Acne is a skin problem that affects all ages. Most of the teenagers suffer from acne due to increase in hormone levels of their body. This will be embarrassing, uncomfortable, and hard to get rid of.
Acne can be caused due to not having enough sleep, too much stress, unhealthy eating, and lifestyle. They can occur on the face, chest, back, and scalp. Acne caused by overactive oil glands gets clogged by excessive dead skin cells or sebum.
Natural home remedies for acne
Baking soda: It works gently to exfoliate for your skin. Prepare a paste on one or two teaspoons of baking soda. Add little water into it. Apply it on the affected area. Rinse it off with the help water. It helps to remove dead skin and unplugs the pores; regulate the pH balance of the skin. You may also mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, the juice of half a lemon, 5 tablespoons of honey. Apply this paste on your affected area and leave it for 5 minutes. After that wash it off with water. It has mild anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Repeat it twice a week.
Apple cider vinegar: It helps to balance pH of your skin. It prevents breakouts naturally. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent. Apply vinegar on the affected acne area, don’t forget to dilute with some water before doing so. You can consume it orally with some honey and water.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal is beneficial in reducing acne because it cleanses your skin pores and absorbs excess oil. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey and lemon juice. Add a cup of cooked oatmeal to it. Mix them well and rub this mixture on your skin. Leave it for about 30 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat it twice a week.
Green tea rinse: Dip green tea sachet in a cup of hot water. Wait it for the tea to cool down. Pour it into a spray bottle. Add some more water. After taking bath, spray the diluted green tea onto the acne area. Pat dry with a clean towel. Repeat it daily as it acts as an antioxidant and helps to eliminate inflammation and dryness.
Fuller’s earth: Multani mitti works better to absorb excess oil, unclogs the pores. It helps to improve your complexion too. Mix equal quantities of fuller’s earth, rose water, and sandalwood powder. Apply this pack in your body. Wash it off with water. Repeat the process in a week.
Honey and turmeric mask: Honey moisturizes the skin and turmeric aids to control sebum production that prevents scarring. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with two tablespoons of organic honey. Apply it onto acne area and leave it for 15 minutes. Repeat it for 2 days to get better results.
Lemon juice: Acidic property of lemons is useful in treating acne. Lemon has accumulated it the pores that will harden the sebum. Take a slice of lemon and rub it on the affected area. Leave it for a few hours and rinse it off with water. Other than that, you can also mix lemon juice with rose water in equal proportions and use the solution to wash the affected area thoroughly.
Milk of magnesia: Milk of magnesia actually cures body acne. Just dab a small amount onto the affected areas once daily. It helps in balancing the pH of your body and the temperature of your skin. It unclogs pores and reduces oil and sebum production.
Toothpaste: Toothpaste is used to clear acne. Take a small amount of toothpaste and apply this paste on the affected area. It will reduce the swelling and dry out the acne. You should see significant improvement.
Aspirin and vinegar: Aspirin has healing properties where crush 5 aspirin tablets into powder. Mix the powdered aspirin with three tablespoons of distilled or mineral water. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and apply this affected area daily.
Tea tree oil: It acts as an antiseptic and disinfects the pores. It helps to kill the bacteria that cause acne. Apply one drop of tree tea oil to the affected area. Repeat it three times a day. Sometimes if undiluted tea tree oil causes skin irritation, redness, and over drying, then uses a 5 % solution if tea tree oil.
Orange peels: Orange has vitamin C that reduces acne expert. Place the orange peels under the sun and let it dry. Grind the dried orange peel to form a powder and store it in a jar. Twice a week, add water to the powder and apply this paste on your acne. Leave it for some time and wash it off with water.