When it comes to fighting acne the effectiveness of homemade acne remedies should never be discredited. Homemade acne remedies are fast acting, effective, convenient and easy on your wallet. What’s more, most of the ingredients used in these remedies may be things that you already have in your kitchen and since they are 100% natural you won’t need to worry about unwanted side effects.
Below are some homemade acne remedies that you can use to get rid of your acne.
Lemon Juice to clean up clogged pores: Make a solution by mixing equal parts lemon juice with rose water. Soak the acne affected areas with this solution and leave it on for about 30 minutes and wash with warm water.
Raw Potatoes for removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface: To effectively remove acne scars from your skin slice raw potatoes into thin slices and rub the flat surface on the areas affected by acne. This will remove dead skin cells along with any bacteria that would have made their way into the pores and caused infection.
Glycerin based soaps for cleansing the skin: Keep away the oil and dirt from the surface of your skin by washing with a glycerin based soap. This soap will remove the excess oil from your skin without drying it out. It also helps to balance the acidity of the skin creating an unfriendly environment for bacteria the main culprit behind acne.
Oatmeal masks to reduce oiliness: Oatmeal will absorb the excess oils on the skin’s surface. This goes a long way in preventing acne. Make a thick paste of oatmeal and water and apply to your face. Leave it for 15-30 minutes and rinse off with cool water. Do this once or twice daily to get clean, clear and oil free skin.
Cucumber masks to clear clogged pores: Place a few pieces of cucumber into your blender and make into the puree by blending for a few seconds. Place the puree into a jar and allow it to chill in the refrigerator. Apply to your face twice daily for clear pores.
Honey and apples help to reduce oiliness: Make an apple paste by blending a few apples and adding 2-3 tablespoons of honey. Make sure that the mixture is well blended before applying to your face and leaving for 15 minutes. Remove the mixture by washing with warm water.
Reduce swelling with toothpaste: If you have a swollen zit that you will like to get rid of simply dab a bit of toothpaste on it before you go to bed at night and by the next morning the swelling will diminish.
A lot of these homemade acne remedies attack the symptoms and the things that lead to acne. For instance they will reduce the oiliness and clogged pores. But it is important to eliminate the cause, so sometime these at home acne remedies may not work. Seek the advice of a doctor if you will like to treat the root cause of acne which is overactive sebaceous gland.