Home Remedies for Acne

Posted by bmedia on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Laser Smooth Company_Home Remedies for Acne

Acne is both uncomfortable and embarrassing, yet it is a common skin condition around the world. Conventional acne treatments can be expensive and have undesirable side effects – such as dryness, redness, and irritation.

If you’re not satisfied with conventional acne treatments or want to try something more natural on your skin, consider the following home remedies for acne:

Apple Cider Vinegar

Like other vinegars, apple cider vinegar is known for its ability to fight many types of bacteria and viruses. Apple cider vinegar in particular contains organic acids that help fight the bacteria that causes acne. This vinegar’s succinic acid has been shown to suppress inflammation related to acne, which may prevent scarring. Additionally, apple cider vinegar contains lactic acid, which can improve the appearance of already existing acne scars.

To use apple cider vinegar to combat acne, follow these steps:

  1. Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 3 parts water (use more water for sensitive skin).
  2. After cleansing, gently apply the mixture to the skin using a cotton ball.
  3. Let sit for 5–20 seconds, rinse with water and pat dry.
  4. Repeat this process 1–2 times per day, as needed.

It is important to note that applying apple cider vinegar to your skin can cause burns and irritation, so it should always be used in small amounts and diluted with water.

Zinc Supplements

Zinc is an essential nutrient that’s important for cell growth, hormone production, metabolism and immune function. Studies have shown that taking zinc orally – not topically – can help reduce acne. Although he optimal dosage of zinc for acne has not been established, studies have shown a significant reduction of acne using 30–45 mg of elemental zinc per day. The recommended safe upper limit of zinc is 40 mg per day, so you should not go above that. Taking too much zinc may cause adverse effects, including stomach pain and gut irritation.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil can be used to spot-treat acne. This oil is well known for its ability to fight bacteria and reduce skin inflammation and applying 5% tea tree oil to the skin effectively reduces acne. After about three months’ use, you can see significant improvement of acne. Although tea tree oil does not work as quick as 5% benzoyl peroxide, it also has fewer adverse effects – such as dryness, irritation and burning. It is important to note that tea tree oil is very potent, and should always be diluted before you apply it to your skin.

To use tea tree oil to treat acne, follow these instructions:

  1. Mix 1 part tea tree oil with 9 parts water.
  2. Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and apply it to affected areas.
  3. Apply moisturizer if desired.
  4. Repeat this process 1–2 times per day, as needed.

Taking care of our skin should be a priority for everyone. Having health skin can really improve your mood and mental state.

While taking care of your skin, consider the benefits of laser hair removal. If you’re tired of irritating your skin with a razor or waxing then visit Laser Smooth Company to get the smooth, hairless skin you deserve. Laser Smooth Company offers the best laser hair removal treatment in the Gresham area. We are always open for free consultations, and we’d love to help you take the first steps towards permanently hair removal. We are conveniently located at 2850 SE Powell Valley Rd in Gresham, Oregon. We are waiting for your visit.

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Categories: Acne, laser hair removal, natural home remedies, skin care tips

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