And that specific food is honey.
I never thought I could use honey other than the primal one--to enjoy the mild yet strikingly sweet taste that comes in the smooth, effortless texture as it captivates you with its hue golder than the Sun and melts in your mouth like no other food. Recently, while searching for natural ways to cure acne (because yes, I am among the huge portion of the people in their 20s who suffer from the embarrassment-inducing disease), I ran many times into the idea of using honey; mainly, replacing whatever face wash (whether that be Clearasil, Neutrogena, or Proactiv) you use every morning with the gooey delicious thing you mix in your coffee or tea, also, every morning. At first, I was skeptical; how could something so undeniably amazing in its taste and ability to magically turn any edible substance into pure Paradise be simply able to reduce acne just by sitting on your face?
But as I read on, I learned some interesting things about honey I did not know before--like the fact that honey is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, as it hydrates while simultaneously slightly dries the skin (good for ridding oneself of those dreadful pimples!). I was excited to read these, and my skepticism soon skidded to a stop (yes, I couldn't help but use alliteration; I had to seize the opportunity)!
So this morning, I set aside my Clearasil face wash and brought on my jar of Trader Joe's organic raw honey. It definitely felt strange as I found myself slowly rubbing the stickiness all over my face. But, I was also surprised by how easily it all came off when I rinsed with tepid water; then, I noticed how the oily parts of my skin were no longer so oily, and yet how I didn't feel much dryness. This is something I will keep up at least for the next couple of weeks, and I will let you know how it goes as time goes on!
Also, you are more than welcome to share any other ideas you may have heard of or used to treat/help reduce acne. I am all ears!