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Top 3 Home Remedies for Acne

Learn the top three home remedies for acne from licensed esthetician Joanna Vargas in this Howcast video.

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People always ask me what are some at home remedies for acne? Frankly, the people who suffer from acne the most are teenagers. And you don't want to spend thousands of dollars on facials for them. They're also not gonna go to celebrity dermatologists for fancy treatments. So at home remedies for teens are often the best treatments anyway.

My number one tip is take zinc as a supplement. Zinc helps dry out oil production from the inside of your body. But you want to make sure that you have a meal when you're taking zinc. Zinc is one of those vitamins that will make your stomach upset if you take it on an empty stomach.

Another great treatment is raw apple cinder vinegar. Not regular apple cider vinegar but raw apply cider vinegar. It doesn't smell as bad. It smells sort of like a really sweet apple juice. And it's really great because it reduces inflammation for acne. I actually recommend that you use that instead of toner. So you want to do it every night before bed. Put a little bit of raw apple cider vinegar on a cotton swab or on a cotton ball and just rub it all over your face and then go to sleep. With reduced inflammation you're giving your body a chance to heal itself and that's so important when you have acne.

The other thing that I recommend, and teenagers don't usually like it, is that they need to eat more veggies. If you eat veggies, even with breakfast, and if you don't want to eat spinach in an omelet have apple then. Something that encourage more digestion. Teenagers tend to eat food that's not so fantastic. Rather than lecture them about eating too much pizza like their mom does, what I always recommend is just work more greens and more veggies into the diet. If you're gonna have pizza, chase it with a salad. If you're gonna have cereal for breakfast, have an apple with it. That way you're kind of teaching your body to digest better. And whatever you're eating won't get stuck in your system and cause you to break out.

So I hope those tips really help. Those are my top recommendations and they really work.

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