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Acne the monster: Home Remedies

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Everyone loves to flaunt their clear, shiny, and acne-free, spotless skin. Everyone wants to have flawless skin. And it is not only frustrating to have unwanted acne sores & scars. But these scare lower your confidence and self-esteem. To deal with this monster and all the frustrating and confidence-lowering skin condition, let’s bright light the natural home remedies for acne with Granny.

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How Is Acne Formed?

The question arises from where this monster comes and is seated on our faces. Let’s find out the root cause of acne. The second layer of our skin has the sebaceous (oil-producing) glands. These glands are attached to hair follicles. Plug The follicle pores are clogged due to excessive oil production. This clog appears as a white head when covered by a thin layer of skin and a blackhead when exposed to air. The real trouble starts when the bacteria present on the skin surface creates inflammation in the clogged pores.

Therefore, an undesirable acne outbursts can occur due to: 

  • Excess oil production
  • Clogged hair follicles by oil and dead skin cells
  • Bacteria that cause further inflammation

Home remedies for acne work by balancing oil production, reducing inflammation, wiping off bacteria, and preventing acne in the future.

Here’s the list of Top 10 home remedies for acne:

Simple Honey Mask for Acne 

The healing properties of honey have been documented since the time of the Prophet  Moses. It is taken orally to treat medical systemic illness, e.g., cough and sore throat, or applied externally. No doubt, it is highly beneficial. The honey cinnamon face mask is a magical treatment for all skin problems, including acne.

What to do?

  1. Take 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder and mix it into 3 tablespoons of honey.
  2. Next, apply this mixture all over the skin, with or without acne.
  3. Now allow it to penetrate your skin for a good ten to fifteen minutes.
  4. Finally, splash your skin with clean water and pat dry with a towel.

Magic of Aloe-Vera

Aloe vera gel that presents in its leaf is an excellent moisturizer. It contains lots of water, this water specifically rich in magnesium minerals. Therefore, it is a perfect mild home remedy for the discomfort and irritation caused by acne. People with dry skin can preferably benefit more from aloe vera. The anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe vera soothe acne inflammation.

What to do?

  1. Apply a thin layer of freshly extracted aloe vera gel directly to the acne.
  2. You don’t need to wipe it off later.
  3. It will provide moisture to dead, dry, and damaged skin and create a soothing effect.
  4. Make aloe vera a regular part of your skin regime, and you will thank me later for this advice.

Cucumber: ampule of Vitamin E for Acne

Cucumbers are a nutritious and refreshing gift of nature. It is rich in antioxidants. Particularly Vitamin E. Acne can calm down using cucumbers as it reduces the oxidation at acne. You can get the benefits of cucumber by using by applying a cucumber mask or juice.

What to do?

  1. Blend a small cucumber with a cup of oatmeal.
  2. Add one teaspoon of yogurt to this mixture.
  3. Your mask is ready.
  4. Apply on your face, relax for up to 30 mins and rinse off.
  5. This remedy might not deal with the root cause of acne but sure will be helpful in healing and soothing your skin.

Aspirin: Acetylsalicylic Acid as Acne Buster

The chemical composition of aspirin is Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid. That is why it suitable for dealing with acne inflammation and treatment. Salicylic acid is the primary ingredient present in many products for acne treatment available over the counter. We recommend that you apply aspirin paste directly on acne because this paste has been reported to reduce inflammation and eventually clear up acne.

What to do?

  1. Take 2 to 3 aspirin tablets and crush them into a powdery form.
  2. Then add a little amount of lukewarm warm water to make a thick paste.
  3. And apply it directly onto the acne and let it stay there for 10 mins.
  4. After that, rinse your face with water and pat dry.
  5. You can repeat this home remedy for acne twice daily.

Turmeric: yellow magical mask

Turmeric yellow root known as super medicinal root for centuries in Asia. Particularly, in South Asia, women use turmeric as a part of their skincare routine. It is regularly used in curries and cooking because of its antibacterial properties. Turmeric has biotic components which act as an anti-inflammatory and wound healer.

What to do?

  1. First, mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric in a small amount of coconut oil to make a paste.
  2. Next, apply this paste to areas of the skin affected by acne.
  3. Let it penetrate the pores for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash the face with fresh water and pat dry.
  5. You can repeat this home remedy for acne twice or even thrice a weak to reap its benefits to the fullest.

Banana Peel for Acne Treatment

The nutritional benefits of bananas are uncountable. They are not only a source of vitamins in our diet but can also be used externally. Banana peels contain a super powerful antioxidant called lutein. Its application not only reduces swelling and inflammation but also encourages healthy cell growth.

What to do?

  1. Peel up a fresh banana and rub its peel all over your face in a circular motion.
  2. Give your face a thorough scrub with the soft and smooth banana peel.
  3. Let its goodness absorb in the skin for at least 20 minutes.
  4. You can wash it afterward and enjoy the feeling of freshness.

Magic of Ice- A Home Remedy for Acne

You can use Ice packs to decrease inflammation for painful acne. Therefore, a direct application of ice packs covered in a washcloth decreases the blood supply in the affected area. Thus, leads to decrease swelling and irritation. Perhaps, be careful not to use these for a longer time or pressing hard against the skin surface, as this might lead to frostbite.

Lemon Juice: A natural ampule of Vitamin C for Acne treatment

Lemon juice is a rich source of vitamin C. Vitamin C reduces sunburn and aids in skin whitening. Additionally, lemon juice has citric acid that exfoliates the skin. Furthermore, It is a natural astringent. Astringent leads to blood vessel contraction. Therefore, it is helpful to dry out acne. It is an effective home remedy for acne scars. 

What to do?

  1. To make a mask, first, squeeze a few drops of lemon juice.
  2. Then dilute an equal amount of water to it.
  3. Apply this mixture to the acne-affected areas as well as your whole face and neck.
  4. You can improve its efficacy by adding egg white for oily skin or egg yolk for dry skins types.
  5. See the magic as lemon juice can significantly reduce acne scars.

Tomatoes & Acne Treatment

Tomatoes are known as a rich source of vitamin A, C, and K for centuries. The antioxidant properties of tomatoes are tremendous and help dry acne. Vitamin C improves your complexion as well. Therefore, it is a must-try treat.

What to do?

  1. Take a fresh tomato, slice it
  2. Rub it directly on the acne-affected area of your skin.
  3. Alternatively, make the paste of tomato and apply it directly.
  4. Repeat the process daily to generate noticeable results.

Fuller’s Earth: Close to Nature Home Remedy for Acne

Fuller’s earth, commonly known as ‘Multani mitti,’ effectively absorbs extra oil from the skin surface. Excessive oil is the prime culprit in most acne cases. Fuller’s earth is quite beneficial in this regard.

What to do?

  1. Mix fuller’s earth & sandalwood powder in equal amounts.
  2. Add rose water to make a paste.
  3. Apply this mask on the face and let it dry.
  4. When the mask is completely dry, rinse it off with water.

To sum up, these natural home remedies to cure acne are not magic. It might not provide you a single application success story. However, it will surely help in refreshing your skin. These are natural and chemical-free. Safe for you and nature and our earth. Let’s give these DIY chemical-free home remedies a try.

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Reference:

Kanlayavattanakul, M., & Lourith, N. (2011). Therapeutic agents and herbs in topical application for acne treatment. International journal of cosmetic science33(4), 289-297.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/symptoms-causes/syc-20368047

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/types-of-acne

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