Friday, October 12, 2012

Natural Treatments For Acne

Acne and pimples can be treated at home naturally by using simple home remedies.  Natural and herbal remedies are becoming more and more popular these days, as these usually pose less risk of side effects, particularly for sensitive skin.

There are many reasons we encounter acne throughout our lives. Just a few examples of why we may get acne include:

Woman and girls show an increase in acne during their menstrual cycle

Lifestlye changes and stress also effect the skin

Teenagers and adolescents show an increase in acne due to hormonal changes during puberty

A stop or start in birth control



Use of greasy cosmetics

Poor sleeping habits

Poor eating habits

Below are a sampling of natural home recipes to help you fight your acne breakouts.

**If any of these home remedies irritate your skin, discontinue use.

Lemon Juice and Rose Water - Mix equal parts lemon juice and rose water.  Apply directly to the skin. Leave on approximately 15-20 minutes. Rinse face with warm water.

Peppermint or Spearmint Treatment - Take a handful of peppermint or spearmint leaves and mash with mortar and pestle. Rub the leaves and juice on the affected areas and leave on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse skin with cool water.

Salt and Vinegar - Make a paste of salt and vinegar and rub on affected area. Leave on for 20-30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Egg White Mask - Separate egg yolk from egg white.  Beat the egg white and apply to face for approximately 10 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.

Honey Treatment - Use natural honey (rather than processed honey) - Take honey and apply it to face for approximately 15 minutes. Wash face thoroughly afterward with warm water.

Baking Soda and Water - Add enough water to baking soda to form a paste.  Apply to skin and leave on until it hardens. Rinse face with warm water.  Repeat several times a week for best results.

Tea Tree Oil - (5%) - Apply a small amount of Tea Tree Oil to a cotton ball and apply too affected areas on the face. Studies have shown that Tea Tree Oil is as effective as benzoyl Peroxide (with no side effects), although, the results were slower.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Take one (1) part apple cider vinegar to four(4) parts water. Mix together and apply to cotton ball. Apply to face for approximately 15 minutes.  Rinse off with warm water.  You can also use over night if your skin is no sensitive.

Grapes  - extract the juice from a few grapes and apply the juice to the  affected area . Leave on for approximately 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

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