Acne develops when pores of skin become clogged or infected with bacteria. Acne is among the most common skin conditions affecting around 80 per cent of people in their lifetimes. A lot of people use specific home remedies to help balance the skin’s oil levels, reduce inflammation, kill bacteria, and prevent future acne breakouts.
Some of the most popular home remedies for acne involve the use of natural herbal extracts and changes in lifestyle.
Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory that kills P acnes — the bacteria that cause acne — and it also reduces swelling and redness of pimples. A study suggested that tea tree oil may work as well as 5 per cent benzoyl peroxide, which is a common over-the-counter acne medication. People can apply tea tree extract to their acne as creams, gels, or oil. But, it should be diluted with a carrier first.
Jojoba oil is a natural, waxy substance extracted from the seeds of the jojoba shrub. The waxy substances in jojoba oil helps in repairing damaged skin and also helps speeding up wound healing, including acne lesions. Jojoba oil can be used by diluting in any carrier oil or directly to cure acne sores.
Aloe vera has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reducing the appearance of acne and prevent acne breakouts. It contains lots of water and works as a natural moisturizer. It can be applied in a thin layer after cleaning the acne sores.
Honey has been used to treat skin conditions, such as acne, for thousands of years. It contains many antioxidants and wound healing properties that can help to clear waste and debris from clogged pores. It can be applied directly on acne sores or pimples and it can also be used by adding a small quantity to a body or face mask.
Many traditional medicine practitioners use garlic to treat infections and boost the body’s ability to fight germs and infections. It contains organosulfur compounds, which have natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. To fight the inflammation and infections caused by acne, people can add more garlic to their diet.
Green tea contains high concentrations of a group of polyphenol antioxidants called catechins that help reducing inflammation in the skin and reduces sebum secretion. It can be included in a regular diet or its extract can be applied to the affected area.
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