While the ambient temperature and cleaning routine do play important roles when it comes to keeping those pimples in check, nothing is more vital than the smooth functioning and good health of your internal organs to keep the skin zit-free.
Medical dictionaries describe acne, aka Acne Vulgaris, as a skin disease that stems from the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. According to the Mayo clinic , it’s “not dangerous” but can leave scars. Whenever the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life due to the high activity of hormones, your skin is bound to breakout.
If you’re having a hard time dealing with stubborn and painful acne, try using evening primrose oil for an all-natural quick fix. Extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose flower, the elixir contains omega 6 fatty acids—linolenic acid and gamma linolenic acid (GLA)—which help control the overproduction of sebum and regulate the oil levels in your skin.
- Maintains cell structure
- Regulates hormones
- Promotes skin elasticity
- Prevents aging
- Hydrates the skin
- Tempers skin irritation
- Reduces inflammation
- Strengthens nails
- Improves scalp and hair health
- Treats rosacea and eczema
Add It To Your Diet
Evening primrose is available in the form of supplements, soft gels and essential oils. According to WholeHealthChicago.com, it is safe to consume 1,300mg, twice a day. One capsule has 500mg, but it is worth cross-checking with your dermatologist or general physician before starting a course. Make note, bloating or an upset stomach in the beginning is not uncommon.
Tip: Supplement your primrose dosage with vitamin E for additional benefits and speedy healing.
Directly applying the oil to the affected area can help temper the inflammation and prevent scarring, but you would have to be patient, for it could take up to four weeks to completely mend the damage.
Alternately, there are multiple oiling solutions for your skin and hair, all of which revel in the goodness of all-natural essences, so take them into consideration if you feel evening primrose oil is not suiting you.
PS: For solutions to suit your specific skin type, head to our Skincare Section.
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