Best Home Remedies for Acne
Skin reflects your overall health, that is why a glowing, beautiful skin is the result of good care, proper hydration and a nutrient-rich diet. Similarly, skin with whiteheads, blackheads and acne indicates poor diet, hormonal imbalance and also oxidative damage.
Other causes of acne include clogged pores, bacteria, stress, sleep deprivation, smoking and genetics. Nearly 85% of teens suffer from some type of acne. Most people try to use over-the-counter medications to treat acne, which is not always the best option or safe for the already sensitive and inflamed skin. Try some of these best home remedies for acne for better results.
Cleansing the skin thoroughly in a gentle manner is the first thing to do to get rid of stubborn pimples. Try out some simple home-made face wash to cleanse your skin as it will not cause any irritation and added, it soothes your skin. Dampen your face with luke-warm water, slowly rinse it and pat dry. Do it twice in a day, morning and evening for better results.
Drying up the skin cures acne that’s already known. But acne-prone skin also needs to be moisturized. Creams used for treating acne will cause the skin to produce more oil that contributes to clogged pores which further cause more acne. Therefore using a moisturizer helps the skin to keep the pores open and reduce acne formation.
Use Healing Mask
Try to apply some masks, that will provide proper hydration and heal your skin. Healing masks can be prepared by mixing a few ingredients such as yogurt, honey, cinnamon and some essential oils in appropriate proportions. Try applying these healing masks at least twice in a week.
Tea Tree Oil Spot Treatment
Tea tree oil has been proven in medical studies that it responds well to acne. Its used as an antiseptic that fights bacteria and fungi. Only tea tree oil can be a bit harsh, so always use a carrier oil along with it. Mix 4-8 drops of tea tree oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and dap smoothly onto the problem areas.
To treat acne from inside out, it is key to eat foods that are healthy. Foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and healthy fats are recommended. Focus on fruits, leafy greens, berries, nuts, and fish (omega-3’s rich). Avoid processed and refined foods which aggravate your acne.