Effective Natural Treatments for Acne

Acne is a term used in relation to different skin outbreaks, namely white heads, pimples, pustules, and blackheads to mention but a few. Acne affects people of all ages and sexes, and does not discriminate on race or colour. However, it tends to be common in teenagers who just hit adolescence.

This is attributed to the fact that hormones multiply during the transition from childhood to adulthood, which can lead to an overproduction of sebum, which will eventually end up clogging skin pores, thus leading to acne breakouts.

If you are suffering from acne, or if you are genetically predisposed to the same, the following are some basic natural remedies to help you with the condition. The best thing about natural home remedies for acne is that they are natural, hence the results are almost guaranteed without the negative side effects of over the counter medicines and other topical applications.

Further, natural acne remedies are very affordable compared to their prescription or over the counter counterparts. Actually, they are normally readily available at home, most of which you can find easily in your kitchen. Examples of effective natural acne remedies include:

Oatmeal – Use an oatmeal facemask, to prepare it use a food processor to grind your oats into powder then cook with some water, allow to cool and apply to the face. Wash off after half an hour. It absorbs excessive oil from the skin’s pores, removes bacteria and exfoliates dead skin cells.

Egg white – one effective acne natural remedy is egg whites, which are readily available at home. Egg whites come laden with rich protein to help absorb and dry out oil from the skin, thus unclogging the clogged pores and getting rid of acne causing bacteria.

Vinegar – take vinegar and mix it with salt in a bowl full of warm water. Take the concoction and rub it gently on the acne-affected areas, leaving it on for at least 20 minutes before rinsing off. Repeat this for five days and you will notice a significant improvement in your acne.

Neem leaves – whilst not a miracle cure, can be an effective addition to an acne treatment plan. This is because neem leaves are an antibacterial herb, so they can help control the bacteria infection of acne. Their oil reducing effect will also reduce the acne, although neem products and home remedies must be produced in a mild form so as not to deplete all the skin’s natural oils.

Yoghurt – this is irrefutably the only dairy product that is ideal and recommended for your skin. When yoghurt is fermenting, the presence or pro-biotic bacteria ensures it is easily digestible and soluble. These pro-biotic bacteria found in yoghurt are normally very effective for healthy and radiant skin, as they are known to kill bad bacteria and boost the body’s immunity to fight diseases and disease causing organisms.

Potato – Peel the potato then cut a piece to hold against the face, or grate to get some juice from it to apply to the face. It reduces redness and inflammation due to its alkalinity and vitamin content and like neem, has a drying out effect on the skin.

Aloe Vera – this is yet another effective acne remedy that occurs naturally and almost freely to everyone. Its healing properties have been used to not only cure acne but also cuts, bruises, ulcers, and stomach related complications. The best thing about aloe vera and acne is the fact that it reduces scarring of the skin very fast, thus facilitating natural healing. This justifies the reason why most skin care products in the market claim to contain aloe vera as the main active ingredient. You should however be very careful because not every product is genuine or comes from genuine sources. Only go for approved products.

The sufferer can hopefully find some relief from one or more of these seven natural remedies, everybody’s different so it really is worth persisting with trying different treatments until something effective is found.

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