Natural Acne Home Remedies: Simple, safe ways of taking care of your problem
Something that can ruin your day is looking into the mirror and seeing acne on your face. Your first instinct would be probably to go and buy a bottle of acne medication. Have you looked at the price and the ingredients in those medications?
There are simple and inexpensive steps that you can take with natural acne home remedies to keep your skin clean naturally.
Loofah cloths or mitts are the first means of keeping your skin clean. Often a buildup of dead cells can lead to having your pores block up. A loofah or natural sponge can help gently remove the skin cells and keep your skin from developing acne.
If you need a bit of help on this a little baking soda can be applied to the loofah to help clean some of those stubborn spots. After use hang the cloth or mitt to air dry before you use it again.
Various natural masques can be used to help clean and tighten the pores out. Many salons use masques on the face as part of their beauty regime. You can do the same with items that you have around the house.
Some common household items that are used for anti acne masques are: lemon/lemon juice, yogurt, egg whites , oatmeal and cucumbers. For lemon juice, yogurt and egg whites apply to entire face focusing on the spots with a flare up of acne.
Let it set for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash off the masque with pure water or use a loofah for a little extra cleaning effect.
With a cucumber or oatmeal masque you will need a little bit of preparation for these natural acne remedies. A cucumber masque can either use the juice of the cucumber or the whole cucumber for the masque (which is better for more stubborn acne). If you want to use the whole cucumber use a blender and puree until you have a paste. Apply for 15 to 25 minutes and rinse.
Oatmeal masques can use either cooked or uncooked oatmeal. Uncooked oatmeal masques are best if you want a more abrasive effect, while cooked oatmeal masques provide a more gentle cleaning effect. Often the oatmeal masques can be combined with some of the above mentioned items for additional cleaning effect.
The last area is nutrition which rounds out our natural acne treatment. Taking natural supplements of Vitamin C and E (avoid synthetic) along with zinc provides nutrition that prevents acne from developing. These simple solutions with inexpensive or average household items will keep you acne free naturally.