There is no conclusive cure for acne, but there some home-made remedies out there which drastically help reduce, and in some cases, totally heal anyone with severe acne. With a little bit of patience and time, it is possible to have clear and acne-free skin.
Below is a list of home-made remedies which help treat acne and reduce the appearance of scars left behind by it. So whether you're suffering from mild or severe acne, be sure to check it out!
4 proven ways to treat acne and reduce the appearance of scars:
Lemon juice exfoliates and cleanses your skin to keep it fresh and acne free. It's a natural disinfectant and improves skin circulation. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of scars due to its natural skin lightning properties.
Wash your face and pat it dry. Squeeze some lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to gently dab each pimple or infected area, gently. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, before washing it off.
Note: Because lemon juice can be extremely "drying to the skin", it is recommended to apply some moisturizer after showering. Make sure you pick a moisturizer which agrees with your skin and doesn't irritate it further
2. Apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar is considered to be one of the best methods to treat acne. It's anti-bacterial and antiseptic, and kills bacteria efficiently, preventing pimples from reforming in the process. It has astringent properties which helps dry out pimples faster and also helps reduce the appearance of scars by exfoliating and removing dead skin cells.
Apple cider vinegar should never be applied directly to your face. Instead, mix equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar together in a small bowl and dab carefully over your pimples with a cotton ball. Leave on skin for 25-30 minutes and then wash face thoroughly.
Oatmeal is incredibly soothing for the face and thoroughly cleanses any left behind dirt or oil on your face. Raw oatmeal is known to cause redness and irritation to sensitive skin, so unless you're confident enough with your skin type, always use cooked oatmeal. Cooked oatmeal, with milk and a little bit of honey, provides best results. This home-made remedy is proven to clear skin and also lightens the appearance of scars.
Cook oatmeal the normal way. When it's cooked and still hot, add one tablespoon of honey and mix it thoroughly together with your oatmeal until it's completely combined. Cooked oatmeal is anti-inflammatory, while honey makes a great antiseptic. These two important ingredients work better together than alone, so always try to mix your oatmeal and honey together.
Wait until your oatmeal is warm and carefully rub the paste all over your face. For best results, it's recommended to leave it on for 30-40 minutes. After the duration is up, wash your face with clean water.
This special Indian spice has many healing properties. It helps eliminate bacteria and remove oil from your skin. It leaves your skin glowing, clean and bacteria free. Because turmeric has natural bleaching properties, it also helps lighten acne scars.
Mix some turmeric and water together in a bowl until it forms into a paste. Apply the paste carefully all over your face and leave it there for around 15-20 minutes. When the duration is up, be sure to wash your face very thoroughly.
Note: You may notice a bit of "yellowness" to your skin after washing the paste off, but don't worry about it. It should return to normal the following day or after washing your face a couple of times.
There you have it. Four great ways to treat, eliminate and reduce the appearance of acne. Don't let acne control or destroy your social life. Acne is very treatable and with the above remedies, you'll have clear skin in no time - so be sure to try them out!