Causes of acne:
Pores get clogged with dirt and skin cells and this leads to acne formation on the surface of the skin. Acne can vary in form and varies from person to person. Whiteheads, heads and pimples are common symptoms of acne.
1 Lemon Juice
Thanks to its astringent and exfoliating attributes, lemon juice scores many brownie points on the front of acne. Just squeeze a lemon into a bowl and add a few drops of rose water to it. Apply this mixture with a cotton ball on the affected area such as the neck or the face. Not only will this prevent pimples from forming but will also help for glowing skin and reduce the appearance of scars. This is your one sure-shot natural way to keep control of acne and pimples!
#2 Aloe Vera
This cool gel does wonders to your skin! Just cut an aloe shoot in half, scrape the gel out with a spoon, and apply it to the acne. Make this a regular ritual and say goodbye to bacterial infections and acne-causing inflammation. You can also buy Aloe Vera gel for skincare from a herbal store but make sure it does not contain any hidden ingredients. Are you ready for soothing, loveable, baby-like skin!
Chamomile is another treasured ingredient that can be used to keep acne and pimples at bay. You can use this ingredient in two ways – empty the contents of a chamomile tea bag in a blender, add water and blend into a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and bid a good long adieu to acne! Alternatively, you can also boil one to two chamomile tea bags in two cups of water. Allow the mixture to cool and apply on your blemishes to have the same positive effect on your skin. Include this step in your skincare routine.
Known to speed up the healing process, Echinacea also helps in controlling acne, pimples, and other skin infections. You can either use Echinacea tea as a regular face wash or apply a few drops of the tea on the affected areas with a soft cloth or cotton.
Your humble toothpaste can also come in very handy in treating acne and removing the scars formed by them. Just apply a little toothpaste on the problem areas and see the size of the pimples reducing in a few days’ time.
This powerhouse of nutrients is also a good natural contender in the of acne and pimples. Apply a healthy serving of honey directly to the acne and allow it to dry. In an hour or so wash off! The stickiness of honey helps in removing excess dirt from the pores of the skin.
Mint helps to de-clog the pores and helps to keep a check on bacterial infections. To help maintain an acne clear face, mix about two tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint and two tablespoons of yoghurt and oatmeal. Whisk to a smooth paste and apply to your face. Leave it to dry for ten minutes and then rinse off with cool water.
Wrap an ice cube in a paper towel and apply it to the pimple for a few minutes at a time.
#9 Baking soda :
Mix baking soda with water to form a paste. Apply the paste to the pimple and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before washing it off.