The skin is the biggest organ in our body and it is our body’s first line of defense against invading bacteria and viruses that can cause serious havoc in our body. It is just right to do our best to protect and keep it healthy at all times. So for those who are suffering from pesky acne outbreaks, here are natural ways to get rid of acne once and for all:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider does not only kill acne-causing bacteria. It also balances the pH level of your skin, making it harder for those bacteria to thrive on your skin. Furthermore, it has astringent-like property that helps in drying up excess oil in your skin.
To use apple cider vinegar as acne treatment, mix one part of it with three parts water. Wash your face, pat dry, and using a cotton ball apply the mixture directly to the blemishes. Leave it on for 10 minutes or if you like, overnight, then rinse it off. Use a moisturizer afterwards.
You may wonder why this oil is in our list of natural acne treatments. Unlike the naturally produced skin oil that blocks our pores and causes acne, tea tree oil has an antibacterial property that prevents further acne outbreaks. It also acts like a solvent which decreases the extra sebum and dead skin cell production in your skin, thus unblocking your skin pores and preventing further acne outbreak.
You can make tea tree oil mixture by combining 1 part oil to 9 parts water. With the use of a cotton swab and after you wash your face, apply this mixture to affected areas.
As we all know teas, especially green tea, are high in antioxidant. Green tea can be used as a natural acne treatment internally and externally. One can drink 1 or 2 cups of green tea a day so the body can detoxify. Externally, one can dab the affected areas with tea-saturated cotton pads. You can also utilize a used warm tea bag and pat it onto your problem areas.
With many skin care products having papaya as an essential ingredient in their products, certainly your skin can benefit from papaya’s papain contents. This papaya fruit enzyme can help reduce inflammation and prevent pus formation, making it an ideal natural acne treatment.
To treat an acne outbreak, use mashed papaya flesh and apply it on the affected area after washing your face. Leave the paste on for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse it off with warm water.
This kind of natural treatments for acne is the least known acne treatment. Banana peel contains a powerful antioxidant called lutein, which decreases swelling and inflammation while encouraging healthy skin cell growth. Eat a banana and use the peel to rub in circular motion all over your face. Leave it on for approximately 30 minutes then wash it off.