Home Remedies for Acne

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Zits leave us hiding behind caked on makeup and bring down our self-confidence levels greatly. Acne is something that no one wishes for and everyone wants to get rid of. Since there are so many different forms of acne and everyone has such different skin types, it is hard to say one miraculous solution to having a perfect, clear perfection.

Dealing with acne can be difficult and very defeating, and it can also leave you with a drained bank account after paying for prescription after prescription of skin creams and supplements. Clearing up your skin, however, does not have to be expensive, and honestly, sometimes using natural treatments are better for your skin than caking on all of those chemicals on your face all the time. Here are a few home remedies for treating acne.

1) Sugar-Lemon Scrub– This scrub is exactly what it sounds like. Combine one teaspoon of sugar and one teaspoon of natural lemon juice and mix together. After they are mixed, use this as a scrub and massage your face for at least 30 to 60 seconds and then rinse with warm water. Lemon brightens your complexion, and the sugar is a great, natural exfoliant that removes dead surface skin cells and revives your skin for a better complexion.

2) Apple Cider Vinegar– Using 100% purified apple cider vinegar diluted in water is one of the greatest things you can do for your skin. It gets rid of nasty bacteria that is clogging up your pores, and it also balances out the pH levels of your skin, making it harder for bacteria to thrive. Using this as your daily toner once or twice a day is a great way to kill off problematic acne.

3) Strawberry-Honey Mask– This all-natural mask is good enough to eat. Mix 3, well-washed strawberries and one tablespoon of honey and apply to your face for 20 minutes. This mixture seems like an unlikely duo, but strawberries are high in Salicylic Acid, which is very effective in treating acne. Honey also rids your skin of toxic bacteria and is also a great anti-inflammatory to sooth red, irritated skin.

4) Ice– Obviously, ice acts as a great anti-inflammatory for injuries and wounds. Ice also acts as a great anti-inflammatory for our faces. For those red and irritated areas of our face we have from acne, take an ice cube and rub it along your clean, not yet moisturized skin for 15-20 seconds and your inflammation will go down and your face will resume to its normal color. This works especially well after you have popped a whitehead.

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