How to Get Rid Of Acne Using Home Remedy
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Teens hate zits. Is there a way to get rid of them without having to spend your allowance or the money they make from part-time jobs on zit creams and astringent? There actually is. And in many ways, these natural home remedies work better than commercial products when it comes to dealing with your dermal dilemma.
This is in terms of having fewer to no side effects, mind you (since drugs and cosmetic products are more concentrated and require exact usage to work best). Being all pimply can lead to the death of your social life in high school, especially when you have to deal with peer pressure and social stigma to boot.
There’s no need to pop zits. Here are the top 10 home remedies to get rid of acne!
What You Will Need
You’ll need to get or do the following things.
- No Touching: STOP touching your face with zits and DON’T pop your pimples. It can aggravate the existing zits or cause the formation of new ones.
- Hot or Cold Compress: Use a steamy hot compress to open up pores and stave off burgeoning pimple formations. Use an ice cold compress to shrink pores and soothe bad inflammation.
- Change Routines: Use moisturizing ingredients on dry skin. Use mild remedies on sensitive skin. Wash oily skin more often than normal.
- Things to Avoid: Toothpaste, glass cleaner, and lemon juice are NOT recommended facial treatments.
- Yogurt: Aside from eating yogurt, you can also use it topically on your face as a mask to make zit inflammation go away.
- Lessen Makeup: Lessen your use of makeup to keep it from irritating your pores or worsening existing zit problems.
- Baking Soda Paste: Nothing quite dries out a pimple before it erupts like a pus-filled volcano quite like baking soda turned into paste.
- Honey and Cinnamon: This unusual combination of ingredients is also effective in drying out pimples.
- Garlic: This home remedy involves consuming the garlic rather than putting it on your face to fight against acne.
- Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is a good investment since it heals skin and undoes pimple formation without popping. Not recommended for those with sensitive skin.
Here are the steps you can follow to get rid of acne naturally.
Stop Touching Your Face
Touch your face only to wash it, apply spot treatments on it, or wipe the oil on it after a sweaty afternoon. The more you touch your face, the more inflamed it gets, especially if zits has already started forming all over it. Touching and popping zits aggravates the situation, makes you wound your beautiful moneymaker, and can worsen the inflammation on your acne. You wouldn’t touch your scabbed or open wound, right?
Do the same with a zit-filled face. Or even if there are no zits, touching only encourages their formation since constant pressure and tactile sensation only aggravates inflammation (and zits are essentially inflammation from infections in your pores caused by bacterial infiltration due to excessive oil production from your sebaceous glands). This is one of the most “natural” ways to get rid of or prevent pimples from happening.
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Apply Hot or Cold Compress on Your Face
A compress filled with steamy hot or cold water with ice can help greatly with your pimples. However, the temperature of the compress depends on the level of zits you have. If you have small bumps you don’t want to worsen or if you don’t have zits forming yet, you can open up your pores and clean the oil out with a hot compress.
The heat soothes inflamed skin if it’s still a small pump formation that’s not yet red hot and ready to explode. Steamy baths and saunas essentially work the same way with their warm steam on your pores. However, if the inflammation has reached critical levels of redness, like it’s about to burst, you should use a cold compress to keep the inflammation down instead. A cold shower does the same trick, constricting pores and keeping inflammation down.
Adjust Your Skincare Routine
If your existing skincare routine isn’t working out for you, then try out other techniques rather than stick to what you know while hoping things will get better. Hygiene is important, yes, but the right kind of hygiene must be observed. If you have sensitive skin and you’re using a regular soap to clean your face, then this will naturally lead to skin drying and more zits to form.
Ditto when it comes to dry skin or oily skin. Your type of skin should dictate what sort of treatment you should get. With dry skin, you need loads of moisturizer to keep it replenished and supple. With sensitive skin, there are products available made specifically for your skin type. For oily skin, expect lots of pore strips, facial wash, and oil cleaners involved. If the breakouts continue, move on to a better spot treatment.
Not All Home Remedies Are Recommended
You should avoid the following home remedy suggestions if you want to have healthy young skin by the time you’re forty. Don’t put glass cleaner over your face in order to get rid of pimples. There are certain sites that allege that Windex is a good acne remover when ammonia (its main ingredient) has no proven anti-acne properties whatsoever. What’s more, lemon juice isn’t a viable spot treatment either.
Citrus does not treat acne breakouts. If you want to use a spot treatment that’s natural, use the ones on this list. Don’t use lemon juice. Toothpaste is something you put on your teeth to clean them. It’s not something you put over your pores for an extended period of time in order to bring down the inflammation or eruption of zits all over your face. It irritates or over-dries your skin to boot.
Use Yogurt to Get Rid of Pimples Fast
Yogurt has probiotic properties that keep not only your insides but “outsides” clean as well. You’re on the fast-track to better facial skin by putting on a yogurt mask of sorts over your face in order to prevent pimple breakouts or reduce the size of existing pimples. Put yogurt on your face in order to clear any zits up the same way Egypt’s Cleopatra keeps her skin flawlessly supple through acrid milk.
Acrid milk is essentially what yogurt is anyway. Acquiring young and sparkling skin by putting on edible food with essential bacteria that improves digestion every breakfast might not sound like a standard way of removing pimples, but it’s certainly a good home remedy. Just apply the yogurt delicately on your face then after 15 minutes, rinse it completely. Put on the mask twice every day for the best results.
Go Easy on the Makeup
If you can get away with it, don’t wear makeup. There’s no bigger culprit to pimple spread and acne scarring than zit-inducing makeup. This is especially true of makeup that’s caked onto your face. If you have no choice but to put on makeup, make it as light as possible. After your work shift, make it a point to use makeup remover to completely remove all traces of makeup on your face.
When you have makeup on, your pores aren’t able to “breathe”. It also encourages inflammation more the same way oil trapping dirt and bacteria in your pores, resulting in a “miniature infection” complete with swelling and pus (what an irritated wound probably looks like if it were the size of a pore). The heavier the makeup, the more important it is to clean it off completely when you’re done with it.
Put on Baking Soda Paste
You can put baking soda on your face to reduce or prevent pimple breakouts by first turning it into a paste. Just blend a teaspoon of baking soda with equal parts of water then mix it into a fine paste. From there, wash your face first in order to leave it as moist as possible. Afterwards, put the paste on your zits. Let it dry for ONLY two minutes. No more, no less. Finally, wash your face with warm water.
Do the remedy two times daily to make your zits disappear. Keep using it until the acne is gone or keep doing it to make sure that your pimples with never go back (as part of your skincare regimen). Baking soda is a powerful home remedy when it comes to disposing pimples because it encourages your skin to peel and slough dead skin.
Honey and Cinnamon Is the Perfect Anti-Acne Pair
Honey mixed with cinnamon is the perfect pair when it comes to fighting against acne. This homemade remedy is certainly more effective than toothpaste, Windex, or lemon juice that can worsen your acne breakout rather than make it better. Honey has disinfectant properties that are perfect for pimples, since they destroy microbes trapped in your pores through oils from your sebaceous glands.
Once the microbes are dead, the infection will subside and the healing will begin. Just use a clean and sterile cotton-tipped applicator and dab it with honey then apply it on your face. Wash with warm water afterwards (after half an hour). You can also use cinnamon in order to turn the honey into a thick paste you can apply to your face like a mask. It will do wonders in cleaning out your oil glands and pores.
Garlic Has Anti-Acne Properties
Ayuverdic Medicine (a sort of Complementary and Alternative Medicine from the East) encourage the consumption of garlic as a form of anti-acne solution. This is one of the few home remedies on this list that doesn’t involve spot treatments, masks, or other topical means of treating acne. Garlic works because it has cell healing, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. You can also use garlic consumption along with other remedies.
It even has other non-acne-removing effects like increasing your resiliency and stamina. As for hormonal breakouts common among teenagers, then eat raw garlic to help in the healing process. This is preferable to popping zits since this won’t leave a mark on your face in the form of pock marks or small holes. You won’t need to touch or aggravate the acne since it will then disappear on its own. It even has anti-cancer properties to boot.
Tea Tree Oil Is Astounding for Acne Treatment
Tea tree oil is antibacterial like honey and encourages healing like garlic. It’s like the best of both worlds in terms of acne home remedies. You can put it on topically over your face to deal with microbes and germs that cause you all sorts of skin diseases. It’s particularly helpful in bringing down pimple inflammation that has reduced your face into a pimply mess.
You can use it for spot treatment to get rid of individual pimples as well as blackheads, whiteheads, and more. It dries out existing pimples and prevents pimple formation systemically across the board to boot. It’s applied on your skin like astringent. Just dip a cotton ball with tea tree oil that’s either pure or diluted depending on your skin sensitivity and put it on your face. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes then rinse your face and towel it dry.
Hygiene is the most important part of keeping your face clean. That way, you won’t have to rely too much on home remedies or standard cosmetic products for pimples like facial wash and astringent. However, if you are going to use homebrews as anti-acne solutions, check on the Internet first about their viability. Don’t use ammonia (window cleaner), lemon juice, or toothpaste on your face.
Instead, use solutions that have to do with either removing the oil from your face or reducing the inflammation of your pimples. You should also be willing to adjust your skincare routine when things aren’t working out. This will allow you to learn what sort of skin you have, how easily it gets irritated, and what mild or powerful solutions you can put on your face to mitigate the spread of acne all over it.