An estimated 85% of all the people in the world get acne at some point in their lives. Given that most conventional methods of treating acne are quite pricy and laden with chemicals, most people have turned to treating acne using all natural treatments from the comfort of their homes.
Taking lots of water, maintaining a good diet and regular exercise can majorly contribute to clear and healthy skin.
Factors That Can Lead To Acne Breakouts:
- Poor nutrition
- Birth control pills
- Sleep deprivation
- Imbalanced hormones
Home Remedies for Acne
One of the most effective home remedies for acne is proper cleansing. To get rid of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads, try using a homemade honey face wash. The ingredients, including apple cider vinegar, honey, coconut oil, probiotics and essential oils, help soothe the skin while fighting acne-causing bacteria. Use on damp skin morning and evening.
Use Healing Masks
Using hydrating and healing face masks also helps a great deal. Use soothing ingredients like yogurt, honey, cinnamon and essential oils to create a homemade mask that fights harmful bacteria.
Yogurt and honey mask: Mix 1 tablespoon of raw honey with 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Apply the mask to your face, let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse.
Honey and cinnamon mask: Mix 2 tablespoons of raw honey with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Spread the mask onto your face and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then rinse.
Regular exfoliation helps keep your skin smooth and clear.
Start with a gritty base to remove dead skin and unclog pores, such as sea salt, brown sugar or oatmeal. Add in some coconut oil, kefir or honey to help fight bacteria, fungi and candida overgrowth on the skin. Use the mixture 1-2 times per week.
Coconut oil, honey and lavender essential oil can also help prevent scarring.
Tone to Restore pH Balance
Using a toner helps restore pH balance to the skin. Use apple cider vinegar morning and evening to help kill acne-causing bacteria on the skin. Apple cider vinegar contains magnesium, potassium and various enzymes that fight harmful bacteria.
Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and use it on your face and neck, especially in areas that are prone to acne breakouts.
You can use coconut oil as a natural moisturizer to help fight bacteria while hydrating the skin. Coconut oil’s medium-chain fatty acids work to restore the health of the skin while preventing acne breakouts.
Spot Treat With Tea Tree Oil
Tree tea oil has natural antiseptic, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that can prevent/heal acne.
For a homemade acne remedy, mix 4-8 drops of tea tree oil with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or jojoba oil. Lightly dab the mixture onto problem areas to help fight acne-causing bacteria.
Use Holy Basil
Research has shown that holy basil can help fight acne from the inside out by working to balance hormones. Holy basil or holy basil tea can be used as a toner or added to a homemade mask to help kill bacteria.
Guggul is especially beneficial for those who are struggling with cystic acne. Research has shown that guggul can help reduce acne and prevent an acne relapse.
Avoid Too Much Sun Exposure
To keep your skin clear, it’s important to avoid too much sun exposure. UV rays can increase acne scarring. When spending an extended time outdoors, use a natural sunscreen free of chemicals.
Take a Probiotic Supplement
Live probiotics improve gut health by eliminating harmful bacteria. A healthy gut and a strong immune system can improve skin health and fight acne from the inside out.
Preemie Found In Trash Bag With Maggot-Infested Head Wound, Now She’s Fighting For Her Life
One thing I will never understand, and am quite sure many people can relate, is how a person can be able to abandon their little defenseless baby at a time they need them the most and walk away.
Unfortunately, such things still happen. In a recent case that is garnering a lot of attention, a baby girl was reportedly found inside a plastic bag in Vietnam. The baby had been exposed to the sun, had several mosquito bites and had a nasty wound in her head that had become infested with maggots.
According to sources, the child was found tied to a coffee tree in Lam Dong Province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
When she was found, the baby was in a horrific condition. Doctors feared she would not survive, and if she did, then she wouldn’t last too long.
Luckily, Venerable Minh Tai, abbot of the Hue Quang Pagoda, came to the poor baby’s rescue.
Tai has taken in more than 100 orphans over the years, giving them a safe place to live and grow until they found a foster family.
When Tai learnt of the baby girl’s plight, she immediately adopted her. With the help of her nuns, Tai currently takes care of ten orphans.
Tai also managed to raise $25,000 from kind Facebook users and the temples in Vietnam to pay for the baby’s medical bills.
The baby girl was named Hoai An, which means perpetual peace in Vietnamese. Baby Hoai has a number of health issues but doctors are doing the best they can for her.
“I wouldn’t write her off at this point; that would be wrong. There is a chance her condition will improve.” Dr. Tang Kok Kee, a neurosurgeon treating Hoai told the Straits Times.
Tai also is doing the best she can for baby Hoai, by giving her unconditional love and praying for her. “She is sleeping better, crying louder and has more of an appetite. She has also gained about 700g in weight and her reactions have improved,” Tai said.
Please remember to share this article with friends and family to garner prayers and well wishes for baby Hoai as she fights for her life and to show appreciation for all the incredible people who have helped so far.
Five Guys staff sees a customer too weak to order—so they feed him a free meal
There is always something amazing going on within the local communities. Last month, customers of the Five Guys restaurant in Detroit witnessed an uplifting random act of kindness between the restaurant staff and a sick customer.
Detroit’s Greektown neighborhood, Five Guys franchise manager was having a normal day at work when he saw a familiar face at the restaurant — It was Leonard. He noticed that the customer was not feeling alright.
“This time when he came in, he was having trouble ordering, saying he was sick,” Justin told FOX 2 Detroit.
As Leonard struggled to make his order, Justin decided to give him the full meal: a burger done “all the way” (topped with all the classic ingredients), plus fries and a drink.
And he didn’t charge him for the meal. “He was so unwell that he couldn’t even process the order himself,” Justin said. “So we just gave it to him.”
It didn’t just end there. Leonard was too weak to feed himself. That’s when a Justin stepped up once again and fed the man.
The manager has really won the hearts of many people.
“At Five Guys we don’t have — or believe in canned interactions but in the genuine interactions,” Justin told Liftable. “All of our interactions are genuine.”
“Every guest is special to us,” he told FOX 2. A random customer at the restaurant took photos of the scene and shared them online. The photos have since gone viral.
Justin was surprised that people were making a big deal of it after his story went viral and got picked up by news outlets.
“It came as a surprise to me, that so many are surprised to see this level of service for our guests,” he told Liftable.
“What I am most grateful for is the impact the story has had on my team,” Justin said. “Too often my staff and I hear negative stories about the city we call home and often morale is lowered because ‘who wants to work in that environment.’”
It is amazing how a small act of kindness can impact a lot of people in the community.
“I believe that every person has the ability to make an impact on a person’s life through small acts, like this one,” Justin said.
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Heartbroken grandfather eats alone next to late wife’s memorial at granddaughter’s wedding
Everyone loves weddings because it’s usually a great time for families both from near and far to come together and celebrate someone’s special day.
Unfortunately, sometimes some family members are just too far away from us.
Sahrah Elswick together with her husband Zachery were celebrating their marriage when Sahrah decided to set up a tribute to her beloved grandmother “mawmaw,” who died in 2017
She didn’t realize that the seat she was about to set up for her mawmaw will create a heartbreaking moment.
At her wedding, a white chair with photos of Mawmaw and a sign on it that read, “We know you would be here today if heaven wasn’t so far away,” was set up to honor her grandmother.
“It meant everything to me to see this at my wedding. It was so important that she be a part of my day because we were very close and I’m so glad I did it because now I see that it meant even more to him,” Sahrah told TODAY Food.
While having dinner, Sahrah spotted a scene that made her burst into tears – her grandpa was sitting with the special memorial.
“When I saw him sitting there I immediately burst into tears I was just so heartbroken and also in awe at how much he loved her,” she said.
Pawpaw sat and ate with mawmaw today at my wedding 🥺 pic.twitter.com/GEXWMCfgXB
— Sahrah Elswick (@sahrahMichelle) July 7, 2019
“I just wanted to sit with her and be there with her,” Pawpaw said. Pawpaw and Mawmaw were married for 45 years and its evident they had a “loving relationship filled with fun” and you can tell by how she is missed.
Sahrah captured and shared the moment on social media and it has since gone viral.
Sahrah’s story just made me shed some tears. Share this story if you have a loved one that you miss so much.