Skin Care

How to Improve Acne

There are drugs out there that diminish or eradicate acne, but they often come at a cost to your overall health.

There are many natural ways to work with your skin in order to improve it substantially. What you don’t want to do with it, is to be too harsh. Over-exfoliating or scrubbing hard at your skin will only serve to aggravate it and cause the acne to look worse. It will become inflamed and irritated and that’s the opposite of what you are looking to achieve.

Turmeric Facemask for Acne and Acne Scarring

Turmeric is a natural skin lightener and anti-inflammatory. Mix up a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a tablespoon of natural yogurt, a drop of olive oil and a teaspoon full of natural honey.

Application:

Mix in a plastic bowl as this stuff stains! When you have a light paste, apply to your face, or just the affected areas with a brush, like a blusher or foundation brush. Leave on your face for half an hour or until dry.

Remove with warm water and a flannel. Bear in mind that you will need to wash anything you use to remove the facemask as staining WILL occur.

Using this mask over a period of six months, in addition to drinking at least five large glasses of water a day should improve your skin significantly. Using it regularly thereafter (twice per week) will help to keep your skin in great condition.

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Aspirin Facemask

Yes really! Mix up some crushed aspirin with a little water and some honey. When you have a paste, plaster it over your skin and leave for twenty minutes. Why? Aspirin helps to reduce inflammation of the skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar

This stuff in super-strong but also incredibly effective in treating acne. However, please make sure that you dilute it quite heavily before use and it can really irritate your skin. Don’t use it neat!

Get some cotton wool and dab into the affected areas, leave to soak into the skin.

Not So Natural Products for Acne Prone Skin

The benefits of tretinoin for acne cannot be ignored. Tretinoin or Retin-A as it is otherwise known, turns skin cells over faster which in turn has an amazing effect on acne. It is commonly used nowadays and if you suffer with blemishes and acne, your doctor may well prescribe it for you. Unfortunately, tretinoin is not available without prescription in the UK or the USA. If you live in Canada, it can be purchased at the pharmacy.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or dermatologist. Anything I recommend comes from my own or other’s experiences. Please use any treatment with caution, whether it be synthetic or otherwise.

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