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What are the Best Home Remedies for Acne

Updated on March 13, 2014
Active Acne
Active Acne

You may have already heard about certain home treatments for acne from magazines or a friend whose face suddenly turned flawless. As the procedures are said to offer promising results, many are persuaded to give these a try, while some remain uncertain in view of their possible side effects.

Acne can really be frustrating and a real blow on one's self-confidence, thus it is very crucial to find out exactly which among the best treatments for acne suits you the most.

Sea Salt Mask
Sea Salt Mask
Honey
Honey
Lemon Juice
Lemon Juice
Onion and Oatmeal
Onion and Oatmeal

Natural Face Home Masks for acne

Here are some homemade natural Face Masks:

  • Sea Salt face mask.

This mask is easy to do. Just dissolve some sea salt in warm to hot water, once the salt dissolves, apply to face and let dry onto the face for 20 to 30 minutes and than rinse off.

Make sure to do apply this mask twice per week for good results.

  • Baking Soda Mask

This mask is made into a paste. Mix warm water to baking soda to make a paste. Once you have made your paste like mixture, apply the mask to your entire face. Leave on for 20 minutes and than rinse off.

For best results, apply this mask twice per week.

  • Honey and Lemon Mask

This mask is great! Mix honey with a fresh squeezed lemon, don't let the mixture be too soupy. Apply this mixture to your face and let it stay on your face for 20 minutes. Rinse off. This mask is a great mask for especially oily skin.

  • Onion and Oatmeal

This is a great mask and so either cook up the oatmeal or make some plain instant oatmeal. Take half an onion and grate it and squeeze the juice into the oatmeal. Keep the mixture as a paste consistency.

Apply this facial mask on your face for 20 minutes. For best results, apply this mask 2 times per week for best results.

The above masks are all natural and help with preventing acne as well as getting rid of acne. The key to a natural face mask is to be consistent with using them. These masks should be used twice a week for at least a month in order to get good results.

Don't give up. Be consistent and you will get the results that you are looking for. Healthy acne free skin.

Microdermabrasion Is Now a Home Remedy for Acne

Microdermabrasion for acne is a skin care method that uses an abrasive tool, "aluminum oxide micro crystals" to be specific, to peel off the outermost layer of the skin, removing all the marks and impurities with it.

Also called "lunch-time peel", microdermabrasion has been proven safe by experts, and is often recommended on patients who want to get rid of acne quickly.

This procedure is often done in skin clinics by professionals—dermatologist, physician, or a beauty specialist who has been duly certified.

However, there are skin care products from known brands that give almost the same effect as microdermabrasion, and are now being used as a home remedy for acne.

Microdermabrasion Versus Home Made Face Masks

It is sometimes easy for anyone to decide on things, especially when presented with tangible evidences that prove a point.

When you are afflicted with acne, you instantly opt for a procedure as advised by a credible source who tried the treatment. Face masks for acne are absolutely known for their cleansing and rejuvenating properties, leaving your face glowing with health.

Microdermabrasion, on the other hand, entails costs; and there are certain issues that you need to be aware of to determine whether microdermabrasion or face mask is the best home remedy for acne.

1) Both microdermabrasion and face masks for acne do not offer a one-time solution. Although microdermabrasion boasts of significant results in just one go, you will have to go through a number of sessions before your acne completely fades away. The same goes with face masks.


2) Results of microdermabrasion and face masks vary in different skin types. Certain skin types may not go well with the chemicals involved in these procedures. Some skin is just sensitive, while others do not react positively with certain ingredients; and this is where the problem lies.


3) Microdermabrasion and face masks will remove superficial scars only. As mentioned earlier, microdermabrasion only strips off the epidermis. Thus, it cannot be used on acne scars that appear as breaks on the skin.

Unless you actually try microdermabrasion or a face mask as home treatments for acne, there is no knowing whether or not these will work for you.

Different skin types react differently with certain chemicals; either of the procedures does not guarantee favorable results for everyone. But the most important thing to know is that, both of these treatments claim to be 100% safe on the skin, thus it will not hurt so much to give each one a chance. True there will be costs to pay or risks to take, but it is worth it if it will change your life.

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      Charlie 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      A very interesting hub, extremely informative. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and interesting.

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