Whether you’re going through the adolescent rite of passage or facing the woes of adult acne, the ongoing battle is tough. And sometimes the best thing to when fighting acne is to try natural ingredients.
Conventional acne treatments like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid may be the most effective acne solutions but can also have undesirable effects like irritation and redness. So here are 5 simple and natural blemish treatments to try today.
Epigallocatechin-3- gallate, the main antioxidant in green tea reduces sebum production, fights inflammation, and stops the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Simply, apply the tea with a cotton ball and rinse when dry.
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that works best when combined with exfoliating powders like oat flour, chickpea flour, or clay.
Tea tree oil
This miracle antiseptic is known for its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties, making it a perfect spot treatment. Dilute the tea tree oil in a little bit of olive or jojoba oil before applying directly on a pimple or zit.
Apple cider vinegar
The natural astringent makes for a perfect acne-fighting toner, simply dilute one-part vinegar to four parts vinegar before applying like a normal toner. However, ensure not to layer the toner or apply strong medicated products after.
Honey is not only a soothing face mask, but its antibacterial properties help you get rid of any rising acne and acne scars.
(Contributed by Nikhita H.)
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