You have tried all of the natural ways to clear acne, from egg whites and vinegar to orange peels and cucumbers and nothing has worked. Here are some proven chemical treatments that have been proven to work and work well. These will vary in cost, but ultimately your beauty and peace of mind will be worth it. Read on for more information.
A chamomile tea bag contains the herbs that are an excellent treatment for acne. Place a cool teabag to the affected area; this will reduce the swelling and take away the redness.
If you have aspirin laying around you can try an aspirin mask for your acne. Crush up several pills and add just enough water to make a mask. Apply this to the skin for about ten minutes. The ingredients in the aspirin will reduce the swelling and redness.
Putting lemon juice onto a cotton ball or cotton swab and applying the juice directly onto an acne scar or pimple, can be a great natural acne remedy. The citric acid dries out pimples and lightens red marks and scars. For sensitive skin, try diluting the lemon juice with water or honey before applying.
Wash your face as soon as possible after working out. The sooner you cleanse skin after exercise, the better. Dried sweat and dirt that accumulate on the skin after a workout can clog pores and exacerbate acne. Blot sweat from your face with a towel during exercise and use a gentle cleanser as soon as you are done.
Do not drive yourself crazy if you have a few pimples. Mild cases of acne are more likely to go away on its own than serious breakouts. Use a gentle cleanser with Salicylic acid and wash daily. Even if you are tempted, make sure not to touch your face or mouth.
Fighting acne should be a whole body approach, instead of just applying medicated creams at night. Look into cutting down on, or cutting out entirely, foods that cause inflammation. The two foods that you’ll most want to watch out for are milk and refined sugar. Reducing your consumption of these should help your body strengthen its internal approach to fighting acne.
In order to prevent acne, avoid stress as much as possible. When a person is extremely stressed out, a hormone called Cortisol is released. Cortisol is a main cause of acne. To prevent stress and therefore prevent acne, try exercising more frequently or practice relaxation techniques like Yoga or meditation.
You should wash your pillowcases several times a week. If you do not have a washer and dryer at home, make sure you have plenty of pillowcases on hand between trips to the laundromat. Dead skin cells, hair products and other body products, get trapped in your bedding and can block and irritate your pores. Your pillowcases may not always match your bed-set, but you can rest assured your bedding won’t be contributing to future breakouts.
As stated at the beginning of the article, you tried everything in the book that your parents and friends suggested but it still does not work for you. Following our guide to which chemical treatments you should try will get you in the right direction. And as always, be sure to check with your doctor before trying any of the mentioned solutions.