4 Acne Home Remedies That Are Proven To Work
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An estimated 85% of people will suffer with acne at some point in their lives and it can have a debilitating effect on those that suffer from it at any point. Whether it’s at school, at uni or at work, a bout of acne popping up is never welcome. Conventional treatment can often be expensive and harsh on the skin however using acne home remedies is a great alternative for soft and clear skin. Here are a few of the most effective ways to get rid of acne we’ve found.
Apple Cider Vinegar for acne
Apple cider vinegar contains numerous organic acids that have been proven to fight acne. Braggs organic apple cider vinegar is the best around. Although it is highly effective at fighting acid it should be used sparingly and always diluted with water to avoid irritating the skin. Mix three parts water with one part apple cider vinegar with (more for sensitive skin) and apply using cotton balls, after cleansing. Leave it for 5-20 seconds and then wash it off. This can be one or two times a day.
Honey & Cinnamon Mask for acne
Both honey and cinnamon are packed full of antioxidants and this makes the skin a lot more effective at reducing acne. As well as fighting the acne itself, a honey and cinnamon face mask acts to battle redness and inflammation meaning your skin will be left even smoother than before. To create the face mask mix 2 tablespoons of honey (Manuka is the best) with one teaspoon of cinnamon to form a paste. After cleansing apply this to your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes before thoroughly rinsing the mask off and patting your skin dry.
Green Tea for acne
Although there hasn’t been any studies into the effects of drinking green tea and how this impacts on acne, there is a strong relationship between applying it directly to the skin and clear, smooth skin. The flavanoids and tannins in green tea are great at fighting bacteria and reducing inflammation, both of which are closely associated with acne prone skin. To use it make up a strong cup of green tea and allow it to sit for 3-4 minutes. Once the tea has cooled use a cotton wool ball to apply it to the skin and allow it to dry on. Once it has dried simple rinse the skin with water and pat dry.
Tea Tree Oil for acne
If you have found only a couple of spots have come out then making a full face mask can seem a little like a lot of effort. Using diluted tea tree essential oil is an excellent way to spot treat acne and is a great way to stay on top of acne prone skin. Mix one part tea tree oil (this one is great) with nine parts water and apply using a cotton swap one to two times a day.
While using store bought products might be a quick and effective way of fighting acne, prolonged use of many of these treatments can have a negative impact on your skin in the long run. Using home remedies to treat acne is not only much cheaper but a lot better for the skin!
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I highly recommend a powerful acne removal remedy called light therapy.