Fight Acne Naturally
Everyone wants clear, smooth skin, and a wide variety of products are claiming to give you just that. Unfortunately, many of these are packed with synthetic and artificial ingredients that can potentially cause further damage to the delicate skin on your face (and just between you and me, these products can be very expensive to use).
So what can you do at home to fight acne naturally?
Give it Time
Sure it’s tough. You want that pimple gone. And gone for good. And though squeezing it may seem like the fastest solution, it can lead to even more breakouts. Popping a pimple can push the trapped mix of sebum and skin cells deeper in the follicle, spreading the infection and possibly causing acne scarring. So keep your hands off! Your skin will heal on its own.
Additionally, effective acne treatments take time, even as long as two to three months before you’ll see any visible changes in your skin. Some treatments may even require you to make a few changes in your lifestyle, such as eating a healthy diet and drinking enough water.
Because acne is controlled by a change in hormones, genetics play a huge role in determining whether your skin is clear or not. If you want real results, you have to work with your body, not against it. Understand what your skin needs to stay healthy and find a routine that works for you as an individual.
Quick Fixes for Clearer Skin
That being said, there are multiple at home remedies for acne that can help reduce the appearance of pimples temporarily, even if they can’t rid you of breakouts permanently. The following fixes are safe, natural ways to improving your skin, and you’re welcome to experiment with any and all of these methods.
Don’t do them all at once!
Try them out gradually, the more you expose your skin changes, the more you risk having a reaction. The skin on your face is delicate—treat it as such!
Oranges are a delicious way to fight acne. Mash up the peel and mix it with water. Put the mix on your face. Don’t forget to eat the fruit! It’s a good source of Vitamin C and is also good for your skin.
These bright red berries are an excellent source of salicylic acid and an excellent way to fight acne naturally. Cut a strawberry in half and rub it directly on your face for a few minutes. If you want, you can even make a weekly facial mask with ½ cup pureed strawberries and a tablespoon of sour cream.
What do you know! Garlic is useful for fighting vampires and acne!. Rub some raw garlic over your pimples several times a day. You may have to hold your breath though.
Lemons are strong so be careful when using them, and make sure you don’t have any open cuts first. Carefully squeeze some lemon juice onto the affected area. Don’t get it in your eyes! Apply this regularly to minimize breakouts.
There’s a reason people use cucumbers when getting a facial. Cucumbers are considered the best natural toner for your skin. Take 15 to 20 minutes out of your day and relax. Apply some grated cucumber slices on your face to reduce the appearance of acne.
Don’t Forget to Ask a Doctor
These methods are fun, affordable, and easy fixes for acne. However, they’re not guaranteed to work for everyone. Although they are definitely worth trying, don’t be afraid to ask your doctor or dermatologist for advice. You wouldn’t want to make your skin worse!
Home remedies will not provide a permanent cure for acne, but if you’re looking for a quick fix without the extra cost, these natural acne treatments will do in a pinch.