There is a lot of over-the-counter medicine for acne blemishes. However, you might be among those who are frustrated because nothing seems to work for you. Luckily, there are some home remedies for acne that you can try.
1. Garlic and ginger. Garlic and ginger are two of the most common spices that are used for cooking. But aside from being used as food flavoring, garlic and ginger have natural ingredients that are healthy for your body. They have anti-inflammatory properties, so they can help reduce the swelling on your skin caused by acne. In addition, they can also boost your immune system to better combat bacterial infections due to acne.
Ginger can be consumed by adding its juice to your cup of tea. If the taste is still too strong for you, you can add honey to the mixture. Garlic on the other hand can be minced and applied directly to swollen areas. You can also just cook the garlic and mix it with your dishes.
2. Aloe Vera gel. Aloe Vera contains active ingredients that detoxifies your skin and helps in unclogging the pores on your skin, thereby reducing inflammation and preventing further bacterial infection.
Aloe Vera can be taken internally or applied on the skin directly. When you opt to drink Aloe Vera juice, use a blender to mix Aloe Vera gels cut from Aloe Vera plants with orange juice (for better taste).
3. Natural facial masks. An acne-infected skin is very sensitive to many substances. When you apply masks for acne remedy, choose substances that are known to have effective antiseptic properties. You can use baking soda, egg white, yogurt, and oatmeal to make your mask paste. Make sure to wash your face clean first as well as your hands before putting on the mask.
4. Lemon juice. Lemon juice is an effective exfoliating and bleaching agent. Mix lemon juice with rose water and apply the solution onto your skin by using cotton balls. Let the juice remain on your skin for a few minutes before rinsing.
Of course, to maximize the effectiveness of these acne home remedies, you have to improve your eating habits and lifestyle. Try to reduce consuming oily and processed food as this type of food may contain preservatives that could worsen your acne. Also, get plenty of sleep every day. After all a healthy body and sound, stress-free mind can prevent acne from forming in the first place.