Are you considering natural home remedies for acne as an alternative to over the counter topical treatments? That is actually the most logical thing anyone suffering from acne should do since most of the drug based treatments are inefficient in curing this ailment. Acne is one of the commonest skin ailments in the world today and it is caused by a number of things such as sex hormone imbalance at puberty, hereditary tendencies and impaired fat metabolism.
Acne is a skin condition that is characterized by eruptions of pimples of varying severity and they are found in different areas of the body. They occur on the face, often on the upper back and/or chest-papules, pustules nodules or small abscesses which may be superficial or deep seated. The superficial types are usually less painful than the deep seated ones which are often found in people with thick skins. Acne may not essentially be tagged to bacterial infection but it is definitely complicated by one.
A small fresh basil leaves handful. You may buy a bunch at the grocery stores. Make the leaves simmer in two water cups about 15 minutes then take them and put them into the refrigerator. You can apply this mixture with a cotton ball to the face.
FRUIT JUICE. Juices of citrus fruits especially lemon are powerful cleansing and antibacterial agents. Juices of raspberry, tomatoes also perform similar actions. Garlic juices are prepared by squashing garlic and soaked in water overnight. The resulting fluid can be applied on the skin, left for a few minutes and wash off.
Ensuring adequate quantity of vitamins in diet. Approximately 50,000 international units of vitamin A, per day is considered appropriate for treating acne.
Use of Zinc. Adequate intake (about 50mg thrice a day) of zinc can help in treatment of acne, if taken for a period of about six weeks.
Take a egg and separate the egg yoke from the white to make a mask.Whisk with a fork for a minute or two then apply all over your face.Let it dry, then wash it off.
Next apply the apple cider vinegar all over your face using it as you would a toner using a cotton pad apply to the skin. Let it dry on your face for about 15 minutes. Wash off and pat your skin dry.
Then almost always there is the alternative of using readily available elements found in nearly all homes to make remedies which help reduce acne. Mixing cucumber juice with lettuce, carrot or alfalfa juice and then applying onto the face for about ten minutes will help in reducing the redness caused by inflammation. As will tomato pulp applied on to the face for half an hour.