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After fifty years as a leading provider of traditional herbal medicines, we reveal how to get rid of spots with our top five tips for improving your skin, based on our experience as a fully-licensed provider of traditional remedies:
Many of us are looking for ways of getting rid of spots and other minor skin conditions such as mild Eczema or Psoriasis so that we can sport a healthy complexion rather than a face full of make-up.
So here are our top five tips for a clearer complexion:
1. Drink more water
Increasing your intake of clear fluids such as water helps to flush toxins out of the body and improve the quality of skin. Keep a bottle of water on your desk or near where you work so that you can drink throughout the day.
2. Keep skin scrupulously clean
Acne often has its roots in the over production of sebum (the natural oil produced by skin) which blocks pores, trapping bacteria. The body’s response to this is to send white blood cells to fight the potential infection. Troublesome skin needs thoroughly cleansing both in the morning and at night, to remove impurities, make-up and excess sebum. It is also important to keep your hands clean so that if you do inadvertently touch your face, you don’t transfer bacteria from your hands that could lead to a nasty break-out. You should try not to squeeze spots and blackheads as this will spread infection and is likely to lead to more spots.
3. Clean up your diet
You can support your skin’s natural ability to get rid of spots by improving your diet. Reducing your consumption of red meat, sugar, fat and particularly alcohol takes the strain off your digestive system, allowing your body to deal with toxins more effectively and keep your system – and your skin – clean from the inside.
4. Up your exercise
Including regular, gentle exercise into your daily routine has numerous health benefits, but will directly affect the condition of your skin as exercise pumps blood around your system more quickly, allowing it to remove toxins and metabolic waste more effectively, delivering oxygen to your entire body, including your skin.
5. Try HRI Clear Complexion™
Consider trying a course of HRI Clear Complexion tablets. This traditional herbal medicine is formulated from Burdock Root and Blue Flag, which are known for their blood purifying and detoxifying properties.
Director of HRI Herbal Medicine Patricia Gallagher added, “When you suffer with spots and acne your confidence and self-esteem can be affected – all any of us wants is a clear complexion we can be proud of. If your acne is mild or intermittent you can help yourself to achieve blemish free skin by following our tips for a clearer complexion. If you do choose to use a traditional herbal medicine to help improve your skin, you should always make sure that you only choose one that is approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the UK regulator. It’s easy to check as approved products Product License (P/L) number and the Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) logo on the packaging”.
If your skin is very bad and the tips above don’t make a difference, it is worth considering visiting your GP who can refer you to a dermatologist who can help you get it under control. Just occasionally poor skin can be caused by a hormonal imbalance or an underlying health condition that is best treated by a specialist consultant. Read more about HRI Clear Complexion.