Acne due to stress: 12 home solutions to get rid of pimples

Now that we said goodbye to the mask, we thought we were rid of acne pimples. But now they reappear under the effect of stress! Here are some home solutions to take care of your skin, to combine with a healthy diet to maintain healthy skin.

Acne is probably the most common skin disease. Teenagers are certainly the most affected due to hormonal changes. But in the past two years, prolonged mask wear has also contributed to an increase in the number of people affected by acne. And now, in addition to hormones and “mascné”, stress in turn causes pimples to break out!

“Faced with stress, the body produces hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. A defense mechanism necessary for survival which nevertheless unbalances the body. Despite our good will, we find ourselves powerless” underlines Dr. Nina Roos , dermatologist and author of Healthy skin (ed. Solar). If it is not always easy to regain the upper hand over stress, it is possible to act on its consequences.

“Know, for example, that to wash your face, a micellar lotion is not enough if you have acne. Choose a foaming cleansing gel. Don’t be afraid, either, of drying out pimples with a scrub” advises Dr. Roos. “Also watch your diet. When we are stressed, we tend to eat more fat, more sugar. This is comforting at the time, but has a real impact on our skin. A vicious circle which is difficult to escape. ‘extract”.

Try, somehow, to be in a dynamic of control. Put yourself in the sport, be sure to sleep well because lack of sleep makes you more vulnerable to stress.

“Be aware, finally, that a dermatologist is not there to judge you. If you feel bad about yourself, do not hesitate to ask him for an acne treatment. There is no threshold of buttons to reach to be prescribed a drug”.

>> Are probiotics to treat acne effective? The track of probiotics in the treatment of acne seems promising. But there is, to date, no large-scale study that proves their effectiveness. It would be interesting to dig into the subject and to have feedback from patients. Be that as it may, we must not forget that this problem is multifactorial. Probiotics cannot replace more comprehensive care. Acne is treated on a case-by-case basis. A rigorous questioning of the person on his hygiene and his way of life, on his beauty routine, is necessary in order to adapt the treatment according to the real causes of the problem. It is enough, in certain cases, to change cosmetics, to reduce the tobacco or to take care of its food, to see an improvement. Some patients, on the other hand, need further treatment.

What do you eat when you have an acne breakout?

  •  Zinc-rich foods which cause sebum secretion to drop: oysters, liver, shellfish, eggs.
  • Foods rich in Omega-3 exerting an anti-inflammatory action and promoting healing: rapeseed, camelina, walnut oils; oily fish (sardines, herring, anchovies, etc.).
  •  antioxidants that protect skin cells from inflammation: citrus fruits, tomato, green cabbage, parsley, broccoli, turnip, carrot, sweet potato…
  •  Pollen curesrich in zinc, calcium, soufre…
  •  Fewer processed foodsfast sugars (pastries, sweets, etc.), fried foods, cold meats, cow cheeses.

But beware, if the acne is severe or has psychological repercussions, it is important to consult a dermatologist for appropriate treatment.

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2/12 – A white clay makeup remover
Mix 1 teaspoon of white clay with a skin of water until you get a smooth paste almost like a cleansing milk. Apply to face, massaging gently, then rinse with lukewarm water.

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3/12 – A sanitizing fumigation
In a bowl, put 3 drops of lemon essential oil and 3 drops of rose geranium essential oil. Cover with boiling water and place your face over the bowl for a few minutes. Dry your face: your skin is ready to receive a purifying mask. Renew twice a week.

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4/12 – A yogurt mask
Apply a thick layer of yogurt to your face with a little lemon juice (1 tsp lemon juice for 4 tsp yogurt). Leave on the face for 15 minutes, rub and rinse: exfoliation guaranteed!

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5/12 – A purifying mask with honey
Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese. Add 5 drops of tea tree EO and 2 drops of rosemary EO. Stir and apply in a thick layer on the forehead, nose, chin. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing with lemon water. Renew twice a week.

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6/12 – Lavender anti-acne oil
Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil to 20 cl of olive oil. Apply every evening in massage on the face after having cleansed it.

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7/12 – nigella oil
Apply black cumin oil to your face every evening after cleaning yourself with a lotion. Also called black cumin oil, this oil comes from the seed of Damascus nigella, very antiseptic.

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8/12 – A clove tonic
Boil 10 cloves in 30 cl of water for half an hour. Filter and let cool before adding the juice of half a lemon. Pass this lotion on the face with a cotton pad, morning and evening. Cloves contain a bactericidal essential oil.

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9/12 – A decoction of burdock
Boil 40 g of burdock roots in a liter of water for 10 minutes. Leave to infuse then filter. Drink 2 to 3 cups of this herbal tea every day, sweetening it with honey if necessary.

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10/12 – An egg white mask
Egg white is known to firm the skin and absorb sebum. Mix a teaspoon of honey and an egg white then add just enough flour to form a paste. Apply to the face 2 to 3 times a week, avoiding the eye area. Leave to dry for 10 minutes then rinse.

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11/12 – A decoction of lettuce leaves
Prepare a decoction of lettuce leaves by simply boiling a few leaves in water. Apply morning and evening to the skin: pimples will heal faster.

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12/12 – leek milk
Collect the juice of 2 leeks by passing them through a juicer. Pour in half a liter of semi-skimmed milk. Use this milk every evening to cleanse your face and then rinse with a toner to remove the smell.


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