Thursday, 31 January 2013
Natural Remedies To Cure Your Acne
Acne is mainly caused by the over production of the sebum oils that are secreted by the sebaceous glands. Too much sebum can clog your pores and cause whiteheads and blackheads. Also, if the bacteria on your skin gets trapped in these clogged pores then the end result is a pimple filled with puss. The good thing is that you can find numerous methods to treat acne with home remedies, some of which are mentioned below.
Milk of Magnesia
Other than being a natural laxative, Milk of Magnesia also has it's place in being a great remedy to treat acne naturally. Since Milk of Magnesia is naturally alkaline, it will help to keep off bacterial infections by balancing the pH of your skin. The negative side to using Milk of Magnesia is that it also causes your skin to become dry which makes your body produce even more sebum. However, many people report good results after using it to treat their acne.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has natural antibacterial properties which allows it to be a great home remedy to treat acne. Dilute the apple cider vinegar by a factor of three parts water to one part vinegar and use a cotton swab or clean cloth to apply this solution to the infected areas. You can allow the mixture to stay on your skin for about 10 minutes and then wash off using cool water. You can also increase the vinegar's concentration a little bit if you find that it is slow to giving you positive results as is.
Baking soda is also a common home remedy used to treat acne symptoms. The baking soda can act as a mild exfoliator which allows it to clean your clogged pores and help to get rid of dead skin cells. Add equal amounts of water to baking soda for about 20 minutes after which you can wash off with warm water. It is very important that you use ' Baking Soda' and not 'Baking Powder'.
Lemon juice is an excellent home remedy to treat acne and it can be taken orally or it can be applied topically to the affected areas. Drinking lemon juice helps to detoxify your liver and improve your immune system and both improvements to your overall health will increase your natural defenses against acne. If you apply the lemon juice topically to the areas affected, it will be acting as an antiseptic. Apply with a cotton swap or clean cloth and feel free to dilute the juice if you experience a stinging sensation. If the lemon juice is allowed to stay on overnight, you will get a better result.
When investigating how to treat acne with home remedies it's best to remember that not all skin is the same. Allergies and other sensitivities can cause a reaction potentially as bad as, or worse than the acne itself. For severe and sinful acne a consultation with a dermatologist is recommended.
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