Combating acne is not as difficult as you might think. There are some excellent remedies that are probably already in your very own kitchen cupboard. Not all of these remedies are going to work for you – you will just have to see which ones do – the upside is that they won’t cost a bomb, like proactive.
There has been a lot of buzz in recent years about Tea Tree oil. It is a widely used traditional Australian remedy, reknowned for its ability to fight germs and infections. It is one of the few essential oils that is safe to apply undiluted to the skin and has been proven to be an acne remedy on a par with Benzoyl Peroxide. Apply using a cotton bud.
Inflammation is one of the major problems with acne – it makes the sores look redder and more pronounced. A baking soda paste is a simple way to calm this inflammation. Mix with enough water to make a paste, apply to spots and leave until dry. Rinse off and the inflammation should look better immediately.
We all know that veggies are good for you skin but potatoes are really excellent. Get a double benefit by dabbing the inside of a potato peel onto your cleansed skin. Leave for a few minutes before rinsing to treat inflammation.
Salycilic Acid, a well-known remedy for acne, is a major component of aspirin. If you want to reduce the inflammation quickly for a special event, mix enough aspirin and water to create a paste and apply to the worst spots. Leave it on until dry and rinse off.
You will also need to consider what your lifestyle overall if you really want to get rid of acne. As with all health issues, diet places a deciding role in the success of any anti-acne program. You need to follow a healthy, balanced diet and steer clear of foods that cause inflammation like red meat, dairy and highly processed foods. Keeping your blood sugar levels at an even keel will is probably the best thing you could possibly do in order to manage your acne.
You do need to exercise every day – no excuses. You can break up the exercise into 3 segments of 10 minutes each if it makes it easier for you to fit it in. Exercise is a non-negotiable though – it has health effects for your entire body and really boosts your skin. You will find that your skin glows, you have more energy and are more easily able to follow your diet plan.
When it comes to beating acne, a lot of people will go to any length to get it right. They may be willing to try just about anything. Be a little more circumspect about the advice that you take to heart. Does it really make sense in the long run? If in any doubt, rather ignore the advice and seek professional help – don’t play games when it comes to your skin.