Home Treatments for Acne

Suffering from acne means that your skin cells are clogged with bacteria and oils known as sebum. This material cannot get out from the pores and you are bombarded with all sorts of blemishes. It helps to apply all kinds of alternative remedies to help the body’s defense against other flare-ups. There are lots of dietary factors that have an impact on acne.

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Home Treatments for Acne

 Calendula

This plant is also known as marigold is used for its anti-inflammatory properties. The dried flowers are steeped in hot water like tea and then applied directly on the skin as a facial wash. You can also use this in tincture form ( made with a bit of alchohol and water) and it will do wonders for your skin.

Lemon Juice

It is a well know fact that lemons are high in acidity. This means they will dry out any pimples and will also calm the skin. Just use the juice with a cotton ball and squeeze it on the problem area.

 Garlic

Allicin, sulphur, zinc and calcium are all found in garlic. They act as antifungals and help your skin look and feel cleaner. All you have to do is crush some cloves, mix with water and apply them directly on your skin.

 Honey and Cinnamon

Honey is an excellent antibacterial agent that will eliminate bacteria and with it the acne. Cinnamon has beneficial properties from essential oils found in the cinnamon bark. This has anti-inflammatory properties and these two combined will make a great mask against acne.

 Potato

Just one potato can provide 70% of vitamin C (which boosts collagen in the body and heals damages from the sun)  and vitamin B. Potatoes also contain niacin for skin-lightening due to hyper-pigmentation from acne or other skin conditions. A raw potato can act as an acne remedy and can also remove hyper-pigmentation and prevent wrinkles.

 Baking Soda

This is a great exfoliant for your skin because it unplugs the pores and removes dead skin cells. It has antiseptic properties and is great for cleaning your acne. You can mix 2 tablespoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, the juice of half a lemon, and 5 tablespoons honey. All of this has to be applied  it on your face and washed after five  minutes. Use this mask twice a week.

Papaya mask

Papaya is an essential ingredient used in  plenty of beauty products. Plain raw papaya is an all-natural acne remedy that will remove the  dead skin cells and excess lipids from the surface of your skin, leaving it soft. Papaya also contains an enzyme called papain, which reduces inflammation and prevents nasty breakouts from forming. Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mash up the papaya, place it on the affected areas and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off completely with warm water.

Banana peels

Their banana peels contain something lutein, a very powerful antioxidant that reduces swelling and inflammation. It also encourages healthy cell growth. So, you can simply rub a banana peel on your face . This will reduce the redness and discomfort of acne. Peel your banana and rub the peel in a circular motion. When you feel as though you’ve covered all of the affected areas on your face, let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it off.

Tea tree oil

Use diluted tea tree oil for this treatment. You will need a few drops of oil, water and some cotton balls. Wash your face with water and then pat dry. Dilute tea tree oil by mixing 1 part oil to 9 parts water. Dip a Q-tip in mixture, and apply to problem areas. For sensitive skin, use aloe Vera gel instead of water.

 

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