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7 Powerful Home Remedies For Acne

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In one word, “Acne” is a pain! And the worst part is, they make a grand entry on our face when we least want them to.

Each day, people spend thousands on expensive acne treatments while, you can treat this condition easily at home by implementing many simple and easy to carry out remedies. To get you started, here are a few!

#1 Lemon Juice

Thanks to its astringent and exfoliating attributes, lemon juice scores many brownie points on the treatment front of acne. Just squeeze a lemon into a bowl and add a few drops of rose water to it. Apply this mixture with a cotton ball on the affected area such as the neck or the face. Not only will this prevent pimples from forming but will also help in lightening the skin and reduce the appearance of scars. This is your one sure-shot natural way to keep the control on acne and pimples!

#2 Aloe Vera

This cool gel does wonders to your skin! Just cut an aloe shoot into half, scrape the gel out with a spoon, and apply on the acne. Make this a regular ritual and say goodbye to bacterial infections and acne-causing inflammation. You can also buy Aloe Vera gel from an herbal store but make sure it does not contain any hidden ingredients. Are you ready for soothing, loveable, baby-like skin!

#3 Chamomile

Chamomile is another treasured ingredient that can be used to keep acne and pimples at bay. You can use this ingredient in two ways – empty the contents of a chamomile tea bag in a blender, add water and blend into a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and bid a good long adieu to acne! Alternatively, you can also boil one to two chamomile tea bags in two cups of water. Allow the mixture to cool and apply on your blemishes to have the same positive effect on your skin.

#4 Echinacea

Known to speed up the healing process, Echinacea also helps in controlling acne, pimples, and other skin infections. You can either use Echinacea tea as a regular face wash or apply a few drops of the tea on the affected areas with a soft cloth or cotton.

#5 Toothpaste

Your humble toothpaste can also come in very handy in treating acne and removing the scars formed by them. Just apply a little toothpaste on the problem areas and see the size of the pimples reducing in a few days’ time.

#6 Honey

This powerhouse of nutrients is also a good natural contender in the treatment of acne and pimples. Apply a healthy serving of honey directly on the acne and allow it to dry. In an hour or so wash off! The stickiness of honey helps in removing excess dirt from the pores of the skin.

#7 Mint

Mint helps to de-clog the pores and helps to keep a check on bacterial infections. To help maintain an acne clear face, mix about two tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint and two tablespoons of yogurt and oatmeal. Whisk to a smooth paste and apply on your face. Leave it to dry for ten minutes and then rinse off with cool water.

 

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