Natural Acne Treatment
Acne affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. Whether it’s an occasional breakout or a serious issue, acne can be embarrassing and lower self-esteem. With literal thousands of options to treat acne from drugstore remedies to prescription medicines, it can be difficult to choose which acne treatment to use. Before you reach for harsh over the counter solutions, try these all natural acne remedies to help you kick acne to the curb.
Ironically, oil cleansing is quickly becoming an all natural way to balance skin and banish blemishes. Here’s how to cleanse your face with oil:
- For acne prone skin mix hemp oil, borage oil, hazelnut oil, and grapeseed oil in a 1:1 mixture.
- Wet your face with warm water.
- Using a washcloth, rub ½ teaspoon of the oil mixture of your choice into your skin using a circular motion, pay special attention to blemish-prone areas.
- Using a hot washcloth, steam your face. Leave the washcloth on your face until it reaches room temperature.
- Repeat the process once or twice for maximum benefits.
Most sources say that you can expect a detox period while your skin adjusts to the new regimen. Oil cleansing works based on the fact that the natural oils combine with the excess oils on your face and the excess oils and blackheads are lifted away.
Tone it Up!
Mix ⅔ cup witch hazel with ⅓ cup of apple cider vinegar with the mother and use as a natural toner. This blend soothes stressed skin, tightens pores and balances the skin’s pH levels naturally. Over the counter, toners are made with a host of drying chemicals that can irritate the skin. The irritation causes a huge increase in the amount of oil produced, exactly the opposite effect that you are looking for if you have acne prone skin.
Use a thin baking soda paste once a week to gently exfoliate your skin. This frugal treatment helps dry up pimples and eliminate blackheads. If you don’t feel like making your own natural face scrub, try Fundamental Face Scrub, it’s all-natural and you can buy it on Amazon by clicking the bottle on the left. What could be better?
Spice it Up With This Spot Treatment
Mix honey and cinnamon together to make a paste, add a dash of nutmeg and you have an all natural spot treatment for pennies! Leave it on overnight or a few hours while you’re relaxing at home. You can also use this as a face mask, just increase the amounts, and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Simple, and easy and you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry!
Flush Impurities Away!
Drinking 8-10 glasses of water, a day can hydrate the skin and flush away toxins that can cause breakouts. Our bodies are made up of mostly water, it only makes sense that regulation hydration levels would benefit not only the skin, but the entire body as well. Add a splash of lemon juice to add detoxing power to your drink.
Compared to the usual chemical cocktails we put on our faces, pulling products out of your pantry to put on your face may seem a little odd at first. But these natural treatments have been used for generations to clear skin and save pennies.