More Home Acne Treatments
Here a few unconventional home acne treatments. All these home acne treatments are safe to use. One of these could be the answer to treating your acne effectively without prescriptions.
Not only does it work exceptionally well, but also takes only a few seconds. All you need is a dab of your favorite toothpaste. Apply a small amount to your acne spots, sores and zits and leave it on to dry overnight. (Make sure to use an old pillowcase). You can also substitute toothpaste with baking soda and water. Rinse it off in the morning, and you’re done! Do this 2-3 times a week during painful breakouts.
Dermatologists have approved aspirin as a way of developing a face mask to help combat acne. This is a safe and effective method and not only does it have the potential to relieve acne, but it can also help to minimize existing scars!
Here is how you create your aspirin mask:
Non coated aspirin (any brand)
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Cream
Alcohol Free Skin Toner
1) Take four aspirin tablets and place them into a
2) Sprinkle water onto the aspirin. Do NOT use too much water, or the aspirin will dissolve, just sprinkle a few drops to loosen it up. Using your fingers rub the water and aspirin together to blend it well and break the tablets apart. The texture of your mix should be very grainy.
3) Now, add two teaspoons of honey to your mixture. Mix the formula together well, so that the aspirin, water and honey are thoroughly blended.
4) Apply the mixture to your face making sure to avoid getting any into your eyes. Once you have your face entirely covered with the aspirin mask, leave it on for ten minutes. Do not touch it or rub it in once it’s on your face. After the ten minutes are up, rinse the formula from you face with cool water, which rubbing the grains of aspirin all over your face (exfoliating your skin).
5) Next, after washing it from your skin, use the toner to blot your face, smoothing it all over. This will also remove any excess formula and leave your face feeling brand new.
6) And finally, use the moisturizer that you purchase as a final touch to polish up your face and replace the moisture. Your moisturizer should contain retinol, which will tighten up your face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Repeat 2-3 times a week.
Ice, Ice Baby
All you have to do is apply a cold compress (or bag of broken ice) to your face every night before bed. A wet towel will also work well, as it will reduce swelling and help to eliminate clogged pores that cause breakouts.
Milk Of Magnesia (Three Part Process)
This is a great home based cleanser that is absolutely safe to use. Simply apply it to the infected area and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off. Then, dissolve one teaspoon of Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulphate) into 3/4 of a cup of hot water. Apply to the infected area with a clean cloth (avoid cotton balls as they may stick to the skin and cause blocked pores). Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing off with cold water. Finally, the third part involves creating a home-based toner. You simply add 3 drops of Benzoin oil or peroxide into a cup of cold water. Wash down your face with this solution and rinse off. This is an antibacterial remedy, and it works very well.
All you need for this remedy is one teaspoon of sandalwood powder and one teaspoon of tumeric. Mix this with a small amount of white milk (any kind). Spread over infected areas, leaving it on for 15-25 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, and pat dry. This can take a couple of sessions to begin working but produces incredible results. Once again, it’s entirely safe to do as many times as you wish.
The Oiled Up Strategy
All you need for this acne-free recipe is a small bottle of castor oil, and a small bottle of extra virgin olive oil or Jojoba oil, which works just as well. Virgin oil will provide moisture to your skin and also will draw out any bacteria that may be trapped under the surface of your skin. Virgin oil will also fortify your skin with its natural antioxidants. Create a mixture consisting of 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 castor oil, equally mixed. You can experiment with other portions later on, but when starting out it’s always recommended to begin with an equal half and half mixture. Once mixed together, gently massage it all over the affected areas of your body (you can use this anywhere you like including your face, neck, upper body and back). Once you have smoothed it over all of your infected areas, lay a warm compact such as a towel or washcloth over the area for 10-15 minutes. What this does is naturally steams your face which allows your pores to breath and open up, releasing toxins from beneath the surface of your skin. Leave the solution on your body with the compact serving as a sealant for 10-15 minutes. Then, massage the oils into your skin again before rinsing off with cold water (not warm, as cold will tighten your skin and close your pores). If you choose to use olive oil make sure that you purchase extra virgin, not regular olive oil as it will contain fewer impurities. You can also substitute olive oil with jojoba oil, which works extremely well.
A Vitamin A Day, Keeps Acne At Bay
Taking a multi-vitamin every day can help control acne, by ensuring that your skin is given proper nutrition and that your body is not producing an abundance of sebum (which is responsible for clogging pores). Another useful tip is in adding chromium to your diet, a supplement focused on healing skin infections.
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