Acne can be very disturbing. Most people at one time of their lives would want to wear bikinis or more revealing clothes but cannot due to scars left by acne on their bodies. Some even go to the extent of struggling to hide them. Acne is most prevalent on the chest, upper shoulders, and the back area. As such, it is highly noticeable and can prove hard to hide at times.
For teenagers, acne gets caused mainly by hormonal changes. As for the older people, it might be due to excessive sweating, lack of proper nutrition, inability to tolerate heat and not observing hygiene. Nonetheless, the effects from acne are easily reversible. Better still, most solutions are natural, readily available and do not necessarily cost much.
Getting rid of acne with the help of natural solutions
Apple cider vinegar: you probably might have come across ACV in dealing with other skin problems. Well, Acne is a skin problem too. Therefore, ACV works miracles when it comes to acne elimination. It achieves this by balancing your skin’s PH and preventing breakouts. Mind you, it is a good anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent hence you might kill two birds with one stone while at acne eradication. Apple cider vinegar can get used in two ways. First, you can consume it orally by mixing it with some honey and water. Next, you can apply it on the acne area. In the second option, make sure you dilute it with some water to avoid irritation.
Green tea rinse: Green tea contains high antioxidant levels that help do away with inflammation and increase sebum production. All you need to do is buy a sachet of the tea, put it in a mug of hot water, and wait for the tea to cool down. After it has cooled down, dilute it with about a half cup of water and put the tea into a spray bottle. After bathing, spray the mixture onto the affected area. A few days of repeating this procedure and your acne problem will be an issue of the past.
Honey and turmeric mask: preparing this solution is quite simple. Just mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with two tablespoonfuls of natural honey. Then, apply the mixture onto the affected area at least once every two days. The honey works wonders when it comes to moisturizing the skin while the turmeric aids in controlled sebum production, which in turn prevents scarring.
Sea cucumber gel: the gel is common with the Indians. It is said to have many uses including getting rid of stretch marks, scars and most importantly, getting rid of acne. Unfortunately, it might not be available at every local store. Nevertheless, it is available for import from online stores. Preferably, the ones made in Indonesia work best.
Cucumbers: cucumbers are good when it comes to cleansing the skin. When the skin gets cleansed, it means that dirt gets cleared, and pores get unclogged. As such, acne cannot pop up anyhow. Blend your cucumber until it turns into a smooth paste and apply it daily for noticeable results. When you apply it, leave it for around fifteen minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Orange peels: you probably know that oranges contain citric acid and vitamin C. the two components are very important when it comes to skin maintenance. Just dry the peels under the sun until they are fully dry. After that, grind them until you get a powdery substance out of them. In a week, mix the powder with water at least twice and paste it on the acne surface.
Oatmeal: Mix a cup of cooked oatmeal with juice from half a lemon and one tablespoon of honey. You should then rub the mixture on the affected area and leave it for half an hour before wiping off; do this on a weekly basis and you will love the results. As a bonus, oatmeal absorbs the extra oil from your skin.
Aspirin: aspirin has healing properties without a doubt. Other than being a strong painkiller, it has amazing acne-treating properties. Crush about five tablets into powdery form. Mix the powder with water and a tablespoon of ACV. Apply the mixture daily and your acne problem will be outdated in no time.
Baking soda scrub: A homemade remedy that should not get used more than twice in a week. Reason being, it is highly alkaline and could affect some kinds of skin. The scrub is prepared by mixing two tablespoons of baking soda with water. You should then stir until you obtain a thick paste. The paste is what gets applied on the affected areas and should get cleansed with lukewarm water afterwards.
Tea tree oil: easily attainable at affordable prices, tea tree oil mainly acts as an antiseptic and repairs skin at incredible speeds. However, if using it for the first time, it is advisable that you dilute it with some olive oil. It is without a doubt one of the safest ways to get rid of acne.