Acne is something that can be hard to deal with. It can be embarrassing and make you feel ugly and less than. If you are struggling with acne, here are some tips that can help your skin and make you feel a little better about your situation. You will find that some will work better for you than others.
Try using a tomato mask. This is a great natural remedy that most people forget about. You can use the pulp of a tomato that is mashed up. Put it on your face like you would any other mask. Since it can cause dry skin, you shouldn’t leave it on for more than 30 minutes.
Aloe vera is a wonder natural treatment for all kinds of skin ailments. It is equally as wonderful for treating acne. It will remove all of the oil from the skin and promote healing. Your pimples should fade away quite quickly after applying the aloe vera nightly. You will be impressed.
Despite your best efforts, everyone will eventually get some kind of a pimple. Instead of popping it (this spreads the germs and oils in the pimple around) try putting toothpaste on it. The toothpaste acts to absorb the excess oil and will shrink the pimple as it dries. This will heal it much faster and without the nasty bump!
Use a honey mask on your face at least once a week. Honey is great for sensitive skin. Honey is also good for disinfecting skin and healing acne because it is antibacterial. You can make your mask using items you have around the house like olive oil, honey and egg yolk.
Wash your face every day when you have acne. Washing your face in general can help to clean your pores and remove the harmful oils which can sometimes lead to blackheads. Scrubbing your pores will reduce the amount of potential acne and leave you with a cleaner, fresher, and healthier skin.
Tea bags are a great treatment for acne. The natural herbs found in tea help to fight the germs and bacteria that are associated with acne. To use this method, begin by soaking water, two tea bags and water on to a washcloth. Put the washcloth in the microwave for 30 seconds and then put it on your face.
Consider using a cleaner rather than bar soap to clean your face. The skin’s natural pH is 5.5, while bar soap typically has a pH of around 9. Bar soap can therefore alter the skin’s pH enabling the types of bacteria that cause acne to multiply. Bar soap also contains thickeners which can block pores. Finally, bar soaps strip the skin of all natural oils causing the sebaceous glands to overproduce oil leading to clogged pores.
By now you can see there are a lot of ways to help with acne. Experiment with what works best for you and your skin type. Acne usually gets better, so don’t worry too much about it right now. There is something out three that will help you become acne free.