Acne is one of the most common skin diseases that occur in the form of inflammatory efflorescences (e.g. closed and open blackheads) and inflammatory (e.g. pustules, cysts, lumps). Acne causes excessive sebum secretion, especially in the forehead, nose and chin area, which causes the appearance of blackheads, lumps, purulent pustules or nodules. Natural methods of acne control can be used at home and provide excellent support for pharmacological treatment. We will try to introduce home-made methods of fighting acne, which contribute to alleviating symptoms, improving the appearance of the skin and accelerating regeneration of the epidermis. Apart from alleviating symptoms, the task of home acne control methods is to accelerate skin regeneration as well as to protect against harmful factors.
Table of content
- Use of acne oils
- Use of tonics based on cucumber extract
- Home acne masks
- Proper care
- Proper skin exfoliation
- Point to point action
- Follow an appropriate diet
- Ways to treat acne scars
- Selection of natural products
The natural ways to treat acne are:
Use of acne oils
Developed on the basis of natural ingredients, the essential oils have a positive effect on the appearance of the skin. Thanks to their properties, which include antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, moisturising and nourishing effects, they help to regenerate the damaged epidermis quickly. It is also worth mentioning that high quality oils normalize the sebaceous glands and protect the skin against harmful external factors.
Are you wondering which oils will provide you with the most effective help? Tea, rose and lavender oils as well as castor oil are the perfect solution.
Use of tonics based on cucumber extract
The products containing cucumber have a nourishing effect on the skin and support its regeneration thanks to the content of vitamins A, C and E. Moreover, preparing your own cucumber tonic is not as difficult as you might think. Simply wipe off the cucumber, add warm water and a teaspoon of honey. After about 2 hours, pour the mixture through a sieve into a bottle. The resulting tonic can be used to rinse your face twice a day just before applying the cream morning and evening.
Home acne masks
Handcrafted acne masks based on natural ingredients show strong moisturizing and regenerating effects. This method can be applied 2-3 times a week. There are many recipes for acne masks. We recommend those prepared on the basis of honey and lemon juice, oatmeal, milk and honey or camomile, linseed and rosemary. The freshly prepared natural mask should be applied to a cleansed face skin and washed off with warm water after about 10-15 minutes.
Daily care based on dermocosmetics is another form of minimising the effects of acne. The choice of products with therapeutic effects is all the more important because these solutions do not contain harmful and allergenic substances which could do more harm than help. Properly cleansed face skin is essential. It is recommended to clean the skin with a foam or washing emulsion and then to apply a cucumber tonic. We should also remember to moisturise the face skin properly because then the serum secretion is reduced. We should choose a tonic without alcohol as it irritates the skin and stimulates sebaceous glands to increased activity.
Proper skin exfoliation
It is recommended to use enzymatic peelings for acne skin, which effectively help to get rid of dead skin cells and block the sebaceous glands’ outlets. Wondering which peelings to choose? When we say enzymatic peeling we mean those containing fruit or herbal enzymes which dissolve dead cells. Products with fruit acids, alpha-, beta-hydroxy acids, are also an excellent solution. Research shows that creams with fruit acids perfectly smooth the skin as well as reduce discolouration and minimize seborrhea. What is more, the purpose of the peeling is to reduce oily skin, narrow pores, smooth, reduce lumps and redness.
Point to point action
The local application of the pimple stick accelerates the healing of pimples through salicylic acid, tea tree oil and soothing substances such as hamamelis and thermal water.
Follow an appropriate diet
In the case of acne diseases, it is recommended to consume products containing large amounts of vitamin A which regulates exfoliation of the epidermis, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and PP (niacin), as they perfectly reduce sebum production. Vitamin A can be found in such products as fish, liver, eggs, butter, carrots, spinach, tomatoes and apricots. Other vitamins appear in fish, beans, whole-grain bread, almonds, yeasts, soya, bananas. Studies show that the zinc content in the diet relieves inflammation and accelerates acne treatment. The beneficial effects are provided by vitamins B12, vitamin D, iodine and bromine. It is also advisable to limit the consumption of fried, fatty, spicy dishes with a lot of sugar and highly processed products and fast food. Remember also about the proper supplementation of acne tablets. On the British market, you will find many tablets, among which you will find those that will meet your expectations and requirements.
Ways to treat acne scars
The natural methods of removing acne scars include:
- Facial care by washing the skin with lemon juice,
- Use of honey, cream and brown sugar masks,
- Application of coconut oil to face,
- Application of aloe vera juice,
- Face massage with lavender oil.
Selection of natural products
Let us choose cosmetics, the formula of which is based on ingredients of the most natural origin. Avoid irritating products containing alcohol as they do more harm than good. Choose solutions containing extracts from hamamelis, nettle, thyme, yeast, kaolin, starch, zinc.