Acne is a common condition that causes pain for many people. Acne can appear on the chest, back, buttock, and face. The pimple is caused when oil clogs the skin glands. This condition is known to run in families, so it may have a genetic component. Acne treatment can be expensive. Every year, millions of dollars are spent by those who seek a cure.
Acne does not discriminate between sexes or ages. Even people in their 60s can still have outbreaks. It seems to be worse in teenage years, when hormones are raging. Hormonal changes can sometimes cause an increase in lesions in pregnant women. Acne can lead to permeate scarring and lower self-esteem.
There are many home remedies that can be used to treat acne. This is something that many people don’t know about. These remedies may not work for everyone, and you should always be aware of allergic reactions to any substance.
Some people have great results with home remedies for their acne. This article will discuss five home remedies that can be used to treat acne outbreaks.
- The essential oil Tea Tree is great for acne. It can be applied directly to the skin or mixed in a carrier. Apply three drops to an ounce carrier daily. Use a Q-Tip to apply the oil directly to the skin. Make sure you only use 100% essential oil. Before applying the oil, make sure you do a patch test to ensure that you are not allergic.
- Water can help acne. Water is essential for the body to flush out impurities and keep it healthy. We drink far too little water. Eight glasses of water per day can help with skin health and clearen skin.
- Garlic can be crushed and the oil used to treat lesions. You can also try eating raw garlic cloves every day. This remedy may take up to a month before you see any results. Garlic is believed have antibacterial and purifying properties. Some people find garlic irritating when applied directly to their skin.
- A gentle face soap made with baking soda can be used as an exfoliating cleanser. This can be used two to three times daily. Rinse well with water and dry the dish. Mix the orange rind and lemon juice. Use a mortar and pestle to grind the orange rind into lemon juice. Mix the orange rind with baking soda and apply to the lesions.
- Some people find that applying lemon juice to their skin twice daily is enough to get good results.
Most dermatologists will tell that acne is not related to diet. Acne can be passed down from one generation to the next. Hormones can also increase acne outbreaks. However, I believe that the old adage “garbage in garbageout” applies to acne. Poor nutrition can affect health, and the skin is the largest organ in the body.