At Home Remedies for Acne
Zits. They torment teenagers, but we all get them. And they always seem to crop up at the wrong time, don’t they? Though you won’t be able to wipe out acne completely and forever, you should see clearer skin using these home remedies.
The best home remedy for acne and pimples is fresh aloe vera. Some markets sell aloe vera leaves, but if you can grow your own, even better. Aloe is hardy and useful for many skin conditions. Cut a piece off a leaf closest to the soil, and squeeze out the gelatinous liquid inside. The plant will seal itself. Spread the liquid generously on clean, affected skin. Leave on overnight. Save any remaining cut leaf in the refrigerator for later use. Be patient and apply every night.
Resist the urge to squeeze pimples. Squeezing can push bacteria further into the skin, and may cause scarring. If a pimple is at a head, you can apply heat with a washcloth dripping with very warm to hot tap water, until pus releases.
Acne Home Remedies
To help loosen and remove blackheads, use a little water to make a paste out of either a small amount of plain oatmeal (whirred in a blender to make powder), or baking soda. Apply paste to affected areas. Gently cleanse in circular motions with a warm, wet washcloth. Rinse with warm water.
More home remedies below:
Drink plenty of water. Don’t rest your face in your hands. Make sure everything that touches your skin–hands, cell phone, hair, towel, pillowcase–is scrupulously clean, to cut back on bacteria. Don’t scrub because scrubbing can irritate your skin. Washing once in the morning, and once before bed, with a gentle cleanser should be enough.
And for emergencies, when you feel a pimple starting to come up, try dabbing toothpaste over the area and leaving on overnight.
Nutrients are very important:
- Zinc – aids in healing and prevents scarring.
- Chlorophyll – aids in cleansing the blood.
- Garlic – destroys bacteria and enhances the immune system.
- Potassium – deficiency has been associated with acne.
- Colloidal silver – acts as a natural antibiotic.
- Vitamin A – strengthens the protective skin tissue.
- Vitamin B complex – important for healthy skin tone.
There is a great A to Z reference book by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, “Prescription for Nutritional Healing” that you can pick up at any book store or order it from Amazon.com here.. The fifth edition is out and provides a wealth of information for drug-free remedies using vitamins, minerals, herbs and food supplements.
Also, a popular ebook guide to treating acne the natural way is called “Eat Away Your Acne”. Click Here>
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