Acne can be stubborn. It requires regular care for weeks to get rid of acne. It is not sufficient to apply anti-acne masks once in a while. If acne has been disrupting your life, follow these 10 steps to eradicate acne completely.
- Gentle Cleansing
Try this homemade recipe for acne meant for cleansing. Moisten the skin with warm water, and use a gentle cleanser with neutral pH. Before buying a cleanser, check whether it has anti-acne ingredients like, salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide.
Rinse well and dry. Do it every morning and before sleeping. Refrain from cleaning more frequently, as this can irritate the skin and cause an overproduction of oil.
- Tone the skin
Toning is an important step in proper care of the skin. This helps eliminate any residue after cleaning and helps restore the skin’s natural pH levels.
Use pure apple cider vinegar as your toner for morning and night. With a cotton ball, apply gently on the skin paying special attention to active sprouts and areas prone to pimples.
- Masks for acne
To moisturize and heal the skin, anti-acne masks should be applied a couple of times a week. Add a couple of drops of tea tree oil to any of the masks. Tea tree oil is considered one of the best home remedies for acne.
- Exfoliate regularly
Clogged pores and dead skin contribute to acne. It is important to exfoliate properly to avoid dead skin accumulation.
But don’t rub your skin while exfoliating as it can irritate and further spread the acne. Be gentle while massaging and only rub for 2-3 minutes.
- Treatment of pimples
Acne responds well to tea tree oil. Like coconut oil, honey and cultured dairy products, it fights bacteria and fungi.
Benzoyl Peroxide is also quite effective in treating acne. Use products that contain these products.
- Combat bacteria
The essential oils of purple basil and sweet basil help fight acne caused by bacteria. In addition, tea can be applied topically as a toner on areas prone to acne.
Contrary to popular belief, acne-prone skin also needs to be hydrated. The use of topical products that focus on drying, actually tricks the skin into producing more oil, which increases acne. Coconut oil is one of the most versatile and healthy oils on earth. You can use this to hydrate your skin.
- Take a probiotic supplement
Remember, eliminating acne requires both an external treatment and internal treatment. The live probiotics help a healthy digestion and improve the functioning of the immune system, assist the health of the skin by preventing acne and pimples.
- Take Guggul
For people suffering from the cystic form of acne, a controlled clinical trial has found that Guggul supplements (also known as guggulsterone).
- Eat healthy
As part of the protocol to treat acne from the inside out, it is important to eat foods that do not cause spikes in blood sugar as they lead to the production of insulin. Concentrate on green leafy vegetables, berries and clean proteins. Avoid oily food.