Bid goodbye to your acne with these easy and effective home remedies
Acne is distressing and it pops out at unusual times. These acnes can be either cured permanently by laser treatments or for short term remedies you can have an over the counter medicine. But the bad news is that both laser treatment and medicines can cause side effects on your skin. That is why most people navigate to natural home remedies to cure acne.
Dermatologists who perform acne scar treatment in Pune say that mild acne could be treated effectively with home remedies. However, in case of severe scars of skin damages, one needs to consult a dermatologist and opt for medication or laser treatment.
Common foods in our kitchen can act as a great savior from acne. Below are some of the suggested home remedies given by the doctors who do acne scar treatment in Pune.
- Grape is a great cleanser
Grapes contain bactericidal activity that works against acne. All you have to do is take some grapes, cut them into two, and rub them over your neck and face. After leaving it for about 15 minutes, wash your face with cold water.
- Apple cider vinegar
Unfiltered and fermented apple juices are known as apple cider vinegar. This is used to combat and halt many bacterial and viral infections. It is also known to suppress inflammation.
To use apple cider vinegar as an acne home remedy you have to add apple cider vinegar and water in the 1:3 ratio and apply it gently over your face and neck with a cotton ball. If you have sensitive skin make sure to add more water to the mixture. Let the mixture settle in the skin for 20 seconds. Now clean your face with cold water and towel-dry your face.
You can repeat this remedy for a maximum of twice a day as per your requirement.
- Cucumber face mask
Cucumber cools your skin. It calms down any irritation, pain, or swelling in your skin. Cucumbers are also a good form of hydrating your skin. Remember that cucumber can only calm your skin from red burning pimples and the pain it causes. It cannot be the sole remedy to treat acne.
To make a cucumber face mask, Blend one small size cucumber with one cup of oatmeal and keep this mixture aside.
Next, take one teaspoon of this blended cucumber paste and mix it with one teaspoon of yogurt and mask it on your face. Let the mixture settle in for 30 minutes and then wash it off with water.
- Honey and cinnamon mask
Antioxidants are a great way to reduce acne. And both honey and cinnamon contain great antioxidant properties. They have the potential to prevent any bacterial infection to the skin and reduce inflammation.
All you have to do to make a honey and cinnamon mask is blend two teaspoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon into a smooth paste. Next, cleanse your face ( You can use the above-mentioned grape cleanser to cleanse your face). Now apply the honey and cinnamon mask and let it be for at least 10 minutes. Wash it off completely and dry your face.
- Green tea
Green tea also contains great antioxidant properties that can rescue skin from acne. While the consumption of green tea does not have any proven benefits, the application of green tea to treat acne has shown tremendous results.
The flavonoids in green tea are known to fight against bacterial infection that is why green tea can be a great aid for treating acne.
To treat acne with green tea, all you have to do is boil water and steep green tea into it. Next, let the tea cool for a bit and now apply the tea all over your face and neck using a cotton ball. Let it dry for a few minutes and then rinse it off and pat dry.
- Yogurt mask
Researches have shown that fermented dairy products have a good effect on treating acne. To make this mask, mix one teaspoon of yeast with ½ teaspoon of yogurt and blend it until smooth. Now apply it over all your face and neck, let it dry for a maximum of 30 minutes, and clean it with warm water.
This yogurt mask is the most suitable for people with oily skin.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is the best natural moisturizer. Just scoop the aloe vera gel directly from the plant and apply it on your face. Repeat this process for at least twice a day for better results.
Home remedies are used to treat mild acne problems. If you have a severe acne problem with issues like cysts then it is highly advisable to consult a dermatologist and get the treatment done!