Acne poses as one of the most annoying skin conditions. Not only for girls and women, but also for boys and men. The pimples are frustrating, and the scars are even worse. They can get so bothering that they start to control your social life, your fun plans, and thus, your self-esteem. With so many pops on your face, it’s obviously not a pretty picture!
But did you know that acne attack mostly because of your poor lifestyle and health choices? The stress that you carry over your head gets so much that it starts to affect your skin in really ugly ways. The unhealthy food, irregular sleep patterns are like an invitation to a party of acne.
Your health choices matter.
Along with that, here are some natural home remedies to fight those dirty little (and big) zits –
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is like the go-to for most skin-related ailments. It is amazingly effective and shows results within a short period of time. Take one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and mix it with 3 teaspoons of water in a petri dish. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on the acne. Do this once or twice a day and you’ll start to see some relief within a week’s time. [it should be use in undiluted form].
Green tea benefits just don’t stop, do they? You drink some, you apply some. Green tea has amazing effects when it comes to reducing the inflammation of acne and fight the bacteria. Make some green tea and when it cools down after boiling, take a cotton ball, and apply it to your face. Rinse off after 10 minutes. Do this every day till your acne subsides.
Aloe Vera Gel
This is the best thing that will ever happen to your skin. Aloe vera gel is just too good when it comes to fighting inflammation and bacteria and healing your acne. Moisturize your face with aloe vera gel to get rid of acne and as a bonus, you get a beautiful face glow. Instead of buying this gel, keep it natural and grow it in your balcony to use the gel directly from the plant! It’s the best.
This oil is not only good for your dry skin that you keep worrying about, but also for those pimples and marks as well. Avocado oil is super rich in a lot of minerals and vitamins which help fight acne and give you happy skin.
As simple as it may sound, ice is great to minimise the harmful effects of acne on your skin. You just have to wrap an ice cube in a cloth and gently press it against the acne. This on and off process for a good number of times will help bring the swelling down by cooling the acne and give you the relief you need.
As most people know, honey has medicinal properties and is used in a lot of products for the skin. Take some honey and apply it on the affected area(s). Do this often in a week and start to see the acne vanishing, not to forget a smoothness in the feel of your skin.
When life gives you acne, make lemon juice! One of the simplest yet effective ways to fight acne is applying lemon juice to them. Squeeze a lemon and using a cotton ball, apply the juice to the affected areas on your face. Let it stay for about 10 minutes and then rinse with water. Do this twice a day. You can even mix the juice with some rosewater for better results. Lemon helps with opening up the pores in the skin and remove dead cells, while helping dry out the acne.
A healthy diet
Lastly, but most importantly, you must remember that your skin reflects what you eat. A healthy diet is the best preventive measure against acne. You eat healthy and your skin will be healthy. But when you are dealing with acne, remind yourself to stay away from sweet and dairy products and also, sleep well at nights – 7-8 hours.
Disclaimer: Please consult a doctor before taking any action. Every person has a different body type and expert opinion is always recommended.