One thing you should know is that acne home based remedies are best hit or miss hence you should understand this before using them. You could laugh when you see what people do in the backyard of their homes in the name of trying to wipe off pimples or acne. If you should abandon those comical theatrics and get good results, you should be ready to abandon your bad habits and lead a good lifestyle.
Remember…Before you start your experiments with the various home remedies, it is good to have a clear knowledge of what works for you and what does not deliver effective results. If you don’t change your habits, you will absolutely register minimal gains from your home based remedies which are used to treat acne.
When investigating how to treat acne with home remedies it’s best to remember that not all skin is the same. Allergies and other sensitivities can cause a reaction potentially as bad as, or worse than the acne itself. For severe and painful acne a consultation with a dermatologist is recommended.
Generally, people look for some kind of magic solution to eliminate acne, but the basic approach must actually begin with good habits. The effect of natural remedies varies according to the skin type, but you must consistently follow the healthy habits mentioned below:
- Eat healthy
- Exercise regularly
- Get sufficient sleep
- Don’t sleep on your face
- Maintain hygiene
- Manage stress
- Wash pillow cases frequently
Aloe Vera Plant
Before you go out and buy yourself some chemical concoction to burn away all those zits that keep showing up, you should maybe consider going into the houseplant section and picking up a little (or big) Aloe Vera Plant. Aloe, which has been hanging around mankind since the time of the Pharaohs (Cleopatra used it as a beauty aid) is not only a great soother of burns, cuts and other boo boos, it is also a great natural remedy for a plethora of skin problems including acne.
The watery inner gel of the Aloe barbadensis plant, is packed full of a variety of skin friendly components including Vitamin E which is the vitamin for skin problems, long chain polysaccharides that help penetrate into the skin, amino acids that help rebuild the skin, and even compounds that are both and inflammatory and anti-microbial. When you apply this gel to your skin, it will help soothe the inflammation that is contributing to the acne, kill the bacteria that those pimples are feeding off of and penetrate into the skin to help heal it from the damage that was caused.
Milk of Magnesia
Other than being a natural laxative, Milk of Magnesia also has it’s place in being a great remedy to treat acne naturally. Since Milk of Magnesia is naturally alkaline, it will help to keep off bacterial infections by balancing the pH of your skin. The negative side to using Milk Of Magnesia is that it also causes your skin to become dry which makes your body produce even more sebum. However, many people report good results aft using it to treat their acne.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has natural antibacterial properties which allows it to be a great home remedy to treat acne. Dilute the apple cider vinegar by a factor of three parts water to one part vinegar and use a cotton swab or clean cloth to apply this solution to the infected areas. You can allow the mixture to stay on your skin for about 10 minutes and then wash off using cool water. You can also increase the vinegar’s concentration a little bit if you find that it is slow to giving you positive results as is.