Acne is one of the most common skin problems in the world. It is something you will experience one time or another in your life. It is the bane of other people’s existence for it sometimes even occurs all throughout adulthood. If acne is still bothering you, here are a few remedies you can do at home that might help.
1. Egg whites
Egg whites are a rich protein source that helps repair and restore skin cells. It fights pimples from popping out and it also absorbs the excess accumulation of oil called sebum which can result in those nasty pimples. Just whisk 2 egg whites until foamy.
Apply on a dry and clean face and wait for it to dry. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft cloth.
2. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties which help treat acne and prevents it from coming back again. It acts as a solvent by dissolving the excess oil that is responsible for clogging up the pores together with the dead skin cells, thus removing all those pimple-causing elements in your pores.
The oil should always be diluted in water or Aloe Vera gel if you have any. The ratio should be 1 part tea tree oil and 9 parts water or Aloe Vera gel. Apply to pimples with a Q-tip.
3. Banana peel
The peel contains an antioxidant called lutein that is anti-inflammatory and helps to regrow cells. It helps reduce the swelling and diminish redness and pain.
Do not throw away the peel after eating a banana, instead rub the peel all over your face. Wait for it to dry up, then rinse after.
4. Baking soda
Aside from its many uses, baking soda is also safe and effective against acne. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It also has antiseptic properties that help fight off pimples and keeps them from returning. It has the ability to soak up excess oil too.
Make a paste by mixing water and baking soda together. Apply all over the face as a mask and wait until it dries up, then rinse with warm water.
Lemons are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C which are all really good for the skin. It acts as an astringent and absorbs all the excess oil. Squeeze some lemon juice, then apply to your trouble areas with a Q-tip.
This will sting a little bit, so you can dilute the juice with a little bit of yogurt to weaken it a bit.
Oatmeal acts as a sponge and takes up most of the excess sebum that can cause your breakouts. They also reduce inflammation, swelling, and redness on the skin. Cook some oatmeal like you usually do. After it cools down to room temperature, apply it onto your skin and wait for it to dry. Rinse with warm water after.
You can also mix the oatmeal with some honey if you like, it also has antibacterial properties which can help eliminate acne.
7. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a potent acne eliminator. Once applied onto the face, it dries up excess oil. It also has antibacterial properties which help kill off microbes that cause the breakouts and even neutralizes the skin’s pH making it more alkaline. The alkalinity of the skin makes it impossible for the bacteria to survive. Always dilute the vinegar, the ratio should be 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water.
Apply to pimples with cotton and rinse after 10 minutes. You can also leave it overnight for better and faster results.
8. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E and also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that are essential in combatting acne. Vitamin E helps the sebum glands to function properly and prevent it from overproducing sebum.
It also helps kill organisms that may cause acne and helps to alleviate the inflammation of pimples. Always use Virgin Coconut Oil for this remedy.
Yogurt is rich in live bacteria that help kill some of the bacteria that cause your pimples. It helps treat acne and also prevents it from recurring. It strengthens your immune system and even alkalizes your skin’s pH.
Plain organic yogurt is always the best choice for this kind of treatment.
Honey is well known for its antibacterial properties. This should help eliminate your pimples by killing off those harmful bacteria. It is also a natural humectant, that retains the moisture in your skin, preventing it from drying up when using harsh skincare products. Honey keeps skin moist, preventing the sebum glands to produce even more sebum.
Put some raw, wild honey on your face and leave it on for a few minutes. Rinse with cold water after.
These home remedies are just a step away from you. Almost all of these are right in your own kitchens and bathrooms and they are always available in groceries if ever you run out. Never underestimate the power of home recipes, they are far safer and just as effective as a visit to your dermatologist and their over-the-counter drug prescriptions.