Sunday, 2 November 2014

13. Natural Remedies for Acne (Pimples)

Acne is basically a skin condition which usually occurs during puberty leading to a lot of pimples. It is not considered to be dangerous but usually leave scars and dark spots on the skin which can make us conscious. The main cause of acne or pimples is coming of oil glands to life which ultimately leads to the production of excess oil in the skin thereby producing acne. They can appear anywhere on our body but are mostly observed to appear on back, face, shoulders, neck and chest.

Natural atural 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.

13. Natural Remedies for Acne (Pimples)

1. Avocado & Honey Mask

It’s so full of good vitamins and nutrients it seems it can really help tone down the acne. If you have sensitive skin, too, it’s quite mild. There are different combinations you can try, as with most home remedies, but this one blends together avocado and honey.

Rinse your face with water and pat it dry. Scrap out the inside of the avocado and mash it up, then stir in the honey. Continuing mashing/stirring until it turns into a paste. Apply it to your skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. When you’re done, wash off the mixture with lukewarm water and pat your face dry. Depending on your skin type, apply moisturizer.

 2. Aloe Vera

The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties in aloe vera can treat acne in a matter of a few days. Aloe vera gel is also helpful in healing the scars caused by acne. You can buy aloe vera gel from the market or get pure aloe vera gel by cutting a leaf off an aloe vera plant and squeezing the gel from the middle. Apply the aloe vera gel to the affected area twice daily.

3. Cucumber 

This more of sounds like a face pack but it’s actually a toner. Grate a fresh cucumber and mix 1/2 cup of curd in it. Mash both the ingredients well with a spoon. Keep this mixture in the fridge for 5-6
minutes before using it. Use it with fingertips and spread it all over your face and then wash it off with water. This toner is really good for  acne prone skin. You can store the leftover pulp in the fridge.

4. Carrot

Carrot mask is the best way to heal acne as it provides extra vantages of lessening the pigmentation and brightening the skin complexion. Since carrot is rich in Carotenoids, vitamins, essential oils and many other antioxidant properties, it is thus used to treat many skin problems. Carrot can be eaten raw or can be consumed in the form of carrot juice to improve skin conditions. Paste of carrot pulp can also be made by adding lemon juice and pure honey to it. Apply this paste over affected area and massage it for 10 minutes. Leave it to dry and then clean it after 30 minutes with water. Repeat this for a week to get beautiful and glowing acne free skin.

5. Egg Whites

For this, I’m not talking about eating them, they make a great natural remedy for acne when used as a facial mask! Egg whites reduce the oil and minimize your pores in addition to drawing out impurities. To use it, separate the egg white from the yolk, use a cotton ball or you can use your fingers to apply the egg white to your skin. After a few minutes you’ll start to feel it tighten, you can leave it on anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. Afterwards, your skin will have an amazing glow!

6. Green tea

Green tea possess astringent properties and is also is a rich source of antioxidants. Green tea ice cubes can be used to treat pimples by rubbing it on them for at least thrice a day. This remedy with lead to soothing of the skin and at the same time will clear it from acne. We can also drink Green tea to prevent pre aging and wrinkles and also to prevent formation of acne. Green tea mask can also be made by mixing green tea powder with facial ingredients. This mask has to be put on for 15 to 20 minutes for effective results.

7. Lemon Juice

The acidic property of lemons can be very useful in treating acne. Lemon will clean out dirt that has accumulated in the pores and will harden the sebum. You can use it on your skin daily but if it is too drying then use it every two or three days. Rub a slice of lemon on the affected area and leave it for a few hours before rinsing your face with water. You can also mix lemon juice with rose water in equal
amounts and use the solution to wash the affected area thoroughly.

8. Milk And Honey (or yogurt)

While there is quite a bit of hub bub around dairy products causing acne, applied topically it seems that milk can improve your outbreaks and skin tone. The reason it is suggested that milk would cause acne is because of the extra hormones in it-but unless it’s ingested, this doesn’t really do much. For the most part, it just soothes the irritated skin, and helps tone down the redness. Cleopatra swore on
the milk baths she took, and well, she was Cleopatra. You could also use yogurt. The acids in it are antibacterial while the fat provides moisture, making it quite nourishing for skin.

Let yogurt or milk come to room temperature (or close to) so you don’t get a chilly shock when you put it on your skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of milk or yogurt thoroughly with 1 tablespoon of honey. You can apply the mixture with a cotton pad, but scooping it up and patting it on works just fine as well. Let each layer dry before adding a new one, until the mask is the thickness you want. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Wash your mask off and use a washcloth to gently scrub in a circular motion, getting rid of loosened dead skin. Once you’re finished, moisturize as usual.

9. Tomatoes

Pulp of ripe tomatoes is often used to treat acne as it absorbs the excess oil which is produced thereby removing acne to the fullest. Pulp of tomatoes can also be mixed with cucumber juice to prevent formation of bacteria which the one of the major cause of acne plus it has an added advantage of fairing the complexion. Tomato juice when added with turmeric and curd and applied over acne provides instant results. Make sure to leave the paste on acne for 20 minutes to let it dry and then rinse it off with cold water.

10. Papaya

Papaya is an essential ingredient in a lot of beauty products on the market today, but there's no need to go out of your way to gain its benefits? Plain raw papaya is an all-natural acne remedy that removes dead skin cells and excess lipids from the surface of the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Lipids are a general term for fats, of which oil is a form of. Papaya also contains an enzyme called papain, which reduces inflammation and helps prevent the pus from forming. Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mash up the flesh of the papaya well, until it is of a consistency that can be easily applied to your skin. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water. If your skin has a tendency to get dry after you cleanse it, use a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type afterwards.

11. Strawberries

Strawberries are known to contain salicylic acid. This acid is renowned for being effective in the treatment of acne because of its ability to both unclog pores to prevent outbreaks and reduce the inflammation of existing pores. In fact, the acid is used in many creams and ointments that are designed specifically for the treatment of the troublesome skin condition.

Strawberries can be cut into halves and rubbed across the lesions, or a face mask can be fashioned using pureed strawberries and a tablespoon of sour cream.

12. Mint

Mint has the ability to treat acne in a potent manner. Juice of the freshly squeezed mint leaves when applied on acne and kept for 10 minutes, tends to treat acne effectively and will also help to remove the scars. Wash the juice off with cold water and repeat this every day before going to bed for about a week. For faster results, we can also use mint toothpaste as it treats pimples within two to three days.

13. Orange Peel

Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Grind/pound up your orange peels (you could use a blender, mortar and pestle, whatever gets the job done) and add a little water to create a paste. Add a little at a time, as too much will make it too thin and runny. Once you have the right consistency, apply it to your face and/or problem areas. Wait for 20-25 minutes. Ideally the mask should be firm, but it can still work if it isn’t. Rinse off completely with water, pat your face dry, and apply a good moisturize.