The good news is you don’t have to look to expensive creams and treatments to fight it.
In fact, you need to go no further than your own kitchen, as ordinary items in your pantry can be used for home remedies that will do the trick.
So there’s no need to hide away and be camera-shy, or spend a fortune on over the counter treatments either!
Top 4 Products For Acne Treatment at Home
- Apple cider vinegar
This 100% natural product, combined with 3 parts water and applied topically, works as a great acne-fighting formula. It is antibacterial, so it replaces prescription antibiotics and naturally rids skin of acne-causing bacteria. It also works to unclog pores by removing the excess oil that can cause inflammation. Apple cider vinegar also has great cleansing and detoxification benefits when ingested, so it can work to improve your skin from the inside out!
- Baking soda
This multi-purpose superior cleansing agent is another product that works great as a home remedy for acne. It can be mixed with other products, such as water or lemon juice, to make a paste that you can apply directly to the affected area. After letting it sit for five to ten minutes, you simply rinse it off. Baking soda works to exfoliate the skin, unclog pores, and remove dirt and dead cells. By reducing pH levels, it balances the acidity of the skin, making it less prone to breakouts.
- Sea salt
Sea salt is a wonderful, and highly economical, bacteria-fighting ingredient that also reduces oil production in the skin when applied topically. Mixed with warm water, it creates an easy, yet powerful, solution with which to wash the acne-affected area. Minerals found in sea salt, such as zinc and calcium, have nourishing and healing properties, further benefiting your skin and keeping it free from blemishes. It should be noted that table salt should not be used as a substitute for sea salt, as it can cause skin irritation.
This is a sweet (literally) little remedy that helps reduce acne by inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the skin. It does this with the help of an enzyme that converts glucose and oxygen into hydrogen peroxide, a common disinfectant. Honey can be used on its own or mixed with other anti-acne ingredients, such as cinnamon, to form a mask. The mask is then spread over the affected area, left for about 30 minutes, and rinsed off with warm water. Honey also has natural nutrients that keep the skin moist and healthy.
Now that you know you have plenty of ways to fight acne right in your own home, you can save your money on more expensive solutions. You’ll have less to stress about, and less acne to show for it!
This is a guest post by Author, Karlee Wiggins who blogs about cosmetics and health topics. She is a supporter of Dr. John Smoot and the professionalism he shows in his clinic.
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