Fighting acne without spending big

515_Acne_formationYou’ve probably seen those commercials for Proactiv on TV before – the ones with the actresses bragging about how much clearer their faces are since trying Proactiv. While they might have found success, Proactiv – and similar acne fighting products – can get very expensive very quickly.

Fortunately there are natural ways to fight acne. Save your money, stop popping your pimples, and check out our solutions.

The most common and effective solution is aloe vera, which will do wonders to moisturize and heal your skin. This herb can be grown in your home and the sap can be easily derived from its leaves. Apple cider vinegar and honey also act as natural skin moisturizers, so a couple spoonfuls of either one can help clear up your acne.

If you like Italian cooking, olive oil has also been shown to have rejuvenating effects on the skin. And for more persistent cases of body acne, try taking a salt bath next time.

Remember, the best way to fight acne is to keep your skin moisturized. This helps open up your skin pores and keep them free of dirt and bacteria. To help moisturize your skin, make sure you drink at least eight glasses of water every day. Hydrated skin will absolutely heal from acne and rashes faster.

Eating more fruits and vegetables will also help fortify your skin against acne invasions. The most potent fruit for preventing acne is the apple. Apples are considered so effective at battling skin problems that some dermatologists have created “apple-for-acne” regimens. Apples are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants that will help strengthen your skin. Just make sure you eat the entire apple (including the skin) to absorb all the nutrients. (Berries and grapefruits arealso recommended to help cure acne.) Unfortunately to make an “apples-for-acne” solution as effective as acne-fighting medicine, you’d need to eat 10-12 apples per day. This means even a routine consumption of apples won’t singlehandedly clear up your face. But eating 2-3 apples a day will definitely produce noticeable results.