3. Avoid starchy foods. No cakes, biscuits, sweets, bread or Jams.
Protein is a major pimple-fighter. Eat it in fish, poultry and egg-white.
If you have ever shopped for skin treatment you will know there are dozens of ways to fight off blemishes.
Antibiotics fight infection and therefore pimples a healthy diet puts your metabolism in tip-top shape and emotional tranquility will ward off skin eruptions.
The trouble begins during teenage years with the development of adult sexual characteristics.
The glands often become over productive and churn out a needless amount of oil.
Soon whiteheads appear later they become blackheads and sometimes cysts. They can leave noticeable scares if not effectively treated.
The most effective and widely used antibiotic is called tetracycline. It is taken as a capsule before every meal (sometimes the capsule does is higher) and acts by slowing down production in the oil producing sebaceous glands. This stops the eruption of pimples.
As the condition improves the does is reduced to two or one capsule a day. Tetracycline is available through your doctor on prescription.
Combined with tetracycline is a cream (benzoy peroxide.) Applied each morning to the affected areas it can produce excellent results. Care must be taken to keep it ways from eyes and lips. You can buy panoxy Acne gel which contains benzoy peroside from your chemist.
Do beware of over-sing cleansers containing large amounts of bacteria killing substances (such as hexacholraphene). They may aggravate pimple formation.
Go lightly on cosmetics and you will not clog the facial pores and aggravate the skin condition.
Drink plenty of fluids (at least eight glasses of water a day) but don’t eat a lot of spicy foods such as curries
Sun Vs skin
Sun is the greatest benefactor to mankind however it is the skin's greatest enemy. Nothing wrought as much damage on the skin as the sun. Fairer skins are more prone to damage than their darker counterparts as they contain more melanin, which protects the skin against sunrays. However dark skins are also not immune to the damage. Sunlight not only effects the surface but it has the capacity to penetrate the skin and the living tissues of the lower layers. A few days of intense exposure to the sun can produce symptoms of aging and can even predispose it to cancer. The most damaging effect of the sun is that it dehydrates the skin causing it to become dry and rough and wrinkled, freckles, pigmentation and patches may also occur. An immediate reaction is expansion of blood vessels that is why skin looks flushed, red and gets tanned if stayed out in the sun for long. However sun is very good for children, as they require Vitamin D, which is abundant in sunlight for their growth and metabolism.
Protection against the sun is the only way to delay premature aging. This entails using an effective sunscreen all the time regardless of direct exposure to the sun. Long exposure should be avoided as far as possible. The chosen sunscreen should be sun that it not only blocks out the harmful part of sunrays but also prevents loss of moisture. Use re-hydrating creams and masks regularly to maintain the moisture content in the skin. As more than the sun if you don't take care of your skin you are it' greatest enemy.
Toners make your skin feel fresh, taut and vigorously active. The simplest toner is fresh, pure water! Or even rose water-combined with witch hazel is good for oily skin.
Take a tablespoon of olive oil and mix it with 2 tablespoons of fresh cream. Apply on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes, then wash off with warm water. This leaves your skin soft, smooth and glowing.
Wads of cotton wool dipped in cold milk are very refreshing for tired eyes. Used regularly for 10 to 15 minutes each time, this can help lighten dark circles under the eyes.
Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables-while avoiding oily and spicy food and go easy on sweets-that's for those who have a smooth tooth. This is skin care that works from the inside. And don't miss your daily dose of exercise.
Always remove makeup before going to sleep:
Mix a tablespoon of rice flour with 2 tablespoons curd. This is an effective cleansing milk which removes stale makeup and cleans open pores. Never apply warm water on your face after the makeup is removed.
Grind a piece of turmeric along with curd to make it a fine paste. Apply it on your skin and leave it for about 10-15 minutes. Then remove it with cold water without applying soap.
Unwanted facial hair
Remove naturally · Apply a mixture of fenugreek powder and green gram powder on the unwanted hair. Let it dry and rub off.