Acne is not an illness but the number of people suffering from it is countless. It’s an infection, impurity caused by toxins and it can be treated with holistic habits and lifestyle changes. Conventional route is not for me and if it’s not for you either or you want to try holistic route then this article can be of great advantage to you. Respect your body - treat it as temple.
Acne is typically categorized into two main types: non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne. It is also described as mild, moderate or severe acne. Non-Inflammatory acne is characterized by white and black heads. Inflammatory acne is most of time caused by small infections generally due to Acnes Bacteria. The most severe form of acne is cystic acne. It is an acute form of acne that has large inflamed nodules that appears on the surface of the skin.
Let’s dig in & find out How Acne is formed?
Acne means liver is harboring a chronic, low grade level of streptococcus and also the gut health is compromised. Addressing your gut health and strengthening your liver are important steps dealing with acne. One of the top jobs of liver is to maintain gut health. With holistic lifestyle you have to have patience, but the results are long lasting. Before even acne starts showing it signs, strep stays put for quite a long time, feasting on the things which should not be there in your system in the first place. It slowly keeps working inside you through your subcutaneous fat and strengthening itself. Finally, it enters your bottom level of dermis. Your immune system starts the fight against strep and starts to congregate sebum oil as a defense from strep getting deeper into your skin. Now, as the strep is strengthened the sebum oil is not able to protect you or in other words not able to fight the fight for you. At this stage, the skin’s immune systems kicks in much more stronger than before and the sebum production starts to increase at higher volumes to defend against this monster.
However, when the strep is super strong it can end up putting a tough fight against the sebum oil that is trying to protect you. Strep emerge as a winner and voila inflamed/cystic acne bursts. If its mild acne one can come out of it quickly but if its moderate to severe it can be devastating to one’s confidence and skin. The round of antibiotics can help you temporarily, but you end up digging for more trouble. The liver gets taxed one more time that is the opposite of what we should be doing. Strep feeds on toxins, heavy metals, pesticides, antibiotics and much more.
As acne flares up alternative medicine believes in abandoning gluten and dairy products thinking it will help. During my research work, I found out that gluten and dairy by itself are not the reasons for acne its strep that loves gluten and dairy.
Things one can rely on:
Do not let strep gang up against your self-defense your own immune system. Holistic living, clean eating habits, using clean products, gut friendly food will go a long way. Strengthening your lymphatic system is a great favor to yourself. Let the vitamins, minerals from fruits, vegetables, herbs start the healing for you.
A complete game changer for your liver is Celery juice. If your liver is happy and thriving, you will, and your skin will too. Nettle tea has great benefits too both for your gut and liver. When it comes to gut health L-Glutamine daily on empty stomach works phenomenal for the health of your skin, Probiotics works wonders again for your gut, Zinc, Plant based Collagen powder, Vitamin C, and Omega 3’s are the big guns in helping you getting relief from your suffering (acne) health of your skin. I always suggest checking with your doctor first as I am not a doctor, not a health practitioner. I just like to research deep, find answers to why and spread the word.
In combination with your gut & liver - inner health, you need to make the right choices externally too. A complete kit to supple deeply nourished skin.
1. Raw Honey is one of the nature's best superfoods - is extremely healing, medicinal & one of the highest vibrational food available on planet earth. Massage your skin Raw Honey. You can try Gaea Organics Royal Raw Honey mask for a 1-2 mins (massage it in circular motion) or leave it for 5 to15 mins and then rinse off which moisturizes the skin to a heavenly supple graceful state while diminishing the redness, diligently repairing the scars, restoring the troubled skin and soothing the inflammation. Soak the face in Gaea Royal Raw Honey Mask for cleansing or as leave on mask. Royal Raw Honey is combined with fortifying frankincense, calming lavender, replenishing and balancing immortelle, you get a flawlessly honey smooth skin.
Frankincense reduces acne and skin scars and helps in toning and lifting the skin. It is great healer for dry and cracked skin. It can fortify the skin, its elasticity and protect us against blemishes of aging.
Lavender oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial & a powerful antioxidant due to which it has profound benefits on the skin as it heals burns & wounds, restores skin complexion & reduces acne, slows aging with powerful antioxidants & improves eczema and psoriasis.
Immoretlle is best known for regenerating, rejuvenating, repairing, revitalizing and replenishing skin while cleansing pores, and alleviating the appearance of scars, blemishes, spots and not so even skin.
2. Toner – Use a clean toner that is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant also helps in alleviating skin inflammation. Gaea Toner Rehydrating Rose is a skin enhancer and helps in alleviating skin inflammation. It fights acne, improves blemishes and skin inflammations. It is a potent wrinkle reducer or Gaea Toner Restorative Lavender is antibacterial, antimicrobial & a powerful antioxidant due to which it has profound benefits on the skin as it heals burns & wounds, restores skin complexion & reduces acne, slows aging with powerful antioxidants.
3. Skin moisturizer- Gaea Body Butter -Endless Moisture This luxurious velvety moisturizer has nutrient rich essential fatty acids to restore, nourish, replenish and hydrate your skin from head to toe. Our rich, deeply penetrating body butter absorbs quickly and helps the skin look youthful. It’s a 3 in 1 (facial moisturizer, body butter and a lip balm)
4. Serum - Gaea Serum - Potent Scar Therapy is our calming spot on serum that is aimed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars, bumps, and wrinkles on your skin. Clarify the appearance of your skin with this brilliant combination of potent oils that cleanses acne and fades the appearance of imperfections, discolorations of stubborn zits that just won’t quit! This perfectly potent spot cleanser destroys zits with a powerful punch! Dab directly on the areas which needs extra TLC.
Don’t forget self-affirmations – We are more than our body, skin and organs. I thank almighty every day for letting me to experience this world in so many ways. Hope this blog helps. Share your thoughts and leave a comment!