5 HOME REMEDIES TO FIGHT ACNE

Dear pimples, “If you’re going to live on my face, I need to see some rent.”

Arent we all tired of acne already, it can be stubborn and seem to pop up at the worst times. The good news is that over-the-counter and prescription medications can zap pimples and help stop new breakouts. The bad news is that some acne products can cause side effects like redness, discoloration, or dryness. For this reason, some people prefer treating acne at home with natural solutions. Now, there are various remedies that we can do at hope to prevent acne. Let’s look into a few of them: 

Grape Cleanser 

Grapes are a refreshing snack, whether eaten plain as a snack.According to an article published in April 2016 in Advances in Dermatology and Allergology, resveratrol in the skin of red grapes may exhibit bactericidal activity against Cutibacteriumacnes. So grab a few fresh grapes from your fridge, and you've got an easy facial cleanser. Cut two or three grapes in half and rub the flesh over your face and neck. Follow with a cool water rinse.

Cucumber Face Mask 

If you’ve ever been to a spa, you’ve likely put cucumber slices on your eyes to reduce puffiness and they may not be a sham treatment. Cucumbers can have a soothing effect on the skin, reducing irritation, swelling and pain. Hence, they can potentially have relieved inflammation specially associated with acne. Here’s how to reap the benefits, make a paste by blending one small cucumber and 1 cup of oatmeal. Mix 1 teaspoon [tsp] of this paste with 1 tsp of yogurt and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and then rinse.

Simple Honey Mask

Honey has many healing properties. Some people use it as a natural cough syrup and to relieve sore throat. Before applying this mask, rinse your face with warm water, says Cook-Bolden. Then apply the honey and leave it on the skin for 30 minutes. Rinse the honey off with warm water.

Yeast and Yogurt Mask for oily skin

Yogurt is also a probiotic which has been shown to inhibit C. acnes. To make the mask, combine 1 tsp of brewer's yeast with a little plain yogurt to create a thin mixture. Apply it thoroughly to all the oily areas and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water; then use cold water to close the pores.

Oatmeal Facial

The anti-inflammatory properties of oatmeal are naturally soothing and may relieve irritation caused by dermatological conditions like rashes, erythema, burns, itch, and eczema. Mix together 2 tsp of oatmeal, 1 tsp of baking soda and enough water to form a paste. Smooth the paste all over your face and gently rub it in. Rinse thoroughly afterward.

Homemade facial masks can rejuvenate your skin and help clear acne — and all of these recipes use common ingredients found in your pantry and refrigerator. Try one or more of these remedies to treat pimple-prone skin and see how your skin responds. If at-home treatments don’t help after two to four weeks, touch base with a dermatologist for help.

  • In: Lifestyle