Shelling out big bucks for expensive acne treatments and yet not able to treat your pimples or blemishes? Try out these Natural home remedies for acne breakouts to get clear skin. Not only your wallets stay full, but your skin will thank you for not ravaging it with chemicals.
1. Keep hands off your face
The most important thing to keep acne at bay is to keep your hands off your face. Do not pop your pimples, even if you’re tempted to itch or touch it, as it only worsens the affected area spreading infection. Wash your face with gentle cleanser twice a day.
2. Change Pillow Covers
It is advisable to change your pillow covers regularly, perhaps once in a week. They could be accumulated with dust, sweat and dirt which affect your skin while you sleep. Always pick natural fabric sheets and pillow covers
3. Don’t Scrub the Acne
Don’t use scrub when you are affected by acne, as this cause itchiness and further forms marks. Avoid using the chemicals on your face. Over cleansing with harsh chemicals can also cause acne.
4. Avoid Makeup
Try not to cover-up your acne with concealer or foundation. Let your skin breathe and get sunlight, to lower the inflammatory condition and get rid of bacteria. Standing in the sun for a good 15 minutes cab also help you get the needed Vitamin D. Ensure you don’t stay in sun for longer time.
5. Get Rid of Dandruff
Dandruff is one of the major reasons for acne. Make sure you don’t have dandruff and wash your hair with anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner. Avoid hair products with petroleum, parabens, silicone, sulfates, panthenol and other chemicals.
6. Try Acne-healing Masks
To fight acne and hydrate your skin, you can apply a mask of Yogurt, honey, cinnamon and Tea Tree Essential Oil. The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties in Honey and Cinnamon can keep acne at bay. Alternatively, you can dilute tea-tree oil and apply on the affected area.
Green Tea Extract, Aloevera Gel, Willow Bark Extract can do your body good and helps inhibiting the oil production as well as calm the breakouts. Applying any of the above products during nights can slough off dead, pore-clogging skin cells, paving way for clearer skin.