Acne isn’t just a one shot thing – it’s a horrible skin problem affecting over 600 million people worldwide. Due to it being common, there are tons of effective ways to get rid of it although most involve the usage of chemical ingredients which are probably toxic. Another method used to cure it is through Accutane, a drug with SERIOUS side effects including depression.
If you’re facing an acne problem, here are safe and non-toxic ways you can do so at home though there’s always a safe and naturally-made face wash available.
Use a honey face mask
If you have a pot of honey available like that gluttonous bear in that kid’s story book, open it up. No, eating it won’t cure your acne: you’re supposed to mix up the sugar-filled golden liquid with either cinnamon or baking soda. After mixing, it will have a mud-like consistency which you’re supposed to put on your face. After 10-15 minutes, wash the mixture off with warm water before ants attack your face.
Honey has anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce the complications brought about by the skin problem. It also speeds up healing (which is why it’s good for wounds) and will leave your skin soft, smooth and supple.
Get a bath – seriously
A bath a day keeps acne away. No, this isn’t an understatement or a farfetched claim: bathing helps remove dead skin cells, sweat, bacteria and other substances which can cause or aggravate acne. Aside from which, bathing with warm water also leaves the pores unclogged and refreshed, thus leaving little room for inflammatory acne to form. Not only does it leave your skin in tip-top form, but it also ensures that you won’t smell, especially if you sweat it out in the gym.
Add a dab of toothpaste
Other than leaving your teeth and mouth squeaky clean, toothpaste also works as an overnight cure for a newly grown pimple. Though no one in their right mind should put a tube-full of toothpaste on their faces (since it dries the skin), it works well against a single large, overgrown zit. Dab one on the afflicted area and leave it overnight – you’ll notice the difference when you wake up.
Apply tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is toxic but only when consumed. When applied topically however, it has numerous benefits particularly on the hair and antimicrobial properties, making it a viable action to counter acne growth. To apply, add a few drops of the oil on a cotton ball or Q-tip and apply into the acne-afflicted area.
Slice and dice cucumbers
Cucumbers are not a nutritional powerhouse but they have anti-inflammatory properties which is why people use them to get rid of puffy eyes and eye bags. It does not seem feasible to leave slices all over your face, so your best bet is to chop half a cucumber to little pieces and mix it with water and baking soda. Apply the paste-like mixture into your face. As for the other cucumber half? Chop it up, put it in a bowl and mix it with lettuce, tomatoes, diced cheese and olives and enjoy.