It took me about 7 years to clear myself. That’s over 2,500 days of pimple popping every morning, piling on makeup – and helplessly trying every single product, prescription, and home remedy to clear my face (including my breakouts).
It was only until last January that I finally found something able to clear my skin.
Don’t get me wrong, I still get a few pimples on cheeks or my chin every once in a while, but they’re always extremely small, and not red. And they’re gone by the end of the day.
They usually have a tiny little head – and when popped it instantly shrinks, and becomes even less visible.
Before I tell you how to get rid of your acne on cheeks and cheek region, I’m going to first explain why you have it, and why it’s so difficult to clear. Then you’ll understand how I cleared myself.
It’s because when acne sufferers like you and I need help, we either go to the dermatologist or the internet.
I’ll bet you already found out that dermatologists are a waste of money and time. They’ll just give you some benzoyl peroxide and try to squeeze you for 3 expensive appointments.
Then if you really have it severe enough, they’ll give you an antibiotic that barely improves anything after 3 weeks of taking it, but makes it twice as worse once you stop – you probably know the story.
The internet is just as bad. There are thousands of worthless articles – all explaining how acne can be cured by some home remedy, or some face wash or cream. Well it can’t. Anyone with a brain can see that.
Washing your face twice per day might help prevent some of it, but you and I know that it doesn’t get rid of anything.
If you don’t stop the cause of your acne, then its not going away anytime soon.
You can’t just sit back and fight the effects, you must stop the cause. Or it will only continue getting worse.
So what is the causes of Acne?
The fact is that we’ve been fed some garbage about how acne is caused by a clogged pore or hair follicle.
Well obviously that’s true – but that’s like saying that runny-noses happen due to mucus build up in the nose. CLEARLY we know that already. The real cause of a runny nose is because your body is sick and fighting an infection. Creating mucus is one of your body’s many forms of defend itself. Everyone knows that.
Well it’s the same exact thing with acne. It only happens because your body is creating extra sebum (the stuff inside whiteheads). This happens only to protect your cells against the attacking bacteria though. That’s what an infection is.
A weakened immune system. The cause of acne is a weakened immune system. There’s no mystery here.
Because if your immune system was strong enough, it would be able to defend your skin cells against the bacteria causing it – but it can’t.
The only way to stop the cause is by strengthening your immune system – which runs off specific nutrients, antioxidants and minerals found in certain types of foods.
So here’s 10 thing you can do to boost your immune system.
- Get enough sleep and manage stress: Sleep deprivation and stress overload increase the hormone cortisol, prolonged elevation of which suppresses immune function.
- Eat plenty of vegetables: fruits, nuts, and seeds, which will provide your body with the nutrients your immune system needs.
- Catch some rays: Sunlight triggers the skin’s production of vitamin D. In the summer, a 10-15 minute exposure (minus sunscreen) is enough.
- Go for the garlic: Garlic is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent and immune booster. Because heat deactivates a key active ingredient, add it to foods just before serving.
- Eat medicinal mushrooms: such as shiitake and maitake (sometimes sold as “hen of the woods”). A recent study showed that a concentrated extract of shiitake enhanced immune function in women with breast cancer.
- Try immune-supportive herbs: If you get recurrent infections, consider taking immune-supportive herbs such as eleuthero, Asian ginseng, American ginseng, or astragalus.
- Try Elderberries: Elderberries are full of flavonoids and they can help stop viruses in their tracks. Even if you do develop a cold or flu, you may find that your body recovers much quicker if you’ve been eating elderberries.
- Try Vitamin D: If you want a strong immune system, the ability to fight off infections quickly and healthy bones, you need to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D. It’s so important that it’s actually produced by our bodies when our skin is exposed to sunlight.
- Try foods rich in Zinc: Eating pumpkin and sunflower seeds can help boost your zinc levels, which can help you fight off colds and infections quicker. Other foods that are rich in zinc include red meat, fish, chickpeas and eggs. Alternatively, you could take a zinc tablet daily.
- Add some Friendly bacteria to your diet: You can take friendly bacteria by eating yoghurt which contains friendly bacteria. Yoghurts made from goat’s milk are particularly high in these. Whichever you opt for, your immune system will benefit from the increase in friendly bacteria.