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Top five Natural Products to Treat Acne

Updated on March 27, 2015

Acne is a common skin problem that affects people of all ages, especially teenagers since their bodies undergo several hormonal changes. There are other factors as well that can contribute to acne, such as too much stress, not getting enough sleep, a poor diet and having a hectic lifestyle. Acne is not only localized on the face, it can appear on the chest, back and scalp.

Often people with chronic pimples or deep cystic acne look for options such as strong medication like topical retinoid, benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, isotretinoin and the contraception pill, which exposes them inadvertently to some serious and sometimes painful side effects. However, there are number of natural products that can be used for treating Acne, without exposing your skin to dangerous and harmful chemicals. These natural products can prevent your skin from acne or at least minimize their occurrence. Best of all, they are completely safe for your skin.

Papaya

Papaya is an essential ingredient for many skin and beauty products. However, you do not necessarily have to depend on such products. You can use plain raw Papaya, which is a natural acne remedy. It also plays an active role in removing dead skin cells and excess lipids from the skin surface, leaving it soft and smooth. Papaya also contains and enzyme called Papain, which prevents the formation of pus and reduces inflammation. To treat your face with papaya, rinse your face with water and pat dry it. Mash the Papaya flesh until it is a smooth consistency. Apply mashed papaya on your face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water. If your skin has the tendency to dry after cleansing, use a good moisturizer, afterwards.

Orange peel paste

We all know that oranges are taste great but what many people do not know is that it is good for skin too. Acne is formed when the pores of the skin are clogged and sebum starts accumulating thus creating a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. Orange peel paste, extracts extra oil and dead cells that clogs up pores. Orange peel paste is rich in vitamin C, citric acid and possesses many astringent properties. Blend orange peel in a blender until smooth. Rinse and pat dry your face. Apply the Orange peel paste directly to the problem areas on your skin. Leave for 20-25 minutes before rinsing your face with water. Pat your face dry and apply a good moisturizer.

Cinnamon and honey mask

Cinnamon is spicy while honey is sticky, a perfect combination any one would like to avoid getting close to their skin. However strange this might sound, it is the prefect combo when it comes to treating acne. Since cinnamon has antimicrobial properties, it is effective in preventing bacterial growth. Honey on the other hand is a natural antibiotic. Mix two tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon and apply it to your face as a mask, leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off your face completely and pat dry your face.

Egg Whites

Egg whites offer an easy and affordable way to fight acne and fade scar marks left by unfortunate blemishes. Egg whites are full of proteins and vitamins that are not only helpful in fighting acne but also helps rebuilding your skin cells. Egg whites can also soaks up excess oil from the skin surface therefore reducing the level of sebum. However, you will also need to use good moisturizer afterwards, since egg whites can dry out your skin.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera comes with acne fighting properties and is extensively in many beauty products. Aloe Vera is a good thing on its own as well, it is used a soothing gel for the skin but it is also use for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents. If you have an Aloe Vera plant in your house, you can use it or buy a good gel with least amount of additives added and preferably organic. When using Aloe Vera first rinse your face and pat it dry, using your finger tip, apply the Aloe Vera gel directly to the problem areas or cut off a small part of the Aloe Vera leaf and rub it on the problem

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      Merle Wilson 2 years ago

      Thanks Wiserworld for your comment, I appreciate.

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      wiserworld 2 years ago

      Thanks for the skin tips. Aloe is a nice natural product that a lot of people find helpful without any additives. Apple cider vinegar is also an effective toner to use though it can take some time to get used to the smell of it...

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