Acne has always been my nemesis. I spent the best years of my life not knowing what would make it wake up and ruin my skin for another fortnight. I stumbled from one supposed cure to another like a drunk straight out of a pub. Nothing in the medical world has ever worked for me; instead, I was left with dry, sensitive, and red skin that still had acne. Finally, enough was enough, and I decided to cure my acne naturally and on my own; this way, I could see firsthand what was working and what wasn't.
First, I stopped all medical treatments for acne. Despite what all the dermatologists I had been to had told me, about there being no connection between diet and acne, it seemed rather implausible to me that what I ate had no impact on my body. After some initial research, I decided to stop eating all artificial forms of sugar. What I found out by doing this shocked me, as within two weeks my skin cleared up. After almost 20 years of fighting acne with antibiotics and medicated ointments, which in the process had ruined my skin and body, here was a small change that had actually helped make a difference. Inspired by my success, I decided to help my skin heal with food. The secret to clear, glowing skin, which had seemed so elusive to me, was in my kitchen.
Now, for me, food is one of life's pleasures, so rather than restrict my diet, I decided to look into the power of specific spices and fresh produce to help clear up my skin. I live in India, the land where spices are used to enhance everyday meals and also as a medicine. I have seen firsthand how ginger and pepper are used liberally to shorten the duration of a cold and how cumin tea soothes tummy cramps. These home remedies give better results than any commercially available cure without any side effects. I was sure I could find similar cures for my acne.
Acne is a sign of inflammation in the body. People with acne have high levels of inflammation while their antioxidant levels are low. To put it simply, anyone having acne should try to reduce their inflammation levels while trying to increase the antioxidant levels in their body. There are a lot of specific foods and spices that can help with this, but here are the three things from my kitchen that do it rather well. They helped not only clear my acne but brighten my skin tone and smoothen my skin.