What causes acne and what is the best home remedies for acne?
Home remedies for acne are very common due to the stigma attached to going out with acne.
Acne is caused by hormonal changes where an overproduction of sebum clogs hair follicles with oil and dead skin cells. This can occur throughout the body but is most common on the face and forehead.
Below I’ve chosen the three acne home remedies that I would recommend.
Top 3 home remedies for how to get rid of acne
1. Apply Apple Cider Vinegar
Th old faithful, Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV is well known for fighting viruses and bacteria. This also helps to improve the look of acne scars and will dry out any excess oil. Be careful with this as this can burn your skin!
- Mix 1 part ACV and 3 parts water.
- Apply the mixture to clean skin using a cotton ball or similar
- Wait 20 seconds, rinse with water and dry.
- Repeat this process twice a day
remedies for how to get rid of acne
Zinc has always been known for its help with immune problems and it turns out those of us with acne have a low that average level of zinc in our systems. Start adding a zinc supplement to your daily routine to help get rid of acne
3. Tea Tree Oil
Wherever I go, Tea Tree oil is always there as a treatment for something or other and yes, it can help with the acne treatment too.
If you can stand the smell (and I can’t) you can spot treat (pun intended) with tea tree oil. This can be quite potent so dilution is a must.
Although this is a natural treatment, this can cause dryness, irritation, and burning and just because it’s from a tree doesn’t make is safe.
Q: What home treats have helped you?
A: I’ve used everything from toothpaste to sunbeds and although i’ve had some success. This cleared up my skin in weeks.