Before start using natural remedies to treat and eliminate acne, you should first identify its origin in order to use appropriate measures to treat it.
The occurrence of facial acne is one of many beauty problems that most commonly develop during puberty due to sudden hormonal changes that happen.
Causes of facial acne
Accumulation of the oil, dead skin cells, and impurities inside of pores are common reasons for facial acne appearance, and as the skin isn’t able to oxygenate properly, contributes to inflammation.
Their presence indicates on a change in the oil glands, that, all the while, can be caused by other factors or conditions.
Androgens are hormones that increase in boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to expand and produce more sebum, which leads to swelling and pimples.
Stress and anxiety
According to scientist, cells producing sebum have receptors for stress hormones. Sebum is a substance known to mix with dead skin cells and bacteria to clog the hair follicles, which leads to a pimple or acne cyst.
Poor eating habits which includes under-or ever-eating, incorporating foods low in fiber and high in fat, salt and/or sugar make people more prone to developing pimples and blackheads.
When skin is in direct contact with certain irritants an individual is more prone to allergic reaction resulting in pimples and redness.
Facial acne appearance is also caused due to poor hygiene which includes not washing your face or sleeping with makeup.
Natural treatments for facial acne
The cosmetic industry offers a myriad of products for treating acnes, but…
Still, there are natural solutions you can apply to achieve similar results.
1. Green tea
Thanks to its powerful astringent properties and rich antioxidant content, green tea revitalize and deeply cleanses the face to minimize the occurrence of pimples.
Using green tea
• Spray a little green tea over your face and let sit 15 minutes.
• Clean with a damp cloth or rinse off with cold water.
• Use it at least 3 times a week.
2. Aloe vera
If your facial acne appeared due to an infection, the gel from the aloe veraplant can be of a great help due to its healing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Using aloe vera
• Squeeze out fresh aloe vera gel and apply it on the affected areas.
• Let sit 30 minutes and rinse off.
• Use every day until skin clears.
The best way to remove the bacteria leading to acne is to use honey as it’s extremely effective in regenerating tissue and preventing the occurrence of scars and blemishes due to its antibacterial properties.
• Make a face mask with pure honey, making sure to cover the areas with pimples.
• Let sit 30 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
• Use 3 times a week.
It is important to know that being consistent when applying your chosen natural treatment is the kye to best results.
Note: Avoid using too much makeup and keep your skin clean.