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Naturopathic advice: treat acne naturally with honey

Hello, I'm Ombline, a naturopathic student and soon to graduate.

Each month, I will give you advice on healthy living, putting honey and beehive products at the heart of the program.

Naturopathy aims to prevent disease, to optimize health through a healthier lifestyle. It thus contributes to the promotion of global and sustainable health, which never replaces conventional medicine, but supplements it, it is in perfect complementarity with other health, medical and / or paramedical practices.

In this article, I give you tips on how to cure your acne naturally with honey.

What is acne?

Acne is a pathology affecting the skin, it is characterized by the appearance of red lesions, blackheads and microcysts, it is caused by a bacterium:  Propionibacterium acnes naturally present on the skin. Under the effect of various factors it proliferates abnormally and generates these famous "acne pimples". This pathology mainly affects adolescents during puberty, on the face, neck, back, arms ... It is very disturbing, unsightly. When it settles permanently, it becomes a real complex. It can also appear in adults and infants.

Different treatments and creams are offered and often do not give the expected result. However, a step is often forgotten in order to be able to say once and for all to acne: first of all, look for its cause. These buttons are just a signal of a body malfunction.

As Hippocrates, father of naturopathy said, "when someone wants health, he must first ask him if he is ready to remove the causes of his illness. Only then, is it possible to help him."

What are the causes of acne?

There are many causes for the installation of acne.

Most often, it results from an unhealthy lifestyle. When you are a teenager, it is difficult to pay attention to your diet. Hello burgers, pasta and sweet drinks. Often the party takes precedence over the sport, the toxins are not well evacuated. For these different reasons the liver is then overloaded and will send all the waste to another exit door: the skin. It will in turn be exceeded and buttons will appear.

Acne is often hormonal. Adolescence is a time of significant hormonal change: sex hormones are secreted in large quantities. When a woman stops the pill, there is also a hormonal imbalance that can cause acne.

Acne can be caused by stress, anxiety, and depression.


Lifestyle solutions

Dietary adjustment

Dietary adjustment is inevitable to treat acne and say goodbye once and for all. Obviously, it requires concessions, but I assure you that you will see the difference on your skin, just by having a healthy and balanced diet.

You will need to avoid: 

- quick sugars (candies, pastries, industrial cakes) 

- cold meats 

- dairy products

- refined cereals 

To regain beautiful skin, favor: 

- Fresh, seasonal and organic vegetables and fruits

- Organic cold pressed first oils rich in essential fatty acids: flax, nuts, hazelnuts, squash... These oils will have an anti-inflammatory action.

- Sources of proteins: legumes, white meats, fish...

- Foods rich in zinc like oysters, sunflower seeds. It is an essential element for the production of balanced hormones. It is the trace element to favor for skin problems, its deficiency is frequent.

Remember to hydrate yourself well with water to help eliminate toxins.

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Manage your stress and emotions

Multiple options are available to calm your stress: yoga, meditation, sophrology, massage. You can also practice breathing on a daily basis. It is a simple gesture and so beneficial.

Sport is the counterweight to the nerve, it will help you overcome your stress and make you sweat, thus eliminating the nasty toxins. A two in one, why deprive yourself of it?


Natural solutions from the hive

Pollen and propolis to purify the interior of your body

Take a fresh pollen cure, one tablespoon a day, for a month. It is known for its anti-inflammatory action on the digestive system. Considered a superfood, its wealth of vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients gives a significant place to pollen in nutrition. It will contribute to the regeneration of your intestinal flora by its probiotic action: it is rich in lactic ferments.

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Read the article on pollen

Use propolis for its remineralizing and purifying action on the digestive system. We recommend our balanced honey composed of French organic fir honey and organic black propolis harvested in Isère. Take half a teaspoon once a day before lunch for 21 days.

Honey to hydrate and heal your skin

Stop attacking your skin with stripping soaps. Instead, use natural honey-based soaps to cleanse your face. To remove make-up, use jojoba vegetable oil, which is effective in removing even the most stubborn mascaras.

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Apply honey-based masks to purify and hydrate your skin. Again, you can use our propolis-based preparation as a face mask for its purifying and anti-bacterial effects. Apply this preparation in a thick layer on the face on clean skin and leave to rest for 30 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm clear water. 

We advise you to alternate this propolis mask with a mask with pure lavender honey which will hydrate your skin and help it heal. Apply pure honey in a thick layer and let sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm clear water.

This informative advice has no medical value and should not be used as a substitute for treatment or advice from a doctor, and should preferably be considered on the personalized recommendations of a naturopath. The decision whether or not to follow this advice, regardless of the information here, is the sole responsibility of the reader.


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