Home Remedies for Acne

Acne is a skin condition that includes blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples, and usually affects teenagers and young people into their twenties. Occasionally though, many people into their 40s or 50s are still affected by it through stress or perhaps genetic predisposition. Overactive sebum glands, hormones, and improper skin care can also contribute to acne, but acne can be treated successfully without spending lots of money on chemicals or other treatments.

How can I prevent acne?

  • Workout regularly to increase circulation to your skin, and shower as soon as possible afterward to prevent sweat and dirt from clogging your pores.
  • Wash your face every day using a mild soap or facial cleanser gently to avoid irritating the skin.
  • If skin care products are used, try water-based, non-comedogenic skin care products that won’t clog pores.
  • Keep long hair away from the face if it is oily, as oily hair can create further problems.
  • Keep the skin hydrated by drinking water and eating whole foods.

What are the symptoms of acne?

  • Although typically characterized by white, puss-filled dots along with other red protrusions, some acne (known as cystic acne) creates boils under the skin that do not necessarily appear red but can still be painful. Cystic acne can be difficult to treat.

How do I get rid of acne?

  • Without getting into Proactive or other chemical methods, there are a lot of natural acids that create skin solutions. One such method is a tomato, which is acidic and helps dry up acne. The vitamins found in tomatoes (vitamins A, C and K) are also found in many acne healing medications. Apply the sliced tomato (or tomato pulp) directly to the area you’d like treated.
  • The unprocessed antibacterial agents found in a honey and cinnamon mixture kill bacteria, are anti-clotting, and anti-inflammatory.
  • Juicing a lemon and rubbing this acidic liquid on the skin will kill bacteria, and the vitamin C maintains healthy and glowing skin.
  • For cystic acne, despite its bad press, isotetronin is still perhaps the most effective method of eradicating those large nodules. There are hormonal acne creams that can be used, but there isn’t much in the way of natural medicine that can be used to attack it without changing the hormonal balance through eating whole foods and a proper diet, or a prescription medicine.
  • To prevent scarring, olive oil is a natural rejuvenator to bring back damaged or dry skin.
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