Acne is a big problem not only for teens but also for adults. Everyone wants to have a flawless, glowing and perfect skin but few people have it by genetic and others must take care so much for satisfying results.
There are so many skin problems that concern male and female, pimples, blackheads, spots, wrinkles and acne. The last one needs a specific treatment and is more difficult to get rid of but not impossible.
There are thousands skincare products that promise to cure acne forever but not everything have the same effects in different persons. Pharmaceutical, organic cheap or expensive creams there are so many choices to heal your skin but today we will propose some home remedies that work well.
Lemon juice + aspirin
- 6-12 non-coated aspirin
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Mix 6 aspirin with lemon juice just enough to cover them. Let the aspirin dissolve and mix to form a paste. Apply this paste to the problematic area and let it for few minutes. Remove the paste with cotton ball dipped in water.
This DIY acne treatment really is less expensive than salon treatments but it work wonders for your skin. That’s due to salicylic acid of aspirin, which acts as a chemical peel to reduce acne. It’s the main ingredient of many acne treatment products. From the other part lemon juice works as an exfoliant by removing dead skin. It also helps on improving complexion, reducing inflammation and lightening acne scars. In this way the acne dries and fades really quickly.
Keep in mind that is not necessary to use this paste every day, once or twice a week is enough. Also if you are allergic to aspirin don’t do it. Before applying the paste always wash your face to clean makeup and impurities. After the mask make sure to use moisturizer because the skin becomes dry.
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup boiling water
Boil the water and grind the oats in a grinder. Mix them in a small bowl and form a thick paste. Apply the mask to face when is completely cool and let it about 10 minutes. Then rinse it well with warm water.
Why is this mask effective as acne treatment?
Oatmeal has properties to soothe inflammation and reduce the redness from acne. It combats the three conditions that cause acne: oily skin, dead skin cells and harmful bacteria. It also works as an astringent by cleansing and constrict skin pores.
You can also add other ingredients which also help on healing acne like tea tree oil or honey. As you see this paste is easy to make at home and have many benefits. So try not only to eat oatmeal but also to use it in your beauty routine.
There are so many contradictions about this home treatment, because it works well for some persons but for other it irritates more the skin.
But this treatment is the most used and the most classic for two reasons: first it’s inexpensive and it needs only 5 minutes and second it works well. But toothpaste can be used only as spot treating not for all face, use it on isolated pimples. Applying it in a wide area can lead to irritation, redness or burning sensation.
The properties of toothpaste consist on drying the pimple due to sulfur ingredient. Avoid bleaching toothpaste varieties, gels or others with cinnamon, because they contain ingredients that cause inflammation to your skin like hydrogen peroxide.
It may work for you or it may not, anyway don’t expect miracles.
This plant has been so popular for its properties and benefits for centuries. Today it is widely used in cosmetic and pharmaceutics products. Many people use it as acne remedy. The qualities of Aloe Vera consist on reducing swelling and redness as a result reducing acne. It also helps to make your skin smoother and clearer. It’s good to make Aloe Vera part of your every day skincare regimen.
As the previous masks, Aloe Vera gel must be applied topically. There are even ingesting juices or capsules but first start with topical solution and then you can try the ingesting method.
Nothing is impossible. Take care of your skin correctly, apply these masks and you will see the benefits. Good luck!