10 Natural Ingredients to Tackle Acne   



10 Natural Ingredients to Tackle Acne

 
Be it monsoon or summer, acne is a skin problem that can pop-up anytime. While your dermatologist might refer benzyl peroxide based creams to fight acne, there are innumerable natural ingredients in your kitchen that will help solve your acne problems efficiently.

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when the pores on the skin get clogged. The dirt that causes the clogging gets infected and leads to acne. There are various other factors that can cause acne ranging from incorrect diet, chemicals in the skin care products, or an incorrect skin regime.

The first thing you need to make a note of is your skin type. Acne can occur on any skin type – dry, oily, combination and normal.

Acne is a condition that can be treated easily with the right skin care treatment regime as well as easy remedies that you can try at home. These simple remedies and ingredients can help you combat acne and keep it at bay.

Below are few natural ways and home remedies that will help you control acne:

Use some lemon - Lemon has astringent properties and it helps control the oiliness that is a part of acne. Lemon juice helps to shrink the blemish. Dab a bit of lemon juice on the acne affected areas and let it stay overnight. Wash off with normal water in the morning.

Cinnamon and honey – You can use this as a face mask. Add 5-6 pinches of cinnamon powder to a teaspoon of honey and apply as a thin mask on the face. Let it stay till your skin feels stretchy. Wash off with luke warm water and pat dry.

Sip some green tea - Green Tea can be brewed to consume or apply directly on the skin. When consumed, the tea helps to flush out the toxins and keep your skin clear. When applied on the acne, it can reduce inflammation of the acne.
Fuller’s earth and tea tree oil mask – Yet another simple yet effective remedy you can try at home is the simple clay mask. Mix some water with a teaspoon of multani mitti (fullers earth) and add a drop of tea tree essential oil or lavender essential oil. Apply a thin paste on your face and wash off when the pack is dry. You will notice a visibly lighter skin and regular usage with decrease the acne outbreaks.

Cold ice pack – Brew some green tree and pour in ice trays and allow it to freeze. Use one cube daily to massage on your face and over blemishes and acne to reduce the intensity.

Go tomato - Tomatoes have high antioxidant properties and are also astringent in nature. Cut a tomato in half or just a quarter of a tomato and gently rub in on the skin in circles. Do this about once a week to curb the occurrence of acne.

Get some garlic – Smash one garlic clove and apply its juice on the acne. Yes, we do know that the smell is pretty strong, so do wash your face with a foam free face wash that is free of SLS and parabens.

Apple and honey – Grate a small portion of apple mix with honey. You can use this as a face mask or apply it on the affected areas and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with cool water.

Aloe vera to the rescue – If you have an aloe vera plant at home, snip a portion of the leaf and apply the juice of the leaf directly on the acne prone area.

Peel it up – Take an orange peel and pound the inner side gently with a small hammer for a few seconds till the juices flow out. Dab the juices on the affected areas and wash off after 15 minutes.

Fennel - If you're looking for the perfect natural skin cleanser, eat fennel. This licorice-tasting root vegetable can improve digestion, reduce swelling and help to flush out excess fluids and toxins in your skin.

These simple home remedies are inexpensive and provide better results than the chemical laden products. It is important to stick to a proper skin care regime that will keep your skin healthy and glowing all through the season. Cleansing, toning, moisturising and exfoliating your skin at regular intervals will help keep the acne at bay. 
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Happy reading,
Evelyn


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