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Acne is one of the most common skin problems nowadays because of many factors. The most common causes are hormonal imbalance, stress, puberty, genetics, or beauty products that clog your pores or irritate your skin. Acne breakouts are something you cannot avoid if you have acne-prone skin. However, you can fight it by using natural remedies made with ingredients found in every kitchen and garden so that it won’t leave any scars on your face when you get rid of acne fast. Most natural remedies do not only help to reduce acne but also treat its scars afterward, leaving your skin clean & healthy. Let’s know about acne in detail first:
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples composed of sebaceous glands, hair follicles, or both. It can affect any part of the face, shoulders, chest, or back. Acnes are formed when the pores on your skin get clogged with dead skin cells and oil called sebum. When this happens, bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes multiply inside these pores, causing swelling and redness on your skin that results in acne breakouts.
What causes acne?
People usually get acne because of one or a combination of three reasons:
- Hormonal Imbalance: This is the most common cause that results in increased production of androgens, which are male sex hormones to stimulate sebaceous glands on your skin to produce more oil or sebum. When these glands secrete an excess amount of sebum, it gets clogged inside the pores leading to bacteria proliferation and later pimples/acne breakouts. Therefore, you need an effective treatment for acne & pimples that will reduce this type of skin problem caused by hormonal imbalance.
- Stress: Your stress levels not only affect your mental health but also provoke the release of cortisol hormone from your adrenal glands, which stimulates your skin’s oil glands to produce more oil. Therefore, you might experience an acne breakout during your periods of stress because the sebaceous glands secrete excess sebum, which gets clogged inside your pores.
- Genetics: If your parents have an acne problem, you likely suffer from acne as well. Genetic factors are believed to have a high influence on the development of pimples, which means that those with oily skin and those who have family members affected by acne are more prone to this condition.
- Diet: Sometimes, what you eat affects your skin, including its health and beauty. Eating junk food or other foods high in processed sugar or dairy can affect the way your skin looks, making it prone to acne breakouts. If this is also one of the reasons you suffer from acne, then try switching to a healthy diet that includes fresh fruits & vegetables and fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, tuna…). You may also try supplements such as fish oil pills if needed.
- Environmental Factors: Dust, humidity in the air, cigarette smoke, pollutants in the water. These environmental factors can cause your skin to be more prone to acne breakouts when sebum gets clogged inside your pores. Therefore, you need a treatment for acne made from natural ingredients free from chemicals and toxins that can harm or irritate your skin even further.
What are the types of Acne?
There are many different types of acne depending on the kind of glands involved:
Sebaceous Gland Acne: This type affects oil-producing (sebaceous) glands and usually appears on the face and other parts of your body such as the neck, chest, upper back, and shoulders. It is common during adolescence because an increase in testosterone production during puberty stimulates the activity of oil glands.
Hair Follicle Acne: This type is caused by the combination of dead skin cells, excess sebum, and a bacterium known as P. acnes which blocks the hair follicles, causing whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts… It appears on the face or other parts of your body where there are many hair follicles such as the neck, chest, upper back, shoulders, and buttocks.
Inflammatory Acne: Some people experience severe inflammation because their immune system overreacts to bacteria inside pores leading to redness (papules), swelling (pustules), pus formation (comedones) that may leave scars behind. This type of acne often appears on the face or other parts of your body where there are many sebaceous glands such as the neck, chest, upper back, shoulders.
People usually get acne because of one or a combination of three reasons: hormonal imbalance, stress, and genetics. Therefore, you need an effective treatment for acne that will remove current acne breakouts and prevent future ones.
What are the symptoms of acne?
- Red or pus-filled pimples on your skin (acne breakouts) that can be as tiny as a blackhead or as large as a golf ball, depending on its severity.
- Dark spots and scars resulting from healed pimples due to excess collagen production inside your skin after the inflammation subside.
- Swollen red bumps are usually resulting from bacterial invasion (infected acne).
Acne treatment without chemicals:
Home remedies are one of the effective ways to treat acne without chemicals. Here are few home remedies which can help to treat acne effectively:
- Apple Cider Vinegar:
Cleanse your face by washing thoroughly with water and pat it dries using a clean towel; then mix two tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar with six tablespoons of water in a spray bottle; shake well to combine, then spritz this solution onto your face avoiding the eye area; leave it there for about 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with cool water; repeat this treatment twice daily for best results.
- Aloe Vera Gel:
Cleanse your face using water and pat it dries using a clean towel; take out fresh aloe vera leaf from its plant, slice it lengthwise, then scoop out its center gel; massage this gel onto your face avoiding the eye area for 5 minutes, then rinse with water; repeat this treatment two times daily until your acne disappear.
- Lemon Juice:
Cleanse your face using water and pat it dries using a clean towel; slice fresh lemon in half, then squeeze its juice onto a cotton pad; wipe the place all over your face avoiding the eye area, then leave it there for about 10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with cool water; repeat this treatment 1 to 2 times daily because only very few people can tolerate citrus on their skin so you need to test it first whether lemon will have an adverse reaction to your skin or not.
Mix one tablespoon of plain yogurt with three drops of honey, then apply evenly all over your face avoiding the eye area while lying down, then wait for 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with cool water; repeat this treatment 1 to 3 times daily until your acne disappear.
- Green Tea:
Mix one tablespoon of green tea leaves, one teaspoon of honey, and a pinch of turmeric powder as a natural antiseptic, then apply it all over your face avoiding the eye area while lying down, then wait for 20 minutes before rinsing it off thoroughly with warm water; follow this treatment two times daily to get rid of acne effectively.
- Banana Peel or Papaya:
Mix one tablespoon of ripe banana peel or ripe papaya pulp with two tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel, half teaspoon fresh lemon juice, and few drops of raw honey as natural skin peeling agents, then apply it all over your face avoiding the eye area while lying down for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water; repeat this treatment three times monthly to get rid of acne quickly.
- Basil Leaves:
Please take a few fresh basil leaves, then crush them into a fine pulp by adding few drops of water until you are left with green-colored juice; apply this juice on your face, neck, and other affected areas, avoiding the eye area twice daily your acne disappear completely.
Mix one tablespoon of raw honey with one teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder in a bowl then adds enough milk to make a paste (you can add more milk if needed); stir well, then apply evenly all over your face avoiding the eye area for 20 minutes before rinsing it off thoroughly with warm water; repeat this treatment two times daily to get rid of acne quickly.
- Fruits Face Mask:
Take one ripe peeled banana, then mash it into a smooth paste by adding few drops of honey and olive oil as natural skin moisturizers, then apply evenly all over your face avoiding the eye area while lying down for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with cool water; follow this treatment two times weekly if you have oily skin type because this fruit mask can treat oily skin only but not dry skin so please do remember.
- Cucumber Juice:
Cleanse your face using water and pat dries using a clean towel or a paper towel; take out fresh cucumber juice, then apply few drops of it all over your face and neck but avoid the eye area while lying down for 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with cool water; repeat this treatment 2 to 3 times weekly if you have dry skin type or 1 to 2 times daily if you have oily skin type because this fruit mask can treat oily skin only but not dry skin so please do remember.
Lifestyle changes are also significant because they can cause acne. Here are the lifestyle changes you can do to prevent acne:
- Keep your stress level low.
- Drink at least six glasses of water daily because water will cleanse your system and improve blood circulation, thus minimizing chances of getting acne breakouts due to toxins overload in the body.
- Stop smoking if you are a smoker because it is also one of the causes of acne breakouts.
- Eat more fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains, mainly organic foods, to reduce risk factors for acne-related diseases.
- Avoid junk food or any processed food loaded with preservatives/chemicals/artificial flavors or colors because these chemicals can trigger chemical imbalance in your body, which in turn cause acne breakouts.
- Do not touch your face because it may cause acne breakouts, especially if you have an oily skin type; thus, avoid touching your pimples or acne as much as possible.
- Try to drink 2 cups of green tea every day to prevent excess oil production that can trigger acne breakouts.
- Exercise regularly to reduce stress and improve blood circulation, which helps detoxify the body, thus minimizing chances to get acne breakouts due to toxins overload in the body while enhancing metabolism that reduces excessive sebum (oil) production on the skin surface that can trigger adult acne.
- Try practicing yoga or meditation daily. These practices help you relax and reduce stress level; yoga also increases blood circulation which in turn help detoxify your body thus minimizing acne breakouts due to toxins overload in the body.
- Drink hot lemon water daily; this works like magic because it will cleanse your system while improving blood circulation, which minimizes chances of getting acne breakouts due to toxins overload in the body.
- Go for all-natural skincare products if you want healthy glowing skin; avoid chemical-based cosmetic products (makeup) because chemicals can trigger acne breakouts, especially if you have a sensitive skin type.
- Eat foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as salmon or other cold-water fish, nuts and seeds (flaxseed), soybeans, tofu, etc.; Omega 3 helps reduce inflammation that triggers acne breakout, thus providing clearer and smoother skin.
Well, these are the ways that can help you to get rid of acne without chemicals. If you want smooth and radiant skin, always remember to consider homeopathic treatment as home remedies may not work for everyone. The efficacy of homeopathy is tested clinically and scientifically. So if you want to get rid of acne and other skin problems, consider choosing homeopathic treatment.
Benefits of homeopathic acne treatment:
- Homeopathic treatment is safe to use. Most of the homeopathic medicines used to treat acne are entirely natural without any side effects, especially when taken under a qualified homeopath’s supervision.
- The homeopathic treatment provides long-lasting results because it starts acting from inside and produces permanent results once the root cause of acne/acne scars is treated, thus avoiding recurrence of pimples or acne breakouts.
- Homeopathy addresses individual health problems, whether it’s dry skin type or oily skin type, thus treating current acne/acne scars conditions and preventing possible future breakouts due to hormonal imbalance.
- It is side effect-free, may be taken along with conventional medicines, and does not interfere with medications you are currently taking, thus providing a safe & effective treatment for acne.
- Many people who have tried homeopathy to get rid of pimples/acne have reported their skin looking healthier and radiant, feeling lighter, freer from breakouts, and free from scars after a few sessions of the homeopathic treatment that usually takes about 1-4 months to show visible results depending on one’s condition.
For natural acne treatment, you can book an appointment through OHO homeopathy.