Home Remedies for Acne Prevention and Healing

Are you tired of having acne too? You would be surprised how many things are lying around your house that can deal with them. There are plenty of more effective methods out there nowadays for acne cleansing. For those of you who prefer to self-medicate, however, we have taken the time to put together a short list of things which you may have just lying around that can improve your skin and help to heal your acne problem. Read on to find about the home remedies utilising ingredients that are in your house which will help with your acne.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has natural inflammation-fighting properties within it. This property allows you to use tea tree oil in a similar fashion to a benzoyl peroxide solution. Simply make a solution that is 5% tea tree oil and add 20-40 drops of witch hazel and apply it to your acne-filled skin locations. Do this a maximum of twice per day. Overuse of this method could result in dry skin which can cause your acne to crack and spread further.

Green Tea

Many people drink green tea for the sake of health already, so it may not come as any surprise that it contains helpful properties for your skin. Green tea has antimicrobial compounds, as well as antioxidants within its structure that can heal acne. Two methods of application are to make your tea as usual, but apply some of it to your skin, or lay the used bag over the area. If you have a small number of acne, the bag may be easier to apply and more effective. However, if you have a large amount of acne you may need a full cup of green tea to apply in order to get the desired result.

Honey

Honey works something like an antibiotic. It can weaken and kill the harmful bacteria within your acne which will eventually cause it to clear up. You can apply a teaspoon to the affected area and leave it there for at least 30 minutes. As tempting as it may be, do not lick your lips should you have acne within reach of your tongue.

Mint

Mint can be used to loosen and remove the debris that is clogging your pores before it even becomes acne. Simply mix two tablespoons of chopped, fresh mint with an equal amount of yogurt and powdered oatmeal. Once you have combined these, leave it on your skin for at least ten minutes then rinse it off with water.

Lemons

The acids within lemons are excellent for dealing with acne. It is capable of exfoliating your skin, not to mention disinfecting the area. This will reduce the chances of scarring as well as prevent further pimples from forming. Wash your face with a gentle soap first, then dab the acne with lemon juice. This will sting at first but just for a minute. Once you have swabbed all your acne, rinse it off with cool water.