get rid of zits naturally

Get Rid of Zits Naturally

Zits are a part of acne, but they can be found on more than just the face. Zits can be found on any part of your body where bacteria, sweat, dirt and other things can pile up and clog your pores. They often appear in clusters no matter where they are found, and are most common in teenagers and young adults though anyone with skin problems can suffer from them quite frequently. Treating them is simple and easy, however, just remember to be patient and don’t pick!

 

What type of zits are there?

  • Comedones: Blackheads that occur when a hair follicle gets blocked with oil, bacteria and dead skin. They are darker and may be slightly raised.
  • Pustules: Red, tender bumps with white pus at the tips.
  • Cysts: Painful lumps, often filled with pus, beneath the surface of the skin. They are boil like and may need medical treatment.
  • Papules: Small, raised bumps that are reddish and tender. They are often a sign of infection or skin irritation.
  • Nodules: These large, painful and solid bumps are similar to cysts in that they form under the skin but are larger and firmer.

 

How can I prevent zits?

  • Get adequate, restful sleep.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
  • Take a shower after you exercise.
  • Always wash off your make-up.
  • Wear loose fitting, cotton clothing; zits aren’t limited to your face!
  • Gently exfoliate, never harshly scrub, your skin.
  • Don’t pick at a zit. You’ll cause scarring and just spread the bacteria.

 

How can I treat zits?

  • Make your own clay mask with bentonite or any cosmetic clay and tea tree or lavender essential oil. Put over the pimple, leave over night and rinse away in the morning.
  • Swab rubbing alcohol or apple cider vinegar over large blemishes to clear them out.
  • Dab a big blemish with lemon juice, leave overnight, then rinse in the morning.
  • Make a mustard mask with anti-bacterial honey and a little bit of mustard or mustard powder. Smooth over your zits and then rinse off 15 minutes later.
  • Reduce inflammation with green tea ice cubes. Rub over any major blemishes to cool them off.
  • Tomato juice is a natural astringent; rub some twice a day over any blemishes.
  • Rub garlic over your zits no matter where they are. It’s both an anti-viral and an anti-bacterial!
  • Make a brown sugar scrub. It will gently exfoliate, wash away simply and is cheap! Only use 2-3 times a month, however as it’s too strong for daily use.
  • Use eggs. Egg whites on zits and egg yolks all over. Egg whites remove excess oils, while egg yolks feed the skin essential nutrients like Retin-A.
  • Avoid processed foods that are high in saturated fats, oily, greasy, high in processed sugars, alcohols and caffeine.
  • Do eat foods high in Vitamins A and C.
  • Drink lots of fluids to help flush toxins from the body naturally.
  • Gently steam before you clean and exfoliate to help open the pores.
  • Make a yogurt and oatmeal mask. It will help to clean and moisturize your skin.
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