Acne tips

Tips for skin health

Our acne tips to fight and avoid pimples

The appearance of pimples and imperfections may be linked to several factors.

During adolescence, thehormonal acne occurs in 85% of cases in young people between 16 and 20 years old.

However, good skin care can help limit or even prevent spots. There are also many tips to help preserve or regain healthy skin.

For example, even if the skin is oily, it must be hydrated. See all our advice and… it’s up to you!

Don't touch your acne spots

Absolutely avoid any scratching and fiddling with buttons. Drilling them is indeed the worst solution. Because acne scars can be indelible. We strongly advise against blackhead removers.

Beard acne

If you have beard acne, prefer shaving with an electric foil razor. Cutting the buds with a blade makes them permanent. Avoid touching your face during the day.

avoid the sun

The sun is a false friend. Certainly it seems to improve acne at first. But it generates strong outbreaks around two weeks after stopping exposure to the sun.

HYDRATE your skin

Morning and evening with a non-comedogenic treatment. Indeed, in the case of a comedogenic composition, watch out for pimples!

Avoid Microches

Carry out your treatment with thoroughly washed hands and nails.

Remember to change your pillowcase regularly.

acne definition skin hygiene

Good twice-daily skin hygiene is a prerequisite. It consists of a good cleansing of the skin with a suitable solution. In any case it should not be too aggressive. The use of Akno Natura Complex the evening is ideal. The skin will be deeply cleansed. This will help limit sebaceous secretion. It will slow down the appearance of horny plugs responsible for blackheads.

Air pollution and skin beauty are two quite irreconcilable notions. Hence the importance of cleansing your skin well every evening.

Are you looking for a good everyday cream? Check out the article 5 anti-acne creams.

For young girls and adult women, at the time of their periods, the Akno Natura Complex is an excellent flash treatment against the appearance of imperfections and redness.

Also remember to do a mask once a week. Read our suggestions 5 homemade anti-acne masks
Adding the rice powder for healthy skin can be a good tip for a brighter complexion.

What is vegan cosmetics? Find all the answers in our article.

The summary of our recommendations takes into account 10 commandments for acne. We invite you to consult them.

Trace elements and vitamins against acne: “friendly” foods for your skin

Zinc, a trace element for skin health, acne


Zinc plays a vital role in your skin's immunity. For many people, zinc intake is insufficient. A poor diet or the practice of sport lowers the stocks of this trace element through sweating.

It is recommended to regularly consume foods rich in zinc. This will prevent any deficiency. The appearance of the skin will be improved naturally. Eat oysters, cashews, almonds, egg yolk, peanuts or whole grains, for example. All fish and seafood are also sources of vitamins and fatty acids. They help the skin to regenerate. You can therefore use natural plants. They will meet your daily need for zinc while taking care for your figure.

Vitamin A

It is found in egg yolk and all orange-yellow fruits and vegetables (carrot, tomato, melon, apricot, orange, corn). Green leafy vegetables in general, dried fruits and nuts also contain it.

Vitamin B6

It is found in brewer's yeast, egg yolk and cereals. Please note here they must be gluten-free. Sprouted seeds, fish, green vegetables, fresh fruits, legumes are also rich in vitamin B6. Anti-acne action not to be neglected..

Vitamin B8

It is found in brewer's yeast, egg yolk, peanuts, dried peas, mushrooms, etc.

Vitamin E

Wheat germ, hazelnuts, almonds, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, first cold-pressed virgin vegetable oils and cod liver oil. Daily intake covered.

Note, the vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian diets often generate vitamin B deficiencies causing one or more skin problems.

Generally speaking, prefer vegetable fats to animal fats.

Acne advice, the enemy foods of acne-prone skin

A gluten allergy can promote acne. Then remove ALL foods containing gluten. Wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelled as well as all their derivatives: bread (except Essene bread), pasta, semolina, flour, etc. if you are allergic only.

Starchy foods that do not contain gluten are: rice, millet, corn, chestnuts, potatoes, quinoa, sprouted seeds.

Milk and acne do not mix well. Eliminate at least milk and if possible all dairy products (do a test over a short period to judge). Prefer plant-based milks.

Eliminate all sugary drinks containing toxins and stimulants: cola, phosphoric acid, caffeine, tea, alcohol, or any chemical substances. Prefer them infusions or Green tea.

Limit sugar and sweet products.

Drink water very little mineralized.

Read also The industrial food products and junk food responsible for acne?

Top acne tips / anti-acne tips

Gradually, to improve acne we advise you to change your eating habits towards more suitable foods/preparations:

Bean sprouts (fresh) help fight pimples and blackheads. Their high content of pyridoxine and vitamin B6 helps to purify acne-prone skin from the inside. Scald them and cool them in ice water to avoid flatulence.

wheat germ in flakes alone accumulates vitamins E and B and zinc: Sprinkle the equivalent of a good teaspoon (10g) per day on food. However, avoid if you are allergic to gluten.

Discover or re-discover calf or pork liver : 100g covers 70 times our daily needs for B vitamins, 27 times those for vitamin A and more than half of those for zinc.

Taste your fish and fruit of sea salt with a little butter and a drizzle of lemon juice. This will increase your intake of vitamins A and C.

Anti-acne treatment advice

Some forms ofsevere juvenile acne require medical monitoring. There is in fact a whole therapeutic arsenal that the dermatologist can successfully put at your service.

There are two families of acne treatments: local and general.

Consult our article 6 misconceptions about acne to see it even more clearly. Do not hesitate to post your comments.

Local acne treatments

Benzoyl Peroxide : be careful, it can discolor clothes and sheets. Instead, apply in the evening and choose white fabrics.

Vitamin For external use: Tretinoin and Isotretinoin are quite irritating products. Use very little during applications. This in no way diminishes their effectiveness. Space out applications in case of irritation. They require contraception in women because they are teratogenic. Acne information.

General Acne Treatments

antibiotics : preferably taken during evening meals, with a large glass of water. They are contraindicated with the sun and require contraception in women.

There are also other techniques against acne, all within the competence of the specialist. Cryotherapy, exfoliation, dermabrasion, etc. And new therapeutic avenues such as laser. Without anesthesia, these techniques would significantly improve the appearance of the skin.

Whatever your situation, we cannot recommend the use of Akno Natura Complex topical treatment enough. It is a complementary asset to medical treatments and specialized monitoring.

To help to purify your body and receive the essential contributions it needs in vitamins and zinc, think about quality food supplements, even the shell of the capsules is plant-based.

Also see our section Your questions to find answers to your acne questions.

Discover the file of a naturopath about acne

This content was written under the direction of:

Author Sylvie Méliet