There are countless acne treating products on the market and choosing the right one can easily turn into a trial by error situation. Nevertheless, most acne fighting products share a missing link that can be a major setback to a clear, healthy complexion. Luckily, there is a simple way to resolve this missing link with one particular natural item.
The most common active ingredients used in acne fighting products include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinol. These ingredients have proven effective at treating acne by removing dirt and debris from pores, killing acne-causing bacteria, and controlling the production of oil and sebum. However, none of these ingredients target heavy metals which can also be a culprit to acne.
Heavy Metals And Your Skin
Heavy metals are a type of toxin that we are exposed to in various ways from the environment. One of the problems with heavy metal exposure is that our bodies do not have a natural mechanism to filter and remove them. When a heavy metal enters the body, it remains in the body. They continue to accumulate within the body over time and can lead to unwanted health and beauty issues. One of these issues can be chronic acne.
The Benefits of Zeolite
A mineral called zeolite can help in removing heavy metals. Zeolites are a group of porous minerals found naturally in volcanic rock. This mineral compound has been shown to contribute to a cleaner environment. It can offer similar effects for our bodies. Some studies have found the external use of zeolite to be beneficial for the skin.
Due to the unique structure of zeolite molecules, it can be used to remove toxins such as heavy metals from the body. Zeolite molecules are honeycomb-like structures that attract and trap toxins. When the zeolites flush from the body, the toxins are flushed away with it.
The topical use of zeolite mineral powder is a gentle method to remove heavy metals from the skin. Inhalation of large amounts of zeolites in their crude form can have cancer-causing effects. However, zeolite mineral powder that is manufactured for use as a supplement is purified.
Acne-Fighting Zeolite Mask
Add a zeolite mask to your skincare routine to target acne caused by the accumulation of heavy metals. This easy homemade mask is suitable for all skin types. Make a paste with the zeolite mineral powder by adding distilled water. Apply paste to clean skin and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse away with warm water. Follow up with a toner and moisturizer. Treat your skin this mask twice a week for best results.