Acne is a nightmare for many people. While it is common among all adolescents, anyone can suffer from acne, even children. Usually, acne occurs in a very important day for you, ruining your plans.
Acne can be triggered by factors such as:
- Hormonal changes, due to stress, puberty and pregnancy
- Usage of fatty and oily cosmetics
- Improper eating habits
- The administration of drugs such as testosterone, estrogen and other steroids
- Lack of sleep
- High humidity and perspiration
To prevent acne:
- Clean the skin with a mild soap or wash your face twice a day (avoid excessive scrubbing)
- If you have very oily hair, wash your head regularly and comb your hair so as to avoid contact with the face
Here are some natural remedies that will help you get rid of acne:
Apply lemon juice with a small amount of rose water or rub the affected area with a slice of lemon and wash the are well after a few hours.
- Clay mask
Mix clay with water to make a thick paste and apply it directly to the affected areas. Wait 20 minutes, then wash with cold water.
Apply a small amount of toothpaste on acne areas before going to bed. Cover with a bandage for best results. This remedy will help you get rid of acne within 1-2 days.
- Paste of honey and cinnamon
Mix half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder with honey to obtain a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the problem areas and leave it for an hour or overnight. It’s ok if you use nutmeg instead of cinnamon, in the same proportion as honey.
- Sodium bicarbonate
Baking soda is the best exfoliant. It helps to clean dead skin before clogging the pores. It also decreases the acidity of the skin, reduces open pores and makes the skin smooth and soft. Mix with water and apply to the skin with circular motions. Leave to act for 10 minutes. Do not worry if the skin will be easily irritated.
- Tea tree oil
Apply one drop of tea tree oil on the pimples, three times a day for maximum results.
Put cucumber in blender to get a smooth paste. Apply the paste on your acne affected area and wash after 30-40 minutes.
- Aloe vera
Aloe vera plant that has the best healing properties, acting as a soothing gel. This helps prevent acne and inflammation. Rub the affected areas with aloe vera gel to remove the scars.
Mix flour made from oatmeal with water and apply the thick paste obtained on the affected areas. Wait 15 minutes, then wash the face with warm water.
- Bio yoghurt
Apply yogurt to the affected areas and wash after 10 minutes.
- Olive oil
To reduce the acne scars and get a smooth skin, apply olive oil and massage gently until it is completly absorbed into the skin.
- Egg white
Egg whites helps heal scars caused by acne and reduces inflammation. Apply on affected areas and wash after 20 minutes with lukewarm water.
- Ice cubes
To reduce pimples, redness and swelling, apply ice cubes on the affected areas.
You can apply honey on the affected areas for 30 minutes to make acne disappear. Before applying wash yourself with warm water, and after 30 minutes, wash yourself with cold water to close pores.
Peel some oranges and put the shells to dry in the sun. After drying, crush to a fine powder. Add water to obtain a fine paste to be applied to the affected areas for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Rub crushed grapes on the affected areas and wash after 15-20 minutes.
Hopefully these herbal recipes will help you get rid of acne. But remember that fast results are not guaranteed. So, use them for a long period of time (several months) if you want to get rid of acne permanently.