Acne is a pain for young and old alike. Often it seems to strike at random, with no explanation why it affects one person and not the other. Of course, this is a boon to the manufacturing industry, which can then turn around and market a variety of potions and cure-alls that they promise will rid you of the dreaded skin condition.
Take a walk through your local drug store, and you are sure to find shelves stocked with various lotions, creams, washes, and the like. The labels all promise the same thing – to rid your acne in a matter of days, and keep it at baby indefinitely. You might flip through a fashion magazine at the checkout counter and see all the promises listed over again. So what do you do? You buy the first bottle you see and take it home to try it out. More often than not, you will see little if any improvement on your acne. Frequently, your skin becomes irritated, inflamed, or starts to peel. Some may even cause your acne to get worse.
However, there are some less expensive, more natural methods for clearing up your acne. Many of these things you might even have in a cupboard or cabinet right now!
Drink water. Sure it sounds simple, but there is actually a reason behind it. Your body is made up of mostly water. By drinking water, your body can flush out the toxins and impurities that are floating around in your bloodstream, allowing them to come out in your urine instead of your pores. Fewer impurities equal fewer pimples.
Use apricot juice. This time topically, not as a drink. Apply pure apricot juice daily to your face and leave on for ten minutes before rinsing. This will help dry up any existing pimples and cysts that you may be suffering from.
Use a glycerin or sorbital-based soap. While you need to wash your face frequently, many acne soaps are too harsh and will dry your face out too much. A glycerin or sorbital-based soap is mild enough for frequent cleansing yet strong enough to cut through the excess oil.
Apply rosehip seed oil. An unfortunate side effect of acne is the scarring left behind. These scars can haunt acne-sufferers for years after their skin has cleared up. Massage some rosehip seed oil into scars for 15 minutes in the morning and again in the evening to improve the appearance of scars.
Scrub with vinegar and salt. Mix vinegar and salt into a paste and rub into the affected area. Leave on for at least twenty minutes before washing off with warm water. While it may smell a little unpleasant while working, it will help clear up your acne problem.
The sooner you start natural acne remedies, the more effective they will be at clearing up acne and preventing future breakouts. It will also lessen the risk that your acne will leave behind unbecoming scars. By choosing natural remedies for your acne, you can save your skin while saving your budget.