If you’re wondering how to get clear skin in 5 days, you’re probably tired of acne creams and medications that promise the world but deliver nothing. But if you’re committed, dedicated and willing to put in a bit of hard work and effort, you can get clear skin in 5 days.
Boost your immune system and drink plenty of water. Acne is an inflammatory infection of the skin that affects the skin’s sebaceous glands. Therefore, to fight the infection, you must boost your body’s ability to fight the infection. Try some immune-boosting tea or supplements such as Echinacea, a herb, that is thought to boost the immune system. In addition, you can take milk thistle, which is believed to rejuvenate your liver so that your body can naturally filter out any impurities. Water also is an excellent purifier that destroys toxins.
Wash your face two to three times a day but no more than that. If you wash it any more, you’ll dry out your skin--which will only increase the symptoms. Instead, you’ll alleviate surface dirt and clean your pores.
Use a natural soap with tea tree or neem oil in it. Both of these natural antiseptics have a healing essence. Stay away from soaps that have perfume or harsh chemicals, as these could irritate your skin.
Use a tea tree oil spot treatment and apply it to any pimples, which will significantly reduce the size of your pimples and help dry them out.
Eat about three cloves of garlic a day. Like the Echinacea, garlic acts as an antiseptic that can help you rid your body of harmful impurities.
Lower your stress level and get enough sleep. Stress and lack of sleep will definitely increase your blemishes and pimples, so find a relaxing activity such as yoga or meditation, and practice stress-relieving techniques at least two or three times a day--and preferably 15 minutes or more each time. Sleep is important for all bodily functions. Most cells are regenerated during sleep.
Avoid touching your face, and wash your hands frequently. Not only will this prevent you from transferring germs from your hands to your face, this will also help you avoid re-infecting the area.
Try applying small dabs of toothpaste to pimples before going to bed at night. Many people say this dries them out and that they have had fast results. If this irritates your skin, discontinue the practice.
With more than 15 years of professional writing experience, MiShaun Taylor specializes in legal- and wedding-related articles. Her work has appeared in "Pediatrics for Parents," "ISBA News" and Recipestoday.com. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctorate from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.