How to Detox for Acne in 7 Steps

It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that your entire body is connected, and your lifestyle plays a big part on all facets. By cleansing your body of impurities, you set it up so that all of your organs are working in harmony with one another. Since your skin is your biggest organ, it benefits as well from releasing harmful substances from the body and replacing them with nutrients and minerals your body needs for clear, healthy-looking skin. Here are a series of steps to make sure that you’ll be giving yourself the best conditions for the prevention of acne.

7 Steps to Detox for Acne- how to get clear skin naturally.

acne toxins

Step One – Stop the Influx of Toxins

Part of the detoxing process is limiting the number of toxins you’re taking in. Toxins come in many forms, and some are not as obvious as others. Things like cigarette smoke and alcohol are pretty clearly toxic to the body. But you’re also taking in pesticides and herbicides from conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, and antibiotics and growth hormones from conventionally raised livestock.

There are also dozens of heavy metals that are toxic to the body that can build up over time. If you’ve let these go unchecked for years they could be causing many of the problems you’re experiencing, with acne as well as other health problems.

Step Two – Begin from Within

Acne is formed from the inside out, so what you’re seeing on your face and other areas is not the result of what you are currently doing, but what you have or haven’t done in the past. By shifting the focus of your acne treatment to the inside, where acne gets its start, you should begin to see improvements over time with less and less acne appearing on the surface. Here are things you can do to help improve the condition of your skin.

– Drink plenty of pure water. Being in a dehydrated state can cause acne to worsen.

– Do a colon cleanse. Built up waste in the colon can result in unhealthy skin.
Cleanse the liver. Eat foods that help the liver, and avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol.

– Eat organic fruits, vegetables, and meats to avoid toxic chemicals.
Stop smoking and limit alcohol consumption.

– Get a water filter for your shower to limit the amount of chlorine on your skin.

all natural acne treatments

Step Three – Use All Natural Acne Treatments

Rather than using harsh, chemical-laden acne treatments, switch to organic and all-natural products that will reduce the side effects you experience and nourish your skin with botanicals and herbs. You’ll be doing yourself a favor by giving the body things it needs, rather than bombarding it with substances that were created in a laboratory. It’s a process of trial and error, since just because something is made from all-natural ingredients, there’s no guarantee that your skin will respond well to it.

Step Four – Use a Detoxifying Healing Mask

If you have severe acne, try using a detoxifying healing mask made with bentonite clay. This clay is known for its ability to draw out toxins from the skin. It is often used as part of a detox bath, but you can bring the same benefits to your face by using it as a mask. You can use this as a way to clear out your pores, since it will remove dirt as well as impurities. You can make it a part of your weekly maintenance. Out of all the detox clays out there, the best one we’ve found for use as a facial is Indian Healing Clay by Aztec Secret.

observe the results

Step Five – Observe Your Results

During a detox it’s important not to jump to conclusions too quickly. When the body is purging toxins from its various systems, things might look worse before they look better. This is especially true if you’ve never detoxed your body before, and have been on the Standard American Diet until now. Once you have established better habits and enough time has passed for results to show, take a look at what is working and what isn’t, and where you can make additional adjustments for even more results.

Step Six – Fill Any Nutritional Gaps

Ask your dermatologist if they believe your acne is being caused by a nutritional deficiency. It could be that you’re not getting enough of a specific vitamin or mineral from the foods you’re eating, and this is causing breakouts. It can be hard to eat the recommended 5 to 7 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, so supplementing with whole food vitamins and greens could be what you need. These are made from actual foods, and do not contain synthetic vitamins and minerals.

go the distance

Step Seven – Go the Distance

Beating your acne problem is not a sprint, but a marathon. Although you may want your acne gone yesterday, the truth is that your body has to adjust to the changes you’re making, and results take time. If you try to speed up the process, you’ll often make things worse by using harsh or abrasive cleansers and creams, causing additional redness and making it obvious that you are trying to treat your acne.

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  1. Angela says:

    I would love this advice if it were titled how to detox, or how to live. . .but my family already does every last one o these things, and always have, but my teenagers all have very white sensitive skin, with pimples. They all cropped up around 9, and go likely to when my husband’s did I am guessing, around 20 or so. You need to realize that not all pimples are caused by stupidity, but some are sadly just genes of skin not well suited for the air or something. . .to suggest there is a quick fix for the problems that plague the white race in general, but especially red heads, is simplistic and naive. Trying everything I have heard of on us, and hearing from others like us, I think trying to sell or teach anything as a cure for pimples, besides being just for the sake of health is being a snake oil salesman/woman.

    • Briana Jefferson says:

      I found that the best way to stop acne from the inside out is having the dermatologist prescribe an antibiotic. It may not seem like the best option at first, especially for your kid, but if those pimples physically hurt (as mine did) the antibiotics help by reducing the amount of puss the sebaceous glands release.

      • Gabriella says:

        If it’s an antibiotic they need DO NOT take a doctor prescribed one! I used to take antibiotics from having tonsillitis every year and now I have digestive problems and acne now that I’m an adult even though I never had acne as a teenager. Antibiotics kill the good bacteria too and cause more harmful to replace the good ones later. I have a natural antibiotic recipe that make my skin gorgeous! You need a juicer though. Here it is for free <3

        2 cloves of garlic (active ingredient)
        1/4in root of ginger (aiding active ingredient)
        2 apples
        2 oranges
        2 beets

        Have your girls try this. Hopefully they like garlic! I think it's delicious and actually use 3 cloves. I don't know if you're experienced at all with juicing, but do the garlic in the beginning to get the greatest yield and the leaves of the beets (if you choose to use them) so you can push them down with the harder items like apples and the beet root to make your life easier. This should be a perfect serving for them. Make sure they drink it asap as the vitamins and minerals starts to breakdown. Enjoy! 🙂

        • Arzu says:

          Hi Gabriella. I’m trying your remody but how much we should have one day? I drunk one cup last night it’s awful taste but I will continue drink .
          Thank you so much

    • Frank says:

      Take two short, five-minute showers every day, instead of one. That changed everything for me.
      10% benzoyl peroxide from Walgreens (it has a score of 1 on EWG’s Skindeep, which means it’s safe). Sunscreen in the morning, benzoyl peroxide in the afternoon, and something to prevent dryness and redness at night. I wash with honey. Look at Bembu’s one-ingredient masks.

    • Trish says:

      Angela – I had acne from the age of 9 to now (almost 22.) I have been on 3 different medications, multiple different diets, changing my intake of water, trying birth control etc. and NOTHING worked. I pretty much gave up and decided that this was something that I would have for the rest of my life.

      For an unrelated health reason, I stopped drinking energy drinks and switched to a completely clean diet. This meant no dairy, wheat, or gluten. Although it was a very tough transition as I didn’t have a great diet before, my skin AMAZED me within two weeks!! I had not gotten a single new zit after 5 days of eating clean, and my old zits began to fade when they would have lingered longer. It was a new me!

      This is what I eat in a normal week:
      Chicken grilled with olive oil or coconut oil and seasoning
      Ground turkey or beef with olive oil or coconut oil and seasoning
      Rice noodles or rice spinach noodles (Mrs. Leepers is a great brand)
      Brown rice
      Quinoa with chia seeds
      Nuts like almonds, walnuts and cashews
      50/50 Spring mix on the side of each meal
      Different fruits and veggies (try to eat more veggies though, as fruit has a lot of sugar)

      I also take a multivitamin, a b-complex and a vitamin C tablet each morning, and a calcium/magnesium/zinc tablet before bed.

      My skin is better than I could have ever hoped for. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS FOR YOUR FAMILY!

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  2. ahmed says:

    best diet, thanks Trish 🙂

  3. Shari says:

    I had a little oily skin when young but no breakouts. But I used soap to dry my skin.
    But I think that’s a bad approach.
    A vit oil or cream is good I think.
    However I’m over the hill now and having problems with skin breaking out.
    I think it’s histamine reaction.
    Any drop of alcohol at all and I break out worse every time.

    I don’t drink wines or anything alcoholic for this reason. However if it’s in food I break out.
    I understand histamine reaction comes from anything aged and fermented. All foods dying created histamines.
    There’s a big problem of late with this and I wonder about our foods, chemicals, plain and simple.
    I have an auto immune problem too. All my life but not addressed until later. It attacks organs and joints.

    I haven’t had good luck with medical doctors. If left to them I’d have had spinal surgery for an auto immune disorder!
    I’m glad I’m stubborn and disagreed even if it caused me pain for years.

    I’m very frustrated.
    I simply need a good analysis and diet.

    I’m taking probiotics.
    I’ve started using a thistle cleanse
    I’m trying to stay away from wheat, dairy, sugar, anything not fresh and using organic.
    I do want to say that I was given many antibiotics as a child.
    And teen. Then started having sinus infections.
    It’s all down hill from antibiotics.
    If there’s any other way for people I’d stay away from unnatural antibiotics.

  4. Ava says:

    I recently started using the clay and omg-my skin is ANGRY!!! I also stopped drinking coffee. My body is flipping out. I’m trying hard to stick with it but being 35, and looking like I’m going through puberty is not exactly results I want to invest in. I’m using witch hazel toner and avocado oil to clean. I tried coconut oil but my skin reacted badly. I used to use pumpkin seed oil and that helped for a bit but my skin seems to build immunities up. I don’t wanna be on meds. I was on Minocyclene for years and I was miserable. I’m upping my water and exercise and trying to wash but not over wash. I’m going to try the garlic mix mentioned above in the comments. Oh-I’m drinking a few tablespoons of ACV each day too. That’s supposed to help not just w skin but digestion issues. I’m only about 3 days in on all this so it’s awful at the moment but I’m hoping it’ll turn around. It’s embarrassing, even around my family who knows I struggle w adult acne. I wanna cover all my mirrors up! Thanks for the tips-I find comments help sometimes more than the article.

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