Acne has become one of the most prevalent skin problems in the world. All thanks to the extreme pollution out there & hectic lifestyle that affects over 85 percent of the population at a certain point in their life. Not everybody can afford those conventional acne treatment as it is indeed expensive and generally give various annoying side effects such as irritation, redness and even dryness. Overlooking this reason, most people seek for alternate effective ways to combat their stubborn & painful acne naturally at their home. One can find numerous suggestions on the internet to cure those pimples. But the real question is whether all these natural treatments work?
Continue reading to know some of the powerful ways to fight your acne!
Before getting into the home remedies, you should thoroughly know the actual causes of acne.
Cause of Acne
Do you know that the pores in our skin get blocked due to excess oil as well as dead skin cells? Yes, it does!! And acne is started from there. Your every pore is linked to a sebaceous gland that creates an oily substance known as sebum. Excess sebum clog your pores that gradually grow a bacteria called P. acnes/Propionibacterium acnes.
Acne and skin inflammation are the results of white blood cells attacking P. acnes. A few acne cases also turn out to be severe. Some of the common symptoms of acne are pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Your hormonal changes, genetics, stress as well as diet equally contribute to the growth of that bead-sized acne on your forehead.
Here are the Best 4 Ways to Treat Your Acne at Your Home:
1. Yes, Aloe Vera is a Good Moisturizer!
We all know about the tropical plant, Aloe Vera, that has leaves producing a clear gel.
This gel is generally added in almost everything today such as soaps, ointments, creams, and even lotions. Also, it is used to cure some severe skin problems like burns, rashes, and abrasions.
When you apply aloe vera gel to your skin, it can do wonders. From treating wounds & burns to healing inflammation, it is genuinely the best gift by nature to our skin.
Both sulfur & salicylic acid are used to treat acne and surprisingly both these agents are present in an aloe vera plant. It has been scientifically proved that using salicylic acid on the skin can reduce acne. Likewise, studies have proven that sulfur is a powerful way to treat acne as well.
How can You Use Aloe Vera Gel?
- Take out the aloe gel from the plant using a spoon.
- Spread this gel to your clean skin, especially to that acne-prone area, as a moisturizer.
- Do this 1–2 times a day.
And for all those lazy people, you can purchase an aloe vera gel from any store. However, make sure that it has pure aloe extracts and no added ingredients.
2. Apart from drinking, Green Tea Can Treat Your Acne as well!
Green Tea is believed to be a good antioxidant promoting good health. Although there are no studies to confirm the advantages of consuming green tea to cure acne. However, green tea leaves have shown some satisfying results when it is used directly to the skin.
Flavonoids, as well as tannins, are present in green tea which are well-known combatants of two major causes of acne, i.e., inflammation, and bacteria.
Numerous studies have proved that green tea application on the skin can gradually cut down sebum production.
Also, you can buy lotions & creams with green tea extracts but do you know that you can make the same mixture at your home?
How can You Use Green Tea?
- Soak and boil green tea in water for 3 to 4 minutes
- Let it cool down
- Apply it to the skin with the help of a cotton ball or spritz on using a spray bottle
- Once it’s dry, rinse your face using water and then pat dry
Use the leftover tea leave with some honey to make a mask!!
3. Exfoliate Well!!
Yes, one should get rid of that top layer of their dead skin cells!! Exfoliation can be done with the help of scrub or brush. Apart from these physical methods, you can remove those cells by using an acid to dissolve them.
Exfoliation is said to be one of the best methods for acne treatment as it removes all the skin cells that clog up your pores.
It is also an effective acne treatment as it allows them to go through deeper after the removal of the topmost layer of the skin.
4. Reduce Your Stress!!
Acne becomes worse during periods. It is because the stress hormones released throughout this time gradually increase skin inflammation as well as sebum production.
Many studies have proven that stress increases the severity of acne.
You will be dazed to know that stress does not allow the healing process by around 40 percent.
So my dear friend, more stress you will take, the slower repair of your acne is expected.
So what are you waiting for? It is high time to take your acne seriously and practice some natural ways to treat them and avoid artificial acne treatments!!