Why spend money on expensive herbal and organic remedies, when you can use organic home remedies for acne?
Plus, without the added chemicals, you avoid allergic or other adverse reactions to the contents of many OTC and prescription acne medications.
There are three types of skin; oily, dry, and combination skin, which typically means you have dry cheeks and an oily T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin).
People with oily skin tend to have overactive sebaceous glands, usually naturally or genetically.
It is also possible that their skin is actually dry due to under-moisturizing and is overcompensating with sebaceous secretions.
You might have to experiment to figure out which one you are.
Try cleansing and moisturizing at night, to see if greasiness cuts down by morning.
People with oily or combination skin are much more prone to acne than people with dry skin.
Also, combination skin can tend to be drier in the winter and more oily in the summer, so be prepared to battle the acne in the summertime, even if normally you don’t get that many pimples.
It is also wise to implement a regular skincare regimen.
This does NOT mean washing your face multiple times a day.
Washing your face more than twice a day can leave to drying out of the skin, and cause your glands to secrete more, leading to even more acne.
Do not pick at or try to extract pimples.
This will leave pores exposed to all the bacteria on your hands, which can lead to further outbreaks so you might want to use some of the Olive oil skin care for daily use products.
If you are prone to acne, use a mild cleanser with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
If your skin is more sensitive, find a cleanser made for sensitive skin, or at least use a cleanser with a smaller percentage of active acne-fighting ingredients.
So here are some time-honored home remedies for acne:
Toothpaste – Use a dab of white toothpaste on the zit in question.
It will visibly reduce swelling.
And, please don’t use gel; it won’t do anything and you will look funny on top of it!
Applying fenugreek leaves can also help acne if you apply them for 15 minutes and then rinse your face with warm water.
Turmeric is known in the east as a wonderful antibacterial agent.
Applying a paste of turmeric and lemon juice to your face, will reduce acne and give a warm glow to the face as a bonus!
Lemon juice can be used to fight acne – the acid helps to unclog pores by sloughing off pore-clogging dead skin cells.
Acidity can also help kill some bacteria.
Mixing lemon juice and rose water help unclog pores and cleanse and moisturize the skin.
With daily application, it is also said not only to prevent future pimples but also to help fade past mild acne scarring.
In the wintertime, one can substitute rose water for yogurt to give added moisture needed in dry winter months.
Use the peel from lemon to rub your face after cleansing to help exfoliate the skin and unclog pores.
The alkalinity of strawberry leaves, if applied, can help reduce the swelling on pimples, making them easier to cover with makeup.
Make a paste from whole oats and plain natural yogurt and apply it to the face.
When it hardens, wash it off with warm water.
The oats will help exfoliate the skin and reduce inflammation, and the yogurt will moisturize the skin.
Grind orange peel with water and apply to the face.
Leave on for 10-15 minutes and wash off.
This is another acidic juice that will reduce the sight of a zit in a jiffy, which is the added bonus of a fresh scent.
Take a cotton ball and apply apple cider vinegar to it, and then dap all pimples on your face.
Do this nightly and see zits disappear.
Tea tree oil is used in many organic acne medications.
Take a cotton ball and apply tee tree oil all over your face, sleep, and then wash the face with a mild cleanser in the morning.
Apply aloe vera extract or use crushed leaves and apply to face.
It will be soothing and cooling and take away the irritation and redness that usually accompanies zits.
At night, mix ground nutmeg with milk and apply as paste all over the face.
Apply extra nutmeg powder to the zits directly as well.
Wash your face with lukewarm water in the morning.
And there you have it.
If you do not have the dinero to buy often overpriced acne products, these home remedies for acne just may do the trick for you!