Today's post is brought to you by a lovely guest blogger and skincare expert! Jenifar from MTSrollers lets you into her top 10 ways to treat acne!
At least once in a lifetime, we all face the grave problem of acne. A face dotted with red pimples not only makes you look less attractive, but also lowers one’s confidence the self-esteem. However, you don’t have to live with acne forever. It doesn’t take much to treat acne.
Acne can be very troublesome, especially when they leave behind ugly scars on the face. However, you are not the only one facing this problem. There are plenty of people just like you, aggrieved from acne. Mostly, scars caused by acne disappear on their own, but sometimes one may have to take help of acne treatments for getting rid of these scars.
Here are top 10 ways to treat acne:
1. Let Pimples Subside Naturally with Time
Dermatologists always advise people not to touch or rub their pimples. Constant touching can lead to increased production of sebum and rupturing of the underlying membranes, which can lead to scars.
Rubbing can also aggravate the multiplication of pimples. In many cases it aids in spreading the infection to other parts of the face as well. The best way to let pimples heal is to leave them alone and let the body’s natural immunity fight the infection.
2. Keep Your Face Clean
You should wash your face with mild soap at least twice a day. People with oily skin can increase this frequency. It’s even better if you wash your face using sulfur or benozyl peroxide based soaps. And, while washing the face is good for the skin, excessive washing should be avoided. It may lead to the production of more sebum from the sebaceous glands and this can cause more acne.
Avoid the use of rough sponges or brushes to clean your face as they may cause pimples to burst leading to scar formation.
3. Ice Packs
Acne is generally accompanied with pain and inflammation. Therefore, you should apply ice packs on the affected area at least twice a day for half an hour, but not more than 5 minutes at a stretch. It helps in trimming down pain and swelling. Icing also reduces the redness caused by the pimples.
4. Aspirin Helps
In case you are suffering from acne and aspirin doesn’t pose a problem to your immune system, an intake of 325 mg two times a day can effectively control the outbreak of acne on your face. Be cautious and do talk to your doctor before starting the use of aspirin for acne treatment.
5. Drink Chasterberry Tea
Chasterberry tea is considered to be one of the most potent cures for treating acne. In case, acne comes up at particular time in every month, you should seriously consider drinking Chasterberry tea at least once, daily.
Medical experts believe that the herb helps in production of certain kinds of chemicals in the body, which control regular occurrence of acne. But, you should continue with the consumption of tea for at least 3 months before some positive effects begin to show.
6. Honey as Natural Healer
Honey is the most potent natural antibacterial that is used for facials worldwide. You can apply honey over you pimples and cover them with a cloth before sleeping. Also, you can use honey in form of a facial mask.
7. Lemon Juice or Vinegar
You can apply lemon juice or vinegar over your face before sleeping and cover it with a facial mask. The next morning you can observe the difference yourself. Vinegar and lemon sugar helps in flushing out bacteria and allergic foreign particles from the pores of the skin.
8. Oral Contraceptives
The most common reason for occurrence of acne in adult women is fluctuation in hormones. Birth control pills contain certain ingredients which can regulate the production of sex hormone named androgen that increases oil production in facial skin; ultimately leading to acne.
9. Tea Tree Oil
Tea-tree oil that is distilled from the leaves of an Australian plant is rich in certain anti-microbial and anti-bacterial compounds named terpenoids which significantly help in killing bacteria that cause acne.
10. Blue-Light Therapy
For people with big pockets can also opt for expensive acne treatments like the blue-light therapy. The therapy includes focusing of blue light on the pimples. The wavelength of blue ray kills the bacteria which cause acne. One can also purchase the blue light device for carrying out the therapy at home, but it’s always advisable to let an expert do it for you. It should be conducted at least twice a week for achieving quick results.
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