Acne may become stubborn and can pop up at the worst times. The good news is that over-the-counter and prescription medications can remove pimples and stop new breakouts. The bad news is that acne products may cause side effects such as discoloration, redness, or dryness. Due to this reason, people treat acne at home with natural solutions.
Usually, if acne is mild, you can quickly treat it at home. In more severe cases, especially when there are nodules or cysts, professional treatment is required.
In mild acne cases, you may be surprised to know that there are various acne remedies in your home and your kitchen.
Many people across Hyderabad want to try home remedies to treat acne. At our homeopathy clinic in Kukatpally, we suggest our patients homeopathy medicines along with some home remedies to try on.
You can blend common ingredients and food, like oatmeal, cucumbers, grapes, and yeast, into a facial mask and make an acne treatment. A homemade facial can assist in clearing or preventing acne. It can also keep your skin moisturized, glowing, and healthy.
Grape is a refreshing snack. You can eat it plain as a snack or as a salad topping. However, grapes may not be the first thing in your mind when it comes to acne treatment.
The skin of red grapes can release bactericidal activity against Cutibacteriumacnes. These are bacteria in the sebaceous glands that contribute to acne.
Grab fresh grapes from your fridge, and you now have a simple facial cleanser. Cut two or three grapes in half and rub the flesh on your neck and face. After that, rinse it with cold water.
Cucumber face mask
If you have ever been to a spa, you might have put cucumber slices on your eyes to decrease puffiness.
Studies show that cucumbers may have a soothing effect on your skin, decrease irritation, pain, and swelling. They can potentially relieve inflammation, mainly linked with acne.
Cucumbers have hydrating and skin-soothing benefits. So, if your skin is inflamed from acne, cucumbers can offer an excellent calming benefit. However, they are not beneficial at treating underlying pimples.
Cucumber face pack
If you do not have yoghurt or oatmeal in your kitchen, use this cucumber remedy as its replacement. This cooling, soothing mask can assist in smoothing your skin, which may feel rough from acne. Mash one whole cucumber, strain the water, add one tablespoon of sugar, and blend well. Apply to your face and keep it on for ten minutes and then wash with cold water.
Simple honey mask
Honey has several healing characteristics. People utilize it as a natural cough syrup and to relieve a sore throat.
Studies suggest that the antibacterial characteristics of honey can encourage healing of burns and infections of wound. It can also prevent the growth of C. acnes.
Before you apply this mask:
- Rinse your face with warm water.
- Apply the honey and keep it on your skin for thirty minutes.
- Use a warm water rinse the honey off.
Yeast and yoghurt mask for oily skin
More research is required, but some studies suggest that fermented dairy products such as yogurt can promote skin health. Yoghurt is a probiotic, which is shown to prevent C. acnes.
To make the mask:
- Combine one tsp of brewer’s yeast with a little plain yoghurt to create a thin blend.
- Apply it to all the oily areas and keep it on for fifteen to twenty minutes.
- Rinse with warm water; then use cold water to close the pores.
The anti-inflammatory characteristics of oatmeal are naturally soothing and can relieve irritation. It reduces dermatological conditions such as rashes, burns, erythema, itch, and eczema.
Oatmeal contains hydrating, skin protecting, and anti-inflammatory benefits. It is not particularly useful in treating acne, but it can soothe dry, inflamed skin.
Oat-based moisturizers are suggested for people who use potentially irritating acne treatments.
Blend two tsp of oatmeal, one tsp of baking soda, and adequate water to form a paste. Smooth the paste on your face and rub it gently. Rinse thoroughly afterwards.
Turmeric facial mask
Turmeric spice contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. It improves skin conditions such as acne, alopecia, oral lichen planus, pruritus, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis. You can purchase the ingredients for this remedy from ethnic food stores and spice markets.
Blend half cup of chickpea flour and two tsp each of turmeric powder, sandalwood powder, and ghee (clarified butter) or almond oil. After that, mix them with adequate water to make a paste.
Apply and keep it on for five to ten minutes. Rub with pressure with your palms and fingers to take out all the paste. Then rinse well with water.
Homemade facial masks can improve your skin and clear acne. All of these recipes require common ingredients present in your refrigerator and pantry. Try one or more remedies mentioned above to treat pimple-prone skin and check your skin’s response.