Thursday, February 7, 2013

Looking At Natural Home Remedies For Acne

Natural Home Remedies For Acne:

Acne is a common problem, seen in people of all ages, not only in teens and young people. There are many traditional drug-store or pharmaceutical treatments available on the market. Although these common treatments can work, they often come with a number of harmful side effects. For those looking for a softer, less harmful approach, natural home remedies for acne may be the answer. Home remedies can be just as functional, if not more functional than some of the most popular brands you can buy from the store.

Here are some of the most well known home treatments for acne:

1. Take a generous amount of lemon and apply evenly to your face using a cotton ball. Allow the mixture to dry on your face for a few minutes, and then keep it on over night. While the mixture is on your face, you may notice some itching or irritation, but my morning you will note a huge improvement in redness and size of pimples. This particular trick has been used for centuries. In fact, store bought makeup brands utilize similar ingredients to provide comparable results, but also contain harmful and unnecessary chemicals.

2. Tea tree essential oils have been known to combat even the worst breakouts. Tea tree oils work deep within the skin to repair and prevent future breakouts. This natural treatment should be applied while you sleep and won't offer an overnight fix. As with any treatment, its usefulness will depend on your specific skin type along with your ability to use it properly. Tea tree oils have a very strong scent, so a small amount of lavender added to the mixture can soften the smell and make it easier to use.

3. This next treatment may take you by surprise. It is a very controversial application and isn't for the faint of heart. If you don't mind smelling a little stinky, you can use garlic as a fast acting formula to fight your newest breakout. Simply peel and rub across your face, gently working into the skin. Be careful not to press too hard and only apply if you are able to handle the strong smell. The best way to start is by simply applying the garlic to one small area of the face and waiting overnight. If your skin becomes irritated, then simply don't use this solution. There are many other ones to choose from.

4. Aloe vera is a highly potent super food. It is proven to help a number of diseases and can be consumed in soups, drinks or meals. A lesser known application is to the face and skin. Aloe Vera gel, soothes the skin and relaxes the pores.

Additional Acne Tip

For many women, makeup may be an essential part of their everyday routine. Makeup can make women feel youthful and beautiful, but nothing can ruin your self-esteem more than big red pimples dotted across your forehead. Be careful about the brands you use on your face. It can be very easy to assume that your acne or skin irritations are caused by an internal situation beyond your control, such as hormonal imbalances or age. Makeup is known to clog pores, reduce air to the skin and attract dirt. If you have acne, consider using a brand specifically formulated for women with sensitive or acne prone skin.

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