One of the most common skin conditions in the world is Acne. It affects approximately 85% of people at some time in their lives. It won’t be wrong if someone says that dermatology treatments are one of the most expensive treatments around the globe. Talking about dermatology treatments, if they are considered as the most expensive ones, they carry the most undesirable side effects like dryness, redness, and irritation.
Getting treatment for acne or any other skin issue can be quite unaffordable for some people and also many are still unaware of how to treat acne. Consequently, it has prompted many people to look cure acne naturally at home. Google and other platforms are full of various treatments and home remedies for acne but the question is, do natural treatments actually work?
Why Do We Experience Acne?
When a person experiences clogged pores due to oil, dead skin, or any other issue, it ends up in acne breakout on our skin. Each pore on our skin is connected to a gland that produces an oil named sebum. Having extra sebum on our skin can plug up pores and cause the growth of a bacteria which is known as acne.
There are many factors that can contribute to acne breakouts such as genetics, diet, stress, hormone changes, and infections. If you are worried about how this acne is treated, don’t worry and keep scrolling for some great home remedies that actually work!!
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar, like other vinegar, it is famous for its ability to fight various types of bacteria and viruses. It is widely used to treat skin issues, especially acne because it contains several organic acids that have been shown to kill acne-causing bacteria. Moreover, it has also been known to suppress inflammation that is caused by acne, and also prevents scarring.
2. Cinnamon and Honey Mask
The ingredients which are known as the excellent sources of antioxidants are honey and cinnamon. According to some studies, it is more preferred and effective to apply natural antioxidants as compared to benzoyl peroxide and retinoids.
These two have antibacterial properties and can be the best acne treatment mask.
How To Make It?
- Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoons honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Cleanse your face and apply a face mask
- Leave it for 10-15 minutes
- Rinse the mask off completely and pat your face dry.
3. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an essential oil which is known as the best ingredient having an ability to fight bacteria and reduce skin inflammation. Many studies prove that applying 5% of tea tree oil to the skin can effectively reduce acne. But be careful, you have to dilute it before applying it to your skin.
How to Use It
- Mix 1 part of tea tree oil with 9 parts water.
- Dip a cotton bud/Q-tip in the mixture to apply it to your acne-affected areas.
- Repeat this process 1–2 times per day, as needed.
4. Green Tea Can Work Wonders On Your Skin
Green tea is widely used as a metabolism-enhancing drink but we are unaware that it is very high in antioxidants. Not only drinking, applying it to our skin can work wonders and promote good health. Many people agree that applying it directly to our skin has shown great results. The flavonoids and tannins present in green tea are known to help fight bacteria and reduce inflammation, which are two main causes of acne.
How to Use It
- Boil water and steep green tea in it for 3–4 minutes.
- Allow it to cool down.
- Apply it to your skin by using a cotton ball or pour it into a spray bottle to spray it to your skin.
- Allow to dry, then rinse with water and pat dry.
5. Have You Tried Online Dermatology Consultation?
In busy lives nowadays we rarely have time for ourselves and because of that, we tend to ignore many issues that come our way. be it health or anything else, we put them on pending fo as long as we can. But sometimes, there are some issues that can not wait. Skin issues escalate quite quickly, be it acne or anything else, we can not simply ignore skin issues. If you are one of the procrastinators like me, here’s a service that is for people like us.
With the help of marham.pk, you’ll be able to find the best dermatologists in Pakistan. Book yourself an online consultation and talk to a doctor now, through audio or video call, anywhere, and at any time!
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