be shocked to hear that many people have also found a technique called urine therapy to be very effective in not only eliminating pimples and acne but also brightening the skin and improving the overall complexion. This works due touring having a very high mineral content and also having a sufficient amount of salt to dry out the pimples.
Many people who have tried this technique find that applying just a little of their own urine on each a pimple at night time before bed is sufficient to clear them up, and pretty quickly. However, for the more hardcore people out there and for those with more stubborn acne conditions, they have found that actually drinking their own urine has done wonders in clearing up their skin condition. Understandably, this would not be an option that most would consider. However, if the situation is desperate then it may be worth trying it for yourself. Just make sure you follow a proper urine therapy plan to make sure you’re doing it right.
These are just a few suggestions to help you remove pimples quickly. Some of them are going to work for the pimples you have now but the elimination diet is going to stop feeding the pimples from the inside. For many people, the detox method may be sufficient enough to never have another one as long as you stick to it.
Some people consider some of these methods extreme but when you consider all that it gives to you and how much it can change your life, it is well worth it for most.
Here are some more great tips to help clean up your pimples and acne naturally from Dr Axe.