Acne is one of major concern for teenagers and also older age group people. It may go on its own, or you may need to visit a doctor. But there are so many things present in nature that can heal acne effectively. Try these nature’s secrets to get rid of acne. These natural things don’t have side effects and make your skin soft, supple and beautiful.
Lemon is a natural exfoliant as it contains citric acid. It cleans out dirt accumulated in pores. It has skin lightening properties. It works as disinfectant and controls further breakout of acne. Apply lemon juice with the help of cotton balls or directly with a cut lemon on acne spots. Leave for more than an hour and then rinse out with plain water. It can be done once a day. But if it makes the skin too dry, then use it every two to three days.
2. Baking soda
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a good exfoliant, removes dead skin, unclogs pores, and thus controls acne. It has antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties so prevent further breakout of acne. Make a paste of two tablespoons of baking soda and equal water. Apply this paste on face. Leave it to dry. It can take 10 to 15 minutes. When it is dry, rinse it with water.
3. Tea tree oil
It is a very effective natural treatment for acne. It has antiseptic property; it kills the bacteria in pores and efficiently clears up acne. Apply a drop of tea tree oil on affected area two times a day.
Aloe has a healing and soothing effect on the skin. Because of its anti-inflammatory property, it helps in reduce infection and controls growth of acne. Just scrap gel from aloe vera and apply on clean face.
Toothpaste is very common in household and is very effective in reducing acne because of its antibacterial and soothing effect. Before going to bed apply toothpaste on affected areas. It will dry out the acne and reduce the acne. The result can be seen in two days.
6. Fuller’s earth
Fuller’s earth is also known as multani mitti is good for oily skin. Apply the paste of fuller’s earth with water or rose water on the face and neck. Leave it for 20 minutes. Let it dry. Then wash the face with plain water. It absorbs excessive oil and soothes the skin. Thus, it dries up the acne and unclogs the pores. It can be done once a week. It effectively helps in reduction of acne.
7. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains acid that helps to exfoliate the skin. It reduces the red swellings and help in the treatment of acne. Mix apple cider vinegar with equal water and apply on face with the help of cotton.
8. Indian Lilac
Indian lilac is also known as neem. It has antimicrobial property and has been used from ancient times to heal skin problems. It effectively kills bacteria in pores, thus help in the cure of acne. It is antiseptic and has a soothing effect. Apply a paste of Indian lilac leaves with water on face. You can also add turmeric powder in the paste also. Leave it for 20 minutes. Let it dry. Wash the face with plain water. Do it twice a week.
Honey has antioxidants that help to reduce inflammation. It has an antibacterial property which helps in killing bacteria built up in pores. Apply honey to affected areas or on all over the face for better results. Leave it for 20 minutes. Wash your face with plain water. Do it twice a week.
Garlic has antibacterial property so efficiently cure acne. Mash 2 to 3 garlic cloves. Mix it water and then apply to the affected areas with the help of cotton balls. This will effectively relieve you from acne.
11. Fenugreek leaves
Fenugreek leaves have anti inflammatory and antiseptic property. Therefore, it can also be used to cure acne. Grind fresh fenugreek leaves with water and make a paste and apply on the affected areas. Leave it for 20 minutes. Let it dry. Then wash it with plain water. Do it 2 to 3 days in a week.
Mint has antibacterial properties which disinfect the acne. It not only heals acne but also lightens the scars left by acne. Make a paste of mint either by grinding or by chopping. Apply on the acne spots or all over the face as a mask. After 20 minutes, when it dries, wash your face with water. It makes your skin soft and supple.
If mint is consumed, it has more benefits. You can make mint juice and drink it on a regular basis. It has antioxidants. It purifies blood and prevent acne to reappears. It cleanses the skin internally and make your skin acne free.
13. Green tea
Drinking green tea daily is excellent for health and is equally good for acne also. It contains antioxidants that purify blood and reduces the secretion of sebum from sebaceous gland present on the face. It is sebum whose excess secretion causes acne. It balances the androgen hormone which is one of the factors for the cause of acne.
Green can also heal acne if taken externally. Green tea, when cooled, can be used as a face wash. It can also be applied to the affected areas by the use of cotton balls dipped in green tea.
Turmeric is antiseptic and has cooling effect. It can be used to heal any skin problem or wound. Just make a paste of turmeric powder with water or rose water and apply to the acne spots. You can use the paste as a mask. Leave it for 20 minutes and when it is dry, rinse it. It soothes your skin and also makes your skin texture light. It has been used to get lighter and fairer skin from ancient times.
Sandalwood powder is superb for skin. It has an anti inflammatory property so has a cooling effect on the skin. Apply a paste of sandalwood powder with water or rose water on the affected areas or use it as a face pack. After 20 minutes, when it is dry, rinse it. It dries out acne as it absorbs excess oil and sebum.
Chamomile has anti inflammatory property. Thus, it reduces the swelling and heals the acne. Grind dried chamomile with water. Make a paste and apply on the affected areas. Leave it for 10 minutes. When it is dry, wash it off with warm water. It not only heals acne but also help in reducing the acne scars. Chamomile tea can also be applied to lighten the acne scars.
17. Orange peel
Orange is an excellent source of vitamin C and so is orange peel. Orange contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), so it is a great exfoliant. Peel off the orange peel and rub it on skin. It contains antioxidants which help in controlling the secretion of excess sebum which causes acne.
You can dry the orange peels on Sun. When it is completely dried, grind it. This powder can be used as the scrub and also face pack. It is an excellent exfoliant. It absorbs excess sebum and clears clogged pores. So it effectively cures acne. It also lightens skin texture and make it soft and supple.
18. Citrus fruits
Including citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, kiwis, strawberries, grapes, pineapples, etc. in your diet makes you and your skin healthy because they contain Vitamin C. They contain antioxidants which fight against free radicals. Citrus fruits also contain fibers, bioflavonoids, and minerals such as potassium and magnesium which reduce inflammation and help in eliminating toxin from the body.
Papaya is always being used in beauty products to make skin soft, supple and fair. So papaya if directly applied on the face is better. Papaya contains an enzyme called Papain is a protein that fights acne naturally. It also lightens the skin texture. Papain enzymes absorb excess oil from the skin and cleanse the skin effectively. The pores remain unclogged with papaya treatment. Papain helps in preventing reoccurrence acne breakouts. Raw papaya juice can also be used in the treatment of acne. It reduces the inflammation efficiently.
Peel of the papaya, remove the seeds and then mash the fruit to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on affected areas or all over the face as a mask. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes to dry. When it is dry, rinse it. You can feel the skin softer and smoother even after first use. Do it regularly, and definitely, you get rid of acne.
Cucumber has a cooling effect. It helps to reduce acne inflammation and also very effective if your skin is sunburnt. It moistens skin and effectively cleanses skin and remove impurities from the skin. Make a puree of cucumber in a blender and apply to the affected areas or all over the face as a mask. Leave it for 20 minutes. When it is dry, wash your face. It hydrates your face, removes dead skin cells and leave your skin firm and softer. Do it on a regular basis and you will get an acne free face.