Home Remedies for Acne

There's nothing more disappointing when you buy over the counter acne solutions and acne treatments and waiting to finally have a clear skin and learning there not that good, then you’re not alone.

Thousands of women are now turning to home solutions because of their lack of side effects and the availability of whole foods that have healing properties.

A new movement has come to the fore with the discovery of superfoods. More people now believe in food being medicine.

Here are few ingredients readily available in your kitchen that can help combat acne.

1.     Banana Peels

We all know where the banana peel goes after we’ve eaten the banana. But you can choose to recycle it by rubbing the inner side all over your face in a circular motion. After leaving it on for twenty minutes you can rinse it off with an anti-acne facewash. These peels contain an antioxidant called lutein which is super helpful for reducing inflammation from acne and boosting cell growth.

1.     Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in salicylic acid, an ingredient in many face washes and scrubs for acne. Salicylic acid prevents bacterial multiplication, sloughs off the epidermis and unclogs pores. It also reduces pore size. You can grind a few strawberries with honey and apply this to the skin. After allowing it to dry, wash it off and do it twice a month to see results.

2.     Papaya

Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that breaks down pus and reduces the inflammatory process of acne. It also removes excess oil from the skin without stripping its moisture. Mash up a papaya to a smooth paste and apply it your skin till it dries. Once dry, wash off your face, with plain warm water instead of a cleanser as papaya itself is a strong cleanser. For the very same reason, you may want to use a moisturizer as soon as you’re done washing your face.

1.     Egg whites

Egg whites are wonderful for making masks for acne. They remove excess sebum and have vitamins that the skin can absorb. They can be a multipurpose solution as they can reduce blemishes and remove blackheads. They are relatively easy to make. Start with separating the egg yolks and whites. For a thick mask, you may need three eggs. Whisk the egg whites till frothy and then apply the first layer on your face, wait for it to dry. Repeat this process to create four layers of this mask. Once completely dry, wash with warm water. Your skin will feel tight which can be remedied by a moisturizer. Egg whites are rich in protein and help your skin repair faster after an acne breakout.

2    Apple cider vinegar

It has been proven by studies that apple cider vinegar contains organic acids like succinic acid and lactic acid that can reduce acne scars, suppress inflammation and kill P. acne bacteria. It is made by fermenting apple juice or cider. Apple cider vinegar is a strong acid. You will need to dilute it for your use. Take one part apple cider vinegar and three parts water. Mix well. Soak a cotton ball in this solution, apply it to your face and let it dry. Wash it off and repeat it once more in the day. Due to its acidic nature, it will sting and burn. If you develop a strong reaction to this, wash it off immediately.

1.     Honey

Honey is a natural antioxidant and has lightening properties, if you have many acne scars then you can apply honey to your skin as a mask. You may combine this with other healthy ingredients like lemon juice, cinnamon or avocados which are also great for the skin. Leave it on till dry and then wash off completely for lighter and blemish free skin. Repeat this once a week for results.

There are many other kitchen ingredients that can be used for acne other than the list above. This includes lemons, oranges, avocados, green tea, sugar, witch hazel, tea tree oil and aloe vera. All of them can be used to combat acne. Use them over for at least three weeks before you see any results and tell us if it helped you.

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