When a person is stressed, the body releases cortisol,a stress hormone which affects the skin in negative way. One of the main reasons for the appearance of acne is the hormone imbalance in the body. So avoiding stress as much as possible can drastically reduce acne breakouts.
Introducing healthy eating habits should be your greatest weapon for managing the pimples successfully.
Blueberries are one of the most powerful natural remedies for acne treatment as a result of their antioxidants properties which effectively fight free radicals from damaging the skin,
The ascorbic acid in lemon contributes greatly to the reduction of acne and soothes acne scars. Regular consumption of lemons does not only cleanse the skin, but heals it at the same time.
Mint is rich source of menthol, an essential oil with natural anti-inflammatory impact on the skin while Nuts and Seeds are well known for their acne-fighting features due to the presence of Vitamin E and selenium necessary for healthy skin.
What we offer today is a refreshing anti-acne Smoothie that combines all the foods necessary for natural acne treatment.
Incredibly Refreshing Anti-Acne Smoothie
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tbsp. crushed almonds
- 1 tbsp. ground sunflower seeds
- 3-4 fresh mint leaves
- 1 tbsp. honey ( optional)
First add the blueberries in the blender, together with the nuts and seeds, chop the mint leaves and toss them as well, pour the squeezed lemon juice and finish with honey. Blend for about 20 seconds until you get this refreshing smoothie.
Decorate with a handful of blueberries, slices of lemon and fresh mint leaf. Enjoy your anti-acne ride!