Natural, holistic or at-home remedies can be an inexpensive way to combat acne.
Natural and herbal remedies are derived from living plant life.
If you every have taken a vitamin supplement you might have noticed the taste just before swallowing, it tastes like ground plants, leaves etc, that is because it is.
There are no chemicals involved.
Natural herbal remedies do not alter hormone balance, change chemical levels in the brain or trick your body.
Because the herbs contain certain properties that are meant to regulate functions the body to promote healing and health.
They are not synthetic or man made, they are simply from the earth and are here to help with problems that we face.
Herbal supplements are a healthy alternative to prescription drugs.
Some of the natural remedies are listed below.
*Drinks rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C and/or E can assist in freshening and rejuvenated skin.
*Vitamin E rich foods can diminish acne-related scarring.
*Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. It is an essential oil that is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill the bacteria that cause acne.
Additionally, there are certain herbs that can be digested that can relieve chronic inflammatory problems especially relating to the skin, such as acne.
These herbs include burdock, cleavers, red clover, figwort, poke root, echinacea, and blue flag.
A great combination is blue flag, burdock, yellow dock, and echinacea.
These can be mixed together and infused with hot water to make a tea.
Drink a cup of this 3 times a day.
You can put a little honey in it to make it taste better.
When you are investigating the over the counter options, always focus on medicine or ointments contains Benzoyl peroxide 5 percent.
Apply this to your problem areas before bed, each day.
The Benzoyl helps with open sores and pimples as well as unblocking blackheads and removes the bacteria that commonly inhabit the pores in your skin.
You should only need a small amount, just a fingertip measure will do.
Benzoyl peroxide effectively kills bacteria, drys your skin and promotes the renewed growth of new cells.
You can purchase lower doses over the counter however stronger forms will require a prescription.
Here are a few of my favorite home-based remedies for instantly treating acne:
Hot And Cold Compress Packs
This is one of the most popular home based remedies and a very simple one to try.
All you do is wet a towel and press it up against the area of your body that has acne, whether it’s your face, chest or back.
This will reduce swelling and instantly eliminated clogged pores, which is a primary culprit in the cause of acne.
Natural Fruit Juice
One simple yet effective strategy is to use natural fruit juices as a way to alleviate the presence of external cysts and painful blackheads.
You use these juices as a topical application, stirring a bit of cucumber or citric fruit juice with a bit of almond oil.
Once mixed up, apply it the entire area where acne exists and leave on for a period of 15 minutes.
Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Almond oil and other natural substances like it, are easy remedies that will help remove acne if applied regularly.
Do this 2-3 times each week.
You can also replace cucumber juice with apricot juice or lemon juice, as long as they are natural with no added sweeteners or sugars.
Fenugreeks Leaf Remedy
Rather than cure acne, fenugreek leaves help prevent acne from returning once you have it under control.
You simply crush the leaves into a small bowl, and add water to form a paste.
Apply this to your face, as a mask, and leave it on overnight.
Make sure to use an old pillowcase, as it can leave light stains.
Mask Of Honey
Honey contains natural antibacterial qualities and is often used as a facemask in spas and home treatments.
These masks are inexpensive and can be purchased from your local drug store.
Apply the mask once or twice a week, and enjoy the results.
It works exceptionally well!
White Vinegar Treatment
Once again, this is a topical treatment that works wonders.
With a cotton ball, soak in white vinegar and apply to infected area, leaving it on for 5-15 minutes.
Rinse off with cold water.
If you find the vinegar too strong, dilute it with 1/3 cup of water, and apply.
Simply cook a small amount of plain oatmeal and apply to your face.
Allow this mixture to set on your face for 15 minutes before rinsing off.
Oatmeal acts as a natural exfoliate, and provides instant relief.
Try to integrate this method at least twice a week, as it takes very little time and effort and will yield great results.
Mix 1 tablespoon of dried or fresh yeast with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice; apply on face, wait until it gets hard (try not to move), peel or wash with warm water.
Bay Leaf Remedy
Grind bay leaves and blanch in warm water, Cool and apply to your face.
Rinse off after ten minutes.
Tea Bag Cure
Mix 2-3 tea bags to some basil and cook in boiling water for 10-20 minutes.
Then apply on the acne with a clean cotton ball.
The home remedies listed above are ones that been used over the years successfully.
When I first heard about this home based remedy, I’ll be honest, I thought there was no way in heck this was going to work.
Still, with nothing to lose, I decided to give it a shot and was very glad I did.
Not only does it work exceptionally well, but also takes only a few seconds to do.
All you need is a dab of your favorite toothpaste.
Apply a small amount to your acne spots, zores and zits and leave it on to dry overnight. (Make sure to use an old pillowcase).
You can also substitute toothpaste with baking soda and water.
Rinse it off in the morning, and you’re done!
Do this 2-3 times a week during painful breakouts
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