Adult acne is a very frustrating problem, and this occurs because of overproduction of oil mixes with dead skin cells and clogs the pores on the skin. At this time, bacteria can easily feed off this mixture and multiply which increases skin irritation and inflammation. Acne is not only a teenage problem, but it also affects people at any age and can nearly anywhere on the body. Without proper treatment, acne may be left permanent scars. Here are some of the most effective home remedies to cure adult acne problem.
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Home Remedies to Get Rid of Adult Acne
Peppermint is an aromatic plant and has natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Originally from Europe, now peppermint is cultivated all over the world. It is beneficial for the treatment of adult acne when it is applied to acne-prone areas.
How to use Peppermint
Take peppermint leaves, crush them and make a paste. Now rub the crushed leaves directly on the affected areas and leave it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it with water. Peppermint may be irritating to sensitive skin.
Also, consuming peppermint is also very beneficial for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, headaches, cold, and flu.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has been used as a traditional medicine by Aborigines for centuries, and it works as both an antiseptic and antifungal. It is an essential oil that can be used for different purposes such as keeping your skin and nails healthy.
How to use Tea tree oil
For treating tea tree oil, apply tea tree oil directly to pimples with using a cotton swab and then leave it overnight. According to the Mayo Clinic, 5 percent tea tree oil is effective to cure mild to moderate acne breakouts. Make sure, that you are not using the undiluted tea tree oil on the skin because this will worsen inflammation. You can dilute the tea tree essential oil with a carrier oil like olive, coconut or jojoba oils before application. Use 2-3 drops of essential oil per 12 drops of carrier oil.
Application of green tea extracts is beneficial in reducing the sebum production and curing acne due to the presence of polyphenols. Apply on the skin and drinking green tea both help you in preventing the acne.
How to use Green Tea
Using green tea in any way will prevent acne, you can either drink 2 to 3 cups of green day, or you can use a cream or gel which have 2 percent of green tea extract. You can also steep green tea and use the water for making face packs and masks.
Cinnamon is a second most popular spice, after black pepper, in the U.S and Europe and it comes from the branches of trees of the “Cinnamomum” family. Cinnamon extracts are good for problems like acne and skin blemishes as it has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
How to Use Cinnamon Extract
Take Cinnamon essential oil diluted with a carrier oil for spot treatment of acne, or you can mix cinnamon extracts (powdered bark or cinnamon oil) with honey and apply it on the affected areas.
Honey is an antiseptic which prevents the growth of disease-causing organisms. Honey exhibits antimicrobial activity, it has high sugar concentration, low moisture content and a low pH which restrain the growth of microorganisms.
How to use Honey
Either you can apply organic or raw honey directly to the affected areas, leave it on for some time and rinse it off with water or you can also add honey to your face packs for effective results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider vinegar has many uses, and it provides numerous health benefits as it helps in losing weight, lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of cancer. Apple Cider Vinegar has the ability of apple cider vinegar to fight Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) because of the organic acids it contains. Also, it cleans excess oil, normalizes the skin’s natural pH and has antibacterial properties.
How to use Apple Cider Vinegar
Apply apple cider vinegar directly may cause burns as it is acidic by nature. So, to avoid burns you should dilute apple cider vinegar with water and then apply it on the face with cotton balls. If you still feel the burning sensation, then you should stop using this.
Oatmeal and Honey Paste
Oatmeal is not only a healthy breakfast, but it can also give you flawless skin. Oatmeal is one of the best food for the treatment of acne as it absorbs the excess oil from your skin and smoothens it.
How to use Oatmeal
Take one tablespoon of oatmeal and add honey, mix them well and apply it on the skin. Using this for twice a week can reduce the skin oiliness and the frequency of acne. You can also make a paste with half a cup of oatmeal and 1/8 cup of honey and allow them to cool. Apply the paste on your face and leave it for 15 minutes and wash your face with tepid water.
These are the home remedies for adult acne. It’s a time to say goodbye to acne. Dead skin is also one of the causes of acne here are some homemade scrubs to get rid of dead skin from the face.