Your skin shields you from contaminants in the environment. It mostly prevents any contagious particles from entering your body by taking everything on itself. This is why our skin needs to be taken care of with everything that we can provide it. Unfortunately, our skin can’t fight everything that we throw its way. This is why many times, our skin is left with big pimples and acne that covers up our beautiful face.
If you are a teenager or an adult, you know how bad pimples and acne feel. There is that one pimple that you have to get before a big event, or the world will go upside down. Due to these reasons, we need to take concrete measures so we can get rid of pimples and prevent acne once and for all. Unless we have Retin A in our home, we can only rely on home treatments to prevent acne. Well, we are here to tell you that it’s possible. If you are someone who is trying to get rid of their pimples and taking preventive measures against acne, then this might be the article for you. Here is everything that you can do sitting at your home to rejuvenate your skin.
What is Acne?
There are pores in your skin that contain hair follicles. It is said that keeping your pores clean prevents them from becoming clogged, which is one of the main reasons for Acne. Acne mostly starts when these pores in your skin get clogged with substances like oil and dead skin cells.
The pores are connected to a gland that produces an oily substance called sebum. The amount of sebum produced by the sebaceous gland depends on the type of skin, genetics, and other factors. Extra sebum then plugs your pores which results in a growth of a bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes. When our white blood cells attack this bacteria as a defense mechanism, skin inflammation occurs, causing acne.
Apart from skin genetics, stress, hormone changes, and infection can also contribute to the development of acne. Although the most effective way of reducing acne is to get a clinical treatment, you can try home treatments to prevent the formation of acne. Here are some of the tips you should try.
Apple cider vinegar is your friend
There are mainly 2 ways apple cider vinegar is created: one is from unfiltered juice of pressed apples and also by fermenting apple cider. Studies have suggested that kinds of vinegar have the ability to fight different types of bacteria and fungi. Apple cider vinegar is from the same family and also has similar tendencies. It contains many organic acids like citric acid. Citric acid can kill P.acnes easily with the help of zinc oxide. Here’s how you can use it:
- Mix 1 part of apple cider vinegar with 3 parts of water.
- Cleanse your face, and then apply the mixture gently to your face, preferably using a cotton ball.
- Allow the mask to sit for 20-30 seconds, and then wash your face with water.
Zinc is a nutrient that your skin needs very much. It is an essential nutrient that’s essential for cell growth, hormone production, immune function, metabolism, and other essential functions. There have been many studies in the past proving that zinc is better for your skin than other natural treatments.
If you can, you should include 40mg of zinc per day to see any changes. This amount should not be exceeded if you are not consulting any doctor. Taking zinc in excessive amounts can have adverse effects on your body.
You should always integrate zinc into your diet. It should not be confused with a cosmetic supplement. Zinc is not shown to be effective when applied to the skin. The reason could be the absorption issue with zinc.
Honey and cinnamon are the combo
P. acnes is the main reason for acne; if you can provide antibacterial effects on it, the acne would stop as well. A combination of honey and cinnamon has proved to provide such effects. Here’s how you can use the combo to improve skin rejuvenation:
- Start by mixing 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to form a paste. The paste should have regular consistency and should not be too thin.
- Wash your face, and apply the mask to your face.
- Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes for maximum effects.
- Rinse the mask off with clean water and dry your face gently.
There are many home treatments out there that can help you cleanse your skin. However, the 3 that we mentioned are scientifically proven, and their ingredients are easily available at home. Apart from those 3 you can also try applying green tea to your skin or applying witch hazel which can reduce the problem as well.
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