Just imagine you are all ready for the party….. dress check…shoes check… bag check…makeup check… but yuck what is this small red boil kind of thing on your face spoiling the whole look…or what are these pores around your nose and cheeks filled with… well, these are all that we refer to as acne problems…. But wait let us first know what this acne is?
Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples, especially on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms.
Whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts, and nodules are all types of acne.
Now let us know some fast facts on acne:
- Acne is a skin disease involving the oil glands at the base of hair follicles.
- It affects 3 in every 4 people aged 11 to 30 years.
- It is not dangerous, but it can leave skin scars.
- Treatment depends on how severe and persistent it is.
- Risk factors include genetics, the menstrual cycle, anxiety and stress, hot and humid climates, using oil-based makeup, and squeezing pimples.
Are you worried that this ugly looking thing may distort your look… or stop you from looking more pretty and beautiful. Well no! Just look around at your home there are 100’s of remedies available right in front of you….cant you catch or see them..well do not worry!! We at fit and health beauty are there for you at your rescue. Down here I am listing top 10 remedies to treat acne at home. Few of them would just take a matter of second, giving you a look better than ever eliminating the acne forever.
10 HOME REMEDIES TO TREAT ACNE:
Weird as it sounds right… I know you were not expecting for something right to hit you from your bathroom, But as it works wonders for your teeth giving you a dazzling it even works wonders for the acne. All you need to do is take an ear bud, apply some toothpaste over it and apply in on the area of acne. Keep it applied for around 5-10 mins or as per required. Repeat it if you are not satisfied with it. But as every easy way comes with a price so does this use of toothpaste. Toothpaste can help to dry out a pimple due to such ingredients as alcohol, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. The problem with using toothpaste as a pimple remedy is that toothpaste is meant for teeth, not skin, and as such it’s strong and may easily irritate the skin and dries the skin.
2) Green Tea
Very healthy for the skin, right? Great for weight loss, agreed!! But it can also help in eliminating acne. The antioxidants present in the green tea attack the pimple causing germs and dry out the area near it clearing of the pimple. The directions for using the green tea is… dip the green tea bag in lukewarm water for sometime and then dab the bag all over your face and leave it overnight, the next morning you will not only get a pimple clear skin but also a fresh glow. Well I have a tip more, after soaking the green tea bag in the lukewarm water do drink it. With a pimple clear skin you would receive a great health too…
3) Aloe Vera
The miraculous plant, Aloe Vera is back at rescue…. I know this plant has way many uses than we can even imagine and all of them are as shocking and miraculous as ever. One such is helping with acne. Just take one strand of aloe vera from the aloe vera plant remove the pulp from inside with the help of spoon and apply it on the face. Keep it for few hours and wash it off. A clear, glowing and a fresh skin in on your way….
4) Baking Powder
Yummy cakes, pizzas all are possible only because of baking soda. It makes them look so fluffy and tasty. But do you know that baking powder has many more uses just then making things look delicious. So lets make a baking powder mask for your acne and eliminate it quickly and make you look beautiful than ever. Take a spoonful of baking powder and mix it with a facial cleanser. Apply this mask over your face and leave it till it dries. Wash it off than. As the baking powder gets washed off… so does your acne. Baking powder has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that helps reduce acne.
5) Use Healing Masks
To hydrate and heal your skin, try applying masks a couple of times per week. Yogurt, honey, cinnamon, essential oils and other ingredients can be used to create soothing masks that help to hydrate skin and fight common causes of acne. Here are two mask recipes that are easy-to-make home remedies for acne:
- Yogurt and Honey Mask: Mix one tablespoon of raw honey with one tablespoon of yogurt. Apply to face, paying particular attention to hairline, jawline and other acne prone areas. Relax for 10 minutes and gently wipe off with a damp cloth.
- Cinnamon and Honey Mask: Mix two tablespoons of raw honey, one teaspoon of coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Smooth over face. Keep away from eyes, as the cinnamon can be an irritant. Relax for 5–10 minutes and gently remove with damp cloth. Honey and cinnamon used together helps to fight acne because of its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Add a couple of drops of tea tree oil to either of the masks above during an active acne breakout. Tea tree oil is considered one of the best home remedies for acne.
This spice is making waves, and for all the right reasons. It’s been used topically in India for thousands of years, and it’s finally catching on elsewhere as a skincare powerhouse. The spice turmeric contains curcumins which are anti-inflammatory and anti-infective agents. It’s great to use a spot treatment—mix two tablespoons of turmeric with one tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil, let it sit for up to ten minutes and reap the benefits.
Carlston says garlic kills a lot of “undesirable bacteria,” so it’s no surprise it can be an effective home remedy for acne, too. He said he found it to be effective when he applied it to his skin as a teen, though there are some particularly stinky downsides with this remedy. Garlic might be better left as a last resort treatment—clear skin is great, but the odor might not be.
8) Moisturizing Acne Prone Skin
Some think that avoiding putting anything at all on the face will help get rid of acne fast, but this is a misconception. Failing to moisturize your skin can lead to over-drying, which can cause excess oil production. Keeping your skin hydrated with an oil-free moisturizer designed for acne-prone skin is an important step toward clear skin.
9) Rose Water
Just apply rose water on your acne, rashes and other skin irritations. It works to cure the condition. Gulkand or rose petal jam helps to take out toxins from the body and purifies blood. Therefore, it helps in giving a clear skin tone and prevents the event of different skin problems like acne, whiteheads, boils etc. Mix a pinch of camphor in rose water to use as a facial toner. Rose water -camphor homemade toner force away acne. Mix rose water, cucumber juice, sandal wood powder and curd together and daub on your face; keep it for 20 minutes. This facial mask helps in removing all sorts of facial blemishes which include acne marks and their dark spots.
Oranges are good for overall health; and in additionally you can utilize orange peels as a treatment for pimples too. Take a tiny amount of orange peel, shower a little water on the pith-side and beat it with a clean hammer for 10-15 seconds. Pat the peel over the pimply region.
So that’s all you need from your household to fight those ugly looking pimples…. Do use these methods till then….toodlesss!!!