For acne sufferers like myself, it’s apparent most over the counter products are a dupe. Regardless of what you try and your strict regimen, the product fails! Thankfully, there are some homemade, natural treatments you can try and are more likely to succeed. Although, you may feel you’ve tried everything. Here are a few helpful natural acne treatment suggestions.
Natural Acne Treatment Cleansers
You can make a natural acne treatment cleanser to combat your problematic skin, or you can buy a natural cleanser at your local health food store. If you prefer to prepare the cleanser here’s a winning recipe:
? Mix 1/4 cup of plain, strained yogurt with one teaspoon raw honey (plain yogurt and raw honey are star ingredients in homemade acne cleansers). Mix in 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Apply as a cleanser, gently working your way over your whole face and rinsing with lukewarm water.
? 100 % Pineapple juice and enough baking soda to make a thin paste can be used as a facial cleanser. Pineapple juice is said to contain enzymes that help treat acne.
Natural Acne Treatment Toners
After cleansing, the toner, natural acne treatment works in conjunction with the cleanser. The toner clarifies the skin by removing excess oil and dirt. This treatment is as pivotal as other steps to prevent acne and is not intended to be rinsed off.
? Aloe vera juice can be applied to skin using a cotton ball.
? Gently rub a slice of cucumber over acne-prone areas before bed.
? Combine filtered water with cider vinegar; mix well and apply with a cotton ball.
Natural Acne Treatment Moisturizer
? Soften ¼ cup of coconut oil for about 10-15 seconds in the microwave until it turns into a liquid form.
? Stir in 10 drops each of Lemon, Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils. (do not use a metal spoon as it will react with the oils reducing the strength).
? Place your mixture in the refrigerator to it to set until firm.
?? Use by simply dabbing a small amount on acne in the morning and evening after washing and drying your face well.
Natural Acne Treatment Masks
Masks are reputed to promote deep healing. Masks are left on the face usually for a short period, and then rinsed off.
? Crush an aspirin tablet and mix it with a tablespoon or so of Greek-style or strained yogurt. If you like, mix in 1/4 teaspoon raw honey as well. Apply to your face, leave on for 20 minutes or so, and rinse.
? Peel and seed a cucumber. Puree in a blender with enough milk or plain yogurt to make a thick liquid. Apply and leave on for about half an hour.
? Mix 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt with 1 tablespoon lemon or grapefruit juice. Apply and leave on for 20-30 minutes; rinse.
Store-Bought Natural Remedies
There are natural health companies who have formulated acne treatments. The products vary as homeopathic, herbal, or both; they may be taken orally, or topical. Look for a formula that fits your skin condition, and contains ingredients you’re comfortable using.
You don’t have to use harsh chemicals or spend a fortune to improve acne. Sometimes, the best way to deal with a problem is the natural, old-fashioned way.