Acne is a problem for thousands of people. Most of the time, acne affects teenagers going through puberty. But, acne is also an adult problem. Natural remedies can help you get relief for the outbreaks and eventually stop them altogether.
What is acne?
Acne is a skin disorder affecting the sebaceous (sweat) glands in your body. It usually shows up as pimples or blackheads. The condition is quite painful at times. The pores that house hair follicles become infected with bacteria and clogged with sebaceous oils. If you’ve ever had acne you know all about it. Also, having it can ruin your self-esteem because of the way it looks.
Adult acne is more common than you think. People in their 40s can experience acne for the first time. This can be found not only on the face but also on your back, your neck, your chest, and your arms. The pimples and blackheads can cause scarring on the body that won’t go away.
What causes acne?
Acne can have many causes. It can be hereditary. Some people just have the kind of skin that is prone to acne breakouts. Other causes for acne include:
o Poor eating habits
Knowing what causes acne and what acne really is can help with solving the problem. There are many over-the-counter products that people have tried. Natural remedies have the advantage of no preservatives or fillers that can further irritate your skin while it is trying to cure the acne problem.
What are some of the natural remedies for acne?
You can create many of the natural adult acne remedies with items you have in your home right now. Let’s look at a few simple ones.
Green tea has been known to help with weight loss and overall well-being in the body. It contains antioxidants which are substances that combat free radical damage in the body that causes you to age and not too well. Green tea is steamed so that the natural healing properties it holds remain intact. One such healing property is antibacterial.
Steep a couple of green tea bags in hot water. Use the tea bags as a poultice and apply to your face directly to the acne pimples. The cooled tea water can be used to rinse your face several times a day.
Many fruits have healing properties that benefit the acne sufferer. You eat fruits. Now, use them to beautify your skin. Orange peel is a popular acne natural remedy. Crush us an orange peel and mix it with water. The resulting paste can be applied to your face. The citric acid acts as an astringent.
Fruit leaves like strawberry and blackberry can be boiled with water and packed together to create a poultice that is then applied to the acne spots. The poultice will soothe the pain in the skin.
Tomatoes are technically a fruit and a vegetable. It’s not just for skunk smells. Applying fresh tomato paste to your face like a mask can reduce your acne problem.
Honey is not a fruit but it carries antibacterial properties. Mix it with cinnamon and wear like an overnight mask to relieve acne symptoms.
Are you suffering from acne? Look around your home for the remedy that will help you stop the pain and unsightly breakouts.