Acne is a common skin problem that affects people of all ages. Teenagers suffer the most from acne because of the increased hormone levels in their body. Sleep deprivation, increased level of stress, unhealthy eating habits and a hectic lifestyles may also cause acne. Acne can appear on the face, chest, back and scalp.
Luckily, try these home remedies found in your pantry and fridge to prevent or minimize acne.
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate will act as a gentle exfoliating agent for your skin. It also has mild anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which can help to adjust the pH balance of the skin. All these features make it an excellent home remedy for clearing acne. Please make a paste using 1 teaspoon of baking soda and a little bit of water. Please rinse it in a few minutes. You can also mix in a teaspoon cinnamon powder, lemon juice and some honey. Apply it to your affected area for 15 minutes and wash after. Please use this remedy on your skin once or twice a week.
Oatmeal is beneficial in reducing acne, as it cleans your skin pores and absorbs excess oil. In addition, it peels off dead skin cells. Mix one cup of honey and half cup of oatmeal, you can also add juice from half of a lemon for additional cleansing benefits. Please scrub the mixture on your skin. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse with warm water. Do this once or twice a week.
Fuller's Earth, also known as Multani Mitti, absorbs excess oil (without drying your skin) and is good for greasy and dead skin cells. Mix equal proportions of Fuller's Earth (Multani Mitti), rose water and sandalwood powder. You can add more rose water to get a better consistency of paste. Please apply this mud pack to your face. Wash as it dries. Repeat the process once a week.
The acidic properties of lemon juice are very useful in treating acne. Lemon juice cleans the dirt that accumulates in the pores and hardened sebum. You can use it on your skin everyday, but if you have sensitive skin, please use every 2 ~ 3 days. Please scrape a slice of lemon into the affected area and leave it for several hours before washing your face with water. Alternatively, you can mix one lemon worth of juice with one glass of water and wash the affected parts with a cotton ball.
The dentifrice you use regularly to clean your teeth can also help you clean up acne problems. This is actually one of the easiest home relief for acne. Please apply a small amount of white toothpaste to the affected area before going to bed. Toothpaste reduces swelling and dries acne. Within days, you need to see significant improvements.
Another popular natural treatment for acne is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil acts like a disinfectant and disinfects the pores. Besides, it helps kill bacteria that cause acne. Please apply tea tree oil to the affected area three times a day. When undiluted tea tree oil is used, please dilute the tea tree oil by mixing with Aloe vera gel. Apply to the affected area and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse it with water and pat your skin dry with a towel.
Orange's acidic character and high vitamin C make it a perfect remedy for acne. You can use the juice from the skin as well as orange itself, but the juice from the peel can be more effective. Please put the orange peel in the sun and let it dry thoroughly. Grind the dried skin and add water to make a paste. Apply the paste to affected area and leave it on for 10 - 15 minutes. Then, wash your face with warm water.
Aloe vera's anti-inflammatory properties can treat acne within a matter of days. Aloe vera gel also helps to heal scars caused by acne. You can purchase aloe vera gel from the market or use cut leaves from aloe vera plants, and squeeze the gel out from the middle. Apply aloe vera gel to affected area twice daily.
Fenugreek can also be used to treat acne due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic properties. Mix the Fenugreek powder with water to make a smooth paste. Apply herbal paste to the affected part and leave it for about 10 - 15 minutes. Then, wash your face with warm water. Repeat the process for 3 to 4 days to cure acne. Alternatively, you can grind 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seed into fine powder and add a little hot water to make it pasty. Apply it to the afflicted area. Leave it for about 20 minutes or overnight and wash it away. Do this two or three times a week.
Indian lilac, also known as neem, can also be used to treat various skin problems. It has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that help kill bacteria that cause acne. It also calms the inflammation associated with acne. Make a neem paste by adding a little water to neem powder and apply it to the affected area. Please leave it on for 20 minutes before washing. Please do this at least twice a week. Alternatively, you can also apply neem oil several times a day until you see improvement.