5 Natural Home Treatments To Look Out For Skin Acne
You have an important event coming up. You have your outfit ready; you got your matching accessories and heels - all is set!
You wake up on the event day - all excited and happy. Then, you look into the mirror! And… there's a pimple waiting on your skin! We understand the anger and frustration!
Acne has a reputation for popping up at unexpected and unwanted timing! But you are not alone. This nasty acne pesters a lot of people. It doesn't matter how much you spend on fancy anti-acne products like anti acne serum, face masks, creams and what not! They will return, always! On top of that, these artificial products have a lot of side effects like dryness, itching and so on! What a pain! Right?
But guess what? One of the best natural treatments for acne is actually hidden in your home kitchen! This blog will introduce you to some natural home remedies that will help you fight acne.
But first, let's try to understand the causes of acne.
As you know, The sebaceous glands on your skin produce a natural oil called sebum that keeps your skin hydrated. But when these pores create way too much oil, it leads to the clogging of pores. In addition to the oil, pollution, dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria get stuck in these pores leading to acne and whiteheads. There are other factors like hormones, genes, sleep and stress that have an impact on acne outbreaks.
Now that you have some idea about the reasons behind pesky acne, let's get started with home remedies that you can try right away:
Aloe vera with lemon juice
Talk about skincare and you will find these two ingredients popping up in some way or another.
Aloe vera is known for its cooling and soothing effect and has antibacterial properties. In addition, it can calm the redness and the inflammation, providing instant relief to the impacted areas.
Thanks to its astringent and exfoliating attributes, lemon juice scores many brownie points on the treatment front of acne.
Combining these two ingredients will help deal with acne.
How to use: Mix a tablespoon of freshly-scooped aloe vera gel with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the concoction to your face, and rinse off after 15 minutes.
Apple cider vinegar
Made from fermented apple juice, apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid. This acidic property of the vinegar makes it a sure-shot killer of all pimples. It kills the bacteria and stops them from making colonies. It also contains succinic acid which helps with inflammation and the lactic acid makes the acne scars look less vivid.
How to use: Mix 1 tsp of organic apple cider vinegar and 2 tsp of water and 3 tsp of baking soda. Apply the mixture to your zits. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash.
Tea tree oil
One of the most revered essential oils, it comes with antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. This means that it not only kills the acne-causing microorganisms but also helps with the effects, i.e. the redness and inflammation. It also has soothing properties that can help relieve pain that comes with deeper pimples. All these properties make it an active ingredient in many serums for acne prone skin.
How to use: you can purchase a bottle of tea tree oil from your nearest store and apply a few drops to your skin using a cotton ball. If you have sensitive skin, you can dilute it by mixing it with some other oil like coconut oil and then apply it. Another method of using Tea Tree oil is by mixing it with aloe vera gel.
Honey and cinnamon
Not only does it read (and smell) delicious, this mix is loaded with many benefits that make it worthy of being on this list. Both the ingredients are chock-full of powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols that are extremely good for the skin. Antioxidants are as effective as the drug known as benzoyl peroxide, which is used to treat acne. They will kill the bacteria and help with the scars and blemishes acne leaves.
How to use: Take 1 spoon of grounded cinnamon and add it to two spoons of honey. Mix and apply the paste to your face. Leave it on for 15 mins and wash it off with lukewarm water and a mild cleanser.
You love eating this fruit! But did you know that applying it to your face can help get rid of acne? Well, it is loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin A and C, which help speed up cell turnover and can help prevent acne from occurring. In addition, when applied topically, it's a great exfoliator that isn't harsh like many other products.
How to use: Take papaya, peel it and mash it up until you get a semi-liquid consistency. Now apply it onto your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse it off using warm water.
I hope you liked these quick and simple recipes that you can add to your skincare and get rid of acne naturally. Speaking of natural ways, you can also try andMe's acne care combo made of natural extracts. You can count on the anti acne serum to take care of your acne breakouts, blemishes and scars.