In this article learn about the 5 natural remedies for combating acne.
One’s face is the first impression that others have of them. It does not matter what
skin colour you may have, that you have imperfections you may have, but acne is
clearly a symptom of poor skin care regimen. There are a plenty of reasons to
the break out of acne. Oily skin, poor bowel functioning, for women their
periods, the pollution and particles that clog your pores and infect them,
wrong products used on different skin types etc. are just a few causative
factors for this disastrous outburst.
Acne causes low self-esteem keeping aside how painful these breakouts are. If you
calculate how much you spend on facial products to get rid of acne and how you
pray with all honesty that the product works well this time, you will see that
you’ve really spent a fortune on these products along with so much time praying
for your skin.
But fret not, because there are always natural remedies that do so much better than all
the chemical produce that you apply on your beautiful skins. And you may agree
that going natural is the correct way to go, nothing goes wrong when the
remedies are all natural, because don’t panic its organic.
Here are 5 naturalremedies to curbing those nasty breakouts with nature’s army by your side:
1. Egg whites:
Egg whites are anamazing way to combat acne because:
Firstly they have a lot of proteins and vitamins that your skin can soak up and Secondly, the whites are known to tighten the pores of your skin
Whisk 3-4 egg whites till they look frothy. Now apply this froth on your face using your fingertips and spread it evenly. Wait for this layer to dry, and then apply the second layer of froth. Do this for the next 4 layers and let this mask dry on your skin. Once you have left it on your face for about 10 minutes, rinse your face with water and apply a moisturizer that suits your skin type.
Papaya is great for so many parts of the body like the stomach, the hair and even the skin. Papaya gives acne a good battle because:
Firstly papaya has an
enzyme called the papain; this helps in preventing the inflammatory process of
acne and curbs the pus formation. And secondly, the raw flesh of papaya rids
excess oil from your skin.
Deseed the papaya and mash the flesh into a pulpy batter. Apply this batter on the skin and leave it to dry. Leave it on for about 4-5 minutes after the mask has dried. Now rinse the mask with warm water. Apply moisturizer suitable for your skin type.
3. Orange peel
Orange peels have an acid called the citric acid within them. Natural acids work great to combat acne as the bacteria that infect the acne cannot thrive in an acidic environment. Orange peel also has an astringent aspect to cool off the skin and tighten the skin pores.
Grind orange peel in a grinder and add 2 tablespoons of honey and a tablespoon of water to balance the paste consistency. The consistency of the paste should be thick and not runny. Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for anywhere about 15-20 minutes. Now wash off this paste with water. Don’t forget to apply a moisturizer that suits your skin type in the end.
4. Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is a super plant. It has so many qualities and uses to it and it is just one plant. We are very grateful for Aloe Vera in this world. Aloe Vera works wonders for acne treatment. It has antibacterial properties that curb the growth of bacteria. It also reduces the inflammation caused by acne and reduces the visibility of acne spots.
Scoop the pulp out of the Aloe Vera and directly apply on the areas that are affected with acne. Leave the mask for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Your skin will feel subtle and plump. Now apply a moisturizer best suited for your skin type.
5. Apple cider vinegar:
Like I mentioned earlier, an acidic environment works wonders to curb bacterial growth. Apple cider works wonders because it also gives an alkaline after effect which helps in maintaining a healthy PH balance.
Take a table spoon of apple cider vinegar and 6 tablespoons of water in a bowl. Dab this mixture onto your skin with a cotton ball. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. You can even leave it overnight for proper soaking. Rinse your face with cold water to tighten the pores. Don’t forget to use a moisturizer to lock in all the goodness after you’re done with this process. Use a moisturizer that suits your skin type.
There are so many more natural remedies that are a lengthy process but are a onetime
solution to facial problems. Ayurveda treatments in India focus on a holistic approach to many such skin problems. A certain Ayurvedic treatment called the Panchakarma treatment in India is one such approach that detoxifies and exfoliates the body and skin, making it feel like your skin was reborn and it is definitely worth a try.