Its the time for marriages and people get cautious regarding their skin. Then, one day, acne rears its ugly head, and you suddenly hate your skin. What do you do then? Turn to harsh chemicals, and expensive scrubs?
Though not a critical condition, pimples makes you feel miserable due to their appearance.
If your skin could talk it would say something along the lines of “patience, grasshopper. Treat me right and I shall repay you in kind.”
That’s just a guess, anyways. The point is, natural acne remedies are a good way to get rid of it, or at least hold it at bay. They make you step back and really figure out what’s going on with your skin, and how to work with it. Chances are, your skin will repay you in kind for not simply ravaging it with strange chemicals-and your wallet will probably thank you too.
A compiled list of 13 easy home remedies to get rid of acne which will avoid such situations with you.
1. The Ice Therapy
Ice can instantly reduce redness, swelling and inflammation of pimples. It improves the blood circulation in the affected area and tightens the pores. The dirt and oil accumulated on your skin are properly removed. All you have to do is wrap a piece of ice in a cloth and hold it on the pimple for a few seconds. Repeat the process in every few minutes.
2. White Toothpaste
This can follow the ice treatment for better results. Apply the toothpaste on the affected area and leave it for at least half an hour. Just make sure that the toothpaste you apply is not a gel one. Use white toothpaste. It will significantly improve your swelling.
3. The Steam Treatment
You should anyway steam your face at least once a month (irrespective of pimples) as it opens the skin pores and let your skin breathe. Fill a large container with hot water and let the steam touch your face for a few minutes. After that, wash your face with lukewarm water and apply an oil-free moisturiser.
4. The Garlic Magic
Garlic is extremely effective when it comes to healing pimples. It is antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant that heals the area quickly. It also has sulphur which adds to the healing. All you have to do is cut a garlic clove in half and rub it on your pimple. Wash your skin with lukewarm water after 5 to 7 minutes. Repeat the process in a few hours.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
Yes, it’s not a very common household element, but it acts like a powerhouse when it comes to healing pimples. It kills the bacteria and becomes alkaline which balances the Ph of your skin. Clean your face with water and pat dry. Then dip a cotton in a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash with warm water.
6. Egg Whites
Egg whites also make a great home remedy for getting rid of pimples. To use this method, simply separate the egg white from the yolk. Then, you can use a cotton swab, cotton ball, or simply your fingers to apply the egg white to your skin. Your skin will glow and begin to tighten.
7. Tomatoes FTW
Tomatoes eliminate excess oil from the face and have an antioxidant called lycopene that protects the skin and fights reddening and cellular damage. It also has antibacterial ingredients that reduce blackheads and tanning. All you have to do is put a face mask of fresh tomato juice and wash it after an hour.
8. Orange Peels Will Do The Trick
Wash your face with warm water to open up the pores first. Then, rub the peels on pimples and dab them with orange juice. Keep it on for at least one hour before you wash it off. The vitamin C in the orange will do the trick.
9. Papaya, Oh Yeah
After rinsing your face with warm water (and pat dry), apply papaya’s mashed up flesh until it’s evenly applied on your face. Rinse with warm water after 15-20 minutes and apply moisturiser afterwards. It will remove all the dead skin cells from your skin and reduce the inflammation and pus.
10. Don’t Throw That Banana Peel
Take a banana peel and rub it gently on your skin in a circular motion. When you feel that your face has been properly covered, leave it to dry for 30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. These peels have something called lutein which reduces inflammation and encourages healthy cell growth.
11. Oatmeal Mask
Turns out oatmeal can be healthy in multiple ways. Make a regular batch of oatmeal following the packet instructions, and when it’s hot and ready, take out two tablespoons and mix some honey in it. Let it stay at room temperature or few minutes, and while it is still hot, put in gently on your skin. Rinse after 20-30 minutes. Your breakouts and pimples will vanish.
12. Put A Potato
Full of potassium, sulfur, phosphorus, chloride and components that can help reduce blemishes, potatoes are an excellent choice to get rid of acne. Wash your face and pat dry. After grating a potato, rub it on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and say hello to improved skin.
13. Hibiscus Works
Take 3-4 flowers and boil them in 2 cups of water. Strain it out and let them cool. Then, add some honey. Take a paper towel or a clean cloth to apply the mixture on your pimples and rinse after 10 minutes.
Taking the effort to really care for your skin will make all the difference in terms of your comfort, happiness, and confidence.
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