Throughout our teenage years, we’re haunted by pimples and acne. In some instances, they even continue after teenage. Numerous forms of acne treatment exist. With homemade acne remedies however, one is assured of a natural panacea.
Homemade acne treatment is considered more effective than drugs, since it bears abated risks, zero side effects and is inexpensive. This article takes a meticulous glimpse at some of the home remedies for acne.
Causes of Acne
Acne becomes manifest thanks to overactive sebaceous glands. These glands secret an oily-substance termed sebum, onto the skin.
Sebum keeps one’s skin supple and soft. Individuals with acne complications have higher than conventional levels of sex-hormone-testosterone.
The extra testosterone invokes the sebaceous glands to become overactive subsequently producing excess sebum. The undesired sebum gets trapped by the dead skin cells’ layer lining the hair follicle opening, resulting to whiteheads and blackheads.
Black heads and white heads offer optimal breeding ground for bacterium termed Propionibacterium acnes. This bacterium is responsible for inflammation which sponsors pimples.
The very elementary step commences with one making sure that his or her skin’s free of-all-impurities. Dirt harbors acne & pimples.
Open pores often are home to dirt which subsequently converts to dirt.
Upon getting inflamed, black heads result in acne thus completing the entire break-out cycle.
Thoroughly cleansed skins will deter breakouts, toning will close those open-pores whereas moisturising will realize a more healthy and fresh skin.
Using Sugar Scrub
Sugar can be used as a facial scrub. After washing the face, one can rub his/her wet face with sugar-grains.
In essence, this will function as a scrub since the grains will exfoliate & dislodge-impurities-from the pores.
Wash off-face once more with cold water. Carry on for 2 weeks for better outcomes.
Grated potato can be applied on the whole skin to curb acne. Potato utilized as poultice is a perfect absorbent and will work to get rid of dirt & oil from one’s skin.
What is more, it bears the potential to free one from puffy eyes, dark circles, blemishes, acne marks and wrinkles.
Honey & Cinnamon powder
Prepare a cinnamon powder & honey paste mixed in the ratio of one is to three respectively.
Proceed to apply on face-overnight & wash with lukewarm water at dawn.
Cinnamon is replete with anti-microbial properties that will aid vanquish pimples and acnes whereas honey will function to-add-glow-to the skin.
One may also utilize a fresh orange peel to curb acne by simply rubbing it on the affected regions. Alternatively, one can grind it, mix it with a few water drops & then apply on his/her face. It is advisable that it’s kept on the skin for about half an hour prior to washing it off.
Vitamin C and citric acid in the orange are effective in refreshing one’s skin as well as gradually relieving him of acne.
Tea tree oil
This is a fungicide and an antiseptic alike. One is required to mix a teaspoon of tea tree oil with a quarter glass of water.
Afterwards, dab a cotton-pad and apply on the face. Allow it to dry independently without rinsing it off. Subsequently moisturise the skin.
Oatmeal paste and Rosewater
Prepare an oatmeal paste and water. Scrub the face with it. It will see to it that all extra oils are absorbed and skin is free from even slightest of impurities.
This is a great-alternative to spot-cream since it ensures pimples are dried out.
The affected party is required to apply this paste on the face prior to retiring to his/her bed and all the pimples will have shrunk by morning.
Turmeric powder, sandalwood and neem leaf paste
Grind neem-leaves & mix with one teaspoon of turmeric and sandalwood powder. To this mixture, add rose water or milk to make the consistency smoother.
Proceed to prepare a thick-paste to be applied on the acne affected area.
Allow it to dry on the skin before rinsing it off. Turmeric powder boasts magical antibacterial & anti-inflammatory qualities.
Neem will serve as a perfect astringent whereas sandalwood is effective in moisturizing the skin. This paste will undoubtedly work wonders for one’s skin.
Regular exercise & water intake (a lot)
Routine workouts will enhance wholesome blood flow and subsequently release toxins from body that are responsible for acne.
Sufficient water intake keeps the skin supple and aids in flushing out impurities that cause acne.
Following aforementioned home remedies for acne will help curb acne.
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