Acne is the most common skin disease it has affected nearly 85% of the world’s population and we will check out some effective home remedies for acne.
Some acne treatments can be costly and may cause some side effects like dryness, redness, and irritation to your skin. Which leads people to look for natural treatments to cure acne at home. And the internet got tonnes of articles and suggestions around the world, but the question is do these treatments really effective?
So what causes acne?
When the pores in your skin start getting clogged with oil and dead skin cells that’s when it starts developing acne.
These pores are connected to sebaceous glands, which in result produces an oily substance known as sebum. The extra sebum can boost sebum growth that in result leads to the growth of bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes.
Our white blood cells attack P. acnes, which leads to skin inflammation and acne. The cases of acne can be severe than regular ones, but some common symptoms include whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples too.
There are a lot of factors like genetic, hormone change, diet, stress, infection contribute to developing acne. Nevertheless, let us see now how you can cure your acne problem at home.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar for Acne
Even lactic acid has shown to improve the appearance of acne scars, whereas apple cider vinegar helps in drying up the skin that may prevent the development of acne scars in the first place.
How to use
Take 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 3 tablespoons of water and mix it well (Use of more water for sensitive.
After cleansing, apply water and apple cider mixture to your skin with a cotton ball.
Keep it for 10-20 seconds, and then rinse with water and let it dry.
You can repeat this process 1-2 times daily, as needed.
Summary: The natural acid in apple cider vinegar helps in destroying the acne-causing virus and helps in minimizing the scars. Applying the mixture to your skin may cause burning sensation or irritation, we recommend using the mixture carefully.
2. Use of Zinc Supplement for Acne
Zinc is a key nutrient it helps in cell growth, hormone production, immune function, and metabolism. It is studied that people with acne have lower levels of zinc in their blood than those who have clear skin, as zinc is the most studied natural treatment for acne.
Research shows that consuming zinc orally helps in reducing acne.
Zinc oxide has highest amount of elemental zinc at 80%.
For consuming zinc, the recommendation is about 40mg per day, so it is advisable as well not to exceed the limit or you can consult you, medical doctor, for the same. If you eat more zinc supplements, you will undergo stomach pain and gut irritation.
Zinc does not absorb well into our skin so applying zinc to the skin may not see the effects.
Summary: Individuals with acne tend to have a lower level of zinc than with people who are having clear skin. The research shows that consuming zinc orally can see the effects and reduce acne.
3. Making Cinnamon and Honey Mask for Acne
The antioxidants studied were vitamin B3, linoleic (omega-6) fatty acid, and sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP), which is a vitamin C derivative.
These anti-bacterial properties are not found in honey and cinnamon, but possibly other anti-oxidants have those similar properties to cure acne.
You can reduce inflammation and fight bacteria with honey and cinnamon too. They do benefit the acne-prone skin but they might not be used to treat your acne there is no such concrete study found.
How to make Honey & Cinnamon Mask
Get 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon & 2 tablespoons of honey and mix well till you get paste-like formation.
After cleansing your face, apply this mask to your face and keep it for 12-15min
Rinse the mask with normal water and make it dry.
4. How to use Green Tea to Cure Acne
As we, all know that green tea contains a high amount of antioxidants, and drinking green tea is good for health too.
How to Make Green Tea Mask at home for Acne
Put green tea in boiling water for about 3-4 min
Then allow the tea to cool down
Take a cotton ball, apply it to your skin or you can put it in a spray bottle to spritz on your face
Let it dry and then rinse it with water and pat dry.
Then you can take the remaining green tea and add in the honey to make a mask. Even there is no such quality research that green tea fights acne, but still, you can see the results and it is beneficial too.
Summary: Green tea has a high level of antioxidants that fight bacteria and reduce inflammation. In addition, applying green tea has shown good results in reducing acne from the face.
5. Moisturizing Skin with Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera produces gel and it is one of the best tropical plant. You can find the use of Aloe Vera gel in products like lotions, soaps, creams, ointments etc. it is used to cure abrasions, rashes, burns and other skin conditions.
How to use
Remove the gel from the Aloe with the help of a spoon
Apply the gel directly to the skin like a moisturizer
Wash your face gently after it gets dried
You can apply it 1-2times a day
Summary – Aloe Vera helps in curing wounds, burns, and fight inflammations. It may also help in curing acne.