Acne is a major skin problem that most of us face though teenagers suffer most. Clogged pores, dead skin cells, bacteria, excess oil production are some of the main causes of acne breakout. Beside this poor diet, hormonal imbalance, stress, use of birth control pills and certain medication can make the condition worse. A healthy diet and a gentle cleansing of the skin on regular basis can go a long way to minimize daily pollutants and bacteria that settle down on your delicate skin. The harsh chemicals in-prescription drugs and topical medication that most people use to treat acne can further cause irritation and may not be safe for your skin for continued use. Homemade facial masks prepared with natural ingredients are the best and safest way to get rid of acne and acne scars.
Here Are 3 Best Homemade Recipes To Get Rid Of Acne
1. Homemade Honey Face Wash
To get rid of acne, the first and the foremost action you need to take is give your skin a thorough yet gentle cleansing. To prepare this face wash you will need:
1 tablespoon Apple Cider vinegar
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 tablespoon honey
15-20 drops of tea tree oil
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly using a blender. Your face wash is ready. Store it in a bottle and use each morning and evening to wash your face. To use this face wash, wet your face with lukewarm water; apply a little of this concentration into your face and neck. Massage in circular motion for 2-3 minutes. Rinse well with normal tepid water and pat dry. This face wash is highly beneficial for acne prone skin because it contains honey which has antibacterial, anti-septic and moisturizing properties that hydrates the skin, promotes skin cell renewal and soothes the skin. Apple cider vinegar helps to unclog the clogged pores and removes dead skin cells and Coconut oil along with moisturizing fights bacteria, tea tree oil invigorates the skin.
2. Healing Face Mask/ Scrub Recipe
Apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon
Cooled green tea 1-2 teaspoon
Raw honey 1teaspoon
Sugar 5-6 teaspoon
Combine all the ingredients and stir well to get a thick consistency. Apply the mask all over your face with the help of a cotton ball and massage for 2-3 minutes to unclog the pores and remove dead skin cells. Sugar in this mask will work as a natural exfoliator to unclog the pores and break up scar tissues. Apple cider vinegar help to restore the natural pH balance of the skin and reduce the appearance of the pores. Green tea loaded with antioxidant will help to fight harmful free radicals and provide anti-inflammatory benefits. So, this mask will help you to get acne free, flawless skin with regular use.
3. Aloe Vera Gel Mask For Acne Scars
Aloe Vera is nature’s wonderful gift that can heal both acne and acne scars.
2 tablespoon Aloe Vera pulp
1 egg white
1 teaspoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
Extract gel from an aloe Vera leaf, separate egg white and yolk; whipped the egg white; add aloe Vera pulp and lemon juice; mix well. Apply as a face mask on your entire face. Wait until it dries and then wash off with cold water.This mask works so well for dealing with acne and acne scar because aloe Vera contain antioxidant anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which fights the bacteria that thrives the clogged pores, reduce inflammation and redness caused by acne. Aloe Vera is also rich in zinc, vitamin E and vitamin C and also works as an astringent. Aloe Vera also has excellent property that stimulates cell growth and heals acne and acne scars. Egg white, which is loaded with vitamin and amino acids absorbs excess oil from the skin and helps in rebuilding the skin cells. Lemon juice in this mask helps to brighten up the skin.
Use these remedies consistently one or twice a week for 1-2 month to get promising result.