Caused by an excessive secretion of sebum (naturally produced oil), Acne is a skin condition caused by the appearance of tiny pus-filled pimples or zits. Other than this bacterial infection, hormonal imbalance, unclear bowel movement is also known for causing acne and related inflammation issues.
With the plethora of acne-fighting lotions, medicines and treatments available in the market, the most effective remedy, surprisingly, lies in your kitchen shelf. So, why go out? Try these 5 natural remedies that help soothe your skin, remove and reduce acne formation, while also keeping your skin healthy. Read on...
LEMON: Rich in vitamin C, lemon acts as a natural germicide and a quick solution to fight acne. Not only does it helps a pimple to dry faster, but also helps to remove spots and blemishes.
How to use- Dip a cotton swab in lemon juice and apply it all over the face before going to bed. You can even mix it with a little honey and apply. Continue the process till the zit cures completely.
TOOTHPASTE: If you are looking for something that will cure your acne overnight, look on your bathroom shelf. Your toothpaste. Yeah. That’s right. The benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid present in the toothpaste works like magic on the acne and provides the speediest results.
How to use- Take a little bit toothpaste on the tip of your finger and apply on the pimple. Keep it overnight and wash it off with cold water in the morning.
GARLIC CLOVES: Extremely popular for its antibacterial properties, garlic is viewed as one of the most effective remedies for acne and skin breakouts. Other than this, garlic also helps in cell reinforcement, improving stamina and imperativeness.
How to use- Crush a few garlic cloves and apply it on the pimple. Leave it for 5-10 min and wash off. Repeat the process 2-3 times a day and observe the difference.
BAKING SODA: Another powerful natural cure for soothing acne is baking soda. Baking soda helps to evacuate excess oil and remove dead skin cells. Not only that, it is an excellent antiperspirant. So it not only helps to clean your skin but also helps to prevent frequent breakouts.
How to use- In a small bowl, make a paste by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda, lemon juice and water. Apply it on your skin and let it dry for a couple of minutes, and wash it off with warm water. Do not keep the mixture on your skin for a very long time, as it may make your skin extremely dry.
PAPAYA: Instead of going for expensive cosmetics that promises presence of natural extracts of fruits, go for actual fruits for treating your acne. Raw papaya is one of them. Raw papaya contains papain, which reduces the inflammation of the acne and prevents further formation of pus. It also removes the dead skin cells and excess oil from the face, leaving you with a clear and glowing skin.
How to use- Blend the papaya to make a puree, and apply it on your skin. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and rinse your face with warm water. Pat your skin dry and apply an oil-free moisturiser.