Acne

9 Ways to Combat Acne at Home

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Acne can be very distressing. They appear out of the blue, marring the perfect skin and leave behind the ugly physical and emotional scars. Not only hideous, these acne are also painful if not cured properly.

Acne is one problem which almost everyone of us faces at one or the other time of the life. The whole cosmetic industry runs on the treatment of this acne. But these treatments include variety of creams and face wash that comes with all kinds of chemicals. Constant use can further harm the skin. And then there is the huge amount of money which is spent in following such a strict beauty regime.

But one need not spent thousands as such. One’s home and kitchen is the treasure house where the perfect remedy for acne can be found. There are many items in our kitchen which are the perfect combat material for the problem of acne. So, for those who are worried about their pocket and harmful impact of the cosmetics on their skin, here is the list of some acne home remedies.

Acne home remedies

The first rule for curing the acne is not to touch the affected area again and again. Itching or rubbing the area might leave the scar which will be more difficult to treat. Also, take care to keep the face clean. All the things that come in touch with face like towels, pillow covers, and handkerchief should also be clean.

Toothpaste: Toothpaste is one of the easiest and the effective acne home remedies. Apply the toothpaste on the affected area before going to sleep. This will help out in drying and curing of acne. If applying during daytime, make sure to keep the toothpaste on the affected area for at least half an hour. The only thing one should take care of is to use the white toothpaste.

Baking Soda: The sodium bicarbonate or baking soda is another wonderful solution for acne problem as it has antiseptic properties and fight off fungus and bacteria along with the ability dry up excess oil. It can be used as a scrub or face pack. For using as a scrub, mix one part of baking soda with one part of water and make a paste. Apply the paste and leave it on for 15-20 minutes or until the mask dries off. Wash the face and pat dry.  Similarly a scrub can be made using half a cup of baking soda and 1/8thcup of water.

Lemon juice: Lemons are quite rich in vitamin C. That is the reason doctors recommend regular use of lemons for healthy skin. This use of lemon can be both internal and external. The lemon juice can be directly applied on the affected area for best results with the help of a cotton bud. If the stinging sensation is too much, some yoghurt can be added to combat that.

Steam: Steam can help in curing pimples. It helps in opening of the pores and removing of the impurities deep within the skin. Steaming can be used as a standalone cure or before the application of scrub and face mask. The steam will make the mask being used more effective as the path will be cleared off.

Oatmeal: There is a reason why Scottish swear by the benefits of oatmeal. It has already been proved that oatmeal is perfect for digestion, but it is also a perfect acne home remedy as it is a perfect agent for exfoliation of the skin and opening of the pores. In order to apply the oatmeal, cook the oatmeal as per the pack’s instruction and add two tablespoon of honey to it. Once it is cooled down and is at room

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