Top 7 Home Remedies for Acneadmin
Acne affects more people at some point throughout their lives. Acne treatment can be expensive and many people suffer from acne flare-ups even after using conventional treatments.
Here are the top 7 home remedies for Acne.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is the result of apple cider fermentation. Apple cider vinegar contains organic acids that have the ability to kill the bacteria causing acne even improve the condition of the scars resulting from acne. Use it carefully because it may cause burns and irritations. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
6. Zinc Supplements
Zinc is an essential trace element in most body functions including hormone production, metabolism, and immunity. Studies show that people who have low levels of zinc usually have skin problems, including acne. Studies also show that taking zinc can reduce acne. (7, 8, 9)
5. Honey and Cinnamon Mask
Honey and cinnamon are very rich in antioxidants. They also have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which make them great in fighting acne.
A honey and cinnamon mask can help you to exfoliate your skin and get out of dirt and oils in your pores. (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)
4. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a traditional remedy that has been used for centuries to fight bacterial infections and reduce skin inflammation. Studies show that applying it to your skin can reduce acne. It is very potent; dilute it before application. (17, 18, 19)
3. Green Tea
Green tea is very rich in antioxidants and it is highly recommended as a drink to reduce blood sugar and insulin levels, which are contributing factors to acne. Studies show that applying green tea to your skin is also beneficial and can improve your acne condition significantly. Flavonoids and tannins in green tea have the ability to fight bacteria, relieve irritations, and reduce inflammations, which subsequently leads to improving your acne condition. (20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26)
2. Witch Hazel Application
Witch hazel is extracted from the leaves and bark of hazel shrub. Like green tea, it contains tannins, which is a potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substance. Studies show that applying witch hazel can improve acne by reducing inflammations and fighting bacteria. (27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32)
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a very popular ingredient in soaps, creams, ointments, and lotions. It has been used for treating skin conditions including acne for centuries. Studies show that it can fight inflammation, treat burns, eliminate scars, and heal wounds. (33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40)