Tired of spending money on acne products? Try these 3 simple DIY remedies.
If you take a poll on one skin condition many people are struggling with, I am almost certain acne will top the list!
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world affecting an estimated 85% of people at some point in their lives.
Everyone (well almost)of us has had to deal with it at one point or the other.
About 85% of people have struggled / are struggling with acne at one point or the other in their lives.www.beautyandbooks.com.ng
Hormones, allergies, a new product,stress etc are the major culprits. However, for some people, it’s way more than that.
Conventional acne treatments can be quite expensive and still ineffective in some cases.
Rather than spend a huge chunk of money on products after products, why not try these simple recipes?
Apple Cider Vinegar needs no introduction and you may have it in your kitchen cabinet (probably at the back somewhere).
ACV contains several organic acids that have been known to reduce acnes.
- Mix 1 part ACV and 3 parts water (use more water for sensitive skin).
- After cleansing, gently apply the mixture to the skin using a cotton ball.
- Let sit for 5–20 seconds then rinse with water and pat dry.
- Repeat this process 1–2 times per day.
Succinic acid suppresses inflammation while lactic acid has been shown to improve the appearance of acne scars.
Succinic acid suppresses inflammation while lactic acid has been shown to improve the appearance of acne scars.www.beautyandbooks.com.ng
Applying ACV directly to the skin may cause burns and irritation, so it should always be used in small amounts and diluted with water.
The Green Tea treat:
This is perhaps the easiest diy for acne! You can easily pick up a pack from any store and voila you are good to go.
Green tea is very high in antioxidants and contains flavonoids and tannins which help to fight bacteria and reduce inflammation.
Also, the major antioxidant in green tea -epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has been shown to reduce sebum production, fight inflammation and inhibit the growth of acnes.
- Steep green tea in boiling water for 3–4 minutes.
- Allow tea to cool.
- Using a cotton ball, apply tea to skin or pour into a spray bottle to spritz on.
- Allow to dry, then rinse with water and pat dry.
Rosewater and Clove Magic:
Now, this is my current fave , it’s so soothing and gentle on the face plus it smells amazing 😍😍
Cloves are not only good for your favourite zobo drink 🍷.
You’ll be surprised at how beneficial this wonderful herb is for acne especially. Studies have shown that the eugenol in clove works as a powerful anti inflammatory agent.
Rosewater is also a beauty staple that has a lot of skin benefits 😀😀. It is a brilliant skin toner that helps remove dirt, makeup and oil from the skin.
- Pour 100 ml rosewater into a container.
- Rinse a handful of cloves
- Add it to the rosewater
- Leave aside for 3 -5 days
- Once it’s ready, it changes colour to a dark purple/black.
- Using a cotton ball, apply to face after cleansing or spritz with a spray bottle.
That’s it! Your own homemade and affordable acne remedies 😊😊
Will you be trying any of these? Have you tried any before? Do you have more recipes to add?
Let’s discuss in the comments 😊😊
It can also heal sunburn and wounds.
P.S: There May be other underlying factors (diet or some other medical conditions) to your acne and until you get the real cause they may not really go away for long.
It’s best to consult a primary care physician or dermatologist if you are unable to control your acne breakouts.