Acne is a disturbing skin condition that may cause a person to lose their confidence and lower their self esteem. Acne is characterized by reddish and ugly pimples especially on the face. Treatment for acne abound in the market place today. However, many people suffering from this condition are interested in simple homemade remedial measures. This is because acne is a stubborn condition that simply refuses to go away easily and as such purchasing conventional acne medication can be a draining affair. Additionally, home remedies are inexpensive, natural and devoid of potential side effects.
A holistic homemade treatment of acne will include more than just use of herbs and other products. It evolves enhancing levels of personal hygiene, following a healthy diet and a daily intake of water. Water helps the body to rid itself off toxic wastes that could otherwise accumulate in the bloodstream and cause acne. Medical practitioners recommend that a person take about 8 glasses of water daily for a healthy skin.
Acne is caused by among other things the accumulation of dirt and bacteria on the surface of the skin. Skin hygiene is therefore essential in eliminating acne. An easy to follow routine of washing one’s face twice a day with mild soap is effective in reducing the symptoms of acne. It is advisable to do this in the morning and just before going to bed with soaps that contain a moisturizer so as not to leave the face dry and vulnerable.
Different combinations of natural ingredients are used to make facial masks for treatment of acne. One such combination is Honey and grated apples which are combined to make a paste that is applied on the face and allowed to rest for 10 minutes. Another effective combination is that of egg white, witch hazel and lemon juice. This mixture is applied and left for about 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Other remedies include pounding an orange peel mixed with some water and applying directly on the affected places. Lemon juice is famed for reducing pimples while garlic has properties that help remove spots and pimples. Raw garlic taken orally helps in cleansing the blood of impurities thus preventing acne. A mixture Coriander juice and a hint of turmeric powder helps relieve the symptoms of acne. Grated cucumber, Fenugreek, mashed tomatoes and Epson salt baths have successfully been used to treat acne.
It is important to mention that the above therapies ought to be combined with consistent intake of a balanced diet. An all fruit taken once a week has been cited as a good starting point in the treatment of this condition. After this it is recommended that individuals with acne adopt a well balanced diet that is laden with raw vegetables and fruits. Nuts and whole grain cereals as well as other foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals all help to reduce acne. An acne sufferer will do well to avoid such foods as meat, strong tea and many other forms of processed foods and sugar.