There are some home remedies one might try to combat acne but it should be noted that these are not going to work for everyone. Use some common sense when it comes to home remedies and, if the problem just won’t improve, see your doctor or dermatologist.
Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil that has been used for a long time as an antiseptic and antibacterial medicine. You can apply it neat to the skin after it has been cleansed. Studies have proven it to be as effective as Benzoyl Peroxide with fewer side effects. The Benzoyl Peroxide does work more quickly though.
Baking soda can be effective to deal with inflammation. Mix baking soda and water on a one to one basis until a paste is formed. Apply to individual spots using a Q-tip. Leave on for about 10 minutes and rinse gently. Do not apply more than twice daily.
Raw potato slices applied to the problem areas helps the area to heal and calms the inflammation. Leave on for about 10 minutes and rinse gently.
If you are looking for an emergency treatment, crush two aspirin and add enough water to form a paste. Apply to the inflamed areas and allow to dry before rinsing off. The Salicylic Acid in aspirin is one of the active ingredients used in a lot of acne medications.
Then look at your day to day lifestyle. You will want to overall your diet completely. Get rid of foods high in sugar and foods that are highly refined or processed. You should follow a diet that consists mainly of whole foods and fresh fruit and vegetables. Dairy and red meat should be avoided due to their inflammatory effects. Following a healthy eating plan will keep your blood sugar levels balanced which will, in turn, help to keep your skin clearer.
Get your daily dose of exercise. You need at least 30 minutes of mild to moderate exercise every day to keep you fit and healthy. Exercise helps to keep hormones and blood sugar levels balanced, boosts the immunity and circulation, helps to beat stress and allows the body to take in more oxygen. All of this is good for your skin.
Get the right advice – there are some weird and wacky pieces of advice out there with regards to curing acne. Sit back and ask yourself whether or not these ways actually make sense. When in doubt, consult a health care professional – don’t take chances when it comes to your skin.