Suffering from acne problems? You’re certainly not alone! Pimples on the face and body is embarrassing and frustrating and has a tremendous negative effect on our self-esteem. While there are medications for blemishes that can be prescribed by a dermatologist, you should consider natural home remedies for acne before taking over the counter prescriptions. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite methods to say goodbye to acne for good:
Apple Cider Vinegar
A great DIY acne solution can be found right in your pantry! Get rid of those unsightly blemishes with apple cider vinegar, a favorite home pimple remedy for generations! Mix one part apple cider vinegar with three or four parts water. Then, dip a cotton ball or pad in the solution and dab all over your face. Doing this helps to kill surface bacteria and dries up excess oil, therefore encouraging clearer skin.
Drinking plenty of water has tons of benefits but did you know that the skin is the largest organ in your body, and drinking sufficient water has skin clearing benefits as well? Try drinking the recommended amount of water in a day (usually around 8 cups) to not only flush out toxins and hydrate your body, but your skin too!
Clear up your acne with lemon juice! With all of that vitamin C and citric acid, the lemon helps create a natural exfoliation and astringent which helps to dry out blemishes and reduce redness. To apply, wash your face and apply lemon juice to the pimple with a cotton ball.
Put some lemon juice in a glass of water first thing in the morning to help detoxify your liver, and therefore your skin!
A smelly but effective remedy in improving our immune system and also encouraging a fresh complexion! Make sure to always dilute garlic before applying it to your skin. To create a pimple busting method, mash up 2-3 garlic cloves and add to water for approximately ten minutes. Dip a cotton ball or pad into the garlic and water mix and apply to the affected area. Ingesting garlic has also been known to help too boost the immune system and therefore clear the skin
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that works really well for drying up oily patches, and getting rid of dead skin cells which can clog pores and therefore cause blemishes. However it should never be used undiluted and care should be taken, with a patch test done before use, as many people can suffer allergic reactions if the solution is too strong.
Keep in mind these home-remedies aren’t guaranteed to get rid of your acne. If you have a large-scale skin problem, these methods can still be of benefit to you however, speaking to a qualified beauty therapist or dermatologist about other effective ways to clear up your skin is advisable. Natural methods in treating blemishes work great, so give these options a try to freshen up that beautiful face of yours! This article offers even more home remedies for acne that you can try. Want to learn more about beauty, skin-care and esthetics? Take a look at our extensive list of online beauty courses! Pretty soon, you’ll be well on your way to understanding beauty like never before!