It is widely assumed that acne only occurs in teenagers. The truth is that men and women of all ages can be affected by acne. This causes embarrassment and leaves scars behind. A number of simple remedies exist that adults can make to help them prevent acne from breaking out and treat it when it does. This in turn reduces the chances of scarring.
Strawberry Leafy Remedy
This is not only a basic treatment method for acne but also a tasty and antioxidant-rich snack. As you are eating the strawberries, wet the leaves and put them on the affected areas of your face. The leaves’ alkalinity will assist in the reduction of the inflammation and swelling of the acne.
Rose Wash and Lemon
Take lemon juice and rose water and mix them in equal amounts. This will produce a wash that is refreshing and can be applied to your face daily. Let it stay on for around 30 minutes then use fresh water to wash it off. It takes about 15 days of application for this method to resolve the acne. The wait is worth it because blemishes and scars will be reduced.
Take a number of fresh cloves of garlic, crush them and rub the paste on the affected areas on the face once or twice a day. This produces an awful smell but this produces good benefits since it clears up the pesky pimples due to garlic’s antibacterial properties. These properties kill the germs infecting the pimples.
Basil Leaf Wash
Add two to three teaspoons of dried basil leaves in one cup of water and boil it. After this let it steep for around 10 to 20 minutes and allow it to completely cool. Apply the resulting mixture on your face using a cotton ball a number of times a day.
Zinc and vitamin B supplements are useful especially when taken daily. These nutrients both help the body to heal from acne and pimples. They also assist in keeping them away.
Take salt and vinegar and mix them up in small amounts to create an acne-ridding facial wash. Use a paper towel or washcloth to soak the mixture and apply it on the areas that are infected. Let it stay on your face for 15 to twenty minutes then wash it off using warm water. Be cautious in case you have highly sensitive skin.
Orange Peel Rub
Peel off an orange ensuring the peels come out in large pieces and then use the peel to rub the affected areas gently. Ensure also that the orange juice moisten the spots of acne completely. Do this several times daily for as many days as needed until the acne disappears.
Tomato Juice Wash
Squeeze out as much juice as you can from a ripe tomato. Apply this juice to the areas that are affected and let it stay there for an hour before thoroughly washing it off and patting dry your face.