It’s estimated that at least 80% of all people between 11 and 30 suffer from an acne breakout. Older people at any age can also suffer from acne.
Luckily, there are all natural solutions available to help treat this skin disease. Some of these solutions are likely already in your household, and they can help treat future and current breakouts via all natural ingredients.
The healing power of honey has long been known in many cultures, and in fact cave paintings have shown people have long foraged for honey.
When applied to the face as a scrub or mask, it’s known to kill the bacteria that cause acne.
It’s also useful for drawing out excess oil, while providing natural antioxidants for overall skin health.
Just one teaspoon of honey is enough to make an all-natural mask for acne treatment.
The citric acid found in lemons is effective for killing harmful bacteria.
All it takes is a dab from a squeeze of lemon applied to a cotton ball to destroy potential acne causing bacteria. By leaving this solution on overnight you can reduce the possibility for future acne breakouts.
Citrus is a powerful exfoliant, which makes it easy for dead skin cells to be washed away.
One other benefit of lemon is that it can lighten the color of skin, which reduces the likelihood of discoloration caused by acne.
Apple cider vinegar doubles as an astringent and a disinfectant. This allows for the destruction of bacteria that can clog pores.
Its anti-inflammatory effects can also reduce swelling, pain, redness, and the overall appearance of damage caused by acne. The natural malic and lactic acids also reduce acne scars and red marks.
Aloe vera is often added to skincare products due to it’s all natural benefits.
Luckily, one can get this plant for cheap. The FDA has also approved it as a treatment for burns.
A study by the Department of Dermatology at the Mazandaran University showed that Aloe Vera was more effective at treating acne than a placebo.
It does this through its two hormones called Auxin and Gibberellins, which are anti-inflammatory. When applied to the skin they stimulate the creation of new cells.
Green tea has 6 catechins, which provide antioxidant properties to the skin.
By boiling a cup of green tea and dipping a towel in, you can place this towel on the effected area for 10 minutes for treatment. Just make sure the towel isn’t too hot before you apply. You can also just apply a cooled bag of green tea for the same effects.
Witch hazel is an all natural astringent and disinfectant. It can protect the skin and balance out the natural oils. An excess of oils can cause sudden breakouts as well as a greasy appearance.
It’s also known to reduce swelling and inflammation, so even after a breakout it can reduce any skin irritations or pain. Witch hazel is often sold for very cheap, and it only requires a small dab to work. It’s also considered generally mild when applied to skin.
One other important thing it offers is a reduction of acne breakouts in the future.
A diluted amount of tea tree oil mixed with 85% water can be applied directly to acne as a treatment. It’s important to reduce the amount used, since even in cosmetics it’s diluted to prevent irritations.
It’s effective for disinfecting pores, and reducing redness and swelling.
This herbal antiseptic can also be mixed into lotions, soaps, and it can be used in baths. There’s even use for it as a homemade facial scrub.
Cucumbers have 90% water and they contain the nutrient silica, which can work as an anti-wrinkle and anti-acne medication.
Cucumbers are often used in spas for good reason. The high amounts 0f water keeps skin moisturized and hydrated.
It even has an acne preventative effect by tightening skin pores, making it harder for acne to strike in the future. Its overall cleansing, moisturizing, and toning effects are an all around effective treatment for acne.
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