The feeling we get when a pimple breaks out on our face is awful. Why worrying about how to camouflage our look, when there are several ways to prevent or stop the further development of these ugly looking things on our face. Here are 6 natural ways to treat acne and thus keep your complexion flawless!
1.Apply Tea-Tree Oil
According to recent researches it has been proved that 5% tea-tree oil is as effective for treating acne as a 5% benzoyl peroxide solution is. Therefore, we suggest applying a few drops of tea-tree oil directly onto blemishes at least three times a day, and by doing so you will certainly discourage the infection and speed up the healing.
2. Apply Lemon Juice or Vinegar
Lemon juice, as well as all types of vinegars, contains acids which are perfect for opening and cleansing skin pores. That is why either of these substances can help you in your struggle against pimples. All you have to do is dab some lemon juice or vinegar on pimples and leave it to work its magic.
3. Ice Cubes
It is known that the cold reduces redness and eases inflammation. Therefore, ice cubes can be a perfect solution for reducing inflammation. When you first sense a pimple breaking out, just grab an ice cube, wrap it in a plastic wrap , and hold it onto the affected area at least twice a day, or for better results every hour. Be careful not to hold it for longer than 5 minutes each time.
4. Serve Yourself a Cup of Tea
But we don’t mean any kind of tea. Chasteberry tea was proven to be helpful in regulating female hormones by some studies. Because of this, we recommend drinking one or two cups of chasteberry tea a day if your acne appearance is on a hormonal base in ‘that’ time of the month. However, don not exceed the recommended dose of one or two cups a day, because if you do that you may end up with the opposite effect and worsen your skin. Finally, you should give the herb at least 2 or 3 months to see the difference.
5. Include Zinc in Your Diet
One of the reasons you have acne may be the deficiency of zinc. In people with acne the zinc levels are usually lower than normal. Zinc supplements as well as food rich in Zinc produce visible improvement in about 1/3 of the people who consume them. Therefore, we recommend either taking Zinc supplements (between 200-600 milligrams daily, but always consult with your doctor), or consuming food rich in Zinc such as: sea-food (oysters, crab, lobster), beef, lamb, wheat germ, spinach, pumpkin, squash seeds, nuts (cashews, walnuts, pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts), beans, mushrooms, eggs, milk, pork, chicken, cocoa and chocolate.
Finally, taking one or two 325-milligram aspirin tablets four times a day can help to calm an acne outbreak by reducing inflammation. However, you should consult your doctor before taking aspirin regularly.You can also use aspirin topically, by applying an aspirin mask. For this mask you’ll need 5-7 uncoated aspirin pills, distilled water, and 1 teaspoon of organic honey. First, drop the aspirin pills in with enough distilled water in order to form a paste and then add the honey. Apply the mask to the affected area (face, neck, back, chest) and leave it for 7-15 minutes.