Acne is a kind of skin disease that is characterized by reddish skin, itching feeling, pimples and sometimes blackheads and whiteheads, and you will find plenty of home remedies for acne on web and from friends and family members. In some severe acne cases the skin becomes rough and worse depending upon skin nature and extent of acne problem.
Most of us don’t have much time during the day to spend time in front of the mirror rubbing skin with creams and doing facials, but one should still have some quick and easy to use skin cleaning creams in the bathroom shelf. Anyway, if you have not been taking enough care of your skin and have acne infection or even if it is a hormonal problem there are still some good and effective home remedies for acne that you can try. Below are some of the most effective home remedies that you can find.
Natural Home Remedies for Acne – Lemon !
Lemon – Lemon is something that you can find in almost all parts of the world and it is universally known to have Vitamin C in abundant form. It is a good anti-oxidant and brings excellent taste to food. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze it on a piece of cotton ball, and apply it on the infected skin on face. Be sure to apply it gently as it has citric acid which might cause irritation on your skin depending upon the severity of acne.
If it feels good apply it then to all of infected areas. Many people use lemon because the citric acid in the lemon is known to dry out pimples that may be housing germs and bacteria which may be worsening the acne. With regular use of lemon you should be able to feel relieved and have soothing effect on the infected area.
If your skin is filled with blackheads and whiteheads it would be a good idea to clean the skin using the comedo tool which is considered as the best blackhead remover. Lemon is often used to clean blackheads and whiteheads and while you use it to treat acne it would be a good idea to clean skin from blackhead too.
Tomato – If lemon is too harsh on your skin you can use the tomato instead as it also contains acid which is why it is easy to preserve them in cans in forms of pastes and slices. Take a fresh tomato and put some of its pulp on the skin for few minutes or overnight, wash you face next morning. Tomatoes contain Lycopene which is one of the most powerful antioxidants and it is found to be good for heart and other potential health benefits.
Applying some tomato pulp on your face overnight can make your skin very smooth and provide your skin with all the antioxidants it needs. If you don’t like putting raw tomato pulp on your skin overnight you can go for homemade or commercially made tomato face-mask.
Cucumber – Cucumber has a beautiful green color and is even more beautiful from the inside. It contains Pantothenic acid which is an essential nutrient for many animals to make protein and carbohydrate. Cucumber can also serve as one of the best natural hydrators as it comprises of 95% water with plenty of vitamins and minerals that your body needs – make sure you leave its skin on because it gives you some additional nutrients.
Using cucumber is super easy and requires no preparation except cutting some slices and putting them on your face for as long as you want. It is also one of the easiest home remedies for acne to adopt.
Olive Oil – Like machines our body also needs some oiling and lubrication and olive oil can be the best skin oiling agent. It is packed with antioxidants, fatty acids and my favorite omegas. You don’t need to pour bottles of olive oil on your skin but instead take a piece of cotton and put some olive oil and apply it gently on the skin. Leave it for about half an hour before you wash your face.
Acne causes skin to dry out taking away its expansion properties. By hydrating the skin with the use of cucumber and oiling it with olive oil the skin can return to its normal texture. Once you feel that your skin has regained its smoothness you can use a blemish extractor to help your skin fight and clean off acne.
Garlic – Garlic has rough texture and very sour taste because it contains minerals such as zinc, calcium and Vitamin C which can help your skin revitalize its minerals and fight against acne. The ingredients of garlic also serve as anti-fungal agent against acne and provide natural medicine – crush some garlic cloves, mix it with water and apply some on the skin.