8 Home Remedies And Tips To Get Rid Of Acne And Acne Scars
Our lifestyle choices have a significant effect on our overall well being, including our skin. There are a lot of expensive solutions available in the market, but we can easily treat most of the skin problems like acne, scars, etc. at home. However, we need have to understand that each skin type is different so one home remedy that works for one individual might not be that effective for the other.
To treat acne breakouts at home using the remedies mentioned below, you should first understand the type of skin you have, to get best results. It also helps to avoid any skin irritation or allergy.
1. Cleansing Is Basic
Clean skin is healthy skin. The most basic and most important step in skin care is to cleanse your skin regularly. It means getting rid of blackheads, whiteheads, dead skin, pimples, etc. within a regular interval of time. What is not essential though is to use expensive face wash or other products to wash your face. A simple homemade honey face wash works like magic. The ingredients used to make it are all honey, coconut oil, tea tree oil and especially apple cider vinegar ( it also helps in toning and maintaining the pH balance of the skin).
A lot of hair, makeup products that we use these days contain a lot of chemicals, like lanolin, aluminum, retinyl acetate, mineral oil, alcohol, oxybenzone, triclosan, parabens, and formaldehyde-based preservatives, that can cause acne. So homemade DIY cleansing solutions work the best and have no side effects.
2. Regular Gentle Exfoliation
The number reason for acne is clogged pores. A little gentle scrubbing now and then proves helpful. Also, it's always better to use homemade natural scrubs instead of the ones available in the markets that are full of chemicals and might cause skin allergies.
To make a natural scrub at home, you need something grainy like brown sugar, grounded oatmeal, sea salt, etc. Along with it, you need a good base that helps to fight bacteria and remove dead skin. Honey, coconut oil are good choices for a base.
Next, you need to mix 1-2 tablespoons of both the ingredients and apply the mixture on your skin. Use circular movements and pay more attention to the problem areas. Rinse well with lukewarm water as the last step.
3. A Refreshing Face Mask
After your skin is all cleaned and scrubbed, it's time to mask it with the goodness of a hydrating face mask. Also, it's good to know that adding few drops of tea tree oil to face masks can treat an acne breakout efficiently. A slight itching is normal, but tea tree oil causes lots of burning then stop using it. Other natural herbs that help in fighting bacteria are Basil, Aloe Vera, lavender, etc.
The following two DIY face masks are simple to make and easy to use.
Cinnamon and Honey Mask: Mix 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon with two tbsps of honey and 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Apply over the entire face except for eyes as cinnamon might irritate. Keep for 5–10 minutes and gently remove with moist cloth.
Yogurt and Honey Face Mask: - Mix one tablespoon of yogurt and honey, apply it on your skin using a circular motion and keep it for 10 minutes. Rinse gentle and wipe off with a damp cloth.
4. Dry Or Oily Skin- Moisturize Well
Even acne-prone skin needs to be moisturized, contrary to the popular notion. An excellent and natural skin moisturizer that is the easiest to make at home is warm coconut oil. Apply it on your face and neck, and let it soak into the skin for 5-6 minutes.
Wipe off the excess oil with a dry cloth as it may cause a breakout.
5. Vitamin D Is Good But Not Too Much
The UV rays from the sun cause pigmentation and increase the risk of acne scarring. So if you have acne-prone skin, it's crucial to protect it against sun exposure. Use of natural sunscreens and avoiding commercial ones is a good practice. Coconut oil with an SPF value of 8 is a good and natural sun protection. Apply a moderate amount to the exposed skin before stepping out in the sun.
6. A Healthy Low-Glycemic-Index Diet A Day Keeps Acne Away
A low glycemic diet does not contain lots of processed grains and added sugar or preservatives. Glycemic index is a unit to measure how quickly foods raise the blood sugar level. The present lifestyle makes use of a lot of processed and refined that are highly glycemic. Meats and whole plant foods, on the other hand, have a low glycemic index.
7. Guggul Helps
Guggul is a tree raisin that is known for its excellent Ayurvedic use. Guggul supplements (also known as guggulsterone) have proven quite useful for individuals who suffer from the cystic form of acne.
8. Stay Hydrated
Sometimes, it's as simple as drinking enough water every day, that helps in maintaining a smooth, acne free and clear skin. It is also helpful for overall metabolism and digestion. And when you are fit from the inside, the glow will reflect on your face.
Are you going to follow any of these tips? Show this article to your friends and family and let us know your skincare routine!