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Acne treatment with home remedies

Your skin health is a mirror to your overall emotional and physical health. Proper care and along with a healthy diet should be followed strictly to avoid living in frustration and disappointment of living with face breakouts and the possibility of leaving scars.

What is Acne?

Acne vulgaris is a skin disease, causing pimples on the skin and especially on your face, hands, and back. It can be mild, moderate or severe.

There are two types of acne, either:

-Inflammatory: caused by infections (pimples\ cysts & nodules which are severe infected painful pimples)

-Non- inflammatory: not by infections, white head (dead skin trapped in follicle) or blackheads (debris trapped inside the skin).

Causes

  • Hormonal levels changing (Pregnancy and premenstrual cycle)
  • Stress and anxiety, this is especially obvious in women who pass through a lot of depression phases.
  • Genetics
  • Lack of sleep
  • Dust
  • Sunlight
  • Heat
  • Excess oil production
  • Low hygiene measures
  • Trapped hair follicles
  • A non-healthy poor diet such as fats, oils, and sugar-containing food.
  • Medications as birth control pills and corticosteroids.

Treatment and Home Remedies to get rid of acne

If you just leave acne without treatment, it might cause hyper-pigmented dark spots and leave scars after nodules or cysts are pricked.

  • Avoid bad habits
  • Over cleaning with cleansers
  • Picking the pimples, that will lead to scars
  • Focus on outer skin care and forget about your inner health that will reflect back on your skin.
  • Gentle regular cleaning
  • Gentle mild cleaning of face and body using cleansers every day.
  • Use homemade scrubs and face washes, (Honey and coconut oil are magic in fighting bacteria, tea tree oil with yogurt is a super treatment for soothing the skin.
  • You have to rinse your face very well and only to pat dry with a soft clean towel.
  • Avoid shampoos and shower gels with harmful strong chemicals, with natural ingredients.
  • Eat healthy food
  • Avoid processed food
  • Low sugar containing diet, which is a main a cause of acne
  • Eat lots of leafy vegetables and fruits.
  • Meat and fish are perfectly containing essential oils for skin.
  • Fish with Omega 3 and salmon, are healthy fat containing food.
  • Foods which are rich in zinc, like yogurt and chicken decrease the severity of acne.
  • Avoid any possibility of allergic foods like nuts, seashells, and chocolate because they are high acne triggers.

 

  • Scrubbing with natural ingredients
  • (Sea salt, brown sugar, and coconut oil) will exfoliate gently all the dead cells, allowing your skin to breathe and open all clogged pores.
  • Rub in a circular motion starting with the forehead then move downward.
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Sun has benefits as well as harm, avoid sun exposure from 12 till 4 pm which dries your skin from good oils and pigments the skin. Avoid any sunscreens that contain harmful chemicals, and apply some every two hours.
  • Treat the acne area with antiseptic
  • Tea tree oil and coconut oil are perfect natural anti-septic treatments. They treat inflamed acne and irritated skin.

 

Precautions for Acne Treatments

Acne comes and goes as a natural sequence of being a teenager or passing through a stressful time, but if it is ongoing inflamed acne then you have to go see your dermatologist to exclude any underlying health problems.

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