Don’t ever make the mistake of assuming that acne only happens in teens. You can still suffer from bouts of acne even when you’re well past your teen years. This skin condition has no bias on age. Whether you’re a teen with a high school puppy love, a college student or a professional, you can still suffer from this skin issue.
What Causes Acne?
There are plenty of factors that cause acne one being hormonal imbalance. It is also believed that stress and unhealthy habits can contribute to its development.
Acne can be stubborn. They come and go and then come back again. One of the best ways to battle and beat acne is by consulting a dermatologist. Dermatologists are experts when it comes to the skin. Your dermatologist can prescribe you with medications either topical or oral as well as give you advise on proper skin care and certain skin care products that best match your skin type. However, if you choose to beat acne the natural way, you also have plenty of options to choose from.
Popular Natural Remedies for Acne
Glycerin Based Soaps
When you have acne, one of the first things you need to do is to keep your face free from dirt. You can use a glycerin-based soap to wash off dirt that has accumulated on your face. The great thing about glycerin soaps is that you just don’t get rid of the dirt but you are also getting rid of excess oil on your skin. Excess oil or sebum secretion also contributes to the development of acne since the bacteria that cause acne feed on your skin’s natural oil or sebum. The more excess oil you have, the more ideal your skin becomes for the acne-causing bacteria to thrive.
Oatmeal Facial Mask
Using an oatmeal facial mask when you have acne is great since the oatmeal absorbs the excess oil on your skin. This homemade facial mask is quite easy to do. You just need oats and water then mix them to create a thick paste. Once done apply it to your face and leave it on for around 10 – 20 minutes then use cool water to rinse off.
Honey and Apple Mask
This works just like the oatmeal facial mask. The honey and apple mask will absorb excess oil on your skin. Just mash the apple and mix 3 – 4 tablespoons of honey. After mixing thoroughly, apply it to your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Use warm water for your first rinse to open up your pores then cool water for the second rinse to close them.
Argan oil has become a global sensation skin care product. Some people are saying that aside from keeping the skin moisturized and helping minimize wrinkles and fine lines, the oil is also effective in treating mild to moderate cases of acne. It is however important to note that although a number of people claim that the oil can effectively treat acne, there is no sufficient scientific study made to test the oil’s effectiveness against acne.The evidence at hand is anecdotal. But it can not be denied that the oil has lots of benefits to offer to the skin because of nutrients like Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, sterols, and a number of antioxidants (Viamin E, Carotenoids, Polyphenols, and Ferulic acid).
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