Thursday, March 25, 2010

Homemade Acne Treatments

Homemade Acne Treatments
By Daniel Hyde

Pharmaceutical organizations make lots of money from sale of non-prescription and prescription medication for acne. These medications on the other hand, are not always effective, may come with undesirable negative effects and can be considerably high priced. Homemade cures, on the other hand, can be highly effective and at a less cost to you and your health.

Before you decide to think about radical steps, include these treatments in your every day schedule and you are assured to see outcomes.

Keep it Simple

Drink the recommended eight glasses of water a day. It doesn't mean that you just sit down and 'chug' all eight glasses at a go. It would be in fact counter productive. Disseminate your intake and include it in your diet in order that it feels less like a job and more like a pleasure.

Recently squeezed fruit juices also add to the water uptake, so mix it up, to ensure that drinking water doesn't feel so repetitive. Drinking water not just cleanses your system but it also gets rid of all of the toxins building up within helping to offer you glowing skin and lessen acne.

Occasionally, the simplest approach produces the best outcomes. Rather than using 100's of dollars on pricey cleansers, exfoliates, astringents (you get the idea), start a simple routine of using a gentle soap and water.

But do not rub your skin attempting to scour off the acne; it will simply make it even worse. And limit washing to twice daily. In addition to that and you risk stripping your skin of required oils and the body will produce a lot more sebum and this will worsen the acne.

If the acne is itching and red-looking, make a paste from mixing baking soda and a little water. This will sooth the itching and decreases redness- explains why this treatment can also be used in the case of bee stings.

Homemade Masks and Acne Treatments

Acne is caused and aggravated by the build of oil and dirt beneath the skin. In order to draw out the impurities and reduce acne, the use of an astringent is recommended. And cooked oatmeal can serve this purpose. Mix your regular oats together with warm water and make a thick paste.

Apply the paste onto the affected spots and allow it to remain on for about 10 to 20 mins and then wash off with warm water. This simple mask will draw up the harmful particles lurking under the skin and reduce redness.

To get rid of acne triggering bacteria use the natural antiseptic cleansing of grapefruit extract combined with water that is applied with a cotton ball to the infected spot no less than twice per day. In order to clean out your skins pores and create a neutral pH that is not conducive to acne, apply either fresh lemon juice, or apply cider vinegar to clean skin with a cotton ball.

To promote recovery of the acne scars and lessen infection and subsequent infection, you should use Aloe Vera juice in the morning and at night while you cleanse your face.

There are numerous home made acne treatments in the form of masks, cleansers, exfoliates, astringents and moisturizers and in the long run most of these cures will help your skin the most.

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