Are you sick and tired of having acne? Tried store-bought products and still no results? Then it's time for you to try these more effective home treatments for acne than the side effects causing commercial products.
Tea tree oil:
Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which kill the P.acnes, the bacteria which causes the acne. Not only that it can even reduce the swelling and redness of your pimples.
How to use tea tree oil:
Dilute the tea tree oil using water [ example: mix one part of tea tree oil with nine parts of water]. Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and apply it to the affected areas. Apply moisturizer if required and repeat this process 1-2 times a day.
Aloe vera is one of the best natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, meaning it may reduce the appearance of acne and it's breakouts. It acts as an excellent moisturizer making it suitable for people with dry and sensitive skin who get side effects from store-bought products.
How to use aloe vera:
Take a freshly scraped aloe vera gel and apply it on your face and wash it off after 20 minutes.
You can also use store-bought aloe vera gel if it suits your skin type.
Green tea helps to clear the acne as it contains high concentrations of a group of polyphenol antioxidants called catechins. Green tea also contains compounds that may help to reduce skin sebum production, reduce P.acnes and reduce inflammation.
How to use green tea:
You can either drink green tea or use the green tea extract on your skin.
Bonus tip: Using green tea extract on your skin may reduce the appearance of whiteheads and blackheads.
Like other natural treatments, coconut oil also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it may kill the acne-causing bacteria, reduce the redness and inflammation. Not only that, coconut oil acts as a catalyst in the healing process of the open acne sores.
How to use coconut oil:
Apply pure, virgin coconut oil on your face and wash it after some time.
Garlic is used to fight infections. It contains organosulfur compounds which are anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. It can also boost the immune system, which helps to fight infections.
How to use garlic:
You can add garlic to your diet or use garlic powder and capsules. Do not apply garlic directly on your face as it may cause skin irritations and burns.
It contains many antioxidants that can help to clear waste and debris from clogged pores. It is used by doctors to heal wounds as it has anti-bacterial properties.
How to use honey:
Spread honey on the affected areas or you can use it in the face and body masks.
Lifestyle modifications to prevent Acne flare-ups:
Specific lifestyle changes can help you to keep the acne at bay and make your skin healthier.
Stress is a possible cause of acne flare-ups. Increase in stress level increases your androgen hormone level. Androgen stimulates hair follicles and oil gland pores, which increases the risk of acne. Check out 6 ways to live a stress-free life to know more about stress and how to reduce it.
Staying hydrated one of the crucial lifestyle changes which you need to adopt as it makes the acne sores to heal and reduce the overall risk of breakouts. Many health authorities suggest drinking 6-8 ounces of glasses of fluid or water per day.
Use oil-free skincare:
Choose skincare products wisely as it can have adverse effects on your skin. Using oil-free products reduces the risk of clogging your pores and forming acne sores.
Never touch your pimples:
Touching, rubbing, squeezing and popping of a pimple can make it worse as it may spread to other areas and can cause infections. It can be very tempting to touch the acne sores but avoid it.
When to consult a doctor:
- Not responding to home treatment
- Too big and very painful
- Often infected and easily spreading
- Covering a large area of skin
- Causing emotional distress
- Causing deep lesions on deep layers of the skin
All the effective home treatments for acne may not work for everyone in every case. These effective home treatments for acne are not scientifically proven, but it has been found useful by some people. Consult a doctor if you have chronic, severe, deep, painful acne before tying the home treatments.
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