5 Acne Game Changers - You Should Know About
Acnes - something which all of us cry about every now and then. The uninvited guests always show up just before a big day be it a travel plan, marriage function or a date. But have someone ever told you solutions to keep acne in control are closer to home than you think. No, this is not a blog about what you need to buy to solve your acne issues. This is about keeping your at-home skincare game strong and your acne at bay with these well-respected game changers!
Apple Cider Vinegar is the best astringent in nature because it helps balance the skin’s pH level, making sure your skin is neither too oily nor too dry & keeping those pores clean! Dilute the raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar with water in a bowl. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and apply it on affected areas.
Oatmeal contains avenanthramides and antioxidant compounds that soothe itchy and irritated skin. Oatmeal is great for acne-prone skin because it absorbs excess oil from the skin.
Grind two tablespoons of oatmeal. Add one teaspoon of baking soda with enough water to make a paste. Apply on a clean and dry face. Leave it on for 10 min. Rinse with cool water.
Lemon has anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties that will help tame inflammatory acne. Since it is acidic, it also helps maintain the pH balance of the skin.
Apply some lemon juice on the acne-prone area like a spot treatment. Once the juice dries off you can continue using your regular skin care products. Be sure to do a patch test before you use it on your face.
We all know that turmeric has a respected history of being a healer. It has powerful compounds called curcuminoids which have anti-inflammatory properties that help in controlling the size of those zits.
Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric with lime juice and some gram flour. Leave it on for 30 mins and rinse. Be sure to not go overboard with the turmeric, we don't want to end up looking like a Simpson (haha!)
5. Tea Tree Oil
With most acne treatments, you’ll want to use the treatment every day for best results. This includes tea tree oil. Once you’ve done a patch test and know it’s safe to use diluted tea tree oil on your skin, you can apply the oil to the affected area twice a day as part of your morning and evening skin care routine.
Tea Tree oil is a popular choice for treating acne because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It's thought to calm redness, swelling, and inflammation. It may even help to prevent and reduce acne scars, leaving you with smooth, clear skin.
Don’t forget, while these are some great home-hacks to help you out, in the long-term, it’s always better to have tried & tested skincare products that are well-balanced. And most of all, remember to treat your acne with care and with a smile.