Acne is an annoying and sometimes painful condition. Some types of acne and its respective treatment lead to permanent discoloration of skin or peel off the top layers of skin making it even more sensitive and susceptible to new outbreaks. In this article, we will discuss a list of 8 home remedies for acne and prevent eruptions and outbreaks.
1. Use apple cider vinegar to keep your skin dry and alkaline
Dab a solution of one part apple cider vinegar and three parts water on clean dry skin. This might sting a bit. Once it dries up, moisturize using some water- based, alcohol-free cleanser. Follow this up with a non-comedogenic moisturizing lotion. Ensure you don’t overdo this apple cider vinegar treatment because the acidic vinegar dries your skin and can cause problems associated with extremely dry skin.
2. Use honey and oatmeal mixture to avoid pimples and acne
Make a paste of one cup of boiled oatmeal adding a teaspoon of honey and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply it generously all over your face and neck and sit for about half about hour. Wash it off with water and gently pat dry. The oatmeal helps cleanse pores without drying the skin excessively and honey further helps moisturize it. Lemon juice fights off the acne-causing bacteria that maybe present.
3. Cleanup right
Apply a mild dermatologist-recommended cleanser over your skin and rise using lukewarm water. Pat dry with a soft towel and moisturize with a water-based moisturizing lotion. Do not scrub your skin with rough scrubs or exfoliating products. Do not shower with extremely hot water as you do not want to strip your skin off its natural moisture. This is an important step when using any home remedies for acne.
4. Apply turmeric and coconut oil paste to deal with bacteria
Mix half a teaspoon of dried and powdered turmeric (easily available at all eastern spice shops) with sufficient organic virgin coconut oil and make a paste. Apply it all over your face or just the area prone to acne and leave it on for about ten minutes. Be careful that the turmeric does not stain your clothing. Rinse off after a few minutes and pat dry. This treatment is best done at night (although it could lead to stains on pillowcases and sheets). The turmeric is naturally antibacterial and antifungal. The coconut oil base has the exact same properties as that of a gentle moisturizing lotion along with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. If you are trying to get rid of acne fast, say before an event/wedding, turmeric and coconut oil is the way to go. Turmeric, apart from helping get rid of acne also helps make the skin radiant.
5. Use tomato juice as a cleanser
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and antioxidant and the mild acid in them helps get rid of existing pimples and acne. Tomato pulp also tightens the skin and helps prevent pimples. If you are in a hurry to get rid of acne, slice a tomato into two and apply the juice of one half all over your face. Rub it in and rinse with cool tap water. Pat dry your skin. Use the other half of the tomato for another application before you go to bed. Repeat this until all acne and zits disappear. You could also try such home remedies for acne once every two weeks for a generally radiant skin and also to prevent pimples and acnes.
6. Use sugar to exfoliate and avoid acne
Take a teaspoon of fine sugar (not powdered) and rub it over your face. The granules gently exfoliate the skin while the resulting syrup simultaneously moisturizes it. Do it once in fifteen days to exfoliate your skin gently and avoid acne. You can even add half a teaspoon of olive oil to sugar and gently scrub the face with the mixture. Olive oil is one of the important natural and holistic home remedies for acne.
7. Use yogurt and lemon juice to exfoliate, moisturize and clean
Apply a teaspoon of good natural yogurt mixed with a bit of lemon juice and leave on for fifteen minutes. Rinse well with cool water and pat dry with a soft towel. This will help exfoliate skin gently and keep it moist while the lemon juice will keep it clean and free of bacteria.
8. Use white toothpaste to exfoliate and get rid of black heads
Mix some white toothpaste with salt and apply gently all over your face. Let sit for five minutes and wash off by gently rubbing your skin in circular motion. Wash off. Next, tighten your skin by rubbing an ice cube all over. The toothpaste helps kill acne-causing bacteria and removes excess oil from the skin pores. Salt in the paste can help exfoliate gently and ice cubes tighten skin after this exfoliation. Moisturize with a water – based lotion.
Along with topical application of these natural and easily available home remedies for acne, a good diet and regular exercise can also help prevent pimples and keep acne at bay.