Six Home Remedies For Acne That Work
For every type of acne there are various home treatments. But very few home remedies for acne that work. The main reasons are:
- the acne home treatment is for the wrong type of acne
- inconsistent application of treatments.
Severe acne, such as cystic acne and two layer acne cannot be treated with these easy to prepare remedies. Generally, these tips work best for regular acne vulgaris, single spots and oily skin.
So before blindly applying the following home remedies for acne, please consider a visit to a dermatologist first. It’s always good to know from what type of acne(link to causes and types of acne post) you are suffering so you can pick the right treatment.
So let’s get cracking!
Six Easy Acne Home Treatments
Recommended only for single pustules and spots, not for blackheads. Apply some ordinary toothpaste on the affected spot and let it work for several hours. Best to put it on before going to bed.
The mint extracts in toothpaste reduce the swelling and make the pimple less visible. This does not completely get rid of it, but it’s a start. Works fine on whiteheads and papules.
Rosewater and Lemon Juice
Rosewater is a great moisturizer and lemon juice is a good skin cleanser. Lemon juice can reduce the bacteria and toxins and rosewater moisturizes and keeps the skin soft.
Here’s a cool video tutorial on how to make rosewater
Mix the rosewater with an equal amount of lemon juice and give it a stir. Then apply it to the blemished parts of the face and rinse with water after 30 minutes. Apply treatment twice a day for three weeks and you’ll see some amazing results.
If you feel irritation, stop the treatment, rinse your face with water and try something else. Some people can be allergic.
It’s best if you use fresh mint juice, but it can be a bit of a long process since you will need lots of mint leafs. Run them through a juicer and apply the juice on the affected areas. rinse with water after a good night’s sleep. This method will reduce acne scars as well.
You can also buy mint juice here .
This easy method has been used for centuries and is proven to work.
Make an orange peel paste and apply it to your face for 30 minutes. The orange peel will open and clean your pores and soften your skin. Gently rinse with water.
Squash cucumber to a paste and apply twice a day. Cucumber works as a moisturizer and draws the dirt out of the pores and follicles. Keep the paste on for at least 30 minutes and then rinse with water.
Tip: Rubbing your skin with a teaspoon of fresh olive oil after the mask will enhance your skin even more.
This is a neutral, water and vitamin rich, natural product that works wonders on oily skin.
Also works wonders on sunburn!
No wonder cure, but olive oil contains large amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin A and E. Both are good for the skin balance and repair of scars and can therefore help prevent and cure acne outbreaks. Also, Olive oil lowers inflammation levels in your body significantly, which in turn reduces the swellings on your skin.
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Note: When taking care of your health, consistency is key. These treatments do not deliver overnight, but when applied consistently and with care, you will surely reap the benefits of a beautiful skin without acne.
Sometimes home treatments do not deliver the results you wished for. In that case you can consider proven techniques and products that are highlighted in our products pages