10 Safe home remedies for acne

Want to get rid of pimples over night? Want to get rid of a pimple in 5 minutes? Google will tell you to power-fight it with a combination of lemon juice, honey and a crushed up aspirin tablet. Getting rid of acne in a day?

You can get rid of acne, but its not going to happen in a day. Imagine that. Pimple gone, but so is your skin.

Come on with me to find out which are a go and which are a no…

p.s. please don’t attempt any of these home remedies for acne without reading all of this article first.

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting around 78 percent of people in their lifetimes.

For some of us, it is a reoccurring problem. There are plenty of prescription and over the counter products available, but they often contain harsh chemicals that can damage or irritate your skin。

Many home remedies can help improve a person’s acne pimples and sores. Home remedies for acne include gentle herbal creams and gels, essential oils, natural supplements, and some simple lifestyle changes.These homemade acne solutions will treat your acne naturally without any irritating chemicals.

There are plenty of ways how you can treat your acne without leaving home. Find the most effective of them in the following guide.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which means that it might kill P. acnes, the bacteria that causes acne.If you use a 5 percent tea oil solution combined with 30 drops of witch hazel, you can clear up your acne naturally. Simply apply it to your face with a cotton swab. You should only apply this mixture twice a day as over application could make your skin dry out.

Tea tree oil’s anti-inflammatory properties mean that it can also reduce the swelling and redness of pimples.

A 2015 review study looked at the existing evidence for tea tree oil and acne. The researchers found that tea tree oil products can reduce the number of acne sores in people with mild to moderate acne

But,Tea tree oil contains 4% of a fragrance allergen known as limonene – if you have sensitive skin, avoid it.You should never, ever, ever, no matter what the internet might tell you, apply tea tree oil neat to your skin – always, always dilute it.

Green tea

Green tea contains high concentrations of a group of polyphenol antioxidants

Most people with acne have too much sebum, or natural body oils, in their pores and not enough antioxidants.

Antioxidants help the body break down chemicals and waste products that can damage healthy cells. Green tea may help clear out some of the debris and waste that has built up in open acne sores.

People can find green tea in most high street stores. Green tea extract is harder to find, but it is available from some health stores or online.

All you need to do is brew some green tea, allow it to cool and use it as a face wash. Or place a slightly dampened green tea bag on the pimple and let it stay for a ten minutes before washing.

Lemon Juice

Lemons act as an exfoliant, skin lightener, and antiseptic to reduce the appearance of scars and prevent new pimples from forming,the main ingredient in a lot of facial cleansersThey also can lighten dark spots and disinfect your skin while preventing the acne breakouts. Wash your face with a gentle soap, or even just warm water, and then dab the affected spots with a cotton ball dipped in lemon juice and then rinse your face with cool water.

But , lemon juice also has skin damaging properties;

Lemon juice has a pH of 2 – 1 . Your skin is pH healthiest when it’s somewhere between 4.2-5.5.the pH of lemon juice is so low, not only will lemon juice kill off acne bacteria, it’ll also kill off your healthy skin bacteria. This stuff is also an extremely strong acid, so your skin will get red, sore and angry.

So you have to clean it with cool water

Chamomile

Chamomile is a very well know soother, it helps calm you when you drink it and it anti-inflames when you put it on your skin.
Chamomile also has mild anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial skills.

Chamomile helps decrease skin inflammation and may help with acne, according to a review published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. In a blender or coffee grinder, combine the contents of a chamomile tea bag with enough water to form a paste, and apply that to acne. Alternately, steep two chamomile tea bags with 1 cup boiled water for 15 minutes. Let the tea cool, then use a cotton ball to dab it on your face after cleansing.

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel has been known to be one of the most successful acne remedies as it naturally shrinks and dries out pimples. .Witch hazel contains skincare ingredients known as tannins, they act like astringents and can dry up the oil in your pores.Just dab a cotton ball with Witch Hazel and apply it to the pimple when you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed at night.

Witch Hazel can definitely be a help in your fight against acne. However be careful of which you choose. It’s like playing a game of BeanBoozled jellybeans, some witch hazels come containing a very large dose of skin damaging alcohol. Use one of these and your skin will dry and flake like the desert.

Aloe

Aloe, known for its burn-relieving properties, may promote healing, fight infection, and even reduce scarring. Scrape the gel from an aloe plant out with a spoon or buy aloe gel from health-food stores—just make sure it’s pure aloe, with no added ingredients. Apply some pure aloe gel directly to the affected area and let it stay for ten minutes before washing it off. You can also use fresh aloe and scrape the gel from the plant to apply to your face. Aloe will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed.

Honey

Honey has antibacterial benefits, Honey is known for treating acne breakouts.so you got it, honey helps fight those pesky acne causing bacteria.
Honey helps stop inflammation and acne is a chronic inflammatory condition, if your skin stops inflaming, you wouldn’t see raised pimples and acne.

The wondrous delight that is honey also contains known antioxidants which help stop your skin’s oils going off and becoming comdeogenic aka pore blocking.It’s also an ingredient you’ll find giant sized skincare companies using because not only does honey have all the above benefits, it’s also a great skin moisturiser.

Simply dab a tsp of honey on the pimple and let it stay before washing it off with lukewarm water. You can also make a face mask out of ½ cup of organic honey and 1 cup of plain oatmeal. Mix it thoroughly and let it stay for 30 minutes before rinsing off.

Aspirin

Aspirin is great for reducing skin inflammation and drying out pimples.
Salicylic acid is the main ingredient in aspirin. It is also a go-to for acne treatments. You can harness the acne-fighting power of salicylic acid by making a zip-zapping paste of crushed aspirin and water. Apply this mixture directly to the affected areas and allow it to stay for ten minutes before washing it off.

Aspirin contains a pre-curser to acne battling salicylic acid, aka when you mix aspirin with water, it can make salicylic acid.Salicylic acid is the perfect ingredient for helping fight your acne. It’s oil soluble, exfoliates away dead skin cells, can reach deep inside your pores, has anti-bacterial powers and is also helpful as an anti-inflammatory.

However, the EU place a 2% limit on salicylic acid skincare – it’s an ingredient you need to be careful of.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Foods that contain Omega-3 fatty acids are the best foods for skin .Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties that may improve acne. Get the benefits from taking a multi-nutrient capsule containing fish oil, or add more salmon, albacore tuna, flaxseeds, and walnuts to your diet. Studies have shown that getting more of omega 3s may reduce acne breakouts. Add foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids to your daily diet to prevent further breakouts.

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