Skin Care and Acne Treatment
Acne treatment might require some time and endeavors. It’s a problem caused by several factors. But it can be eliminated by using either medicine or some natural remedies.
Acne scar treatment also requires some efforts, which are worth spending if you want to look healthy and beautiful.
Skin care is an important part of everyday routine. Depending on the skin type, one should take a good care of it to avoid having acne or other skin problems.
Causes of Acne
Acne is not always a problem of teenagers, - adults can often face this problem as well. Acne can be caused by several factors, among which are bacteria, dead skin cells, excess oil production. Among other causes are: stress, poor diet, certain medications, hormonal shift, harsh chemicals. Genetics and changing hormone levels are also contributing factors.
Home Remedies for Acne Treatment
Acne can be treated with the help of special medicine. But there is no need to spend the money on some expensive medicine as there are a lot of natural remedies that can help get rid of the problem. Natural remedies are not harmful, don’t have any side effects and are easy to use.
Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C which is helpful for all the skin types. You can use it either daily or if you notice that the skin gets too dry, you could reduce its usage to two-three times a week. Lemon juice can also help whiten the face and reduce the skin redness. It’s very easy to use: all you need is a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and cotton balls. Wash the face gently, pat it dry, dab a cotton ball in a lemon juice and apply it to pimples. You could also mix up a lemon juice with a bit of yogurt.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties and, thus, can kill the bacteria causing the acne. Such oil can cut through the extra sebum and dead skin cells unblocking the pores. You can simply apply from one to two drops of oil to the affected area two-three times a day. If you notice that the skin gets red and irritated, then you can dilute the tea tree oil in water. If you have very sensitive skin, then you can dilute it with aloe vera gel.
Aloe For Acne Treatment
If you have aloe plant in your house, you could simply use it as an efficient remedy for your skin. If you don’t have this plant, you can buy aloe vera gel in the store. This plant has soothing and anti-inflammatory effect. So, simply apply aloe (either the juice from the plant or gel) to the problem skin areas, and you’ll be able to see the effect pretty soon. Don’t forget to wash your face properly before applying it.
Milk and Honey Mask
Milk is great for soothing the irritated skin and toning down the redness. Yogurt has similar effects too, so you can choose what to use: milk or yogurt. You’ll need a tablespoon of yogurt or milk and a tablespoon of natural honey. Don’t use cold milk. When the milk or yogurt reached room temperature, mix it with honey and then apply it to the problem areas with a cotton pad. Let such a mask sit for 15 minutes, and then wash it off. Don’t forget to moisturize your face after you are done.
Oatmeal for Skin Care
Oatmeal is good not only for eating but for skin treatment as well. Rich in vitamins, oatmeal can cleanse the skin well and absorb the excess oil. To make a mask, you’ll need a cup of cooked oatmeal, a teaspoon of honey and the juice of half lemon. Apply the mixture over the skin and leave it for about half an hour. Then rinse your face thoroughly. You could apply such a mask as often as once or twice a week.
Magic of Papaya
Papaya is not only very tasty and useful fruit rich in vitamins. It’s also great to use as a natural remedy for acne treatment. You can use raw papaya to remove dead skin cells and to soften the skin. It can also make the skin soft and reduce the inflammation. All you need is one fresh papaya that can help you get rip of your skin problem. Mash up the papaya, so it can be easily applied to your face. Leave if for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. It’s as simple as that.
Avocado and Honey Mask
Avocado is very rich in vitamins and useful fats. Avocado is included in all the healthy diets, and apart from that it can be also used for acne treatment. It’s good for all types of skin as it’s very mild. To make a mask, you’ll need one avocado and a tablespoon of honey. Mash up the avocado and add the honey. Stir up the mixture and apply it to your skin. You can leave it for 15-30 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water and pat the face dry.
Acne Scar Treatment
Quite a lot of people might experience the problem of having acne scars. The sooner you start treating the scars, the better results you’ll have, so if you have such a problem, don’t put it aside.
Rosehip seed oil is very good for acne scar treatment. Apply a drop of this oil on the scars twice per day till the time you start noticing the difference in the scar. Depending on the skin, lavender essential oil, carrot seed oil or coconut oil can do the wonders as well. Just stay patient, do it regularly, and you’ll see the results soon.