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Acne Home Remedies: 6 Effective Tips

Oct 5, 2007
Acne and skin care products as well as other acne treatments can be terribly costly. If you want an effective cure for your acne problems but you're not willing to shell out a lot of money, look around your home and you just might find something useful.

Tip #1 Toothpaste

Who could have ever thought that toothpaste would be an effective home remedy for acne? But one did, and it's now one of the most commonly used home remedies for acne. Just dab a small amount of toothpaste directly on the affected areas prior to going to bed. When you wakeup, you'll notice that the swelling of your zits has either greatly reduced or vanished completely. Remember to use toothpaste and not the gel type!

Tip #2 Lemon Massage

Lemons are not only good for lemonades, tea, and scents but effective as acne home remedies as well. You can treat acne and prevent future acne development by washing your face with lemon skin and warm water. If you don't like the idea of using lemon skin, you can try obtaining its extract, mix it with rose water then applying and leaving it on your face for approximately thirty minutes. Afterwards, rinse it off with fresh water. You'll see visible results when half a month has passed.

Tip #3 Exfoliate

Exfoliation is a simple and occasionally manual process of removing the skin's considerably thin topmost layer. This layer is a combination of dead skin cells and excess oil that's blocking your skin pores. With exfoliation, you get rid of old skin to make way for a new skin layer. People have ambivalent reactions towards exfoliating but in case you don't mind taking a small risk with exfoliating to treat your acne problems then here's what you should do.

Choose an exfoliation method. You can use a slightly abrasive cloth or scrubs that are either natural or artificial together with exfoliating toners or washes. There are also exfoliating facial masks out in the market. To exfoliate, just follow directions for use provided with each product. Do not rub roughly or excessively as this might only aggravate your acne problems.

Tip #4 Stay Sweet with Strawberries

This sweet tangy fruit may be something you're used to eating and consuming with champagne, but from this time on, you can think of it as an acne home remedy as well. When you apply strawberry to your pimples, its alkaline properties will effectively reduce its swelling.

Tip #5 Relax

Get rid of stress. When your body is experiencing stress, this leads to an increased production of cortisol. Excessive levels of this hormone have numerous bad side effects like possible weight gain, heightened blood pressure, a weakened immune system, and overactive sebaceous glands. And as you should know by now, overly active sebaceous glands lead to oily skin which later on leads to acne growth.

To prevent stress from causing acne growth, you need to learn how to relax. But first, you need to accept that you do get stressed. Some people have a hard time accepting they're stressed, believing that stress is a sign of weakness. It isn't. It's just a simple body reaction.

When you know you're stressed, you should accept that it's important to relax your body. This is good not only for your skin but for overall mental, psychological, emotional, and physical health as well. There are countless ways to relax. Exercise, taking a nap, reading a book, using a stress ball, solving puzzles, or any other activity as long as it engages your interest can be considered a relaxing activity.

Tip #6 Warm and Salty

No, this is not an introduction to any sensual tip. Instead, use warm salt water for washing your face. Do this twice and you'll enjoy an oil-free complexion for the rest of the day. If you're willing to go the extra mile, you could also try washing your face using fresh methi leaves at night. Use this for approximately ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing it off.

Although all the home remedies for acne listed here are common and used by many individuals, their safety and effectiveness can not be guaranteed. It's still best to consult your dermatologist to find the best acne home remedy for you.
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