Acne can be so disturbing, but if you know what it is, and how to treat it, things will be much easier. And there are also home remedies to treat acne that you can make yourself!
What is acne?
Acne occurs when the hair follicles (pores) are clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Certain hormones cause extra production of oil. In addition, some medications and certain diet (that is rich in carbohydrates) also contribute to the production of acne.
If the follicle wall is bulged, this will form a whitehead. On the other hand, if the plug is open to the surface it may darken resulting in blackhead. If you have a serious acne problem, it is better for you to ask your specialist beautician to look at it and suggest the best treatment for you. To prevent the formation of pimples, you should follow a healthy lifestyle. This will not only help heal pimples, it can also reduce the appearance of future ones.
At Pure Natural Salon you can get a targeted treatment and some life style and diet advise.
Healthy lifestyle for controlling acne occurrence:
1. Use gentle cleanser for washing your face. Harsh chemicals and facial scrubs may make acne worse. Wash acne-prone skin only twice a day, since too much washing can irritate your skin. Pure acne cleanser has been approved to be very effective for cleaning while disinfecting the skin.
2. Avoid oily cosmetics. Excess oil in cosmetics may increase the appearance of acne, so you should look for products labeled for oily skin or acne treatment.
3. Don’t squeeze pimples. I know this may be difficult to do, but you have to avoid that since squeezing can cause infection or scarring.
4. Remove makeup before going to bed. Going to bed with your makeup on will clog your pores causing more pimples to appear. Also, you should regularly clean your cosmetics brushes with mild soap and water.
Between treatments you can use homemade remedies :
Chocolate Home Remedy for Acne:
This recipe contains omega-3s from the walnuts, which are essential for your skin health; also contain whole bran that can help reduce the appearance and instances of blemishes.
1 cup whole grain cereal
1/4 cup walnuts
2 mini dark chocolate bars or 3 tbsp of dark chocolate chips
Melt chocolate the chocolate and drizzle of the cereal and nuts. Stir apply to your face and enjoy!
Pumpkin Home Remedy for Acne.
200 grams of pumpkin pulp
1 tablespoon of non-fat sour cream
Directions: mix ingredients and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water. This will cleanse your face, open up your pores; helping reduce pimples and give your skin a glow!
Chamomile Tea Home Remedy for Acne
Chamomile tea bag soaked in warm water
Directions: apply the teabag to the affected area for 15 minutes.
The teabag works as a warm compress and contains agents, which have anti-inflammatory factors features that help soothe the pimple and reduce redness.