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4 Home Remedies for Acne

Acne is a common skin problem that affects people of all ages. In this short post, we’ll discuss some home remedies that might help in resolving your acne problems. Read on!

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Exfoliate Regularly (But Gently)
Clogged pores and dead skin contribute to acne. It’s important to exfoliate properly to remove the buildup. Commercially available scrubs are ridden with chemicals that can further irritate skin.
DIY scrubs to fight acne and keep skin fresh are easy to make and economical. First, you need something that is gritty. Sea salt, brown sugar and ground oatmeal are good choices. In addition, you need a base. Coconut oil, kefir and honey are all good choices.
These bases help to fight bacteria, fungi and Candida overgrowth on the skin while the textured ingredients help to unplug pores and remove dead skin.
Mix two tablespoons of the dry ingredient of choice with 1–2 tablespoons of the base of choice. Rub into skin in a circular motion. Start at the forehead and work your way down, paying particular attention to problem areas. Remove with a damp cloth, and rinse well. Source: Draxe

Honey
Spot treat a pimple with a dab of honey, or use the sweet stuff as an all-over face mask. Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse off with warm water, says Dr. Jaliman. But you won’t want to use the regular teddy-bear honey you probably have in your pantry. “Raw, organic Manuka honey has been shown to aid in wound-healing with its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties,” explains Dr. Krant. “Regular honey may help, but it’s not as proven medically.”  Source: Health

Wash Your Pillowcase
Technically, a pillowcase should be washed at the very least once a week. While most of us don’t practice this, when it comes to keeping your skin fresh and healthy, it might help to get a little picky about your pillowcase. If you never wash it, all the stuff that gets rubbed onto it then comes in contact with your face for around 6-8 hours every night, and can exacerbate your acne. Keeping a clean, comfy place to rest your weary head is worth the hassle of stuffing your pillow back into its case-the real reason we avoid washing it-if it could prevent future breakouts.  Source: EverydayRoots

Avoid Irritants
You may want to avoid oily or greasy cosmetics, sunscreens, hairstyling products or acne concealers. Use products labeled water-based or noncomedogenic, which means they are less likely to cause acne. Source: MayoClinic

 

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